A personal library is an X-ray of the owner's soul. "What interests me about other people's books is the nature of their collection. A personal library is an X-ray of the owner's soul. It offers keys to a particular temperament, an intellectual disposition, a way of being in the world. Even how the books are arranged on the shelves deserves notice, even reflection. There is probably no such thing as complete chaos in such arrangements." Curious George, Weekend Lit Edition: Pick five books from your collection that are the x-ray of your soul.