Hi Fellow Readers,

We’re more than halfway through our summer reading list and looking for more recommendations that you should read right now. Luckily, there are plenty of new reads this week on Shelf Pleasure! Award winning writer Terrence McCauley talks about his favorite authors and shares the six books he thinks you need to add to your list. And in honor of one of our favorite literary events, Book’d in Burbank—which takes place tomorrow—the participating authors pick their favorite summer reads.

Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss:

6 Books Terrence McCauley Thinks You Should Read
Author Terrence McCauley’s to-read pile is so big it could be its own nightstand. Find out the six titles he’s currently recommending.

Book’d Beach Reads
Book’d is an exciting night of author readings, mingling, and even some literary comedy. This summer’s participating authors share the books they love to take to the beach.

Best New Books of the Week
We’re going to the dogs! Our picks for best new books of the week will appeal to dog lovers everywhere.


Reading Roundup: Harry Potter Themed Photo Shoots
This week’s book news includes what just might be our most favorite literary themed photo shoot ever, one of the most stunning libraries we’ve ever seen and the bestselling books of the year to date.

We’re on a self help kick lately.52 ways to live a kickass life

This week we’re reading 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve by Andrea Owen. This book is all about loving yourself and living your best life…a reminder all of us sometimes need. Owen is the snarky older sister you never knew you wanted–and she’s not afraid to call you on your BS, especially when you’re holding yourself back. Plus, it’s arranged in easy, readable chapters that you can flip through whenever you need a little kick in the pants. This is one we’ll be keeping on our nightstand for a long time.

Until next week, happy reading!