Take a Tour Cody Rigsby's Color-Coordinated Bookshelf

The Peloton instructor and new author gave us a peek at his personal library filled with self-help books and some not easy-to-read titles.

Peloton instructor and new author Cody Rigsby gave Marie Claire a tour of his color-coordinated bookshelf in the latest episode of Shelf Portrait, our video series in which celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms show off their personal libraries.

With a bookshelf containing everything from a (stolen!) Britney Spears' picture book to thoughtful self-help titles, Rigsby's collection touches on just about every genre. "I'm not going to try and act like I'm a bougie reader," he says. "I like everything and anything. I like lowbrow, I probably can't even read a highbrow."

A few standout titles on his shelf include Oprah Winfrey's What I Know For Sure, The Mindful Athlete by George Mumford, and Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. Also in his collection is a beat-up copy of his "favorite book of all time," Dancer From The Dance by Andrew Holleran.

Taking the top spot on his shelf is his own book, of course. Rigsby recently released XOXO, Cody: An Opiniated Homosexual's Guide to Self-Love, Relationships, and Tactful Pettiness, and says it was therapeutic to write. "You go into it, you dig deeper into your life's stories, you recollect things that happened in your life, he explains. "It almost feels like you're letting go of all the BS and kind of celebrating all of the amazing things about your life."

To learn more about Rigsby's favorite genres, the book he would recommend to a book club, and his all-time favorite fictional crush, watch Shelf Portrait, above, then order some of his favorite books for yourself, below.

Brooke Knappenberger
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Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she specializes in crafting shopping stories—from sales content to buying guides that span every vertical on the site. She also oversees holiday coverage with an emphasis on gifting guides as well as Power Pick, our monthly column on the items that power the lives of MC’s editors. She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.