Back to School Series // Bookshelf Insight

With back to school season around the corner (for some of us, here already), I figured why not talk about some of my favorite novels & coffee table books. Honestly, I am not at all a book worm. However, as I was organizing my new bookshelf the other day, I realized how intriguing some of my coffee table books & novels are and just had to share. Let's dig in! 

Jane Austen Set

Jane Austen novels are some of the coolest books to read. Like the infamous Romeo & Juliet, they set the stage for many Romance movies (and novels) today! Ever seen the classic 90s movie Clueless? That one is based off of Ms. Austen's novel, Emma. Reading about the balls and parties of the late 18th century just captures me. This set specifically caught my eye because of the colorful covers. They look great on any bookshelf.

VOGUE the Covers

This coffee table book was given to me as a Christmas present one year. Similar to my interest in reading about romances from long ago, I love seeing the vintage Vogue covers from the early 1900s. This book starts from the very first Vogue Magazine cover and shows all of them up until 2011. It is mind-blowing to see the drastic difference.

The Fashion Book

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This book is essentially the encyclopedia or textbook of fashion. All of the designers (textile, shoe, jewelry, and clothing), icons, photographers, hairdressers, makeup artists, models, and everyone that contributed to the fashion industry in some major way, shape or form can be found in this small handbook. I love flipping through these pages because it not only shows the clothes themselves, but it shows everyone that contributed to the makings of the clothes and photos. 

Shoes A-Z

Similar to The Fashion Book, Shoes A-Z discusses the history of some of the best-known shoe designers. 

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh


This book holds a special place in my heart. It was a Christmas gift from my parents this year. Incase you haven't caught on, I happen to share a name with one of the most famous bears, Winnie the Pooh. Even though I am no longer a kindergartener, I still find so much joy in scanning through some of the tales. This specific copy is just beautiful. The gold pages, watercolor illustrations, and yellow leather cover make for a great bookshelf addition.  

Finding Winnie

The Winnie the Pooh tales are classic, but did you know Winnie was an actual bear? Finding Winnie is a children's picture book that tells the story of how Winnie the Pooh came to be. It's neat to have the stories themselves and the history behind the stories all on the same bookshelf!

Adult Coloring Books

I promise I am in high school, however I love coloring. It is so so relaxing and a phenomenal stress reliever. Besides, it never hurts to have a non-messy creative outlet.

Hope these books and novels interest you! Click the pictures to shop!

Photograph | Courtesy of Winnie Gordon