GalleyChat Tomorrow!

Please join us for anther lively GalleyChat tomorrow, April 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. Tell us what galleys you’re loving and find out which ones to move to the top of your TBR pile (info. on how to join here).

Of the over 40 titles that were discussed GalleyChat in March, the following forthcoming debuts got the most mentions:

Before I Go To Sleep, S. J.  Watson, (Harper, May 25)
Described by one GalleyChatter as “…creepy and haunting, and yet not so scary you couldn’t read it before bed.” Another said it’s “almost as good as last year’s breakout thriller Still Missing.” (by the way, Chevy Stevens’ second book Never Knowing arrives in July)

Booksellers are also enthusiasts; it’s #17 on the most-ordered forthcoming fiction list from Edelweiss.


The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, (Doubleday, Sept, 13)
Several asked about this one, because of advance buzz. The description, “It’s a magical competition, with a love story and fascinating cast of characters,” plus that “it’s about two musicians and a circus that only appears at night” brought even more interest.

The book has been blurbed by a diverse range of writers — Tea Obreht, Brunonia Barry and Danielle Trussoni — indicating it walks the literary/commercial line. Arguing for the commercial side, it made movie news back in January, when a film deal was announced, and is backed by a 175,000-copy first printing. And on the literary, it’s a Barbara Hoffert Pick in LJ‘s Prepub Alert


Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, Christie Watson, (Other Press, May 10)
Advance buzz also brought interest in this debut set in contemporary Nigeria, but few had read it yet. Booklist has just reviewed it, saying it tells a story of “culture clash without heavy messages, but the issues are sure to spark intense discussion.”

The galley is available on NetGalley. We hope to hear more about it in tomorrow’s discussion.

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