Alanis Morissette Takes Us Inside Her Home Library in 'Shelf Portrait'

She used to hide her books out of shame!

Barnes & Noble or Alanis Morissette's house? It's hard to tell in Marie Claire's latest episode of Shelf Portrait (opens in new tab), where celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms invite us inside their homes to show off their personal libraries.

Some of the singer and songwriter's favorite books include Thich Nhat Hanh's At Home in the World (opens in new tab), Thomas M. Campbell II and T. Colin Campbell's The China Study (opens in new tab)Pete Walker's Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving (opens in new tab), Elaine N. Aron's The Highly Sensitive Parent (opens in new tab), Dave Eggers's A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (opens in new tab) (she's read this one three times!), and Harville Hendrix's Keeping the Love You Find (opens in new tab). Fun fact: Her all-time favorite book cover is Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love (opens in new tab), which she first spotted while on tour, and she's been working on a book for the past 15 years. TBD on when she'll release it!

Morissette has also been working on becoming a better ally, reading books like Sheila Wise Rowe's Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience (opens in new tab) and Rhonda V. Magee's The Inner Work of Racial Justice (opens in new tab)"This is a time for learning and listening and research and learning about our history," Morissette says. "I have been very clueless, to be perfectly honest, and these books have been very helpful in opening my eyes and opening my heart and filling me in on what's really going on from a perspective that I need to know more about so that I can be an ally."

Watch Morissette's full Shelf Portrait video, above, to get a peek at her massive book collection, then order some of her favorite books for yourself, below.


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