Cozy Factor: The cool, bright white makes it hard to call this one cozy. But I can imagine being very happy here.
The Books: Mainly fiction from what I can see. Paul Auster Mr. Vertigo, Tom Wolfe A Man in Full, James Joyce Ulysses, Don Delillo Libra, Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky, Paradise Lost, Tropic of Cancer, a lot of men on these shelves...he has the same exact old paperback of Death in Venice that I have...Leaves of Grass (a favorite of mine), Sister Carrie (a great old American classic) and then finally we get to the obligatory The Bell Jar. But then I spy a little Carol Shields, Iris Murdoch, and even Anita Brookner.
The Shelves: I would be plenty happy with these. I like the way they go over the door and that there is plenty of capacity.
Is this person a reader? Yes. I don't think he reads as much as he would like to, but he honors books enough that not one of them here looks decoratrive.
The book would I read if I had to choose one: I think I spy a copy of Villette which I own but haven't read yet.