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Pub Date May 10 2022 | Archive Date Jan 16 2023


The 21st edition of Buzz Books is a treasure-trove of what readers value the most: substantial excerpts from titles scheduled for publication this fall and winter. Think of it as a compilation of nearly 60 great “singles.” At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!

Major bestselling authors such as Alice Feeney and John Irving are featured, along with literary greats Yiyun Li, Elizabeth McCracken, and Kamila Shamsie. Other sure-to-be popular titles are by Lauren Denton, Stephen Markley, and Ellen Marie Wiseman.

Buzz Books has had a particularly stellar track record with highlighting the most talented, exciting debut authors, and this edition is no exception with Jonathan Escoffery’s If I Survive You, Jamila Minnicks’ Moonrise Over New Jessup, and Kai Thomas’s In the Upper Country.

Our nonfiction selections range from New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv’s exploration of trauma to Cin Fabré’s inspiring story of becoming a Wall Street Trader at 19. Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Thomas Ricks offers a look into the civil rights movement.

Finally, we present ten early looks at new work up-and-coming young adult authors Kate Armstrong, Krystal Marquis, and Maya Prasad and more, as well as Nubia, a debut from actor Omar Epps.

The 21st edition of Buzz Books is a treasure-trove of what readers value the most: substantial excerpts from titles scheduled for publication this fall and winter. Think of it as a compilation of...

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Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter is a huge collection of excerpts from the most highly anticipated releases for the second half of 2022. I loved learning about new novels and reading samples. This sampler is massive and has something for everyone. It includes Fiction, Debut, Nonfiction, and Young Adult book samples. Thank you NetGalley and the publishers for providing this great collection.

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Oh my goodness!! So many delicious books coming out this fall. I'm so excited to read them all. I love how Buzz Books introduces you to so many books that aren't in my usual genre. I requested quite a few, downloaded a couple, and wrote the rest down to add to my ever growing and almost toppling TBR mountain.

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I am excited for these 2022 Winter/Fall Titles!! This was such a great preview. When I was a bookseller I always loved breezing through this catalogue at one of our Publisher breakfasts. They truly made us eagerly anticipate upcoming releases!

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This title is one of the best that I know of for readers who want to learn about upcoming books across a wide variety of categories. Whether it is debut authors, blockbuster authors, popular authors, non-fiction, fiction, YA, suggestions can be found here. In addition, a number of titles have lengthy excerpts.

Buzz Books is free at many e retailers. I very highly recommend it. I have already started making my list for new titles to read. It is lengthy.

Many thanks to NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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Always a joy. Get to see what’s coming, read chapters and request ARCS. Thanks for including me, a highlight of my reading plans.

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An excellent guide to many intriguing books coming out in the fall and winter months. I appreciate all the excerpts and seeing the lists of titles, since it gives me ideas for books I'll want to order for the library collection. Thanks to Publishers Lunch and the publishers for making this collection available!

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Absolutely LOVE these Buzz Book excerpts! I get a preview of exciting upcoming titles and can get a sense of whether these books will be ones that I will want to request from Netgalley for review and to simply enjoy as a reader.

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It's time for Publishers Lunch Buzz Books 2022 list of Fall/Winter Great Reads. This installment contains an absolutely requisite list of titles closing out the year, all of which cover a diverse breadth of topics. Long previews give a generous snapshot of forthcoming Fiction, Non-Fiction, and YA content, with links to request the full titles also included. These booklets are not only essential, they are a delight for every reader

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Buzz Books is always an exciting preview of the best of the new books for the season and it's FREE!

First introduced for the 2012 Book Expo America, the FREE digital Publishers Lunch Buzz Books has become the place for both industry professionals and book lovers in general to discover and read about the books expected to spark high demand BEFORE they are published!

The Fall/Winter 2022 has too many exciting new books from favorite authors to list here but includes Jeffrey Archer, Kate Atkinson, Russell Banks, David Baldacci, John Banville, John Irving, Cormac McCarthy, Nelson DeMille, Celest Ng, Jane smiley, Elizabeth Stout, and the list goes on. There are also excerpts from next season's best new titles.

I chose one title from each of the four broad categories for my reading list. Fiction: T. Greenwood's SUCH A PRETTY GIRL; Debut: CITY UNDER ONE ROOF (Iris Yamashita); Non-Fiction: MADLY, DEEPLY THE ALAN RICKMAN DIARIES Young Adult; DRIZZLE DREAMS, AND LOVESTRUCK THINGS (Maya Prasad).

Available for Kindle at Buzz Books on Amazon. Did I mention it's FREE!


