November/December 2017 Buzz Books Monthly
by Publishers Lunch
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Pub Date 03 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 22 Jan 2018
You'll find exclusive excerpts of six titles due for publication during the months of November and December in this sampler. 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. As always, you can check out our extensive preview of new books of interest coming to market in the months ahead. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
Then enjoy National Book Award prize-winner Louise Erdrich’s newest novel, the dystopian Future Home of the Living God, followed by bestselling author Donna Everhart’s The Road to Bittersweet, set in 1940s South Carolina. The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is about a prison cook in 1950s Lousiana. A timely fiction debut by prolific nonfiction author and environmentalist Bill McKibben is called Radio Free Vermont. The Austen Escape, a literary romance by Katherine Reay, rounds out our fiction for this edition. The Inner Life of Animals, by bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben, is a fascinating combination of scientific research and personal stories.
We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—keep an eye out for January Buzz Books available in early December.
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. Read nearly 60 excerpts from the hottest books appearing this fall and winter right now. And look for Buzz Books 2018: Spring/Summer in mid-January.
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Average rating from 96 members
Interesting selection as usual, but quite heavy on American books. Nothing wrong with that at all, but would love to see some more diversity.
Another month of fantastic book news, information and excerpts! Definitely a must-read for book lovers!
Another great collection of excerpts! I think that the monthly Buzz Books are a wonderful tool for keeping up to date with upcoming book releases. I plan to feature several of these titles on my blog in the upcoming months.
As always, it was a joy to read the selection of upcoming books.
This is a great collection of excerpts of upcoming books for the months of November and December 2017.
It contains an introduction followed by a section with a list of "Literary Favorites and Emerging Talents", 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: Fall/Winter and Buzz Books 2017: Romance. I particularly enjoyed the excerpt for The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.
Overall, a great list of buzzing titles for the months of November and December 2017.
I love the Buzz Books! They provide a fantastic overview of books that are expected to be hits.
I love it when this pops up for download every month. I just feel sorry for my poor TBR.
Look forward to Buzzbook every month. A brilliant way to find new authors and books.
A nice reminder of the titles that are coming out in the upcoming months with convenient links to request copies. I really enjoy these small bind ups.
Always look forward to Buzz Books every month! Wonderful selection of upcoming books to sample!
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!!
A great way to open yourself up to books you wouldn't normally read and a perfect opportunity to find a diamond in the rough.
As is usually the case, I've been looking forward to the latest Buzz Books Monthly. This time around, my reading choices for the upcoming months were confirmed, and a few more have been added to my TBR.
I love reading Buzz Books Monthly - it gives me the opportunity to learn about new books and, subsequently, add (too many? is there such a thing) books to my TBR list. Books that sound particularly interesting that are due to be released in November include (with excerpts):
- Future Home of the Living God (by Louise Erdrich)
- The Austen Escape (by Katherine Reay
There are also several books that are listed (without excerpts) that I have my eye on, including:
- Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances (by Ruth Emmie Lang)
- Bonfire (by Krysten Ritter)
I can't wait to read these books, November is going to be a great month. Thanks for the compilation, Publishers Lunch!
I love being able to read excerpts of books all in one place before choosing which book is next on my list.
I always appreciate the round up of books in these. It was so strange that right before I downloaded this, I was thinking that I've been meaning to read a Louise Erdrich book, and she was the first author mentioned! Definitely excited to see she has a new book coming out :)
An amazing collection filled with a bunch of fun and interesting excerpts from upcoming books.
These are always bad for my to-read list! Happily this time I had read/requested most of the featured titles, so not too much damage this time around. A great selection as always.
It is an informative guide to books coming out in November and December 2017.
I look forward to every month's Buzz Books and this is no exception. Great to see what books are forthcoming and to read excerpts. As you will see, there are some great reads coming up!
Nice excerpts from some up coming novels. I think my favourite was Future Home of the Living God. It sounds like a promising dystopian that I'll definitely look out for.
A great overview of what’s to come over the coming months.
Book Buzz is so important to Netgalley. Adding Louise Erdrich’s new novel to TBR. Also interersting non-fiction in this edition especially David Hepworth (Uncommon People: The rise and fall of the rock stars 1955-1994 and also Paul Kix, The Sabateur.
