Start off a new year of reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 44 Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead.
Be among the first to get a taste of new fiction from bestselling authors including Cecelia Ahern, with a feminist story collection; Liv Constantine, the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine; Costa Award-winner Sadie Jones, who has written a psychological thriller; and J. Ryan Stradal’s follow up to his popular Kitchens of the Great Midwest.Bestselling author Karl Marlantes offers a family epic spanning Russia to the Columbia River Gorge, while Sarah Blake, Lauren Denton, Tracey Garvis Graves, and Katherine Reay will make their fans happy with new titles. Literary buffs will be delighted to read new work by T.C. Boyle, Madeline ffitch, and Nell Zink.
The new Buzz Books includes a record number of exciting debuts. Critically acclaimed poet Ocean Vuong’s first novel bridges Vietnam and America. Melanie Golding’s mystery, Little Darlings, already has been optioned for film, while Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom, has been sold to AMC for its first animated TV series.
Our always fascinating nonfiction section is memoir heavy this time around. Obama insider Valerie Jarrett shares her experience in the White House, while musician Moby has written a second autobiographical volume.
For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2019: Young Adult Spring/Summer.
Our tenth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication.
These substantial pre-publication excerpts include several titles based on historical figures: Joan of Arc (Voices by David Elliott); King Arthur (Once & Future byAmy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy); Romanov by Nadine Brandes; as well as history-based stories such as Christelle Dabos’s The Missing of Clairedelune andWilliam Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher.
Mary Weber’s To Best the Boys is a new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren trilogy, while Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin is a follow-up to their New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone But You.
You will discover three debut writers to keep an eye on as well. Kosoko Jackson writes about war in A Place for Wolves, Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane is based on Chinese epics, and Crystal Smith offers a romantic fantasy in Bloodleaf.
For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2019: Spring/Summer, also available now, for 44 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
The third edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial prepublication excerpts from forthcoming romance titles. Enjoy access to the best romance voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover new series, catch up with the latest installments from beloved series, and find great standalone titles from top romance authors.
With her first book in 15 years, The Sweetest Thing, Judith McNaught is sure to excite her legions of devoted readers. Historical romance novelist Jane Feather’s first book in four years is Tempt Me With Diamonds, while Denise Hunter wraps up her Blue Ridge series with a You’ve Got Mail style meet cute in On Magnolia Lane.
Shelly Laurenston charms longtime fans and new readers alike with her new Honey Badger Shifters books, and the second in the series is In A Badger Way. Time travel romance is as hot as ever and Annie Becker brings us a new dark take with the first in her Time Bridge series, Cassie. K. M. Jackson offers her take on small town romance with As Good as the First Time, the first in a new series.
If you want a shot of adrenaline, turn to romantic suspense: Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose and The Memory House by Rachel Hauck. Then cozy up with The Rancher, Kate Pearce’s contemporary cowboy romance or Latinx romance author Priscilla Oliveras’ Their Perfect Melody. Alexa Martin is makes her debut with Intercepted, drawing from her own experience being married to a two-time NFL Super Bowl winner.
For the best in soon-to-be-published other fiction genres, plus nonfiction, and children’s literature, be sure to read Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter or Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Fall/Winter, available now. Then be on the lookout for the next two editions of Buzz Books covering the spring/summer 2019 publishing season for both adults and young adults, available in January.
Our ninth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. These sixteen substantial pre-publication excerpts highlight YA topics from mental health, school shootings, and grief, to growing up, relationships, and ghost stories. Genres include fantasy, science fiction, romance, and humor. You will discover lots of debut writers, while enjoying early previews from some of the biggest authors in the field.
The Gilded Wolves is award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s fantasy set in 19th century Paris. Internationally bestselling author Julie Kagawa introduces a new adventure with Shadow of the Fox. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kody Keplinger’s newest title is That’s Not What Happened. Bluecrowne is Kate Milford’s new Greenglass House book; the series has been a New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award-winner, and National Book Award nominee.
Contemporary coming-of-age books by two bestselling authors are Gary D. Schmidt’s Pay Attention, Carter Jones and Alessandro D’Avenia’s White as Silence, Red as Song. The latter has sold a million copies in Italy, been translated into over twenty languages and was released as a film in 2012.
Debuts include a science fiction retelling of the Mahabrahata, Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan while three of the five Young Adult BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Selections also are included here: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan; Sadie by Courtney Summers; and The Similars by Rebecca Hanover.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this: I loved this edition of Buzz Books YA. It encompassed a wide variety of YA subgenres, including some that I would never have known about. It made me hungry to read the upcoming releases. I really look forward to future editions of this catalogue. I love that these types of samplers are even in existence. I feel like they broaden readers’ ideas of YA.—Reviewer from New Jersey
Your friends and family can download this free edition of Buzz Books at any major ebookstore. For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
Buzz Books gives you 40 chances to find your next great reads, providing exclusive early looks at the next big thing from favorite authors and hot new discoveries. From bestselling authors we have samples of new work from Barbara Kingsolver, Diane Chamberlain and Jude Devereaux, who breaks away from romance with her first mystery. A rich selection of highly anticipated follow-up books is inside too: Sarah Perry’s Melmoth, a companion to The Essex Serpent; Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway; and Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander.
This edition is packed with 16 big debut novels, including the highly-touted The Silent Patient by British screenwriter Alex Michaelides, already being adapted to film and posed to become an international bestseller, and Kathy Wang’s Family Trust, described as The Nest set in Silicon Valley.
In nonfiction, bestselling novelist and history author Stephen L. Carter writes about his grandmother in Invisible: The Forgotten Story Of The Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster. Journalist Stephanie Land describes her poverty-ridden early years in Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother’s Will To Survive, a BookExpo Buzz Editor’s Panel pick. Memoirs on two opposite ends of the spectrum include My Own Devices by rap singer Dessa and Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger.
Regular readers know that each Buzz Books collection is filled with early looks at titles that will go on to top the bestseller lists and critics’ “best of the year” lists. And our comprehensive seasonal preview starts the book off with a curated overview of hundreds of notable books on the way later this year.
Buzz Books are meant to be shared, so spread your enthusiasm and “to be read” picks online. For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Fall/Winter as well. And don’t miss our popular Buzz Books Monthly editions, available on Amazon, iBooks, and NetGalley, for up-to-the-minute monthly publication lists and excerpts.