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Thank you to NetGalley for this incredible guide to the best books expected in Fall and Winter. These Buzz Book anthologies have become my go-to resource for all of the newest treasures to add to my TBR list. I'm counting the days until some of my favorite authors release their newest novels and I'm already drawn to several new authors after reading excerpts of their stunning debuts. Non-fiction is not my usual genre of choice but some upcoming releases by some very interesting celebrities have already caught my eye. I'm ready for a huge pile of books to keep me warm and cozy in fall and winter!

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Excellent overview of Fall/Winter books. I read a lot of the excerpts and requested half a dozen galleys. What a great way to explore new books and new authors! Highly recommended

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I love these previews. It helps me watch for books that are going to be on the rise during each season. Thank you for always putting these together!

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Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter is a great sampler for anyone interested to know what books are being published when. There were many books I was not aware of yet, and the reading samples were often several chapters so you really get a feel for the book's tone. I added many new titles to my reading list. Highly recommended for anyone who loves books! Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!

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I really love this in depth look at the books coming out in fall/winter 2022-2023. The extended descriptions help you decide which books to look into further, and the excerpts give you an idea of the writing style.
Thank so much for this!

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This is a MUST for any reader! This provides release dates for highly-anticipated books and has so many surprises of authors I didn’t know has a new one releasing. I use it to immediately put “holds” on books I cannot wait to read at my local library securing my place at the top of what will be a long list! Thanks to NetGalley for compiling the book - I love it!

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This book is the greatest thing since slice bread! I really like having this on Kindle so that I am able to highlight the books I’m interested in, and I even have the ability to export that list. Wahoo! Thank you @netgalley.

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I can’t even contain my excitement over this. Every season I scour the internets for anticipated releases, and am always unfulfilled because each list I find only has a handful of books on it, but I want to know ALL of them. So this is a dream come true. And with excerpts to boot! I’ll be looking forward to this each season. Thanks, NetGalley! You rock!

Also, holy smokes, I’ll have my work cut out for me tackling the tbr list this fall. So many great titles coming out. I’m not about to wish my summer reads away, but I can feel the hearts in my eyes just thinking about sweaters and candles and lattes and that crisp fall smell while snuggled up reading any number of these books. Ahhh.

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Buzz Books never lets me down! I’m always excited to download a new issue and immediately start adding to my TBR! I always come away with at least a few reads I am excited about and hadn’t heard of yet. Can’t wait for the next romance issue!!

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I am literally freaking obsessed with these because it gives me a piece of each author’s writing style to determine whether I want to delve deeper into a book or not. And of course I get to read a bit of some books from authors I adore and am so excited for!!! In this one, the new Feeney has me sooooo excited and now I want it more than ever!!! Thank you so much for putting these together!!!

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I absolutely love getting the new edition of Buzz Books. The last review, I think I wrote it was like getting a present with a pretty bow wrapped up special with great books for me. Well, this time the box was bigger and the bow was prettier.

There were are so many novels coming out by authors I am awaiting. Fredrik Backman, Kate Atkinson, Maggie O’Farrell, Kate McCraken, Candice Carly-Williams, Alice Feeney, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and many more. I could go on for a long time. I love that this includes debut novels, and that is one of my favorite parts; I get to discover new voices and books that I will love. The Storyteller’s Death, by Ann Devila Cardinal, If I Survive You, by Jonathan Escoffery, and Someday Maybe, by Onyi Nwabinelli sounded especially interesting. I also appreciate that there are many Non-Fiction books listed.

This is terrific for NetGalley members because their are excerpts to read and then you can directly request the book. Some books, had a link where I could get the book right away. This I will definitely come back to, as I finish up some of my summer reads and can plan for the books I’d like in the Fall and Winter.

If you do not have a NetGalley account, you can still get Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter FREE just by going to your Amazon account and adding it to your Kindle. It is so helpful to see books you like and also great for Book Clubs picks.

I decided to add a separate category with the books I like from here. I can then check back and add additional books I will add on. This is a great time to start looking over the new titles, as many friends and fellow Goodreads members will start discussing them. It sparks early discussions of the books, too and that is fun. It’s a great way for us all to see new books that interest us.

So, 5 stars 🌟all the way. Love this Guide so Much.

Thank you NetGalley and Publishers Lunch for providing a copy of this.

