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 absolutely lovely Kate from Bibliophile Book Club. I’ve been visiting her for a few months now and I love her style of reviews and her nails! Yep I said it this girl has the best nails in the whole blogosphere! I have serious nail envy! She reads mainly crime but slips the odd fantasy in here and there which, of course, I love to see! If you don’t follow her already you absolutely should pop over!
Without further ado here is her bookshelf…
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
I think the first book I had was something like Enid Blyton. I’m terrible for remembering books, because even at a young age I had tons. I used to keep all of my Enid Blyton books in a row on the shelf above my bed, partly so when I was supposed to be sleeping, they were in easy reach to read a few more chapters!
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
If I was to say review books, the most recent ARC I received was Ice Lake by John Lenehan. In terms of books I purchased myself, I recently bought the Gryffindor Hardback 20th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
I’m assuming my kindle counts for all of these questions?! I read an early ARC of a book being published by uber-cool Fahrenheit Press, but I don’t think I can talk about it just yet. Sufficed to say, it was brilliant!!! The most recently read physical book would be The Diabolic by SJ Kincaid, which I really enjoyed!
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
Hmmm… this is a tough one. Not least because I actually don’t get rid of books when I’ve read them. *Checks Top 13 Books of 2016 for a refresher* Ok, I’m back!!! Nevernight by Jay Kristoff absolutely blew my mind, and opened a realm of reading possibilities up to me. I was lucky enough to read Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski last year too, well before it came out, and I loved it, and still shout about it months later. Blackout by Ragnar Jónasson, because he can do no wrong in my eyes. A brooding Icelander and a fantastic series, what’s not to like?! Ragdoll by Daniel Cole was another book that I loved. Proper crime thriller with a great lead character! Can I cheat with the fifth and say the Eddie Flynn novels by Steve Cavanagh?! I love legal thrillers and these are just superb! I know I’ve gone off on a bit of a tangent, but I love these books. So much so that I have multiple copies of each on my bookshelves, and I don’t intend with parting from them….EVER!!!!
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, the follow up to Nevernight. Godblind by Anna Stephens. Whiteout by Ragnar Jónasson. There is probably loads more, but these are the ones that come to mind immediately!
Which genre is most predominant on your bookshelf?
Crime and psychological thrillers, hands down. There are entire bookcases full of them!
Which genre do you wish you had more of on your bookshelf?
I wish I had a few to be honest. More Young Adult, more Sci-Fi and definitely more fantasy books. I like that there are no real limitations to the imagining you can do with the latter, as opposed to crime etc which can really only go in so many directions. (Can you tell I’m struggling with genre-fatigue???)
If your bookshelf could talk what would it say?
KAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!! WE NEED MORE BOOKS!!!!!!!!
What colour do you see more of when you look at your bookshelf?
I reckon black. Like, if I had the time and the shelf space I would totally organise them by colour, just to see what it was like. But honestly, its mainly black and dark grey. I read a lot of Scandi crime and they always tend to be black and moody looking so that’s probably it!
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
I can share loads, haha! I don’t have a favourite shelf as such, well actually I do. It’s the ones with all of my signed books and books that my blog is quoted in. But its not organised at the moment so I don’t have a photo!
My name is Kate and I am addicted to books!
I love books. No, really, I LOVE BOOKS!!! My day does not feel complete if I haven’t read a few pages ( ahem, chapters!!!) of a book.
I find solace and comfort in reading, it is my escape.
My favourite books to read are crime, thriller, mystery, psychological and police procedurals so there will be a lot of those on here! AND I’m expanding my horizons a little to include sci-fi, fantasy and YA novels too as crime can only go in so many directions!
I finally decided to start blogging about books and reading because as much as I enjoy everyone else’s blogs, pages and sites, I wanted to create my own.
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!