Shelf Pleasure Book Club – Week of December 9

11-20

Hi Fellow Readers!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, take a break from all the prep and see what’s happening over at Shelf Pleasure. New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins pays a visit this week to discuss her latest novel and her unique writing process, which is particularly interesting as Hopkins is known for writing in free style verse. We also welcome C.E. Lawrence, author of the Lee Campbell thriller series, who explains why she carefully chooses the locales where she writes her stories (this is especially important when writing about serial killers!).

Here are the must-reads on Shelf Pleasure this week:

Interview with Smoke Author Ellen Hopkins
The New York Times bestselling author talks to us about her latest novel-in-verse, her writing process and her current reads.

Snapped: A Muggle at Hogwarts
One lucky reader takes us along on her Thanksgiving trip to Harry Potter World.

Trailer: Underwater Dogs: Kids Edition
This week’s book trailer pick is perfect for dog lovers of all ages.

Taking No Prisoners
Author C.E. Lawrence on how the ideal setting can serve as inspiration—especially when you’re writing about serial killers.

New Releases  
Take a break from the holiday madness and dive into one of this week’s hot new releases.

Will Travel for Words: Staycation
Our intrepid traveler Karen Chase on finding adventures closer to home—and between the pages. Bonus: Karen shares her favorite reads of the year.

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As for our personal reading this week, Kristen is enjoying Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell about a year in the life of two star-crossed misfits. As John Green says, “Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”

Stacy is reading The Circle by Dave Eggers, a terrifying commentary on our over-sharing, social media society where everything is open and public. Mae Holland thinks she’s won the jackpot when she lands a job at The Circle, the tech behemoth that basically runs the world. But as her life becomes ever more exposed, Mae begins to realize the danger of having no privacy. It’s a fascinating, thought-provoking read that couldn’t be timelier.

Stacy is reading The Circle by Dave Eggers, a terrifying commentary on our over-sharing, social media society where everything is open and public. Mae Holland thinks she’s won the jackpot when she lands a job at The Circle, the tech behemoth that basically runs the world. But as her life becomes ever more exposed, Mae begins to realize the danger of having no privacy. It’s a fascinating, thought-provoking read that couldn’t be timelier.

 

Happy reading!

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