Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 11, 2017


Everyone should download these each time they come out – it’s great to see everything that it is due for publication all in the same place. It makes life so much easier for us book lovers to know which books we really want to request due to the sneak peeks you provide.”) The July monthly features three thrillers, and two debuts:

The Last Hack by Christopher Brookmyre
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
Final Girls by Riley Sager
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Featured nonfiction title is Peter Hellman’s In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire.
YA sci-fi/fantasy novel, Dream Me by Kathyrn Berla rounds out the sampler.You’ll find exclusive excerpts of seven beach-worthy titles due for publication during the month of July in this sampler—after our extensive preview of well over 100 new books of interest coming to market in the month ahead.

Then turn to new fiction from bestselling authors. Thrillers dominate our excerpts this month, with The Last Hack, the new Jack Parlabane thriller from one of the smartest minds in crime fiction, Christopher Brookmyre as well as literary thriller Fierce Kingdom by Barnes & Noble Discover Award-winner Gin Phillips. Riley Sager’s debut, Final Girls, is a gripping psychological thriller.

The Life She Was Given by Ellen Wiseman, while not a thriller, is an intense novel about the devastating power of family secrets—beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s. On the lighter side is Rachel Khong’s funny, touching debut Goodbye, Vitamin.

Our nonfiction excerpt is In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
Journalist Peter Hellman details the notorious, legendary Rudy Kurniawan, a 20-something Indonesian immigrant who burst onto the rarified scene of ultrafine wines in 2002 and then crashed and burned.

Rounding out the sampler is a young adult sci-fi/fantasy, Dream Me by Kathyrn Berla.

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. We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—and keep an eye out for August Buzz Books available in early July.

Passionate readers have relied on our twice-a-year Buzz Books to sample and discover new books from big authors and breakout talents through exclusive and substantial pre-publication excerpts. You can read more than 50 excerpts from the hottest books appearing this fall and winter right now. Also, watch for our second annual Buzz Books Romance, devoted to this popular genre (available July 12).

With the recent successful launch of our two Buzz Books 2017 Fall/Winter collections, we continue our monthly sampler program with the release of July Buzz Books Monthly, available for download on Amazon, iBooks, and NetGalley.
Offering consumer-friendly excerpts, and including a comprehensive preview that highlights hundreds of notable forthcoming titles for the month listed by category and then week by week, positive reviews from readers have already begun: (“Once again an exceptional choice of extracts/previews!
Beyond the seven titles featured in the new Monthly, the full Spring/Summer 2017 Buzz Books collections also include these July releases to sample now:
The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber
Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy
Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente

Publishers Lunch sixth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides the special excitement of Winter Institute and takes it even further with samples of the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. Publishing insiders— librarians, booksellers, bloggers and reviewers—rely on Buzz Books to survey breakout titles on the horizon.

These substantial pre-publication excerpts reflect a broad spectrum of today’s young adult writing, from fantasy and romance to suspense and humor. You will discover debut writers to put on your radar, while enjoying early samples from some of the biggest authors in the field and even a memoir for younger readers.

Three New York Times bestselling authors share new work: Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger); Cora Carmack (the Losing It series); and Joelle Charbonneau (the Testing trilogy). Ahdieh and Charbonneau are previous Buzz Books authors, so we’re delighted to have them back.

Beyond the boundaries of YA, we also feature two middle grade titles from JIMMY Patterson, the children’s imprint that James Patterson founded to encourage every child to love reading.

Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like these:

Love Buzz Books! They are so helpful for librarians. This YA sampler is particularly great for any librarian with a sizable teen population. Some very interesting titles highlighted here, in a wide variety of genres.

Your reading friends can download this free edition of Buzz Books at any major ebookstore or at For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Great resource, Kathy 🙂 Thank you!


  2. Thanks for this roundup Kathy!


  3. I have read a couple of these before and, like you said, they are a great resource 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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