BWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 Adult BookExpo Buzz Panel Finalists

BWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 Adult BookExpo Buzz Panel Finalists

Hello from NYC!!! I'm in town for the annual Book Expo of America, an industry conference highlighting all the major books publishers will bea highlighting this fall...and I get to tell you all about what I see and be your eyes to keep you updated on all the latest news!

I'll be live-tweeting and Instagram-posting updates on-site all week via the handle @abackwardsstory.

Yesterday, I attended the Adult Buzz Panel, which is a special event to highlight the best of the best. Every publishing house submits its lead title for consideration, both fiction and nonfiction, and a panel chooses 5 or 6 titles. Titles they think will be popular. Titles that will win awards. Past winners included READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline and THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern.

Here are the 2018 Adult BookExpo Finalists, and a little bit about each title:


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Bonnie Lynn Wagner Bonnie Lynn Wagner has been a reader for as long as she can remember. Friends frequently come to her for book recommendations, and eventually, she decided to start reviewing books in order to share her love of them with everyone! While her favorite genre is fantasy, she reads and reviews many others, from contemporary novels to juvenile picture books.

When she isn't reviewing books, you can find her on Twitter @abackwardsstory talking about musicals, nail polish, and Disney, among other things!

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