May 2018 Buzz Books Monthly
by Publishers Lunch
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Pub Date 02 Apr 2018 | Archive Date 01 Jun 2018
The seven titles with May publication dates excerpted in this sampler include four novels, a debut, and one each nonfiction and young adult.
Start with bestselling nonfiction author Sheila Heti’s first novel, Motherhood. Stephen McCauley’s My Ex-Life is about an unusual, comical midlife crisis, while the internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman’s Tin Man portrays the life of an autoworker in a small working-class town. Araminta Hall’s Our Kind of Cruelty introduces her brand of psychological suspense to U.S. readers for the first time.
Aimee Molloy's The Perfect Mother centers around a group of women whose lives become indelibly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.
Tessa Fontaine’s The Electric Woman is a memoir about running away to join the circus and much more.
Finally, you can enjoy Legendary, Stephanie Garber’s sequel to her New York Times bestselling debut YA novel Caraval.
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 June Buzz Books available in early May. 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.
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May Buzz Books Monthly is a great sampler of what is to come in May 2018. The Tin Man (by Sarah Winman) is already on my TBR list, but I was intrigued also by Motherhood (by Sheila Heti) and will be sure to check that out as well. All-in-all, another great sampler for another great month of reads!
Thank you for providing this compilation of upcoming books. Really enjoyed this group of excerpts.
I really enjoy these monthly Buzz Books. The excerpts are nice and I like that these books contain a nice list of books being released during the month sorted both by date and category.
Fantastic resource for some of the most noteworthy book releases coming up in the month of May!
Honestly this edition is most likely one of my favourites. Whether you're looking for a new book yourself, or a great Mother's Day gift for the wonderful women in your life, this edition will give you some fantastic ideas on what to read next.
Get ready! This edition has an excerpt of LEGENDARY! If you haven't been waiting for Legendary to come out since finishing Caraval, some other amazing books features in this edition were The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy, Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall and The Electric Woman by Tessa Fontaine
I always love getting to look through these. They always get me so excited about upcoming books!
Every month brings a fresh new copy of Buzz Books and May is loaded with a new crop of titles for the coming reading season. There are 7 excerpts to peruse as well as The May Publishing Preview. Buzz Books are always a useful tool for all who are interested in what comes next in the book world.
This guide alerts readers for the different titles to be released each month. These include all of the various genres, like nonfiction, like Biographies, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction, children's fiction' and more.
There is a listing of over 200 titles. This is a monthly publication that shows the prolific nature of the literary world. This listing can help booklovers both far and wide to find favorite authors' new releases as well as to discover exciting new reads.
What a wonderful idea! I loved this collection of book excerpts and reviews for up and coming books. Thanks to this collection, I now have 7 more books added to my TBR, and can't wait until their release dates.
A huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I truly appreciate it!
An incredibly useful reference for anyone who wants to know what's up and coming. I've never had something so succinctly sum up what I'd like.
So many awesome books this month - even the YA and non fiction looks good. I like getting these reminders month by month rather than just by season as well (though I do love those bulk collections).
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!
Love getting these monthly buzz books. I'm especially excited for Our Kind of Cruelty and Legendary.
Looking forward to upcoming releases in May. I’m most excited to check out the following books by authors who are new to me:
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
My ex-life by Stephen McCauley
Enjoyed reading about upcoming titles. Thank you Netgalley!
As though I need more books to add to Mount TBR! Lots of interesting books here, and The Electric Woman sounds intriguing.
I always enjoy these Monthly books of previews and lists of books to soon be published for the month ahead. I'm excited about what May has in store just judging by what was covered in this book, and I think everyone should read these monthly releases.
Excellent insights as always, and a useful calendar of most of the books out in that particular month. The excerpts help you to discover whether the authors prose suits you or not which can often be a huge deciding factor in the overall satisfaction you gain from the read itself. I love it when you can sample the start of the book, there's nothing more influential in the potential readers decision of whether to make the purchase/pre-order or not. This guide means you make fewer 'bad' purchases of books that don't suit you or keep you entertained and invested in the narrative and characters. Bravo!!
