What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You?

Update 2014 

The shift to ebook readers has minimized the number of actual books that we purchase. Don't let this deter you from the idea presented in this article though. 


One tool that has helped me create a list of all of the books (ebooks or otherweise) that I've purchased and/or read is GoodReads.com . I love that site. You'll also be able to share with friends.

This activity is for listing all (or nearly all) of your books in your bookshelf.

Some of us buy more books than others, of course, but the books we buy tell something about us. No two book inventories are ever the same, right? A list of them will help your descendants understand you a bit more. To prove my point, I'd love to know what was on a great-grandparents bookshelf. It would help me know them just a little bit better

Let me try and make my point:

None of you have ever met my wife Sheri.Here is only a sampling of the books that she has purchased and accumulated over the years. After looking the list over, I think you'll see that you will gain some insight into what her interests, concerns and loves are!

Here it goes!

TITLES:

7 Simple Steps To Unclutter Your Life - by Donna Smallin

Raising Money Smart Kids - Barbara Weltman

Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul - various writers

The Total Health Makeover - by Marilu Henner

Simple Abundance - by Sarah Ban Breathbach

Take Time For Your Life - by Cheryl Richardson

Diabetes For Dummies - From the popular "Dummie" series

The Sky Is Falling - by Sydney Sheldon

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective families - Stephen Covey

Oprah's Magazine "O" - subscription

Woman's Day - subscription

So you went from knowing nothing about an individual, but now after reviewing a list of her books, you now have some sort of idea as to what her interests, concerns and interests are.

Imagine if you had a similar list from your grandmother. You may get a glimpse to a side of your grandmother that you never knew.

So, what does your bookshelf say about you? Go ahead and get started on your list. This one is fun! 








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