My first thought, what a cute idea!, was quickly followed by a second, I can totally do that.
Naturally, there was an issue. My biggest problem with recreating this cute table was the materials. I have a plain end table of the exact measurements, all purpose scissors that can cut through anything and a big jar of modge podge that hasn't been opened since 2005. What I didn't have were books.
Do I own old romance books? Of course. Do I own old romance books I'm willing to destroy? Erm, that's a no.
I also covered the entire top section of the table, instead of just the surface area.
Please ignore the cat toy, my animals dominate my life.
Here's another view of the end result.
Let's pretend the dachshund is pictured purposely for scale.