May 2017 Buzz Books Monthly
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Pub Date 04 Apr 2017 | Archive Date 27 Oct 2017
You’ll find exclusive excerpts of seven notable books due for publication during the month of May in this sampler—but first check out our extensive preview of well over 100 new books of interest coming to market in the month ahead. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
Then turn to new fiction from major bestselling authors Dennis Lehane (Since We Fell) and The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion (The Best of Adam Sharp). Fresh debuts include Hala Alyan’s Salt Houses, about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home, as well as Sarah Shoemaker’s literary retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre—through the eyes of the dashing, mysterious Mr. Rochester himself.
In nonfiction, novelist Richard Ford remembers his parents in a memoir; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich combines a memoir of being a law student with a true crime exposé in The Fact Of A Body.
Young Adult is represented by #1 New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh, who follows The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger, with Flame in the Mist.
Buzz Books Monthlies are your first and best place to turn for a real insider's taste of what to read next, and what the book world will be talking about next month. We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—and keep an eye out for June Buzz Books available in early May.
Meanwhile, passionate readers have relied on our twice-a-year Buzz Books to sample and discover new books from big authors and breakout talents through exclusive and substantial pre-publication excerpts. Right now, you can read almost 60 excerpts from the hottest books appearing this spring and summer. The next Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter launches May 16. Look for it!
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I always love when these Buzz Books come available. It's an awesome way to be exposed to books you normally wouldn't reach for. It takes you out of your comfort zone. You get to read a few chapters of a book to see if you are going to like it or not. The best part is there is usually a link at the end of each one to click on to request! Brilliant!!
The best guide ever! Thank you!
I love discovering every soon-to-be-published book and sneaking some pages is a wonderful privilege.
I really like this monthly installment of the upcoming buzzworthy books. May is another great month for reading. I am most looking forward to Mr. Rochester (by Sarah Shoemaker - excerpt included) and Chemistry (by Weike Wang), but there are a number of other great books publishing this month as well. Thanks for bringing them all to my attention so I can add even more books to my TBR list!!
I actually screamed when I saw that there was an excerpt of Flame in the Mist in month's edition. I've always wanted to read it, and after reading the excerpt I'm dying to get my hands on it.
The other book that really caught my attention was The Fact of a Body, I've never heard about it before but after reading the excerpt I think I'll definitely give it a try. Very captivating.
This month's edition was really fantastic, I just wish there were more YA excerpts.
I love these monthly Buzz Books! It really helps me decide which books to feature on my blog.
Incredible selection of books this month! Added multiple books to my TBR, can't wait to get my hands on them!
Look forward to this monthly as a sneak peek of what is to come!
Great insight as always. I can't wait to read the books mentioned in here.
What an interesting selection for May! I'm especially looking forward to BETWEEN THEM and SALT HOUSE.
A great selection! I love seeing the new books being released each month. I am going to add them to my TBR and am excited to get my hands on many of them.
It has been such a struggle for me to find books that I would be willing to give feedback to in my blog and sometimes Netgalley can be somewhat overwhelming with many varying titles flying around. It's a nice thing that there is something like this that keeps us little bloggers informed. At the same time, we can promote genius and share the books that are really worth reading. Thanks!
As I always review these books I find them a crucial part of being a book blogger. So many books are being released each month and it is so hard to keep up, this allows me to read excerpts from a sample of books and look at lists for which book is being released this week.
If you love to keep your readers up to date with the latest book trends then definitely download these!
I enjoy reading about upcoming book tiles, and it helps me with my purchasing for the library.
A good mix of titles and previews for the month to come.
I always enjoy reading about the upcoming releases. Thank you for providing these useful guides!
This has been one of the most helpful catalogues out there. It is really helpful in discovering masterpices. 😁
Awesome as always, handy in case you miss a few good reads
I love getting these previews!!!! These books give me a chance to see what is coming out soon and start my reading list. Thanks for publishing these!
Excellent publication, as usual. Always has something I want to read.
Quite an eclectic collection this time. Most books were surprisingly not my cup of tea. Never mind, they can't always cater a mag like this just for me, can they? Haha, Well done Net Galley. Another superb group of excerpts.
Another great collection of extracts to get me excited about books due for release next month.
Can't wait for these books to be released! Great selection!
