Hi Fellow Book Club Readers!

Summer is in full swing and we’re hoping you have some down time to enjoy the great new books recently published. If you’re in need of a recommendation, Shelf Pleasure has you covered! This week, five of the authors participating in one of our favorite literary events, Book’d in Burbank, share the summer reads they’re diving into. And for those of you in the Los Angeles area, maybe we’ll even see you there! Of course, we also have our weekly picks for the best new books, including one that is—literally—out of this world.


Here are this week’s Shelf Pleasure must-reads:

Book’d in Burbank Takes on Summer
Our favorite Los Angeles literary event takes place Thursday, July 16th! In celebration, the participating authors stop by to share the titles at the top of their summer reading lists. 

Shelf Pleasure Poll
Paper Towns, the highly anticipated new movie based on John Green’s bestselling novel, is finally coming to theaters next week. Let us know if you’ve already bought your ticket or if you’ve had enough teenage angst in our newest Shelf Pleasure poll!

New Releases
It’s new book Tuesday! On the list this week are two pulse-pounding page-turners.

Trailer of the Week: Need By Joelle Charbonneau
Check out this spine-tingling trailer for the latest from Charbonneau, the bestselling author of the terrifying trilogy, The Testing.


Pretty Little Things


This week, Stacy and Kristen are reading:

Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day. An impending 10-year high school reunion leaves Juliet Townsend, stuck in a dead-end job as a maid in a trashy motel, all too aware of her failures. Even worse, as her small town gears up for the reunion, Juliet’s former best friend and long-time rival, Madeleine Bell, returns. Maddy is beautiful, stylish and everything Juliet is not. But the morning after her arrival, Maddy turns up dead and Juliet is the prime suspect. Desperate to prove her innocence, Juliet does some investigating of her own and realizes that Maddy’s life is not so perfect after all—and Juliet’s digging just might cost her everything. In case you missed it, Lori visited Shelf Pleasure last week to talk about how and where she gets her writing accomplished. You can read the piece here.

Happy reading!

Stacy and Kristen