Hi Fellow Readers!

The Shelf Pleasure reading challenge is in full swing, and we’re already looking ahead to all the new books we’re excited to read this year. From big name authors to beloved series, we share the 10 new titles we can’t wait to hit the shelves. Also on Shelf Pleasure, author Jacqueline Sheehan is an inspiration as she explains how a life-changing writer’s retreat led her to quit her job and pursue her dream career. Talk about life goals!


Here are the must-reads on Shelf Pleasure this week:

Shelf Pleasure’s 10 to Read in 2016

Whether you’re part of the Shelf Pleasure 2016 reading challenge or you’re simply looking for a new book, here are the top 10 titles we can’t wait to read this year!

Jacqueline Sheehan’s Life-Changer
Have you ever thought about quitting your job and pursuing your dream career? Author Jacqueline Sheehan did just that after attending a writing retreat in Guatemala.

Larry D. Sweazy’s Writing Room
Sweazy is a multiple award-winning author of mystery novels, short stories, and western novels. In honor of the publication of his latest, A Thousand Falling Crows, he shows us where the magic happens.

Where I Write By Steven James
Special Agent Patrick Bowers returns in an electrifying prequel to the Bowers Chess series from critically acclaimed, national bestselling novelist Steven James. To celebrate, James lets us into his writing space.

The Center of the world

Book 2 of 52 – Shelf Pleasure’s 2016 Reading Challenge

We’ve chosen Jacqueline Sheehan’s The Center of the World as our second novel of 2016. We’re completely hooked on this heartwrenching story of a mom whose lies to her adopted daughter unravel. As they travel back to the daughter’s true birthplace, they discover the truth might be the key to bringing them back together. You’ll need tissues for this one!

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