BookExpo has announced the titles selected for the Editors’ Buzz program for this year's show to be held May 30-June 1. The buzz programs is Book Expo's annual roundup of the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in the coming publishing seasons in the adult, YA, and middle grade categories. The books are chosen by three separate committees made up of publishing industry professionals, who select titles from lists submitted by exhibiting publishers.

The Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 1:45 p.m. The Young Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. The Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel will be held on Friday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m.

“BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has an impressive track record of selecting the books that quickly become part of the national conversation,” Brien McDonald, event director for BookExpo and BookCon, said in a statement. “BookExpo’s attendees value the discovery our event provides and the Editors’ Buzz panels are the ideal platform to hear about the next bestsellers."

This year's selections are as follows:


  • Maid, by Stephanie Land (Hachette Books, December 2018
  • Ohio: A Novel, by Stephen Markley (Simon & Schuster, August 2018)
  • She Would Be King, by Wayétu Moore (Graywolf Press, September 2018)
  • Small Animals, by Kim Brooks (Flatiron Books, August 2018)
  • The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World, by Sarah Weinman (Ecco, September 2018)
  • There Will Be No Miracles Here, by Casey Gerald (Riverhead Books, October 2018)


  • Darius the Great is Not Okay, by Adib Khorram (Dial Books for Young Readers, September 2018)
  • The Girl King, by Mimi Yu (Bloomsbury Children's Books, October 2018)
  • Girls of Paper and Fire, by Natasha Ngan (JIMMY Patterson, October 2018)
  • Sadie, by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books, September 2018)
  • The Similars, by Rebecca Hanover (Sourcebooks Fire, January 2019)

Middle Grade

  • Everlasting Nora, by Marie Cruz (Starscape, October 2018)
  • I’m OK, by Patti Kim (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, October 2018)
  • Monstrous Devices, by Damien Love (Viking Children’s Books, November 2018)
  • Sanity & Tallulah, Book 1, by Molly Brooks (Disney-Hyperion, October 2018)
  • Short and Skinny , by Mark Tatulli (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, September 2018)