This is the total # of books on the topmost shelf of the bookcase just to the right of the front door:
78 (mostly paperbacks)
A few titles:
The Stories of John Cheever; The Guns of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman; The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio (Penguin Classics Edition); The Last Don, by Mario Puzo; The Hamlet, by William Faulkner; Italian Neighbors, by Tim Parks; Fast Food Fiction: Short Stories to Go, edited by Noelle Q. de Jesus; The I Ching/ Book of Changes; Myths to Live By, by Joseph Campbell; The North China Lover, by Marguerite Duras; The Best and the Brightest, by David Halberstam; Fugitive Blue, by Dani Shapiro (This one’s signed by the author); Cebu, by Peter Bacho; The Amateur: An Independent Life of Letters, an essay collection by Wendy Lesser; Aimez-vous Brahms, by Francoise Sagan (An Ateneo schoolmate gave this to self on her 18th birthday); The Face of Another, by Kobo Abé; Dubliners, by James Joyce; Celestial Navigation, by Anne Tyler; The Powers That Be, by David Halberstam; Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming (Book begins: “James Bond, with two double Bourbons inside him, sat in the final departure lounge of Miami Airport and thought about life and death.”); Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories, by Chekhov; Nickel Mountain, by John Gardner; The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud (Chapter 1 is divided into eight sections, each of which have their own section heading. For example, “The Relation of Dreams to Waking Life.” Or “The Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Dreams”); The Jewish Wife & Other Short Plays, by Bertolt Brecht (The Grove Press Edition); The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer; The Complete Short Stories of D. H. Lawrence, Vol. 2.
17 + 78 = 95, Total Books Counted to date