The publishing calendar makes it worth picking up Buzz Books every month - I always find must-read titles that I didn't know about!
Ever since I discovered these a couple of months ago, I've kept an eye out for them. The excerpts are great, and combined with the lists of upcoming releases, help me grow my TBR tremendously (which could be construed as a bad thing since it's so out of hand already, but is actually a fantastic thing because I love books). Can't wait for the Fall/Winter next month!
Love the Buzz Books Monthly. Some great new authors and titles.
Amazing as usual!! I was so excited to see Flame in the Mist in this!
These books are always an amazing opportunity to get a peek at upcoming books. There were some excerpts I was especially taken by, but there were also some introductions that dragged. Of course, because these are merely small snippets of the story, I can't say anything until I actually pick up the book for myself. One thing I can say for certain: I think I requested too many books! I love that they include the link to request at the very end, because it's so convenient.
I really liked this addition. It has given me many more books to add to my reading list!
Between Them caught my attention because of the references to Arkansas, my home state. It's not a popular state as far as the setting of books, but I always love to read a book and see a reference to a town I've been in a thousand times. Since We Fell also looks fairly interesting.
Keep up the good work! This is one of the best sources to find out everything about the upcoming releases and I make sure to follow it each month and each season.
Excellent titles. Looking forward to reading the finished books.
Flame in the Mist, The Fact of a Body - these are just a couple of my favorites. Wow!!
Very informative on what is coming out and excerpts from each book is really helpful.
Good resource to see what is coming out in the world of books.
I absolutely love all the Books Buzz I have read so far. It's very useful to have an idea on what to look for.
MAY BUZZ BOOKS MONTHLY is another great collection of excerpts and lists of forthcoming titles. SO many books that I hope to read, including many that are available through Net Galley. Some local connections include author Scott Turow (TESTIMONY, Grand Central, 5/16 ) and Condoleezza Rice (DEMOCRACY, Twelve, 5/9) who will be speaking at New Trier in mid-May. I am especially looking forward to reading these works (excerpted in MAY BUZZ BOOKS MONTHLY): SALT HOUSES BY Hala Alyan and THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP by Graeme Simsion.
Nice collection of new books. Still slightly disappointed with the fact that most if not all excerpts were publisher before, but still a nice reminder of the new books coming. Especially appreciate the list with books to come at the start. May seems like a very promising month (as usual).
I really enjoyed The Fact of A Body excerpt. I also looked into several of the weekly listings.
I love discovering new books! I'm always happy to find out which new books will be making their way to shelves in the coming months. This is a very helpful guide when recommending new books for the library to purchase.
Love these monthly Buzz Books. Always find more books to add to my TBR.
I'm looking forward to Dennis Lehane's Since We Fell
and Salt Houses by Hala Alyan which I think is out now...
Great way to find your next great book. Also a good way to keep up to date with trends and find new authors.
Some great chapters again in this preview collection - thank you
Another month of great book info for books lovers! So nice having the link to the NetGalley widget at the end of the excerpts!
I enjoyed being able to read about what is being released. I am looking forward to more publications such as this and some of the stories that were in this publication.
Another great set of previews of books to add to my "to read" list.
Great showcase of upcoming titles! Loved the excerpt from Flame in the Mist!
I like the monthly editions because they are shorter in length which I find easier than the seasonal editions. Since We Fell sounds great and so does The Fact of A Body.
A helpful guide containing extracts and content good for NetGalley readers.
I LOVE THIS FEATURE. THANKS!! Gives one a chance to see if this is on one's reading list--or not.
I love being able to keep track of what's coming out and when. Book Buzz does that, as well as provide sampler of the books getting the biggest buzz. I just have to remember to look for it!
I think having a monthly edition is a great way to find out about books coming out and what they are about. There is a variety of titles. It has given me an opportunity to look at a book I wouldn't even think about reading. So even if I don't buy that particular title at least I know why I didn't get it. I must admit though that I usually find more books to read than less!
This is a great collection of excerpts of upcoming books for the month of May 2017.
It contains an introduction followed by a section with a list of anticipated debut fiction, commercial fiction, and nonfiction titles. Then it has a section of "Week by Week" title releases and at the end some book excerpts that were originally published in Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer and Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer. I particularly enjoyed the excerpt for Since We Fell by Dennis Lehanne.
Overall, a great list of buzzing titles for the month of May 2017.
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