Hi Fellow Readers!

We’re thrilled with your dedication to the Shelf Pleasure 2016 reading challenge! We’re only three weeks into the new year and we’re so impressed with how many of you have read a book a week (or more!). Keep sharing your book picks and status updates. This week, Shelf Pleasure has loads of reading recommendations. Whether you’re looking for your next book for week four of our challenge, plan on hibernating from the cold or escaping it on a tropical island, find your next read right here.

Here’s what not to miss on Shelf Pleasure:

It’s Well After Midnight—And I Need My Book By Sarah Cain
Sarah Cain, author of The 8th Circle, shares the titles she reaches for when she should be trying to sleep (Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop is on our list too).

Best New Books
Now that winter is back with a vengeance, and a snowstorm is expected to hit the east coast this coming weekend, we’ve decided to hibernate with the best new books published this week.

Reading Roundup: Harry Potter, Coloring Craze…and Game of Thrones
Here’s all the reading news from around the web you may have missed. Find out why the new and very long awaited fifth book in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series might actually be out right on time and why adult coloring books are more than a fad.


We’re three books into the Shelf Pleasure 2016 Reading challenge…


imagesAnd we hope you’re three books in as well! If your comments on our Facebook page are any indication, many of you overachievers are already on book four or more! Our book pick for this week is Anthony Breznican’s Brutal Youth, which we’re reading for our personal book club. It centers around two best friends and the girl they have a crush on as they find themselves fighting for survival at St. Michael the Archangel High School, a once-prestigious institution that has become a crumbling dumping ground. While some of the action feels a little over the top to us, it is making us very very glad we can barely remember our own high school days. Make sure you tell us about your current read on our Facebook page or in the comments of our latest update.

Happy reading!