Tahereh Mafi Shares Her Favorite Books in 'Shelf Portrait'

Not sure which I love more: Mafi's book recommendations or her incredibly soothing voice.

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 (opens in new tab), in which celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms show off their personal libraries.

Mafi, author of the newly-released An Emotion of Great Delight (opens in new tab)the Shatter Me (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab), and her favorite childhood book was Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper (opens in new tab). We also learn Mafi has a special place in her heart for Marie Lu's Skyhunter (opens in new tab), George Saunders's Tenth of December (opens in new tab), Mary H.K. Choi's Emergency Contact (opens in new tab), Adam Silvera's Infinity Reaper (opens in new tab), and Min Jin Lee's Pachinko (opens in new tab) (she read it in a day!).

Watch Mafi's full Shelf Portrait video, above, then order some of her favorite books for yourself, below.