Hi Fellow Readers!

If you’re a fan of Bridget Jones’s Diary, About a Boy, or Love, Actually, then you will love The Two of Us, a new novel from Andy Jones. This week we’re thrilled to have Jones on Shelf Pleasure to take us into the average male mind and enlighten us with their thoughts on love and marriage. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

From dystopian thrillers to romantic suspense, here are this week’s Shelf Pleasure must-reads:

Inside the Average Idiot Male Mind By Andy Jones
Jones takes us into the mind of the average idiot male, sharing his thoughts on love and marriage.

From Romance to Suspense Writing
K.A. Tucker, bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, shares her experience transitioning from writing romance to suspense.

Book to Film: The 5th Wave
The 5th Wave is the latest in a line of dystopian novels and films that are being devoured by eager audiences. Wondering if this adaption holds up to the book? Our book to film columnist Spencer Wade weighs in.

Best New Books of the Week
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long with these new books that are a testament to the power of love.

Reading Roundup: The Book Most People Have Lied About Reading
A fascinating interview with Stephen King, an adorable literary gift idea, and the book most people have lied about reading (probably not what you’d expect) make up the best book news of the week.


Ophan X


Shelf Pleasure 2016 Reading Challenge – Week 6 

We are completely hooked on Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz. This thriller is the first in a new series featuring Evan Smoak, the “Nowhere Man” who can only be reached by the truly desperate – and will do anything to save them. It finally looks like Evan has met his match, a team of killers who won’t stop until he’s dead. We’re a little less interested in the potential romance he has with his DA neighbor…too long of a pause for us in what is otherwise an increasingly furious cat and mouse game.

Where are you in the challenge? Share your progress in the comments or on our Facebook page!