What’s on Your Bookshelf? Crime fiction recommendations from Chapter In My Life

Sharon Bairden from Chapter In My Life is another crime fiction blogger who I’ve an enormous amount of time for.

Her enthusiasm for the genre and her generous support of authors and other bloggers never seems to diminish.

As well as her blogging commitments, Sharon somehow finds the time and energy to help promote new reads and take part in a number of festivals around Scotland and the north of England to spread the word about crime fiction.

I’m delighted to welcome Sharon to this month’s “What’s On Your Bookshelf?” feature.

Sharon Bairden with crime fiction authors Thomas Enger and Anti Tuomainen

Helen Fields Perfect Remains book cover

What are you currently reading?

I’m delighted to be reading Perfect Remains from Helen Sarah Fields, published by Avon earlier this year.

This is one that has been on my TBR pile for a wee while now and let’s just say it is gripping and chilling, my perfect combination!

What’s new and caught your eye?

Bloody Scotland.

This was published just in time for this year’s Bloody Scotland and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of Scotland’s heritage in a collection of short stories - this promises to be a chilling read!

Bloody Scotland book cover image

Tell us about a book you’ve been wanting to read, but haven’t yet

But for the Grace of God by Paul Grzegorzek.

I’ve had this on my kindle to read for ages following recommendations from other bloggers but I haven’t got around to reading it yet!

My TBR pile really is in danger of burying me!

Finally, please tell us about an old favourite

I rarely have time to read books more than once but I have read The Catcher in The Rye a few times now.

I read this book at school and loved it so much I tried to steal it!

Thankfully I never got away with my one shot at theft and I have my very own copy now which has a treasured place on my heart as well as on my shelf. It was just one of those books that captured the heart of an anguished teen and reached out to me.

It’s my “forever young” book!

JD Salinger Catcher in the Rye book cover

Sharon, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy blogging schedule to chat about what's on your bookshelf.
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