Monday, February 18, 2019
Buzz Books 2019: Young Adult Spring/Summer
Everyone loves to be "in the know" to have the inside track on new products, movies and books. So imagine my surprise and delight when I recently discovered Buzz Books 2019 featuring excerpts from upcoming titles. What a marvelous idea!
Like a literary taste test, readers can nibble at various new books set to come out. I think this would be an invaluable resource for teachers, school and public librarians as well as parents trying to satisfy a bookworm's insatiable thirst for books. A daunting task in today's world where much written isn't always the most "nutritious" to put it mildly. Having a little sample of a particular author is a great way to discover new authors to try, to find out whether you will enjoy. This ultimately saves the reader time (from wading through books at the library) and money (not purchasing books that you end up hating).
For each book, the cover is shown (which they note may change when published), a very helpful summary, the first chapter of the book and then a nice author bio to finish out the selection. I loved having a chance to become familiar with new works and new authors. This is a resource I definitely recommend to educators, librarians and parents. Now if only it would include video book trailers to really save time!
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Buzz Books 2019 from NetGalley for the purpose of review.