Shelf Pleasure Book Club – Week of July 18th

Book Club



Hi Fellow Readers!

Keep your eye out for Taylor Jenkins Reid, whose wonderful debut Forever, Interrupted (just released!) is a Shelf Pleasure Book Club favorite. This week, Reid joins us to share the process behind her first novel, and what it means to be a writer. We’re also excited to welcome Alison Gaylin, who talks to us about her first YA book, a Hollywood satire/mystery that’s loads of fun.

If you’re looking for your next summer read, you’ve come to the right place! We have some fabulous recommendations from the authors attending Book’d in Burbank, a literary event in Los Angeles, as well as our picks for the best books out this week.

Here are the new features you shouldn’t miss on Shelf Pleasure:

Historical Fiction – 1980s Style
What does “historical fiction” mean to you? Author Emme Rollins makes the case that “history” might be closer than you think.

Book’d In Burbank Authors Share Sizzling Summer Reads

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As for our personal reading, Kristen and Stacy just started Tami Hoag’s latest thriller, The Ninth Girl. Featuring Hoag’s trademark character driven suspense with twists galore, it’s the perfect summer page turner.

The authors participating in this week’s Los Angeles literary event, Book’d in Burbank share their beach and poolside reads.

85,000 Words, Written One at a Time
Author Taylor Jenkins Reid on her debut novel Forever, Interrupted, and how writing it made her a writer.

Q&A with author Alison Gaylin

In honor of her young adult debut Reality Ends Here, Alison Gaylin talks reality television, Justin Bieber, and writing.

Will Travel For Words: Big Sky Country
Our intrepid traveling author Karen A. Chase heads home to Big Sky Country, and learns about herself (and her characters) along the way.

Out This Week
There is nothing like a lazy summer day spent with a good book. Here are the new ones we’ll be checking out, including one that could be the next Gone Girl.


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Until next week, happy reading!


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