BEA Buzz Books 2012 : Excerpts From Over 30 Top Fall 2012 Titles by Various Authors

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:

  1. Peter Heller: The Dog Stars
  2. Matthew Dicks: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
  3. Hanna Pylvainen: We Sinners
  4. M.L. Stedman: The Light Between Oceans
  5. Sarah Maas: Throne Of Glass
  6. David Levithan: Every Day
  7. Junot Díaz: This Is How You Lose Her
  8. Shani Boianjiu: The People Of Forever Are Not Afraid
  9. Amanda Coplin: The Orchardist
  10. Jasper Fforde: The Last Dragonslayer
  11. Jessica Khoury: Origin
  12. Kevin Powers: The Yellow Birds
  13. Lawrence Norfolk: John Saturnall’s Feast
  14. Lance Weller: Wilderness
  15. J.R. Moehringer: Sutton
  16. Dennis Lehane: Live by Night
  17. Eric Devine: Tap Out
  18. Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian: Burn For Burn
  19. Libba Bray: The Diviners
  20. Ned Vizzini: The Other Normals
  21. James Meek: The Heart Broke In
  22. Mark Helprin: In Sunlight And In Shadow
  23. Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory Of Love
  24. Rhoda Janzen: Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?
  25. Teresa Rhyne: The Dog Lived
  26. Bee Wilson: Consider The Fork
  27. Neil Young: Waging Heavy Peace
  28. Iris Anthony: Ruins Of Lace
  29. Diana Athill: Make Believe
  30. Janet Gurtler: Who I Kissed
  31. Barbara Kingsolver: Flight Behavior
  32. Bill Roorbach: Life Among Giants
  33. John Kenney: Truth in Advertising
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