Buzz books cannot be matched in terms of the lengths they go to to inform readers of the best books coming out!
This was my first time requesting and reading Buzz Books. Love it! Really opened me up to requesting books outside of what I would typically request. Thank you!
As always the publishing calendar points me to books that slipped by. This month - how did I not know that Nora Roberts is coming out with a non-romance book?!
An informative book journal, including featured book reviews, and signposts to genres.
Love Buzz books, it gives reviews and booksellers a taste of what's coming.
Some of my favorite authors are not on this list, but it's a good list none- the- less. The list of release dates is very helpful. These books are a very interesting read.: Mad Hatters and March of Hairs by Ellen Datlow; Why
Bob Dylan Matters by Richard F. Thomas; The mother of Black Hollywood by Jennifer Lewis: Growing Up Fisher by Joely Fisher. These are just a few books that are coming out in November and December. I can't wait for the January/ February release dates of new books.
Reading these bimonthly updates will cause your TBR pile to grow immensely. I am grateful for new authors to investigate and notice of new books by authors I appreciate and enjoy.
So many amazing books coming out this November and December. I'll definitely be requesting some of these so that I can read them over winter break!
The first one that really interested me was The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart. If you haven't heard about this book then definitely read the synopsis. I'm hooked already!
The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak also sounds fantastic! I think the ending of this book would be something amazing, I can't wait to pick this one up.
And lastly, The Austen Escape just sounds like the perfect read for me! I loved the excerpt and will definitely be finishing the book soon.
As always, I love looking through these every month. I love getting a small preview of the upcoming works and getting a heads up on what to look for.
As always an incredibly useful resource. Great to have an overview of forthcoming books authors each month. Thank you!
Looking forward to some of these great titles!!! Love getting a glimpse of the first few chapters. Looks like a great list to add to my fall reads.
Under the forthcoming list, not samples
I read Janet Fitch's forthcoming novel The Revolution of Marina M. I can't wait to review it, if you have an interest in the Russian Revolution it's perfect for you.
Elizabeth Berg's The Story of Arthur Truluv sounds promising.
I don't often read young adult fiction but I enjoyed Hilary Reyl's novel Lessons in French, her latest about a boy in France living on the autism spectrum interests me. I can be picky about such novels though as my own son is on the spectrum, so I can't bare anything written as if read from a textbook, where the character isn't real. I haven't requested the arc, but it's on my to read pile.
One of the books I'm really interested in reading is The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It's said to be The Help meets Dead Man Walking and from the excerpt sample, I've already been moved.
Donna Everhart's forthcoming novel The Road to Bittersweet has been on my radar for months. I absolutely devoured and loved The Education of Dixie Dupree.
Decent reads on the way for November/December My TBR pile is enormous! Happy Day
I always look forward to, and rely on, the wonderful previews by Publishers Lunch. This edition is no exception. The comprehensive listing of publishing dates by genre, emerging authors, etc, is especially helpful. Among the great titles included I’m really looking forward to Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford, and The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart.
I look forward to the Buzz Books monthly digests. There's an interesting selection of excerpts this time, some set in the past, and some in the future. There are perhaps fewer this month that really grab my attention but I have found that sometimes the books you're not sure about turn out to be a delight.
I quite like a good coming-of-age novel and The Road to Bittersweet sounds interesting. Radio Free Vermont also sounds as if it would be quite entertaining.
I'm not sure how many of this month's titles (if any) will be available in the UK..
I love these Buzz Books Monthly. I like to read a little sample of a story. They either get me hooked and I have to get the book or I find out it is something that isn't for me. Some of these are books that I would not normally gravitate towards but reading the excerpt has me intrigued. The books included in this edition are:
"Future Home of the Living God" Louise Erdrich
"The Road to Bittersweet" Donna Everhart
"Radio Free Vermont" Bill Mckibben
"The Last Suppers" Mandy Mikulencak
"The Inner Life of Animals" Peter Wohlleben
"The Austen Escape" Katherine Ray
What a great tool for the reader who wants to know which books will be published soon. The six excerpts give us a glimpse into a variety of genres. The lists of literary favorites and emerging talents, debut fiction, commercial fiction and non-fiction as well as a week-by-week list prepare us to make reading selections for the upcoming months. A joy for the avid reader.
