You'll find exclusive excerpts of seven novels due for publication during January in this sampler. 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 months ahead.
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? That’s the question Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists tries to answer in a sweeping novel about four siblings. Four cousins grapple with their artistic and genetic legacies in The Black Painting by Neil Olson.
Two of this month’s three debuts are psychological thrillers: A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window and Michelle Frances’s, The Girlfriend, while Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee explores how mental illness affects the relationship between two sisters.
Finally, in young adult fiction, Marieke Nijkamp’s sophomore title, Before I Let Go, is a haunting mystery about best friends, and Everless is a fantasy debut by Sara Holland.
We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—keep an eye out for February Buzz Books available in early January. 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. Read nearly 60 excerpts from the hottest books being published this season. And look for Buzz Books 2018: Spring/Summer in mid-January.