August 2017 Buzz Books Monthly
by Publishers Lunch
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Pub Date 06 Jul 2017 | Archive Date 27 Oct 2017
You'll find exclusive excerpts of seven titles due for publication during the month of August 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 bestselling author Danzy Senna, in her novel of contemporary manners in America, New People. After that, this month is all about debuts. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo is already a Bailey’s Women’s Prize finalist in the UK. The Half-DrownedKing by Linnea Hartsuyker is the first novel in a literary epic Norse trilogy. Sarah Schmidt looks through the eyes of Lizzie Borden’s troubled sister in See What I Have Done, while Leah Weiss provides a portrait of Appalachia through one small town in If The Creek Don’t Rise. At the opposite end of the cultural spectrum, Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives is a semi-mystery set in a New York museum.
Rounding out the sampler is Laugh Out Loud, an illustrated middle grade title from James Patterson and his JIMMY imprint.
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 September Buzz Books available in early August.
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. You can read more than 50 excerpts from the hottest books appearing this fall and winter right now. Also, watch for our second annual Buzz Books Romance, devoted to this popular genre (available July 12).
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Wow! Another awesome Buzz Books preview collection from Publishers Lunch. I always look forward to these as a one-stop shop for all the best upcoming books from both established and emerging talented authors. This month there are some really exciting titles from a wide variety of genres. I'm especially looking forward to If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss, Imposssible Views of the World by Lucy Ives, and The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker. Great reading ahead friends!
Amazing resource for book lovers complete with release dates, excerpts, links and more!
I was just wondering this morning when the August edition would be coming out, and what do I see as soon as I log in? The August edition! Thanks to Buzz Books, once again my TBR grows, and I'm not even sorry. ;)
Another great collection of excerpts! I am really looking forward to featuring some of these books on my blog in the upcoming weeks.
Super useful as always, it's a simple and quick way to stay abreast of the new releases, I highly recommend it!
I always look forward to these sneak peeks of up and coming books!
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!!
Thanks for ensuring that I am fully aware of the upcoming titles and have the opportunity to request some I might have missed.
Great preview of August released books. Very useful for the forthcoming month
You want information on the best books for the month ahead? You can't get a better resource than this! Excerpts, dates, links - everything you need is here.
Another amazing edition of Buzz Books Monthly.
I'm absolutely dying to read See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt after reading the excerpt found here. The book sounds so captivating.
Lots of amazing books coming out soon. Cant wait to get started
Net galleys Buzz Book Monthly is a great way to find new books and new authors.
An excellent round up of upcoming titles. Buzz Books is always a valuable resource for book reviewers
I keep coming back for the publishing calendar as there's always something I've missed. This month it's Safe by Ryan Gattis - I loved All Involved so this one is a no-brainer. Can't wait!
Loved this sampler! Thanks for posting these and giving us sneak peeks!
I love getting these and having the opportunity to see what will be released soon. Thank you for publishing these!
An excellent resource for upcoming book releases. I particularly enjoy the book excerpts.
I look forward to these being released every month. I always find things that interest me, that I had no idea were being published
A few books listed here which the lovely publishers at Netgalley have approved. Picked out Lucy Ives as a new read and interested in the new Karl Ove Knausgaard series beginning with 'Autumn'.
I love this preview and look forward to every one of them.
A fantastic way to see what books I want to request! Thanks so much for these compilations!
I really enjoy that fact that these are now monthly. It allows you to see what books are coming out this upcoming month and allowing you to read sneak peeks of the books. I have found many hidden gems this way. So many great books coming out in August that are now on my radar
This is a great collection of excerpts of upcoming books for the month of August 2017.
It contains an introduction followed by a section with a list of "Literary Favorites and Emerging Titles", 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, Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter, and Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer. I particularly enjoyed the excerpt for NEW PEOPLE by Danzy Senna. I was also happy to see EMMA IN THE NIGHT featured in the releases for the week of August 8, 2017. I LOVED this novel.
Overall, a great list of buzzing titles for the month of August 2017.
This is a great round-up of new titles coming in August. I will certainly be looking out for these titles and enjoyed the excerpts. Thanks NetGgalley.
I really enjoy reading excerpts from the upcoming releases. It helps me to try out authors I may not have heard of otherwise.
What a great collection of excerpts. Highly recommend it.!!
Definitely adding some of these titles to my TBR! Thanks Buzz Books!
This is so useful! I've been wanting to keep more up to date with new releases and this is perfect
This sampler is great because its gives a list of 100 books to look out for from up and coming authors as well as established writers. Then it goes on to give excerpts of a select few books which is wonderful.
If you haven’t perused a Buzz Books edition yet, let me tell you, you’re missing out. This is the best way to expose yourself to new books; I’m talking a comprehensive list of upcoming releases by genre and date, summaries and even excerpts. What better way to find out if you connect with an author’s writing before spending the money on a new release? We all know, hardcovers can be pricey!
This month resulted in mostly no’s for this picky reader, but honestly, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. My overflowing bookshelf will survive without any new editions this time around.
New People - No, thank you.
If The Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss - This was already on my radar; I will be reading it.
See What I Have Done - Interest is piqued; definitely going in the ‘maybe’ pile.
Impossible Views of the World - A definitive no.
The Half Drowned King - Not my cup of tea.
Stay With Me - I might consider it in the future, but as of now, I would say no.
Laugh Out Loud - I have no interest.
A really useful read. It gave me a great idea of new releases.
A chance to read excerpts from seven books that will be published in August as well as a list of numerous titles that will be released make this binge reader ecstatic! I just don't know of any other place where you can find so much information about books in one place. While quite a few books made my TBR list, at the top of my list is If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss.
Thanks to Publishers Lunch and NetGalley for another great Buzz Books Monthly.
Always look forward to reading this monthly and finding out what is coming up!
This was really fun to read, thank you for the opportunity :)
I really enjoy reading the Buzz Books Monthly. It starts with the Publishing Preview roundup at the beginning of the book. This gives you a lighting fast roundup of all the noteworthy books coming out in August. It is categorized by books that deserve extra attention, literary favorites and emerging talents, debut fiction, commercial fiction, and nonfiction. Then, the remaining August books are listed by release date. It really gives you a complete picture of everything coming out that month.
The rest of the book is dedicated to a short preview of seven books. I particularly like the sneak peek of See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt where she reimagines one of the most infamous murder cases of all time. As a fan of true crime and mysteries, I am anxiously awaiting the release of this one. From the excerpt, you realize the narrator is seriously creepy and deranged, in the most wonderful way! I look forward to reading this one!
No review as such as this was a chance to see upcoming books. A good opportunity to start planning my reading!
I look forward to the monthly guides to help me plan out my reading schedule. The excerpts offer a quick glimpse at what's hitting the presses whether it be fiction, non-fiction and the variety of genres that make up the wonderful world of reading.
If you like to read a bit of a book before you commit to it, this is the collection for you. All of the hottest and latest releases in the book world in one nice package.
A great introduction to books coming out and what I might like to read. Lovely to know week to week what's coming out. Several of the books I have already preordered
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