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 Louise Erdrich and nonfiction from novelist Amy Tan in her memoir Where the Past Begins, as well as fiction from environmentalist Bill McKibben (Radio Free Vermont).
A rich selection of highly anticipated follow-up books is inside, too: From author of Ten Thousand Saints Eleanor Henderson comes her new novel The Twelve Mile Straight; from the author of the quirky Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Robin Sloan there is Sourdough; and Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You returns with Little Fires Everywhere.
This edition is packed with 16 debut novels, including the highly-touted Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo and the big thriller The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, along with first novels by Sarah Bailey, Phil Harrison, Ali Land, K Arsenault Rivera, Adrian Walker, Cherise Wolas and more.
In nonfiction, Bryan Mealer’s The Kings of Big Spring recounts his family’s complicated history with the Texas oil industry; Jaime Lowe’s Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind is both memoir and an investigation into the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium; Heather Harpham’s Happiness looks at an estranged couple drawn back together by their daughter’s unexpected illness; and actor Gabrielle Union’s collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman suggests that We’re Going to Need More Wine.
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.
Our seventh edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being at BookExpo. Join publishing insiders to be among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. Librarians, booksellers, bloggers and reviewers rely on Buzz Books to survey breakout titles on the horizon, and now regular book lovers get the same insider-access.
These substantial pre-publication excerpts reflect a broad spectrum of today’s young adult writing, from fantasy and romance to science fiction 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.
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander offers Solo, a YA novel written in poetic verse, while #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu of the Legend series introduces a sci-fi thriller. Multi-New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster’s YA debut features a seemingly perfect small town that is rocked when one student’s suicide becomes a suicide clusters.
Debuts include a fantasy about time (Everless), sci-fi romance (Your One &Only), and a feminist reimagining of the Snow White fairytale (Girls Made of Snow and Glass).
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this:
Buzz Books are just like a box of chocolates, you open it and you can smell the wonderful aroma and they all look so good that you don’t know which one to pick. My advice: pick them all. All the excerpts in this volume will appeal to many types of readers. There’s fantasy, love, hatred, fights, and even comics.
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.
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.