I love books. I’m talking actual books made with ink and paper, dust jackets and dog ears. I love e-books and audiobooks as well, but those won’t fill a bookshelf with charm the way physical books will. I’m always asking for recommendations and favorites, so discovering My Ideal Bookshelf was both a joy and a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment.

This book and it’s companion blog is a charmingly illustrated montage of people and their favorite and most influential books, and in it you’ll find everything from Victorian novels to political memoirs to Where the Wild Things Are. It’s a fascinating read. Scroll down to see a few examples from the book, and to see my ideal bookshelf. Hurry before I change my mind.