BookExpo is almost here! My flight leaves tomorrow morning approximately at zero dark thirty. 🙂 In my previous posts, I shared tips I’ve gathered from previous attendees as well as events that I plan on attending. In this post, I’ll highlight some books that are on my radar for the show.
I’ve got an ARC watchlist ready to go! Some of the announced romance titles that I’ll be watching for are:
Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: May 16, 2017
This is the second in Zanetti’s Blood Brothers series. The first book, Deadly Silence, has been on my TBR for a while and I need to bump it up.
The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Release Date: August 8, 2017
As the title states, this deals with a forbidden romance and the blurb is intriguing.
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
Release Date: July 25, 2017
This is the first book in Rai’s new Forbidden Hearts series. I’m really hoping I score a copy of this!
I’m expecting to pick up quite a few non-romance galleys as well:
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Schmidt’s novel is a work of biographical fiction about the Lizzie Borden case and the murders of her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden. I have a true crime obsession, so this title is high on my watchlist.
Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Fishbane’s young adult novel is another work of biographical fiction, this time about the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known as the author of the Anne of Green Gables series.
Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Nugent’s thriller is one of the titles featured on the Adult Editors’ Buzz panel, which I’ll be attending.
I’m hoping there will be more representation of romance in the booths themselves. I’m surprised that Harlequin, for example, isn’t promoting their upcoming romance titles more heavily (at least from what I could see on the signings schedule). They have many in-booth signings listed, but the majority of those authors seem to write other genres. I’ll also be looking to publishers such as Entangled to spread the love for the romance genre.
Lastly, I’m excited about the books that aren’t on my radar at all, but which I’ll discover at the show. It’s always fun to find new reads and I’m looking forward to sharing them.
Wish me luck and cross your fingers that I don’t get lost in New York, Home Alone style! 🙂