Hi Fellow Readers!

In today’s world, libraries aren’t as revered as they should be. Not true over here at Shelf Pleasure! From all those free books to awesome librarians, here are the top five reasons we love the library. Please make sure to share yours as well!

Also on Shelf Pleasure, author Dee J. Adams looks back at her Adrenaline Highs series as the final book is published and find out the best book news of the week (like which mega-bestselling author is paying holiday bonuses to bookstore employees).

 

Here are all the stories happening on Shelf Pleasure this week.

Five Reasons Shelf Pleasure Loves the Library
There are so many reasons we love the library (shelves of books, peace and quiet!) but here are our top five.

The End. The Real End. By Dee J. Adams
In honor of the end of her Adrenaline Highs series, author Dee.J. Adams takes us on a walk down memory lane as she says goodbye to the world that has been her home for more than four years.

Carrie Smith’s Nightstand
Smith’s debut mystery, Silent City, introduces NYPD Detective Claire Codella, who has just won a tough battle with cancer and now has to regain her rightful place on the force. To celebrate its publication, Carrie shares the titles currently sitting on her nightstand.

Trailer: The Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part 2
Katniss Everdeen is back in the ultimate showdown–a battle to the death to bring down President Snow and to liberate Panem once and for all.

mockingjay

 

Reading Roundup: The Patron Saint of Bookstores Plus Book Club Lawsuits
In this week’s literary world, a new bookstore saint, a new take on Twilight in honor of its 10th anniversary, and a new television series based on the Nancy Drew novels.

Book’d in Burbank Scary Reads
In honor of our favorite Los Angeles literary event, the participating authors share the books that keep them up at night.

New Releases
This week’s best books include an ambitious saga about the golden age of Hollywood and a charming story of one family trying to survive the holiday season.

After You Jojo Moyes

 

 

This week we’re reading:

After You by Jojo Moyes, the charming sequel to her bestselling novel Me Before You (a Shelf Pleasure favorite!). This time the story focuses on Louisa Clark as she tries to move on after (Spoiler Alert) the death of Will Traynor, the man who, in the short time she knew him, completely changed her life. Louisa is having trouble pulling herself together but joining a support group brings unexpected surprises such as Sam, the paramedic widower who makes her feel alive again. But when a young girl claiming to be Will’s daughter shows up on her doorstep, it changes everything—and just might be what Louisa needs to finally move on.