Friday, June 8, 2018

Book Review: Buzz Books 2018 Spring/Summer

Book Review:  Buzz Books 2018 Spring/Summer
Title:  Buzz Books 2018 Spring/Summer
Release Date:  January 8, 2018
Publisher:  Publisher's Lunch
Source:  netGalley

Our biannual Buzz Books captures all the excitement of the American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute and takes it much further. Start off a year of new reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 40 talked about Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead. (Goodreads)

My Review:

Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new books! Here are the titles from this edition that caught my eye:

How To Walk by Katherine Center


This one sounds sad, but left me wanting more. Margaret has her whole life ahead of her with a loving fiance, dream job, bright future, but then it's suddenly ripped away. How will she cope? What will she do next? Will she be able to go on?

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall


Not my usual type of read as I'm not a big fan of stalkers or jealous ex-boyfriends, but the writing grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go! Mike and V used to date, but now she's marrying another man. To be honest, they both sounded like jerks. But V doesn't seem to know that Mike doesn't believe they really broke up and is just waiting for the right moment to "rescue" her. Just like the bar game they used to play, where he'd be the jealous boyfriend chasing off anyone flirting with her. Now I'm wondering what Mike will do next? 


Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins


Three overweight teenage girls meet at summer camp and become lifelong friends. Sixteen years later, one of them winds up in the hospital, morbidly obese. Before her body gives out, she makes her friends swear to a deathbed promise. What was in the envelope? What had her friends promised? Definitely left me wanting to find out what happens next!

This I Know by Eldonna Edwards


Grace is the daughter of a small town Evangelical pastor and has a gift, although some seem to think it's a curse. Grace knows things. Things that she shouldn't. Like when a little boy drowned in a nearby lake. Or that her mother is pregnant again. And there's also the small issue of talking to her twin brother, even though he died at birth. Another sample that left me wanting more!

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney


Woman wakes up in a hospital. She's in a coma, so can't communicate with the people around her. What happened? Was she in an accident? Why can't she remember? And why is she so sure that her husband had something to do with it? Inquiring minds want to know!

Tell The Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams


Intriguing story about a woman who works as a Contentment Technician for a company that knows what will make you happy after a simple cheek swap. A machine spits out recommendations. Check everything off the list and you'll be happier! With a 99.97% approval rating, there's gotta be something to it. There's also her relationship with her unhappy bulimic son, but I was more interested in learning more about her job.

A Handful of Happiness by Massimo Vacchetta

A non-fiction story about an Italian veterinarian who discovers his new life's passion while caring for an orphaned baby hedgehog. How could anyone resist a baby hedgehog?



Already looking forward to the next batch of samples!


3 comments:

  1. I’ve only heard of Sometimes I Lie and have already managed to read it. I wasn’t as enamored as others but isn’t that always the case with me.

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  2. OOH! Funny how I automatically honed in on the word 'hedgehog' ... can't think why!

    A book I'm either going to love or hate depending on whether or not this is a rescued hedgehog or a 'pet'hedgehog, I'm away to investigate further.

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  3. A book I actually had on my Wish List under a slightly different title.

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