April Bookshelf

april bookshelf

I realized that I never posted about the Ideal Bookshelf that Jane Mount, a New York artist, painted for us. This was Telfer’s Father’s Day present and I picked it up shortly before I ended up in the hospital so I never mentioned it. It hangs in our entryway and we just love it. So April’s Bookshelf is the books represented in the painting with one exception – I loaned Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal to my mom.

ideal bookshelf

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories | Alice Munro
The Cloister Walk | Kathleen Norris
Three Junes | Julia Glass
Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City | Eric W. Sanderson
Books Do Furnish A Room | Leslie Geddes-Brown
Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery
Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
Pride & Prejudice | Jane Austen
Bleak House | Charles Dickens
Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader | Anne Fadiman
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows | J.K. Rowling
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy | J.R.R. Tolkein
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science| Atul Gawande
Morningside Heights | Cheryl Mendelson
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life | Amy Krouse Rosenthal 
1001 Books to Read Before You Die | Peter Boxall, ed.
Here is New York| E.B. White 

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

3 thoughts on “April Bookshelf

  1. Did you have Mount paint those particular books (love the art!) or were the books something she put together? Great piece!


  2. You pick your “ideal bookshelf” and either take the books to her or send her a picture. Ideally (pun intended) she can paint the bindings of the actual copies you have if they are special to you. Pretty fun.


  3. Telfer — awesome! I love it! Now, you might need to explain how you guys came to “this” being the ideal bookshelf. So fun!


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