2017 BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Books Revealed

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BookExpo has announced the titles to be featured on this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels, which name the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2017. The Buzz panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing their favorite upcoming titles, will be supplemented with an Author Stage appearance for the chosen authors.

BookExpo will take place Wednesday, May 31, 2017, through Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The 2017 Editors’ Buzz book selections are:


Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel: Wednesday, May 31, at 1:45 p.m.

  • Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent (Publisher: Scout Press; Publication Date: August 22, 2017)
  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; Publication Date: August 22, 2017)
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (Publisher: Riverhead Books; Publication Date: August 29, 2017)
  • The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews (Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Publication Date: September 5, 2017)
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (Publisher: Putnam; Publication Date: January 9, 2018)
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (Publisher: William Morrow; Publication Date: January 23, 2018)


Young Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel: Thursday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m.

  • Spinning by Tillie Walden (Publisher: First Second Books; Publication Date: September 12, 2017)
  • Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (Publisher: Razorbill; Publication Date: September 12, 2017)
  • All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (Publisher: Algonquin Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 10, 2017)
  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 17, 2017)
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 17, 2017)


Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel: Friday, June 2, at 11:00 a.m.

  • Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo (Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group; Publication Date: September 1, 2017)
  • The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag (Publisher: Graphix; Publication Date: September 1, 2017)
  • Greetings From Witness Protection! by Jake Burt (Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; Publication Date: October 3, 2017)
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore (Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 24, 2017)
  • The Unicorn Quest: The Whisper in the Stone by Kamilla Benko (Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books; Publication Date: January 30, 2018)

Buzz titles were chosen by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians, and other industry professionals who reviewed the submissions and voted for this year’s selections.

All ABA Regular Bookstore and Provisional members are entitled to receive free BookExpo admission badges if they provide their ABA Membership ID number upon registration. Booksellers in need of their ID number should contact ABA Member Relationship managers Nathan Halter (for the NCIBA, SCIBA, MPIBA, PNBA, SIBA regions) at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7514, or Catherine Cusick (for NAIBA, NEIBA, GLIBA, MIBA) at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7566.

For more information or to register, visit the BookExpo website. Watch for more details about this spring’s event in upcoming issues of Bookselling This Week