Shelf Pleasure Book Club – September 22


Hi Fellow Readers!

If you’re a fan of mysteries, old Hollywood and the Jazz Age, don’t miss our interview this week with Mary Miley, author of the Roaring Twenties mystery series. Miley talks about her award-winning career, the inspiration behind the series, and the latest installment, Silent Murders (we can’t wait to read it!). And if you’re fans of Neil Patrick Harris (and really, who doesn’t love NPH?) you must see our trailer of the week featuring his new memoir, Choose Your Own Autobiography, cleverly framed as one the classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” books.

We hope you’ll be joining us for our fall book club! If you missed our big announcement last week, our latest pick is Susan Jane Gilman’s fiction debut The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. Susan herself will join us for a Google Plus hangout on Monday October 27th at 8pm EST. In the meantime, pick up a copy and start reading along with us! We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the novel.


The must-reads on Shelf Pleasure this week:


Mary Miley on Silent Murders
Author Mary Miley answers our questions about the latest installment in her twisty and unique mystery series.

Will Travel for Words: The Importance of Being Earnest By Karen A. Chase
“We should treat all trivial things in life very seriously, and all serious things of life with a sincere and studied triviality.”—Oscar Wilde
Karen A. Chase on how Wilde’s words apply to her career as a writer.

Trailer: Choose Your Own Autobiography By Neil Patrick Harris
From magic tricks to watching Harris and his husband, David Burtka, reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (so cute!), it’s clear his memoir will be like nothing we’ve read before.




New Releases

Add a little mystery, romance and adventure to your life with this week’s best new releases!



As for our personal reading:


Stacy is taking her love of historical fiction on an epic journey with Edward Rutherford’s New York. This sweeping tale interweaves real people with fictional characters to tell the story of New York—from its beginnings as an Indian fishing village to the arrival of the Dutch and English to the modern day woes facing the big city. As a born and raised New Yorker, Stacy is thrilled to be learning so much about the history of the city she loves.


Kristen is reading J. Lynn’s latest sexy and fun New Adult Romance, Stay With Me.This one centers around a college student who learns she can’t run from her past…and meets a sexy stranger just as she finally decides to confront it.


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Until next week, happy reading!