Welcome 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 Claire Buss who is a Science Fiction & Fantasy author. Do check out her novels, they look like great reads. I hope you enjoy her bookshelf.
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
A very beloved copy of Enid Blyton’s Hollow Tree House which I have read many, many times and still have.
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
Ooh this is exciting because it was my birthday recently and I got books – yay! I added Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook by Terry Pratchett, Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb, A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders and A Whole New World (A Twisted Tale #1) – Once Upon a Dream (A Twisted Tale #2) – As Old as Time (A Twisted Tale #3) by Liz Braswell.
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
I just read The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault which was very charming and full of lovely little haiku’s.
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, my entire Discworld collection by Terry Pratchett, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown and The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
I can’t wait to get my hands on Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb, the cover is gorgeous. Is it wrong that I’m also looking forward to seeing my new book, The Rose Thief, in paperback?
What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
I recently published a collection of short stories, plays and blog posts called Tales from Suburbia. I also just bought a fellow indie author’s book – When Foundations Crumble by Annmarie Wyncoll.
Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
I am extremely proud of having written and published The Gaia Effect, my debut novel.
Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan – I have read this book at least fifteen times. I am in awe of fantasy world builders who write such amazing book series’s with so much backstory, geography, history and huge lists of characters.
Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
Yes! The Rose Thief is due out this Autumn. It’s a humorous fantasy inspired by my love of Pratchett’s Discworld.
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
Claire Buss’ Bookshelf
*These may not be all of the author’s publications but are the most recent. Check their links below for full details.
About Claire Buss
Claire Buss is a science fiction, fantasy & contemporary writer based in the UK. She wanted to be Lois Lane when she grew up but work experience at her local paper was eye-opening. Instead Claire went on to work in a variety of admin roles for over a decade but never felt quite at home. An avid reader, baker and pinterest addict Claire won second place in the Barking and Dagenham Pen to Print writing competition in 2015 setting her writing career in motion. The Gaia Effect, winner of the Favourite Fantasy/Sci-Fi book Raven Award, was published in 2016 and Tales from Suburbia in 2017.
Many thanks for stopping by Claire, there are some great books in here and a few I still need to pick up.
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