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I look forward to each edition of Buzz Books with great anticipation! This is a brilliant way to build excitement about upcoming books by familiar authors AND introduce new authors who readers otherwise might not have learned about. The editors do a wonderful job of summarizing the books, and they include an incredibly thorough list of books coming out this fall. In this edition, I especially enjoyed The Fortunes of Jaded Women (read an ARC which was great), The Storyteller's Death, Daisy Darker, and Now is Not the Time to Panic. Huge thanks to NetGalley for providing this fantastic resource for booklovers.

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I LOVE The Buzz Books series from Publishers Lunch! Thank you so much for the inside scoop on what will be big in the coming season, and especially for the generous excerpts. The Buzz Books download always informs my purchasing decisions, reader’s advisory, and “TBR” list for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Committee! I especially love to peruse the Buzz Books for potential crossover titles that will be popular with faculty members. This season I am especially excited to start reading Winterland by Rae Meadows, The Old Place by Bobby Finger (crunch, crunch), and The Davenports by Krystal Marquis! Many thanks, and I look forward to future Buzz Books Compilations!

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This is a really comprehensive sampler of books from authors I know and love, authors I've heard of and never read, and authors I've never heard of before. It contains books for everyone with the following sections:
- Fiction
- Debut
- Non-Fiction
- Young Adult

As I went through this summary, I skipped through, focusing on authors and titles that interested me the most, but these quick excerpts are perfect for me to have anytime I have a few minutes of downtime to just take a glance at any book that sounds interesting, and get it added to my to-read list once it comes out.

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Comprehensive catalog of new books being released in the next year. I enjoyed discovering the new books that will soon be available for purchase and reading.

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Buzz Books 2022 Fall/Winter is a great look into what is in the pipeline for upcoming book publications. It includes fiction, debut authors, non-fiction, and young adult. Because the extended reading excerpts were often several chapters, I really got a feel for the book and author’s writing style. I added many new titles to my TBR list and counting the days until some of my favorite authors release dates.

Thanks so much for publishing this – I highly recommend for anyone who loves to read!

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"Think of it as a special issue of your favorite literary magazine." Yes, please. I also like to think of Buzz Books 2022 as Book Christmas. I want 'em all, and I can't decide which to unwrap first. As is Publishers Lunch's custom, they've curated their selection of upcoming fall/winter titles into four parts: Fiction, Debut, Nonfiction, and Young Adult. I've selected and requested five titles (3 Fiction, 1 debut, and 1 Nonfiction) and a certain "Bridgerton-esque YA romance with an all-Black cast" is calling to me, too.

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“The day we got back from London they hired armed guards for our house because all these ex-pats over there kept telling them how dangerous Karachi is. Give me dangerous and keep your boiled cabbage, Londoners.”
From Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie, (the author of Home Fire )

Shamsie’s book is just one of the titles that I’ll be keeping an eye out for.

At the beginning of these Publisher's Lunch samplers, they always list a lot of authors with new titles coming out but whose works aren’t promoted here. They include Kate Atkinson Elizabeth Strout, and Frederick Backman, among others.

There are four sections in the book: Fiction, Debut, Nonfiction. Young Adult. There are usually several paragraphs of description before each entry to help you decide whether to continue.

Sometimes, a page or two of the book is all I need, but now and then, I get so engrossed in a story that I feel rudely interrupted and cheated when I reach “You’ve just read an excerpt from…”

I’m sure many readers will be interested in Shamsie’s new book, quoted above, as well as The Last Chairliftby John Irving: Aspen, Colorado, skiing, unconventional family, ghosts.

One that appeals to me is The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton: Florida, hurricane, trust-me-know-it-all husband, extremely pregnant wife.

Best-selling author Alice Feeney’s new one is Daisy Darker, about a family gathered for an 80th birthday celebration in an old house on a tidal island. While the island is cut off from the mainland, Nana is found dead, and then another person dies, and so it goes. The promotional material says:

“With a wicked wink to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Daisy Darker’s unforgettable twists will leave readers reeling.”

Sound good? Then there’s Such a Pretty Girl by T. Greenwood, which sounds very contemporary, judging by this description from the promotional material.

“A controversial photo of her as a pre-teen has been found in the possession of a wealthy investor recently revealed as a pedophile and a sex trafficker—with an inscription to him from Ryan’s mother on the back.”

A debut that sounds excellent is Onyi Nwabineli's Someday, Maybe. I think the author’s background alone suggests an interesting outlook.

“ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Benin, Nigeria, Onyi Nwabineli grew up in Glasgow, the Isle of Man, Newcastle, and now lives in London.”

