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Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Winter

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This is such a great way to inform myself about new releases and learn about new authors. Quite an interesting selection as well!
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A very interesting publication.  I liked the fact that there was a comprehensive list of all upcoming publications at the beginning. A lot of information to absorb about upcoming releases.
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It's always such a delight to find a new Buzz Books is available, with the promise of new writers and books to discover. This issue is another five star one
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I really enjoyed this sneak peak for some of the most anticipated fiction and young adult books of 2020. I look forward to reading some of these in the upcoming months.
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Amazing List! A must-read for bibliophiles to stay up -to-date with the most anticipated books and their excerpts.
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Great way to keep up with future releases. I love having access to these updates. It is a great resource for those in the industry and for those bibliophiles who are interested in keeping up with future publications. There are some great options coming up this fall and winter.
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Really fun to get a peak at all the exciting books to come, and great to see direct links to request the NetGalley ARC as well.
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As always, each edition of Buzz Book is an appetizer, a sampling of what’s to come in literary offerings. The fall/winter edition  lived up to expectations, giving readers a taste of what’s ahead. Thank you for the peek at readers’ upcoming fine dining.
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It's always good to have this digital download so I can while away the time when I'm waiting somewhere, pining over more and more books. 

Thank you to Publishers Lunch/BUZZ BOOKS and NetGalley for this ARC.
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I do really like getting to sample chapters and excerpts, as well as getting to hear about other upcoming releases. I was reading through some of the upcoming titles and saw so many wonderful author's names that I recognized. I was so excited to see that there will be a new Alice Hoffman book being released that's a prequel to Pratical Magic. I may have squealed a bit when I saw that. I was a bit disappointed though that they did not choose that as one of the titles to elaborate on and include a spotlight for. I feel pike maybe they should split the different genres into different sampler galleys so that more of each type can be featured. Thatd be especially helpful for those like myself who are not interested in some of the genres featured.
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I have been anxiously awaiting this issue of Buzz Books! I flew through this one looking for favorite authors and checking out debut and new to me authors. I've added to my TBR and requested titles that are now available on NetGalley.
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Great resource highlighting buzzy books from a range of authors. Would love to see special attention to debut authors! I always see a few that I need to add to my list!
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Buzz Books is always a great tool for planning reviews and publisher requests for the upcoming months. Thank you!
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These sneak peaks bring as much joy to me as brand new movie trailers did when I was young -- small glimpses into the next thing I'll be obsessed with.

Some standouts in this collection include:

The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans
A short story collection that looks smart as hell. From the first few pages, this seems like one of those books that's somehow both a quick read and incisive, penetrating -- giving the reader something to think about long after the stories are over. I'm hoping that the collection is as cohesive as the blurb promises!

The Midnight Library, Matt Haig
This magnificent premise! "Between life and death, there is a library," where you get the chance to try another life you could've had. My favorite fantasy books are the ones that latch on to a primal human need or behavior and turn it into a metaphor, a glorious thought experiment. What if you had the chance to fix the past? I'll be checking this one out!

Monogamy, Sue Miller
This looks good, and sad. A widow discovers that her husband was unfaithful and their marriage wasn't what she thought it was. There's something to be said for these small domestic dramas -- no murders, no witches, just a longform cathartic character study that taps into our biggest fears and sees us through to the other side.

We Run The Tides, Vendela Vida
I know who I am, and that's a sucker for stories of young female friendships that fall apart. I haven't read a ton of kidnapping mysteries, but this one looks like it has a ton of potential and the writing is both smooth and compelling -- this feels like a grown up, millennial version of Now and Then.

Memorial, Bryan Washington
I haven't read Lot, but I was really impressed with this excerpt -- I love it when authors don't feel the need to open a book with heavy paragraphs of thick scene setting and just throws the reader into the deep end. I'd be really interested to see how this story shakes out. 

We Keep The Dead Close, Becky Cooper
Being a true crime fan, I'm vaguely aware of this insane, tragic case -- but the strength of a crime novel is in the narrator's passion for the case and storytelling capabilities, and this one shows a ton of potential. I'm looking forward to this one!

Can't Even,  Anne Helen Peterson
This book, based on a viral Buzzfeed article, claims to be required reading for my generation and the people trying to understand us, digging into "burnout culture". It's not a self-help book and doesn't promise to solve the problem, but to explain it. The first few pages are easy and fun to read -- I'm interested in getting into the sociohistorical framework and analysis promised within.

Aside from the previewed books, I'm also super excited about books from some literary powerhouse women this fall: 
What Are You Going Through, Sigrid Nunez
To Be A Man, Nicole Krauss
Daddy, Emma Cline
Jack, Marilynne Robinson

Thanks to Netgalley and the included publishers for giving me this treat!
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These books are a wonderful resource to discover new reads! Loved it! Can't wait to read a few of these buzzy books.
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Always great to be able to discover upcoming books by familiar authors as well as some new ones, and to read excerpts,  Have already added several to my TBR list.
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This is a valuable tool for serious readers. This guide provides excerpts and descriptions for highly anticipated books coming out in Fall 2020/Winter 2021. The information provided will help you decide your upcoming reads and lets you know when to expect new material from some of your favorite authors.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley. My review is voluntary.
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I always appreciate the opportunity to read excerpts as it's the perfect opportunity for readers to find new books to buy that will be perfect for them. And this is another great issue of Buzz Books!
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Buzz Books are amazing. I love to check the upcoming releases and with an endless tbr, the sneak peek is a great help to planning my next reads.
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This is an intriguing and immersive historical fiction straddling two timelines - current day in New Haven, Connecticut and 1571 in Venice, Italy. Rose Newlin owner of a bookstore, she’s also a book restorer. In walks William Lomazzo, an artist, who brings with him an old document found at the bottom of his great-grandmother‘s trunk. The document turns out to be a palimpsest dated Venezia 1571. Back in the late Renaissance, Venice is bracing itself for the onslaught of the advancing Ottoman army. Giovanni Lamazzo, a well-known brilliant artist of the day, has been commissioned to paint Chiara, a favorite courtesan, of powerful military commander  Sebastiano Vernier. But love cannot be put in a box and Giovanni and Chiara find themselves in dangerous waters as Venice simmers with intensity and desperation as the Ottoman army advances imminently closer. Back to present day, the Rose-William connection threatens to take shape...but clearly plays second fiddle to the first, for all the right reasons. This was a very enjoyable read that kept me immersed and engrossed in the storyline, particularly the sixteenth century one. Intrigue, a bit of mystery, history, culture, and a bit of romance all swirled together for a nice interlude. I’d definitely recommend it. This was a perfect book to distract one from the realities of everyday life - current day COVID-19! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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