I’ve been noticing a lot of publicity material for a recently published book called:
You can read about it by clicking on the image above. I have no intention of buying it, but…
… the idea got me thinking.
What books would be on my ideal bookshelf? I’m not going to list them, but I have been thinking about the criteria that I’d use to make such a selection.
(Of course, the notion of a bookshelf will need to embrace a virtual dimension with the advent of e-books. But I’m sure that’s not an insurmountable barrier.)
Firstly, each book would need to comply with my definition of 5-stars.
Secondly, they would need to be re-readable – regularly. (This would fit with the three book diet concept)
Thirdly, I would need to expect to discover new nuggets each time I read them.
Fourthly, (and finally) the overall selection would need to reflect the key areas of my life.
Would you apply any other criteria for a book to be eligible for your ideal bookshelf?