Hi Fellow Readers!

Kristy Woodson Harvey has a debut novel that was recently released—and she’s quickly become one of Shelf Pleasure’s new writers to watch. Kristy takes Shelf Pleasure readers inside her house to share the stunning writing space she has created. You won’t believe the before-and-after pictures (they also make us wonder why we stay in our NYC-sized apartments!). We also have the best new books to add to your list—including a Q & A with Jessica Knoll, the author of what looks to be the read of the summer. Make sure to check it out before you hear everyone talking about it!


The Shelf Pleasure must-reads:

A Room of One’s Own By Kristy Woodson Harvey 

Every writer needs a room of one’s own, right? Author Kristy Woodson Harvey takes us inside her writing space.

Where and How I Write: Craig Faustus Buck’s Laid-Back Style

Speaking of writing spaces, author Craig Faustus Buck gives us a peek into his laid-back (literally!) writing style.

Jessica Knoll Talks Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive is one of the most buzzed about books of the year. Author Jessica Knoll dishes about her debut.


Trailer of the Week: Hausfrau

Ever wonder how the final image ends up on a book cover? Here’s a fascinating look at the many, many incarnations Random House went through for Jill Alexander Essbaum’s recent novel, Hausfrau.

Hausfrau trailer

New Releases: Double the Fun!

The Brontë sisters, an edge of your seat thriller and the most buzzed about book of the year (so far!)

After months of freezing temps, mountains of snow, and icy roads, the unofficial start of summer is here! These are the new releases we’ll be bringing to the beach.


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Stay up-to-date on all the latest books news! If you’re on Twitter, make sure you’re following us @shelfpleasure.


All the Light we cannot see



We are reading…


Stacy and Kristen are engrossed in Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. This beautifully written novel, which is also the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of a blind young French girl and a German boy whose destinies collide in occupied France as both desperately try to survive WWII.