This prologue is enough to make me want to read more:

“Around the time my husband was dying, I was chipping ice from the freezer in search of the ice cube tray wedged in the back. But only because I was taking a break from filling his voice mail with recriminations about his failure to communicate his whereabouts. The memory of this along with countless other things would weave together the tapestry of blame I laid upon myself in the days and weeks after his death.

Therefore, in the spirit of continued honesty, here are three things you should know about my husband:
“ 1. He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado,

2. He was, as far as I and everyone else could tell, perfectly happy. Which is significant because…

3. On New Year’s Eve, he committed suicide.

And here is one thing you should know about me:

1. I found him.

Bonus fact: No. I am not okay.”

The last one I’ll mention, Windfall: The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her by Erika Bolstad is a nonfiction that deals with an interesting contemporary issue - Who owns what? This is from the publisher’s promotion, not an excerpt from the book.

“Author Erika Bolstad was shocked to learn she had inherited mineral rights in North Dakota in the throes of an oil bonanza.
. . .
Windfall is a fascinating cultural examination that explores the entitled mentality that has long defined white settlers in the American West and its consequences on the landscape and its original inhabitants. Told in dual narratives, the story of a remarkable historical woman with the modern-day journey of her great-granddaughter seeking to uncover her family’s history. In addition, timely themes related to environmentalism and climate change driven by the oil business are at the center of this story.”

These free sampler books are always good value. You don’t have to be a NetGalley reviewer or run a blog or anything to download them from Publisher’s Lunch.

I did get mine from NetGalley, so thanks to them and to Publisher’s Lunch for these books. There are separate samplers for Romance and other genres. Go forth and enjoy!

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I love reading the Buzz Books publication each season as it highlights the most anticipated books of the season! There are so many wonderful sounding books coming out in the Fall and Winter....I cannot wait to read them! Thank you for the opportunity to read this.

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Okay I am obsessed! There are so many incredible books coming out this fall! I'm so grateful for this because honestly I wouldn't have known about HALF of these books and how they were coming out without it! I cannot WAIT to read all of these! My heart is singing with joy while my wallet cries in my pocket under the prospects of spending more money hahahaha!

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Perusing the books for the upcoming 2022 Fall/Winter is like searching for a fine wine. You never know what sample is going to tempt you, want you to taste it, or pass it by.

I am looking forward to so many of the fiction and non-fiction releases this year. Such a great variety of tastes to offer up your readers. Thank you to all the publishers and authors!

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Another greaet synopsis of what is to come in publishing. These offer such a great resource to readers. Also enjoy the excerpts which gives me opportunities to talk about upcoming options for our bookclub. Please keep making these.

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A great resource for any librarian, book reviewer or book lover. A great way to get a jump and generate buzz on the new titles before they are released. A must read every season.

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These are an excellent reference for upcoming books. It’s valuable to be able to sample a book before buying it and I find myself buying a lot more books because of it.

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I always look forward to the Buzz Books catalgoe of upcoming titles. It's a good way to acquaint yourself to what will be published and a great way to request books that are of interest. Hopefully, the reveiws I write will help others find the novels that interest them and generate buzz for those novels. ~~~~~Sharon, The Writer's Reader,

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Many thanks to NetGalley and Publisher’s Lunch for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advance copy.

Buzz Books is published seasonally and highlights all the best reads coming out for that season. There are specialized ones for romance or young adult readers. This is a general one for the the Fall/Winter 2022/2023. If you know anything about publishing fall is a huge release time (think just in time for Christmas!) so this one is always chock full of great books coming out.

The first section of this tells you all the new releases. It is divided into sections of Fiction, Highly Anticipated, Emerging Voices, Debuts, and Commercial Fiction. The Non Fiction is divided between all genres, for example, memoirs, political, social issues etc. Then the next section is excerpts of certain novels. These really give you a chance to get a sense of the book, the writing style, a hint at the storyline, so you can decide if it is something you want to put on your TBR list.

The great thing about Buzz Books is that if you like the excerpt they give you a link where you can request the book on NetGalley. Can’t get any more convenient than that! I read through the samples and there are some great books coming out. The other great thing is that if you follow a series or have a favourite author you can easily see if there are new books coming out and the date they will be released. Honestly, my TBR list is exploding after going through Buzz Books. Stay tuned for upcoming posts where I will be highlighting the new releases.

Buzz Books if free so it costs you nothing to pick it up, but beware - it will cost you in purchasing new books.

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I just love the Buzz Books --it's a great intro to the books coming out this Fall and Winter. As usual there are excerpts from the books you most want to read and then I am introduced to more books for my want to read listing. Just hope I live long enough to read all the books I identified!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for access to these upcoming volumes via Buzz Books.

