Buzz Books have predicted which books will land on bestseller, awards, and critics’ lists for six years. Now, for the tenth time, we offer excerpts from 40 of the most buzzed-about books scheduled for publication this spring and summer.
Be the first to read new work from major authors like Dennis Lehane, Nora Roberts, The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion, Karen Dionne, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You author Courtney Maum, and Don Winslow. Discover gripping work by debut authors tipped to be literary stars, including memoirist Alexandra Fuller’s first fiction Quiet Until the Thaw. Laurel Davis Huber’s fictionalized account of The Velveteen Rabbit’s author joins literary reimaginings by Sarah Schmidt looking through the eyes of Lizzie Borden’s troubled sister and Sarah Shoemaker writing from the vantage point of Charlotte Bronte’s Mr. Rochester. Award-winning journalist Omar El Akaad describes the “second” American Civil War in a novel set in 2074.
In nonfiction, novelist Richard Ford remembers his parents in a memoir; Roxane Gay’s long-awaited Hunger follows her bestselling Bad Feminist; and Gerda Saunders documents her slide into dementia with heartbreaking attention to detail. Lighter selections include Driving Miss Norma—Norma is the feisty 90-year-old who, faced with a terminal illness, decides to travel cross country.
As always, there’s also a comprehensive preview from Publishers Lunch of more than 100 additional noteworthy Spring/Summer books to have on your radar.
Our sixth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides the special excitement of Winter Institute and takes it even further with samples of the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. Publishing insiders— librarians, booksellers, bloggers and reviewers—rely on Buzz Books to survey breakout titles on the horizon.
These substantial pre-publication excerpts reflect a broad spectrum of today’s young adult writing, from fantasy and romance to suspense and humor. You will discover debut writers to put on your radar, while enjoying early samples from some of the biggest authors in the field and even a memoir for younger readers.
Three New York Times bestselling authors share new work: Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger); Cora Carmack (the Losing It series); and Joelle Charbonneau (the Testing trilogy). Ahdieh and Charbonneau are previous Buzz Books authors, so we’re delighted to have them back.
Beyond the boundaries of YA, we also feature two middle grade titles from JIMMY Patterson, the children’s imprint that James Patterson founded to encourage every child to love reading.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like these:
Love Buzz Books! They are so helpful for librarians. This YA sampler is particularly great for any librarian with a sizable teen population. Some very interesting titles highlighted here, in a wide variety of genres.
For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow to see why reviewers rave with comments like: Reading the Buzz Books is like a gourmet tasting menu of bookish delights. Excuse the hyperbole, I’m a little giddy from reading so many teases of stories that I absolutely want to read.
This is a gift from the book gods.
This is hands down the best sampler on NetGalley!
The ninth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of BEA with substantial excerpts from 40 of the most highly-touted books to be published this fall/winter. Our “digital convention” features such major authors as Amor Towles, Christina Baker Kline, T.C. Boyle, Ann Patchett, Maria Semple, Marisa Silver, and Andrew Gross. We showcase sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars such as Emily Fridlund, Nathan Hill, Elan Mastai, and Stephanie Gangi.
Fascinating memoirs and inspirational nonfiction include excerpts by bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser, New Yorker writer Lauren Collins, child star Mara Wilson, and renowned neurogeneticist Dr. Sharon Moalem.
As always, there’s also a comprehensive preview from Publishers Lunch of more than 100 additional, noteworthy fall/winter books to have on your radar.
This inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 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.
From grande dames such as Mary Balogh and Mary Jo Putney to heavy-hitters Kristan Higgins Jill Shalvis, Lori Wilde, and Maisey Yates to hot contemporary writers like Tawna Fenske and Abbie Roads, the authors excerpted here are bestselling, award-winning, and irresistible.
This sampler has nearly every subgenre, too—historical romances set in different eras (Julia London’s Wild Wicked Scot; Kristy Cambron’s The Illusionist’s Apprentice, westerns (Lindsay McKenna’s Wind River Wrangler), sports romances (Sarina Bowen’s Rookie Move), thrillers and romantic suspense (Tiffany Snow’s Follow Me; Colleen Coble’s Twilight at Blueberry Barrens) and some with a touch of paranormal.
Sarah Wendell, co-founder of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and an expert in all things romance, offers a useful, essential roundup of additional, noteworthy summer/fall/winter romance books to have on your radar.
This fifth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult includes substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming young adult and middle grade books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the fall/winter season.
You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here—fantasy, humor, romance, and dystopian—and you will find works for tweens and middle-grade readers. Two New York Times bestselling authors, Melissa de la Cruz and Lauren Oliver, share innovative new work, along with titles by award-winners David Arnold, Kendare Blake, and Sharon Cameron.
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I love love love the Buzz Books! They're the perfect way to discover new releases coming out in the following months and I always find some precious gems, whether they are debuts or books by authors I was already familiar with!