Tahereh Mafi and her husband (Ransom Riggs, whom you might know for his famous novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) have amassed a beautiful, wide-ranging collection of books in their home, as seen in Marie Claire’s latest episode of Shelf Portrait, in which celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms show off their personal libraries.
Mafi, author of the newly-released An Emotion of Great Delight, the Shatter Me series, and several other books, has always been a Fyodor Dostoevsky fan (she loves the way he writes about and fights for humanity) and has a deep appreciation for The Idiot. But there's a lot more than Russian Literature with a capital-L on her bookshelf: She loves a good romance novel, especially Abby Jimenez's The Happy Ever After Playlist, and her favorite childhood book was Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. We also learn Mafi has a special place in her heart for Marie Lu's Skyhunter, George Saunders's Tenth of December, Mary H.K. Choi's Emergency Contact, Adam Silvera's Infinity Reaper, and Min Jin Lee's Pachinko (she read it in a day!).
Watch Mafi's full Shelf Portrait video, above, then order some of her favorite books for yourself, below.