My Ideal Bookshelf

Thessaly La Force interviewed dozens of famous readers -- everyone from Jennifer Egan to Judd Apatow -- to learn what books they prize most dearly. Then Jane Mount turned their responses into whimsical yet forceful drawings. Comparing your favorites to those of these idols has never been more delightful.

 

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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