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 April Munday who writes historical romance, there are some wonderful books on her bookshelf and I have to thank her as she did my job for me and provided all her images and links for this one which was so kind!
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
Lucie Attwell’s ‘Book of Verse’. It was probably a christening present. Lucie Attwell was an illustrator and the book is full of pictures of plump and cheerful children with verses to go with them. I still have it.
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
Arrowstorm: The Archer in the Hundred Years War by Richard Wadge. Although I usually read fiction on my tablet, I buy physical reference books. I have a small library of books about the Middle Ages.
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. A beautifully written and thought-provoking book.
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
I don’t think there are 5. I really enjoyed ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue, which is a good story told very well. “In the Shadow of the Storm” by Anna Belfrage and “Fortune’s Wheel” by Carolyn Hughes deal with subjects which inform my own writing such as loyalty/betrayal and the Black Death.
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
“Blood Rose Angel” by Liza Perrat – I’m fascinated by how people managed to live during the Black Death. “Cometh the Hour” by Annie Whitehead – my first foray into Annie’s Anglo-Saxon world.
What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
The StoryWorks Guide to Writing Character by Alida Winternheimer. It has some useful exercises to help writers create rounded characters.
Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
The Traitor’s Daughter. It took ten years to write around a busy job and a killer commute.
Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. His ability to create character and emotion on the page is as inspiring as it is daunting.
Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
I’m working on The Scrivener’s Tale, the fifth book in the Soldiers of Fortune series and it should be available early next year.
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
This is a part of my medieval library.
April Munday’s Bookshelf
*These may not be all of the author’s publications but are the most recent. Check their links below for full details.
About April Munday
April Munday is the author of romances set in the fourteenth century. She lives in Hampshire, where many of her stories are set. In her head she lives in the fourteenth century, but only in her head. She has learned far too much about life in the Middle Ages to want to live there in reality. She is inspired by the remnants of the past which are part of her local landscape. The first two books in the Soldiers of Fortune series are now available.
Many thanks for stopping by April, some really interesting books here!
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