April 2018 Buzz Books Monthly

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Pub Date 01 Mar 2018 | Archive Date 01 May 2018

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You'll find exclusive excerpts of four novels and three nonfiction titles with April publication dates in this sampler. First up is Country Dark, award-winning Chris Offutt’s first novel in twenty years, set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970. Next are three debuts, starting with Luke Allnutt’s We Own the Sky, about a young father and husband confronting devastating loss. This I Know by Eldonna Edwards and The Oracle Year by Charles Soule both deal with an ability to predict the future albeit in very different styles.

In nonfiction, Mohammed Al Samawi’s harrowing memoir The Fox Hunt recounts his escape from Yemen’s civil war via a plan hatched on social media. Can’t Help Myself, Meredith Goldstein’s memoir is a humorous, heartfelt look at giving advice as the Boston Globe’s Love Letters columnist while her own romantic life is in tatters. Finally, read a fascinating description by mental illness expert Barbara Lipska on the two months of dementia and schizophrenia she experienced as the result of cancer in her brain in The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery.

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 month ahead.

We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—keep an eye out for May Buzz Books available in early April. Also, remember that our twice-a-year Buzz Books includes new books from big authors and breakout talents through exclusive and substantial pre-publication excerpts. Buzz Books 2018: Spring/Summer and Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Spring/Summer are available now. Read more than 50 excerpts from the hottest books being published this season.

You'll find exclusive excerpts of four novels and three nonfiction titles with April publication dates in this sampler. First up is Country Dark, award-winning Chris Offutt’s first novel in twenty...


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New books for April. Can’t wait to read great list of books coming out in April

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This is another great monthly Buzz Book installment. I really look forward to getting these every month. They are such a useful tool for planning my reading and helping me plan which books to feature on my blog.

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This is a great collection of excerpts of upcoming books for the month of April 2018.

It contains an introduction followed by a section with a list of "Extra Attention", "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 2018: Spring/Summer. I particularly enjoyed the excerpt for THE ORACLE YEAR by CHARLES SOULE.

Overall, a great list of buzzing titles for the month of April 2018.

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Another month means a new compilation from Book Buzz. Take a look to find out what needs to go on your TBR pile for April. Also, read the excerpts to maybe find something out of your usual taste.

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Love the sneak peek at books to look forward to this coming Spring!

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Another great resource for noteworthy book releases (information, excerpts, links, and more) in the month of April!

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Love these Buzz Books! Every time I see a new one is available I quickly click the button and read it right away. I love being exposed to books I wouldn't normally even glance at. I love how you get to read a bit of the story to see if it's something you would like. Most of the previews have a link you can click on to request a copy!

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What an ideal tool for anyone who is interested in what we will be reading in the next few months. April's Buzz Books includes excerpts of four novels: Country Dark by Chris Offutt, We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt, This I Know by Eldonna Edwards, and The Oracle Year by Charles Soule. There are also excerpts from three nonfiction titles: The Fox Hunt by Mohammed Al Samawi, Can't Help Myself by Meredith Goldstein and The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara Lipska. Buzz Books also lists titles by categories such as Extra Attention, Literary Favorites and Emerging Talents, Debut Fiction, Commercial Fiction and Nonfiction as well as a list of April titles by publishing date. All in all, a very useful tool.

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Thanks so much for the forward planner! I am finding these guides incredibly helpful to planning.

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I enjoyed several of these books from the excerpts, most notably the non-fiction title The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska, I also found Meredith Goldstein’s book excerpt intriguing, Cant Help Myself. I look forward to reading both of these books.

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I always look forward to these! Great selection of April releases.

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I find these "buzz books" publications very helpful and appreciate their availability

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At this point, I feel like a broken record, but I am always thrilled when the next Buzz Books Monthly comes out! As a result of this April addition, I've added at least four to my behemoth TBR and requested another galley. April is going to be another wonderful reading month!

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Another awesome sneak peek at all the books coming in April. Loved the excerpts and so excited to see how the books turn out!

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A great preview of upcoming titles. Loved the excerpts and looking forward to the release of several titles!