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My name is Debbie and I’m a book addict…

I need to get my head examined! Why oh why would I do this to myself? Get a book that tells me about hundreds of new books coming up? When I’m obviously an incorrigible addict of books and lists who can’t stop adding stories to her eternal pile! But the addict is rubbing her hands in gleeful anticipation, as she gulps downs titles and excerpts like there’s no tomorrow. (I know I’m in trouble when I start referring to myself in third person!)

SO many books to look forward to. There’s a list at the front enumerating a boatload of new books coming out in Fall and Winter of this year (2022). Many favorite literary fiction writers have new books, including Atkinson, Backman, Banks, Irving, Kingsolver, McCarthy, McCracken, McEwan, Ng, O’Farrell, Saunders, Strout, and Wilson. And those are just SOME of the names I love or recognize!! Also included is a list of commercial fiction, where we have new titles coming out by Stephen King, Patterson, Picoult, Reid, and many more. Nonfiction includes books by Nick Hornby, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Annie Proulx, and Murakami. And for those who like pop culture, there are works by Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and Steve Martin, to name a few. There are also lists of debut books and young adult fiction. See why I’m going nutso?? And seriously, there are a million more (a slight exaggeration, but it sure seems like a million).

To make things ten times worse, Buzz Books includes about 60 excerpts. I mean, it’s a good thing, really, a juicy thing, but it’s a lot of candy that I shouldn’t be eating because I still have pillowcases full of Kit-Kats and Reese’s from multiple Halloween trick-or-treating (just kidding, though I’d LIKE to have them, lol). These excerpts did me in! My goal was just to bite when I read something unusual or “special,” but that sort of went out the window as I got engrossed in what I decided were books necessary to my survival, lol.

I thought I’d go after Irving’s latest, The Last Chairlift, but it’s 900 pages, has ghosts, and the excerpt didn’t slay me—so I passed on that one.

Some books I did request (written by favorite authors) are The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell, Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson, and Lessons by Ian McEwan. Several excerpts by writers I haven’t heard of had me pressing the Request button, too. I’m really looking forward to reading Toad by Katherine Dunn. She wrote an old, bizarre favorite of mine called Geek Love; this new book was published posthumously. (I was sad to learn she died in 2016.) Also looking forward to Has Anyone Seen My Toes?, which appears to be super funny.

See? WAY too many! And of course I have an “I’m Tempted” list, but am trying damn hard to forget about it and not request any more! I’m trying to settle the hell down, hold a cup of tea instead of clicking that damn Request button. I have so many older books that are calling my name—I’m crazy to keep adding to the pile!

I will say that I’ve already read and loved Strout’s latest, Lucy by the Sea, due out in September. There’s not an excerpt to check out, but believe me when I say it’s excellent. It ties as my favorite book of the year so far.

It will be fun to return to Buzz Books to read excerpts after I start seeing reviews coming in.

You don’t have to be a NetGalley reviewer to get your hands on this book. Just type “Buzz Books” into Amazon search, and you’ll see you can download a Kindle copy for free.

I’ll be curious to see if old Trixie Trigger Finger can resist the Buzz Books for Spring/Summer 2023. Addicts are always addicts, as they say. But my toppling TBR pile threatens to fall on my head and render me unconscious. It might come down to a matter of safety! (Ha, never mind that Kindle books can’t fall on your head; their trick is to cause brain jams, memory loss, list-itis, and storage overload.)

Happy reading! There are lots of goodies coming!

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I always look forward to these! I'm a book nerd through and through, so I'm 100% into reading the exerpts of upcoming titles and adding them to my must-read/must-purchase list.

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An excellent preview of fall and winter 2022 books. I really really enjoyed getting a digital ARC from Netgalley and Publishers Lunch. This sampler of new 2022 books releasing in the fall and winter, was really neat to read and allowed me to preview a few books I wouldn't normally pick up. There are a lot of authors in here that I recognized, new ones and ones that I haven't read before. There were many many books that I wanted to run to the bookstore to pickup right away. Those books are: Anne of Greenville, the Davenports, Sink: A Memoir, Well That Was Unexpected, Age of Vice, Confidence, The Book of Goose, The Bliss Montage, Until We Break, We All Want Impossible Things, Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968, Strangers to Ourselves, The Lost Girls of Willowbrook: A Heartbreaking Novel of Survival Based on True History, Daughters of the New Year, The Light Pirate, Drizzle Dreams and Lovestruck Things, Perish, The Hero of this Book, City Under One Roof and The Storyteller's Death.

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