What does your bookshelf say about you?

We have a collection of books in our attic-- books I can't manage to part with but don't plan to read again, either. "Save them for the beach house," my husband says. Clarification: We do not own a beach house. But we have a set of good reads and board games ready to go. So when we arrived at the ocean front rental this past weekend, one of the first things I did (after leaving my brain and real-life responsibilities on the back deck) was check out the bookshelf.

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The green book intrigued me...

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So I gave it a close up.

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Dude, I get it. I feel that way all the time.

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I thought this was an interesting mix. Which got me thinking about my own bookshelf... the one in my home office. The books I choose to display because they had a particular impact on me.

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Books about life, love, happiness. Books about writing and motherhood. Books about faith and connection.

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I read a lot of nonfiction. Memoirs are my favorite.

The Girls Guide to Starting your Own Business

The Girls Guide to Starting your Own Business

I bought this one when I was pregnant with my first son, and I thought the cover looked like candy. The contents were equally appealing.

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Books about home get their own special row, near the top.

What's on your bookshelf?