The list author says: "The second shelf of my bookcase above my bed is devoted to those books I find myself reaching for in times of heartache, loneliness, exasperating colds, and boredom. Maybe, as a college student, I should be embarressed by the reading level of a couple of these but they're all so wonderful and continue to enthrall me now as they did ten years ago."
"This is just a great book. It's really indescribable if you've never heard of it but I can confidently recommend it. I also love the fact that it's between Jane Austen and Truman Capote on my shelf so that order must carry over to my list."
"Because Thornton Wilder is my favorite author, I have to have 2 of his books on my shelf. Supposedly, a man wrote a letter to Wilder thanking him and saying this book actually stopped him from committing suicide."