BookExpo America has named the books that will be championed during its three buzz panels at this year's BEA convention in Chicago. The books, which represent some of the most anticipated titles of the fall, were selected by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians, and other industry professionals.
At the buzz panels, which will be held during the May 11–13 show, the books' editors will discuss the titles. Some authors will also appear on an Author Stage, discussing their work.
Nine previous buzz titles selected over the past two years have appeared on New York Times bestseller lists.
Adult Editors' Buzz Panel
Another Day in the Death of America (Nation Books, Oct.) by Gary Younge
Darktown (37 INK, Sept.) by Thomas Mullen
History of Wolves (Grove Atlantic, Jan. ’17) by Emily Fridlund
Little Deaths (Hachette Books, Jan. ’17) by Emma Flint
The Mothers (Riverhead, Oct.) by Brit Bennett
The Nix (Knopf, Aug.) by Nathan Hill
YA Editors’ Buzz Panel
Caraval (Flatiron Books, Aug.) by Stephanie Garber
Stalking Jack the Ripper (JIMMY Patterson, Sept.) by Kerri Maniscalco
Rani Patel in Full Effect (Cinco Puntos, Oct.) by Sonia Patel
Spontaneous (Dutton, Aug.) by Aaron Starmer
Thieving Weasels (Dial, Aug.) by Billy Taylor
Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel
Frazzled (HarperCollins, Sept.) by Booki Vivat
Gertie’s Leap to Greatness (FSG, Oct.) by Kate Beasley
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes (Little, Brown, Sept.) by Wade Albert White
The Lost Property Office (Simon & Schuster, Nov.) by James R. Hannibal
Time Traveling with a Hamster (Random House/Schwartz & Wade, Oct.) by Ross Welford