How to Give Your Bookshelf a Literary Makeover

From the New York Times best-sellers to the beloved dog-eared reads you picked up at the secondhand bookstore and couldn’t put down, books speak volumes about who we are, where we’ve been, and what we’re into. Whether you’re a literary lover or your fondness for fiction has just begun, having a well-constructed bookshelf gives your interior an air of intelligence. Having a well-read top shelf brimming with conversation-starting spines is the epitome of cool. Whether your intention is to read them all or just to keep up appearances, don’t let your love for books go unnoticed. From cult classics to philosophical paperbacks and the cool contemporary reads that are all the rage right now, scroll down for the top tomes that will inject some scholarly style into your bookshelf.