Shelf Pleasure Book Picks for 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!
Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
We love the Murder She Baked movies airing on the Hallmark Channel, which are based off this book series, so of course we have to indulge in every new offering of these culinary cozy mysteries.
Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry
This coming-of-age tale about a young girl discovering who she is and what she wants, much to her own surprise, sounds like a poignant story for all ages.
Signs of You by Emily France
A grief support group proves to be a lifeline for 16-year-old Riley. But when she thinks she sees her dead mother and then her friend Noah from the group disappears, Riley and the others find themselves wrapped up in a mystery involving the after-life. This debut has advance buzz and we always enjoy a good YA.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. We’re thinking this novel will serve as our fantasy fix.
What You Need (Need You, #1) by Lorelei James
From the bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series comes the first in a brand new contemporary romance series that looks to be one steamy and sexy read. CEO Brady Lund knows not to mix business with pleasure but the beautiful Lennox might prove too hard to resist.
All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan
Jordan’s Ivy Chronicles trilogy is one of our fave YA reads of all time. Now she’s back with a decidedly more adult read about an unlikely romance between a beautiful nurse volunteering at a prison and the inmate who should be off-limits.
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
If you’ve never read a Coben thriller, now is the time. The author of eight #1 New York Times bestsellers, Coben writes page-turners that are impossible to put down. In his latest, former special ops pilot Maya, thinks her mind is playing tricks when her nanny cam shows her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier.
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Lahiri’s writing is beautiful, filled with poetic prose and her work has deservedly received many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. In her nonfiction debut, Lahiri shares how her love affair with the Italian language unfolded and her experience living in Rome immersed in the language. This is a dual Italian, English version and as lovers of all thing Italian, we know this story is either going to have us signing up for language lessons…or booking a plane ticket!
The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
Another buzzy debut that piqued our interest with its small town Montana setting and it’s eccentric cast of characters. Plus, it’s an Indie Next List Pick so we have to check it out.
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
This recently released novel explores friendship, love, and loyalty as it goes back and forth in time from present-day Los Angeles to the 1930s, during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Historical fiction is still one of our top genres and we can’t wait to escape into the glitz, glamour and seediness of the movie studios golden era.
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