Whoop whoop today not only is it #HumpDay but it’s time for another What’s On Your BookShelf? Post, and I’m so excited to look around the one and only Noelle Holten’s (aka crimebookjunkie) bookshelves.
Noelle was one of the first book bloggers I followed when I started blogging, not only is she one of my favourite bloggers, but she’s also now one of my favourite authors. If you haven’t read her debut novel Dead Inside it’s a Must! Noelle blogs over at https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/
Now over to Noelle……..
How many bookcases do you have?
I have six bookcases but need another one or two (or four 🙈) to house the books I have in piles around my home. I actually donated twelve bags (those #bagsforlife strong bags) to charity a few months back – I had read those books and thought someone else might enjoy them.
Approximately how many books are on your book case?
About 800 … there could be a lot more though 😂😂 and if we include my kindle shelves, well there are about 1000 books there…(some have been read though, I just haven’t organised my kindle to remove them and some are writing reference books) The actual bookshelves I have are filled with books I collect (ie: my Jack The Ripper books), proofs, books I have purchased, signed copies of books purchased and crime theory/practice books. I couldn’t squeeze all the books I have in pictures so sent a few.
What genre do your bookcase mainly comprise of?
Crime fiction (various sub genres); crime theory; true crime; psychological thrillers; philosophy; and a lot of research material or manuals on writing, types of crimes, offender profiling and the like. Basically crime 😂
Which book on your bookcase are you desperate to read?
Again, ALL OF THEM! There is just not enough time in the day and I keep buying more books, even though I get sent ARC’s – sometimes I buy the physical version as well as the kindle as I can struggle to hold a physical book but I love them, so buy the kindle version to read. I definitely want to get back to reading the Lennox series by Craig Russell, so I’m going to say that – final answer!
Which book has been sat on your bookcase the longest and you haven’t yet got around to reading?
I couldn’t even tell you which has been there the longest. There are quite a few I have had for years – and I couldn’t even guess. So I won’t! 😂
Which books are you desperate to add to your bookcase over the next few months?
There are far too many to mention and as I have deadlines now to write/ edit my own series (shameless plug) I’m being really strict! However, I’m looking forward to Martina Cole’s next book out in October and a new, non-Rebus book from Ian Rankin out in November I think!
If you could only keep one book from your bookcase, which one would you choose? And why?
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor dostoevski – I read this in highschool and it always stayed with me. Or Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I’ve read both of these numerous times and enjoy them more each time.
Last question if you could have one author come to your house to borrow a book who would it be and why?
You’re killing me here! I’d want to invite them all! I just can’t choose one as I am a fan of so many, I’d welcome each and every one of them into my home! And if they end up locked in my basement..well… 🤷♀️
- I blog at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. I am one of the PR & Social Media Managers for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. I worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse but left in 2017. I have three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. My hobbies include reading, author-stalking and sharing the booklove via my blog.
Dead Inside is my debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.Connect with Noelle on Social Media here:
- Website: https://www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk
Twitter: (@nholten40) https://twitter.com/nholten40
Blog FB page: https://www.facebook.com/crimebookjunkie/
What a great feature! I love exploring other people’s shelves!!!
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Thanks Janel, I love looking at other bloggers bookshelves too, if you want to take part any time message me x
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Hi.. Liz from Glasgow here.. I love books and have three bookcases. My bigger one holds around 400 books and I am eclectic in my reading. I love the classics; favourite writers are Dickens and Joseph Conrad but I like modern literary fiction like the novels of Tessa Hadley and Hilary Mantel. Totally into crime novels so long as they are well constructed and superbly plotted. Susan Hill, Liz Mistry, Ruthe Rendall, Alan Furst, William Shaw. Love your blogs.
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Hi Liz sounds like you have some amazing books on your bookcases x
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