Always find this compilation useful of upcoming releases and anticipated debut novelists.
Really looking forward to these titles, especially Future Home of the Living God!
Great way to see what's up and coming in the next two months!
Thanks you so much for these excerpts all from books that I am interested in reading! I loved them all!!
Helpful as always when trying to travel through the maze of new releases. Thanks!
Once again Buzz Books delivered. I love reading what's to come however my TBR list gets bigger.
Looking forward to The last supper by Mandy Mikulencak already placed on my wish list.
Amazing selection of books as always, can't wait to get my hands on them!
As usual another great guide to books that are coming out. These buzz pieces offer a timely way for the bookish to stay engaged and informed. I look forward to these guides and the excerpts help wet the appetite of literary delights. Well done, keep them coming!
As always, a great collection of upcoming books from Publishers Launch. Can't wait for the next one.
Any of the Buzz Books that Publishers Lunch puts out presents a wonderful opportunity for avid readers, book-store owners, and book sellers to read excerpts of books before they are published to determine what books they are most interested in.
The November/December Buzz Books Monthly highlights a subset of the books previously mentioned in the Fall/Winter Fiction 2017 and Fall/Winter Romance 2017 books.
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich is the story of a young woman fighting for her life and that of her unborn child in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event.
The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhardt is set in the Carolinas in the 1940s and is a coming of age story about a young girl discovering that the world beyond her family can cause repercussions within the family that she never would have imagined.
Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben shows us a group of Vermont patriots who want to secede from the US and set up their own republic.
The Last Suppers by Mandy M. Kubencak takes us to Louisiana in the 1950s where Ginny Polk serves as a cook to death row inmates at the Greenmount State Penetentiary.
These are just a few of the excerpts I read in this book and all sound quite promising. If you ever have the chance to read a Buzz Book by Publishers Lunch, take it!! It is well worth your time.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Publisher Lunch for providing me with an e-copy of this book to read and review.
Interesting selections; it was useful to be able to read excerpts of a couple of books that had been on my radar.
As always, Buzz Books proves to be one of the best sources for finding new and upcoming books that you'll want to be sure to check out and feature on your website. The excerpts are always just the right length to give you a taste of the book that leaves you wanting more - and helps you decide whether or not the book is right for you and your online publication.
Really Interesting books this month!
The excerpts were very intriguing, and I'm really excited to see how they go!
I always enjoy reading Buzz Books to get an idea of upcoming releases and I usually find new authors to try that I have not heard of before!
Very informational issue. Liked the excerpts and always glad to know about new books
What a great selection of books!! Especially I really love the excerpt of Louise Eldrich's new book.
The second of the Book Buzz's I have read and really find them to be a great way to discover some new authors not on my radar. I look forward to readying these monthly!
I always look forward to Book Buzz! This one did not disappoint.
Nicely organized, very usefull guide ! It made me quickly be the judge of some of the suggested books without having to read them all completely. I think that can be a very useful tool for librarians that are in charges of collections. Will use similar guides again.
This is a must download for me. Has helped me find a number of great books I probably wouldn't normally have chosen. Keep it going please.
Great variety of books and very intriguing as usual! Definitely adding some to my TBR list!
I love Buzzbooks, whenever I hit a rare book slump when I cannot find anything to read on my shelves, I turn to the latest Buzzbooks.
This one has 6 excerpts from fiction and 1 non fiction releases anticipated for November/December release (depending on territory)
As well as this they have a week by week comprehensive breakdown of new releases for the months and also link you back to the larger Buzzbooks for Autumn/Winter.
Out of the sizeable excerpts I am most looking forward to Louise Erdrich's novel 'Future Home of the Living God', a love letter from a mother to her unborn child, a social commentary and search for family and belonging set against a post modern landscape.
Wonderful books are always a great gift to any reader. Thumbs up
These are such a good resource for finding books I wouldn't normally reach for on my own.
This is always a super resource for those who can get lost in the hype of new releases - there are lots I'm going to add to my TBR list. I love it!
I am hoping to read The Road to Bittersweet, and I am adding The Last Suppers to my wishlist!
Some good looking books. I can't wait to see a few of them
Great fun to read! The Buzz Books Monthly always helps me plan out books I want to read.