"A perfect gift for avid and reluctant readers alike--a celebration of the depth and breadth of the written word's shaping of our lives that will guide readers to new favorites while simultaneously causing them to think about their own ideal bookshelves."―Shelf Awareness
"The books we cherish speak volumes about us, and the delightful new hardcover My Ideal Bookshelf offers a peek at those that have shaped the lives of dozens of celebrities, including rocker Patti Smith, writer Malcolm Gladwell, and skateboarder Tony Hawk, who says his choices 'are about pushing the boundaries of the mainstream.' Charmingly illustrated by Jane Mount, this is a book to savor and share."―Parade
"A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul."―Kirkus
"a perfect coffee table book. . ."―Publisher's Weekly
"the 100 writers, designers, chefs, artists, musicians, and others collected here turned in titles that, taken together, conspire to form the ultimate creative person's reading list."―Vogue
". . . so addicting and thoughtful it makes a solid mainstream case for bookshelf porn."―-Chicago Tribune
". . . the colorful, wonderful new offering edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated in bookish splendor by Jane Mount."―- New York Daily News
Jane Mount is an artist and illustrator. Her paintings of bookshelves have caught the eye of media outlets like The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Daily Candy, and InStyle, among others. She lives in northern California with her husband and two cats.
Love this book. Love the Art. Love the personal essays. A total keeper for years to come.Published 23 days ago by Amanda H.
Read it. Passed it on to the library sale. Guess I'm not all that interested in what other's are reading.Published 27 days ago by K Axtmann
A gift to my daughter and she is really enjoying it. Trying to make her own Book Shelf!Published 1 month ago by Daphne J Rhine
What a gorgeous book! The cover is exquisite and I loved poring over the illustrator’s depictions of the different titles mentioned. Read morePublished 16 months ago by bookfanatic1979
Fun to dip into this book and get inspiration from cooks, artists, writers and readers from all walks of life.Published 19 months ago by J. McL
I really enjoyed reading about the books that meant something to the diverse people chosen, And enjoyed Jane Mount's Illustrations.Published 19 months ago by Lachula