Having looked at the newest Buzz Book Monthly, I can see that I will be very busy in May. There are so many good books coming; fiction/non-fiction, well=known and debut authors, just so much to enjoy. Take a look and plan your time. This is a great resource!
As always, this is an incredibly helpful tool! I look forward to the next issue!
I always find so many books to put on my TBR list from these! I really look forward to them.
I love the Buzz Books Monthly books. The publishing dates are very helpful. I like the summary at the beginning and the excerpts are just enough to keep me interested, or not. I appreciate the effort it takes to compile these lists. Thank you!
Many thanks as always to Publshers Launch for Buzz Books Monthly!
This was an excellent way to find out just what exciting books are soon to be released. There’s a really useful calendar but perhaps even better are the various excerpts designed to encourage readers to want to read more. If I’m honest only one book didn’t appeal to me so downloading this was definitely a good idea.
The May 2018 Buzz Books Monthly edition was a comprehensive review of many upcoming publications. I enjoyed the excerpts the best, as they gave a solid amount of text from the upcoming publications. I also like the listings of when books are to be published; however, I would have enjoyed more photos. Overall, a good review of an anticipatory set of books!
This was a really useful preview of some great books coming up next month. I read extracts from books that i might not otherwise have picked up but will now look out for. I was also really excited to read the extract from legendary as I recently read Caraval and loved it. This was the first time that I had read one of these preview collections and I will be reading more in the future! A great way to get a taste of lots of different books to see what you might like to read
Lord, I'm excited!
What I'm Looking Forward to:
* The Pisces by Melissa Broder (5/1/18)
* Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk (5/1/18)
* Lost Empress by Sergio de la Plava (5/8/18)
* What Should be WIld by Julie Fine (5/8/18)
The Perfect Mother... Holy wow! I wasn't expecting to sit there with my eyes glued to the chapter, but I did. It's described as Big Little Lies meets Girl on the Train meets Before the Fall. The surprising ending of the excerpt has me adding this to my TBR.
Actually all of these books look so intriguing. I can't wait for May.
always useful to look at this each month. not sure what else to say about it except that I appreciate it.
Always a wonderfully curated collection of upcoming titles that help me prioritize and stay organized.
I loved this edition on upcoming books! Hope to read it every month and get ahead on all the new titles that are coming up.
The May 2018 Buzz Books Monthly sample is great to get to find out some of the upcoming books. Some samples are given. It is a good way to read a excerpt of a author's book you have not read yet.
I love having a monthly list of the most anticipated book release dates. It makes life so much easier knowing what I want to read next. I'm particularly excited for the release of Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall (I read the excerpt for this one in a previous release from Buzz Books) and The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy. The excerpt from The Perfect Mother in this edition of Buzz Books Monthly really grabbed my attention and I can't wait to read more. I was just approved an early copy of How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (also read an excerpt of this one in a previous release), and I can't wait to start on it today. Motherhood by Sheila Heti also looks promising. I actually purchased this one on the day it was released (May 1st), and I'm nearly finished with it. It's the first autobiographical fiction I've read and much different from what I usually read, but I've really enjoyed it so far. May definitely looks to be a promising month in the literary world!
I adore these round-ups of upcoming novels, and only wish I'd caught onto some of them sooner. My library hold list (and kindle files) are stacking up!
The Perfect Mother and Our Kind of Cruelty in particular had excellent extracts. So excited to read the books!
This collection of releases is great. Tin Man , which I have already read was a standout novel of my 2017 year. All of the other books in this pack are now on my Want To Read List
Thank you NetGalley again for letting me read those Buzz Books for an honest review!
I LOVE those books! They give you a good idea what good books are about to be published soon! Real summaries, several pages, you just want to read them all!!!
New authors, authors you already knew... Fiction, non fiction... There is at least one book for everyone! I know I want to read most of them!!!
Thank you again! I love those buzz books!
I love these samplers. I discover so many wonderful books that I had no interest in beforehand. The Perfect Mother in-captured. I found My Ex-Life humorous. Our Kind of Cruelty had me curious on what was going on and the lives of the individuals beforehand.
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