Shiny New Books


It’s that time again — time for another issue of Shiny New Books, filled with glorious temptation.

This time around, I contributed a review of two Astrid Lindgren reissues: Seacrow Island and Mio My Son, both from the New York Review Children’s Collection. These lesser-known classics from the author of Pippi Longstocking deserve a second look. Please visit SNB to learn why I loved them so much, and have a look round while you’re there. You’re sure to find something you’ll want to read next.



Shiny New Books: Issue 5

Happy anniversary to Shiny New Books! The fifth issue is now live and it’s another wonderful exploration of the best new fiction, nonfiction, and reprints, along with other bookish features. I didn’t contribute any reviews in this issue but I’m working on some for the next one.

In the meantime, my TBR list is growing. Here are some of the reviews that caught my eye…

I’m also excited to see that there will be a new book club feature, with the first session scheduled to discuss The Bees by Laline Paull. I read and enjoyed this book not long ago, so I’m looking forward to a great discussion with other Shiny readers. Join us!

I’m in Shiny New Books!

Today marks the publication of Issue Three of Shiny New Books, which, if you haven’t yet encountered it, is a terrific online quarterly put together by four UK-based bloggers, featuring the best new fiction, non-fiction, and reprints.

I’m thrilled to have two of my reviews included in this issue! I got to share my enthusiasm for The Road to Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead (US title: My Life in Middlemarch), which has now come out in paperback, and for the Europa editions reprint of The Hollow Land by Jane Gardam. Please visit SNB to find out why I loved these books so much, but be warned: you’re likely to lose an hour or two in browsing all the scrumptious offerings.