In honor of our friends Thessaly La Force’s and Jane Mount’s new book, My Ideal Bookshelf, out in stores today, tell us: what does your ideal bookshelf hold?

In honor of our friends Thessaly La Force’s and Jane Mount’s new book, My Ideal Bookshelf, out in stores today, tell us: what does your ideal bookshelf hold?

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  4. nativeindiens answered: many teen fiction books and also fantasy/adveture. but im only 13 soooo
  5. pinknarc answered: My ideal bookshelf would hold more books than I could read in my lifetime, even if I were to live for 1000 years.
  6. physlife answered: Some Nietzsche; L-F Celine’s Journey to…; Rimbaud; Musil’s Man without Qualities; Of Human Bondage; Ham on Rye; Selby’s Last Exit
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  12. pitterpantherpatter answered: All John Updike, David Foster Wallace Essays, Gore Vidal, and several presidential Biographies
  13. communicatedtodeath answered: krazy kat, hustler, borges, lautreamont, and binoculars
  14. dendroica answered: Field guides covering all the types of organisms I might potentially encounter.
  15. maclaine-forever-alone-eu answered: know her
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  18. briannasafe answered: The Brothers Karamazov, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Holy Bible, Poems by Roethke, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, East of Eden, Franny & Zooe
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  20. lechocolatrose answered: Diary of Anne Frank, Girl with A Pearl Earring, Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice, Beloved, Roots, The Wizard of the Crow, Changes
  21. srirachahot answered: The Catcher in the Rye, Little Women, The Book Thief, Harry Potter, all of John Green’s books, and poetry books
  22. rubyreed answered: In my ideal bookshelf, the books come in pairs. One to keep and one to give to a friend when I know they need it most.