What's on My Bookshelf - Shawna Seed

What’s on My Bookshelf

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these installments. When I first started this feature, Tiny was still a kitten and fit on a bookshelf.

No more! (But more on that later…)

Let’s start with the books I’ve reviewed recently for The Dallas Morning News.

If you’re looking for something chilly to read on the beach this summer, you might consider this pair of Nordic thrillersSnowblind, by Ragnar Jonasson, set in Iceland or The Ice Beneath Her, by Camilla Grebe, set in Sweden.

Amy Poeppel’s Small Admissions is a messy but fun read featuring the admissions office of a private school in New York City.

Startup, by Doree Shafrir, is a breezy satire with a feminist twist about working in the tech industry.

Here are a few other highly recommended reads from me:

The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson: A novel that chronicles events in a small English town before the beginning of World War I.

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann: This work of non-fiction digs into a series of murders on the Osage reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920s. You can read my Goodreads review here.

And here’s one to add to your to-read list: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner. The second in the Manon Bradshaw series will be released in July; I got an early review copy. I’m a fan. Check out my review here.

And about Tiny…. Maybe we should start calling her by her full name, Clementine. She’s up to 8 pounds now.


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