We asked our debut author Caroline Corcoran to share a #bookshelfie with us and answer some questions on how she organises her books at home. Take a look…
1. How do you organise your bookshelves?
This is a controversial one, isn’t it? Much to the horror of certain fellow book-loving friends of mine, I organise them in alphabetical order. I know, I know – not the proper way but it’s how I like it (*steels self for onslaught*). I had one of the best afternoons of my life doing that when we moved into our house. So satisfying…
2. Do you keep your books after you read them or do you read them and give them away soon after?
Well, I lend loads of stuff to friends and I’m very relaxed about whether I get it back but, other than that, I keep them. We’re lucky enough to have a library in our house (it was number one on my list when we moved north and got some space), so we have plenty of room and, to me, even if I won’t read them again, packed bookshelves are the best sort of decor.
3. Do you collect series or do you prefer stand-alone novels?
A bit of both. I think I mostly read stand-alone stuff but then I love Jackson Brodie and Cormoran Strike and I am a massive fan of Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad novels. Sometimes you just fall in love with a world – and you have to have every bit of it you can find. Harry Potter, Nancy Mitford, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels… Come to think of it there are quite a few!
4. Which author features the most on your bookshelf?
Looking at it probably J.K. Rowling if you count Robert Galbraith too.
5. What are three books you currently have on your wish list?
I have Saving Missy next to my bed and can’t wait for that. Then I’m a bit scared it will live up to my expectation because The Handmaid’s Tale is so incredible but The Testaments will be a big one. But mostly I am desperate to finish Sweet Sorrow, which was rudely interrupted for me when I left my Kindle on a flight home from holiday last week. Devastated!
Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran is available now in paperback, ebook and audiobook.