The Blizzard of 2015 may be forcing us east coasters to stay inside, but we’re secretly thrilled to have a good excuse to do nothing but read. No matter where you are, you don’t need an excuse to check out the best new books of the week!
I Was Here by Gayle Foreman
Cody thought she knew everything about her best friend Meg—until Meg commits suicide in a motel room and Cody, distraught and devastated, has no idea why.
Hollywood has been turning our favorite books, (as well as those we hated, and those in the category of we might watch it if it comes up on HBO), into major motion pictures for many a year. Just last year there were over 30 total book adaptations released, and that is only a fraction of what is currently in development. Even if you didn’t get to the cinema much in 2014, you will recognize titles like Hunger Games: Mockingjay or The Hobbit, both based off well known works of fiction, and huge successes at the box office.
A few weeks after announcing an agent had signed me as an author, I had lunch with a literary friend. As we spoke about my newly-found New York publishing partners, Edward Lengel, who is a professor and a published author, advised me to plan a visit to NYC. No amount of phone calls or emails, he said, would compare to what you’ll accomplish when you meet with your agent.
As a cold spell has taken over the nation, we’re going to avoid leaving the house and let Netflix and our books keep us company. These are the new releases we’ll be reading this week!
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
We’ve always loved fairy tales and this story sounds like it has enough charm and whimsy to keep us enchanted.
The latest edition of Book’d in Burbank, a social gathering that treats book lovers to author readings and literary entertainment, will be held on Thursday, January 22! Shelf Pleasure is thrilled to be a part of this magical night, along with presenting sponsor Liz Donatelli of Liz D Publicity & Promotions. In celebration, the participating authors stopped by to share the books they’re most looking forward to in 2015 (besides their own, of course!).
We got a jump-start on our New Year’s resolution by spending our holiday break between the pages. Now that we’re a few weeks into 2015 here are the new books that we will be adding to our reading list.
Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag
Suffering from PTSD after narrowly surviving a murder attempt, Dana Nolan, a young journalist, returns home to try to heal.