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Buzzbooks never lets me down. I especially appreciate the list of books that are not sampled.

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Thank you, Publishers Lunch, for putting together this collection of books to be released in April, which seems to be a good month for new releases! Although each seems intriguing, I was more drawn to the nonfiction selections, namely The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir of Coming to America and The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery.

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I always love these and look forward to them every month. There are definitely many here worth taking a look at and I'm excited for their release.

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Great guide for new books!
I enjoyed the excerpts and will follow up.

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Always find this monthly preview helpful! Thank you for providing.

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As usual, a great selection of books coming out in April to be put on my TBR list!

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I really enjoy buzz books and their sample books! I love finding out what is my next big read or most anticipated read and discovering new authors!

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Great summary of what to look out for this month! Titles by some of my favorites are on the horizon.

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This Buzz book didn't have as many books catch my attention as most, however the books that sounded good sounded AMAZING.

This I Know, by Eldonna Edwards sounds like a really strange read, conceptually. But if the preview is any indication, the novel is incredible. The book starts out in the womb. Yeah, I know what you are thinking "pass. Not for me" , but Edwards carries out this off scene flawlessly. I can hardly wait to read the rest of the book.


The other book that captivated me was Mohammed Al Samawi's The Fox Hunt . I usually have trouble getting into non fiction, but this preview was grippimg. It was fast paced, intriguing and left me worried for Samawi. I'm considering it a personal "must read".

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Informative.
I appreciate the excerpts and detailed descriptions that go into these previews.
Thanks again Netgalley.

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This was helpful to see upcoming new releases! I like that it's organized in multiple ways (by genre and by date)!
A lot of books were added to my to-read pile!

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If you are an obsessive reader like I am, you may find it difficult to find enough books to read. And, since most books are expensive, you probably like to make sure that you will like a book before actually buy one. Unfortunately, most of the times, readers only get to read a short summary or a short excerpt from the first chapter.

On the other hand, In Buzz Books Monthly, gives a plethora of ways to check out a book. Firstly, this book gives a page or two summary of the book. This is then followed by the FULL first chapter of each book. If the first chapter is short, they include a second chapter. After the sample, the book follows up with information about the author. I like that because it often lists other books they have written and, any awards they may have won. Plus, it, also, may give me information about what makes this author an authority on the subject of the book which is, certainly, important for non-fiction book.

The April book gives excerpts from four novels and three non-fiction books. When I was done reading this, I knew which books I wanted to read. Therefore, I feel comfortable spending money to buy any of my chosen books. Another advantage of Buzz Books, I found some new authors to add to my list. I also like that this comes out every month, which keeps me up-to-date on the latest books.

The greatest advantage of this book is that you can get it for FREE on Amazon!

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These excerpts always make me so impatient for the release dates! A great selection of books yet again, April looks like it's got some great books coming up.

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I love getting these - thank you! I always appreciate knowing what new books are getting the best buzz. Looking forward to a few!

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These are guides I'm thankful for. It helps inform me and brings up books I might not have known about otherwise to add to my ever growing TBR.

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I always enjoy seeing what new books are coming up. Thank you for providing this to us.

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I look forward to this being published every month. I always find multiple great books to add to my want to read list.

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Another great selection of upcoming titles for you to sample and request or bookmark for when they become available.

Thanks Netgalley for the new titles.

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A great collection of books being released for April. This is such a wonderful way to see what is due to come out.

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I love reading about new and upcoming books for the month ahead to see what should be added to my reading list/requested for reviews!

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I always look forward to buzz books! Many thanks. It gives me a heads up to what's coming for favorite authors and what titles to look for in debuts.

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A great way to find new books to add to my TBR pile! And even more to add to my site!

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I really enjoyed reading excerpts from some upcoming novels to decided if I want to add some to my ever growing TBR pile. I found 3 out of 7 I was really interested in and want to pick up! The others I'll keep on my radar for future reference if I hear a lot! Glad I got the chance to check this out.

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Well, it looks like I have to go online book shopping again! This edition has some amazing titles that already have me hooked from the excerpts. I'm dying to keep reading We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt and The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska

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