Hi Guys, welcome back to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.
This week I have the delightful Katherine from BibliomaniacUK. Her blog includes monthly suggestions for your book club which is an awesome idea and I’m a little jealous I didn’t think of it first!
I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
Oh gosh that is hard – I honestly can’t remember…..all I can remember is there always being a lot of bookshelves and a lot of books! And fiercely writing my name in all of them even before I could spell it properly so that my sister could not claim them for herself!
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
I have just finished Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips. I was sent a proof copy and it is truly outstanding. I can’t wait to review it and shout about it! The last non-ARC book I read was My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier which was actually a re-read for the week of posts I did on the author to mark her birthday in May. She’s my all time favourite author.
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
I’m half way through The Wonder by Emma Donoghue which I bought in hardback and have been wanting to read since it came out. I have read a few of Donoghue’s novels, obviously Room is a really remarkable book in so many ways but I have also enjoyed Slammerkin and The Sealed Letter. I’m intrigued to read this one, particularly after the fame of Room. It’s interesting that she’s gone for a historical novel again and something totally different from Room.
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
Oooohhh tricky. I have to be quite harsh about keeping books as we have so little storage so I only keep books which have really blown me away .That said, I still keep too many and it’s impossible to choose 5 out of the 270 books that I read last year! But 5 that spring to mind first are: The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Leslie Allen, The Museum of You by Carys Bray, The Night Rainbow by Claire King, Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent, What Alice Knew by TA Cotterill.
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
I bought Andrea Carter’s Death at Whitewater Church and Lucy Cameron’s Night is Watching at Crime Fest 17 last week and I am looking forward to reading them!
Which genre is most predominant on your bookshelf?
It’s a mixture of classics, literary fiction and commercial fiction but it is becoming more and more overrun with psychological thrillers!
Which genre do you wish you had more of on your bookshelf?
I think I’m pretty happy with it as it is – I just want to read all the books that are sitting there still to be read!
If your bookshelf could talk what would it say?
Do you remember how it felt when she held you so dearly – I thought I actually meant something to her. Then before I knew it, she finished me and I was shoved on here and replaced. Just like that.
What colour do you see more of when you look at your bookshelf?
All I see is a bit of a mess of higgledy placed books that are crammed in all over the place. I need some more shelves so I can make it pretty!
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
My name is Katherine Sunderland and I am a bibliomaniac! I love books – reading them, reviewing them and talking about them! In 2016 I started my blog bibliomaniacuk.blogspot.co.uk where I share my book reviews, guest posts, author interviews and blog tour posts.
I run events for Bibliomaniacs in a lovely pub where I live. Authors come along and chat about their book; people have a chance to buy the author’s books, enjoy a drink, enter a raffle and mingle with the authors. See the Events page on this site for more details or drop me an email!
In 2017 I launched a virtual Bibliomaniac Book Club which is a monthly blog post featuring a paperweight choice and a paperlight choice depending on the kind of thing your group is looking for. I provide questions, discussion topics and lots of other things to help kick start any book group’s book chat. Check out my blog or the book club page on this site for more info.
I am always on the look out for new ways to share book love!
Want to take part?
If you are a blogger or author and would like to take part in The Bookshelf click here, and fill in the really short contact form to let me know! I don’t currently have anybody booked in next week so first person to fill in the Q&A and return it to me gets that spot!
I can’t wait to hear from you!