Share your shelf | Piedmonters tell us about the books that mean something to them

This week’s bookshelf belongs to artist and teacher Suzie Skugstad:

“I recently had surgery on my foot and was in pain, but when my sister read to me from Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic (top right), I was able to zone out and remember the great old stories we loved when we were kids. We cracked up at how fun it was to hear them again!

When I started dating in high school, I bought my boyfriend Lars a copy of The Little Prince (top right with orange binding) as a gift, thinking it was really deep since it spoke of being “tamed” — like that was code for “I really like you!” Lars is now my husband.

My niece Haley casually slipped me Eating Animals (top left) with no explanation. I read it and I never did again eat them! South of Forgiveness wasn’t an easy read, but it shows that forgiveness leads to healing while endless cycles of retaliation leave us damaged.

Are your bookshelves a window into your soul? A roadmap of your past or an aspirational reading list? Send us a photo of your bookshelf and some thoughts about what some of the titles mean to you. Email us at

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