BEA Buzz Book is a collection of excerpts on galleys that was featured in the last BookExpo America. It contained atleast 30 excerpts ranged from various kinds of Debuts, Non-Fiction, YA, Children, Adult, Memoirs, Mystery and General Fiction. Along with it was publisher’s information after every end of its excerpts.
Unfortunately, not every books are up to my taste since several of the YA fiction are chic lits with considerable predictable storylines of revenge, girlfriends, boys, school and probably some supernatural things happening while some of the adult books concerned with American tales (like periodical history novels, prohibitions, family drama, war and etc) which I was completely disinterested with for obvious reasons. There were also several books on Christian fiction which I skipped for another more obvious reason.
Some of the titles that caught my eyes was Matthew Dicks’s Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans, Sarah Maas’s Throne Of Glass and Bee Wilson’s Consider The Fork.
I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend’ and had reviewed the book a couple of months ago. It’s probably one of the original book that I enjoyed from this anthology. I’m currently reserving the interesting ‘The Light Between Oceans’ for my fasting month readings. Its a story of a man and his wife who after several miscarriage, found a living infant in a boat with a dead body.
Unfortunately, Bloomsbury might have been banning me from Throne of Glass ARCs request which is very dissappointing since its the only fantasy novel in this book that I was looking forward to. ‘Consider The Fork’ is surprisingly a book on history and basic of cooking. Even with the supplied excerpt, its is very information-packed and a pleasant reading since I’m currently taking a short course on pastry and bakery and I do require some additional readings besides reading ‘Professional Cooking’.
The supplied excerpt might help the professional industry for upcoming releases but its quite a generalized mainstream selections which may have not appeal genre specific readers. Maybe in the future, BEA would have made specific genre buzz books since it would have been better not to lump everything in one book.
This ebook is supplied by Publishers Lunch via NetGalley for BookExpo America 2012.
List of Titles and Authors by release date:
- Peter Heller: The Dog Stars
- Matthew Dicks: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
- Hanna Pylvainen: We Sinners
- M.L. Stedman: The Light Between Oceans
- Sarah Maas: Throne Of Glass
- David Levithan: Every Day
- Junot Díaz: This Is How You Lose Her
- Shani Boianjiu: The People Of Forever Are Not Afraid
- Amanda Coplin: The Orchardist
- Jasper Fforde: The Last Dragonslayer
- Jessica Khoury: Origin
- Kevin Powers: The Yellow Birds
- Lawrence Norfolk: John Saturnall’s Feast
- Lance Weller: Wilderness
- J.R. Moehringer: Sutton
- Dennis Lehane: Live by Night
- Eric Devine: Tap Out
- Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian: Burn For Burn
- Libba Bray: The Diviners
- Ned Vizzini: The Other Normals
- James Meek: The Heart Broke In
- Mark Helprin: In Sunlight And In Shadow
- Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory Of Love
- Rhoda Janzen: Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?
- Teresa Rhyne: The Dog Lived
- Bee Wilson: Consider The Fork
- Neil Young: Waging Heavy Peace
- Iris Anthony: Ruins Of Lace
- Diana Athill: Make Believe
- Janet Gurtler: Who I Kissed
- Barbara Kingsolver: Flight Behavior
- Bill Roorbach: Life Among Giants
- John Kenney: Truth in Advertising