Shelf Discovery

Monday 8pm

Shelf Discovery is a weekly radio show dedicated to helping busy readers wade through the shelves and shelves of options to discover books that are worth their often limited reading time. Shelf Discovery is hosted by Kristin Dreyer Kramer, frantic reader, lover of all things entertainment, and editor-in-chief of NightsAndWeekends.com.

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin investigates mystery at a museum with Tim Flannery’s The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish.

Title: The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

Author: Tim Flannery

Pages: 281

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250079428

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on an audio parenting adventure with Jen Mann’s People I Want to Punch in the Throat.

Title: People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Author: Jen Mann

Runtime: 5 hours, 22 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B00QL3HJ2C

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin heads out on a cross-country comic adventure with Jane Lotter’s The Bette Davis Club.

Title: The Bette Davis Club

Author: Jane Lotter

Pages: 325

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503951075

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin heads back to middle school with a mutant dinosaur in the audio edition of Sink or Swim, the second book in author Bob Balaban’s The Creature from the Seventh Grade series.

Title: Sink or Swim

Author: Bob Balaban

Runtime: 4 hours, 41 minutes

Publisher: Listening Library

AISN: B00EE0Y8P0

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin contemplates middle age with Michael Ian Black in Navel Gazing.

Title: Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mind (But Also My Mom’s Which I Know Sounds Weird)

Author: Michael Ian Black

Pages: 173

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1476748825

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin practices her spells with the magical misfits in the audio edition of Upside-Down Magic by authors Sarah Mlynowsky, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins.

Title: Upside-Down Magic

Author: Sarah Mlynowsky, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Runtime: 3 hours, 8 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B01180GUY0

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin catches up with the Fixer in Fixed in Fear, the latest Justice novel by author T. E. Woods.

Title: Fixed in Fear

Author: T. E. Woods

Pages: 266

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00VD0442Q

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin cooks up some holiday heart and humor with Bella’s Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson

Title: Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

Author: Sue Watson

Pages: 213

Publisher: Bookoutoure

AISN: B015FNZFBK

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reunites with three old friends in author Karine Tuil’s The Age of Reinvention.

Title: The Age of Reinvention

Author: Karine Tuil

Pages: 392

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 978-1476776347

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a mysterious audio adventure with a lovable young underdog in Jessica Lawson’s Nooks & Crannies.

Title: Nooks & Crannies

Author: Jessica Lawson

Runtime: 7 1/2 hours

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B010MQNK0S

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes to the movies with a troubled teen in Michael Ebner’s Movie Game.

Title: Movie Game

Author: Michael Ebner

Pages: 293

Publisher: Pen and Picture

ISBN: 978-0993061301

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin settles in for a cup of coffee and a mystery with author Caroline Fardig’s Death Before Decaf.

Title: Death Before Decaf

Author: Caroline Fardig

Pages: 240

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00VOYNDKK

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks the secrets and lies of a blogger in Amy Sue Nathan’s The Good Neighbor.

Title: The Good Neighbor

Author: Amy Sue Nathan

Pages: 190

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

ISBN: 978-1250048585

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin learns about parenting from The Honest Toddler, as told to author/blogger Bunmi Laditan.

Title: The Honest Toddler

Author: Bunmi Laditan

Runtime: 8 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B00CFQEYMW

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins the Halloween festivities of Donna Andrews’s latest Meg Langslow mystery, Lord of the Wings.

Title: Lord of the Wings

Author: Donna Andrews

Pages: 307

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250049582

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on the run with a grieving widow in Tom Savage’s Mrs. John Doe.

Title: Mrs. John Doe

Author: Tom Savage

Pages: 283

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00S3RK7MI

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reunites for a crime-fighter and a criminal for their latest con in The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

Title: The Scam

Author: Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Pages: 188

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 978-0345543165

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin is haunted by the ghosts of high school with author Nora Carroll’s Academy Girls.

Title: Academy Girls

Author: Nora Carroll

Pages: 391

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503947443

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tries to do it all with the guilt-ridden mom in Elisabeth Egan’s A Window Opens.

Title: A Window Opens

Author: Elisabeth Egan

Pages: 333

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 978-1501105432

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins the battle between demons and jesters in Camp Arcanum by Columbus author Josef Matulich.

Title: Camp Arcanum

Author: Josef Matulich

Pages: 247

Publisher: Post Mortem Press

ISBN: 978-0615965703

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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