Shelf Pleasure Book Club – Week of June 16



Hi Fellow Readers!

Have you turned on Shelf Pleasure Radio yet? Join us for interviews with your favorite authors and the latest book buzz—and see why book lovers around the country are tuning in each week. The next episode promises to be a steamy one! We’re talking romance with two authors known for super hot reads, Roz Lee and Dee J. Adams. Don’t forget, you can always catch up on past episodes anytime on our LA Talk Radio show page, download on iTunes under the podcast section, or through Stitcher.

For more bookish fun, head on over to the Shelf Pleasure website. This week, bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman (who wrote one of our favorite books, Kiss My Tiara) stops by to talk about her first novel—and making the difficult transition from nonfiction to fiction. For those of you who love to travel as much as we do don’t miss author Kim Foster’s must-see spots for book lovers in Paris. As Foster says, “Paris is a paradise for booklovers.” It just may inspire you to book your next flight!


Here are the must-reads on Shelf Pleasure:

The Beauty of Audio Books
From working out to car rides to travel, contributor Carlene Moore on the many perks of listening to your latest read.

Paris is for Booklovers
Paris has a wonderful literary vibe and author Kim Foster dishes on 6 must see spots.

On Memoirs, First Novels, and Anthropomorphic Rabbits
Susan Jane Gilman talks about the heartache and joys of fiction writing.

New Releases
These are the new titles we’ll be throwing in our summer beach bag!

Trailer: Afterworlds
The trailer for #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld’s latest young adult novel is intense!




As for our personal reading:

state of wonder

Kristen is reading Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder for her personal book club. The book is a magical adventure story set in the Amazon rain forest and so far Kristen thinks it is going to lead to a really nice discussion.

john green

Though it’s been a huge bestselling hit for a couple of years, Stacy is finally reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green—before she is allowed to see the new movie. Celebrating life, love, and yes, even death, Green’s book is almost perfect…even if it requires a box of tissues to get through to the end.


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Happy reading!