Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Best of BookExpo

Ninety-eight pounds of books is a lot of books to bring home from a conference, to sort through after a conference. It took a month for me to pick out my favorites from that huge pile of books. In the meantime, I actually managed to read a few of those I hauled home, including The Radium Girls (don't miss this one.) Here, then, are the books I hope to read soon:

The Best Cookbooks from BookExpo:
Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food and Family with Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
The South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection
What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up

The Best Children's Picture Books from BookExpo:
Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon
Mary McScary by R. L. Stine, illustrated by Marc Brown
Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Pena

The Best Middle School Books from BookExpo:
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Authors
Little Bigfoot, Big City by Jennifer Weiner
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
The Frog Princess Returns by E. D. Baker
The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

The Best YA Books from BookExpo:
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Best Adult Fiction from BookExpo:
Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green
The Windfall by Diksha Basu
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Best Adult Nonfiction from BookExpo:
It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs
The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
Ageless Soul by Thomas Moore
Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living by Mark Nepo

Pretty cool, right?

Well, another cool thing about BookExpo is that the books continue to pour in even after BookExpo is over. Here are three more that came in this week:

Quirk Books sent Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, along with a #STAYPECULIAR book bag and pin and a poster from the upcoming movie.

From New Vessel Press came A Very French Christmas, and from Simon and Schuster came Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids.

I think I need to get busy reading!

What are you reading today?

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  1. OMG, Deb! What a haul! I am so jealous! ;-) I intended to go to Book Expo this year, but just couldn't get out of the obligations at home! So many wonderful books! One thing I never did see much in past Book Expo's was cookbooks! Looks like times have changed! Enjoy the books!

    1. I'm mad for cookbooks, so I was thrilled to bring home some from BookExpo.

  2. Gosh what a gorgeous pile of reads. Enjoy all of them.

  3. Great haul! I am loving The Sunshine Sisters...and I'm curious about the Jennifer Weiner book.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Wow what a haul! You really got a nice mix from BEA, and I look forward to all of the reviews!

    1. I always think I've figured out the best of the best, but there are always lots of surprises.

  5. So many wonderful books!!! I don't know how you manage to prioritize... I'd want to read them all NOW!

  6. What a wonderful haul of books, happy reading!

  7. Awesome that you got The Radium Girls! I actually have an autographed copy :) pride of my entire year :D
    Have a great reading week!

  8. What fun to browse through your books. Almost as much fun as bringing them home myself! Thanks for the book you brought me!

  9. Wow!! What a great haul. I'm curious about What Can I Bring and may have to see if my library has a copy. I really don't need to buy another cookbook...

    Adding The Radium Girls to my list. I've been hearing very good things about it!

  10. Now that, is a lot of books. I'm glad that you were able to grab so many! Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

  11. I don't think I'd be doing anything but sitting around looking at all my pretty books! I really love the cookbooks you got. Both Cooking with Nona and What Can I Bring look like ones I'd enjoy. I've been in a bit of a cooking slump and need a good cookbook to bust me out of it. Enjoy them all! Have a great week!

  12. Wow! You sure got a lot of books! I really need to go to a BookExpo some day!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  13. What a great selection of books! Seven Husbands looks interesting. It may be one I read this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I am excited that A.J. Jacobs has a new one out.

  15. That is a great haul of books! I wish I could've attended BookExpo- but I'm prepared to make the next Jaipure Lit. Fest I attend as memorable as possible!

  16. Great haul! I had previously gotten a package from Bloomsbury with The Frog Princess Returns and The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart. I enjoyed both of them. I hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  17. What a lovely problem to have! At least you don't need to worry about what you will be reading for a while. :)

  18. Wow! I made note to keep an eye out for What Can I Bring? I have a thing for cookbooks. Also, Salt to the Sea is in my TBR pile. I've only heard amazing things about it! I was happy to find your blog this morning!

  19. Jason Reynolds is so good; I've got to read more of his books!

  20. Wow! A new Frog Princess book. That was a long hiatus. It's been a busy week with a cracked toilet, day camp, and paperwork for cross country. Come see what I'm reading

  21. All books all the time! Yay for sorting out your books and discovering (and sharing) the gems.

  22. 98 pounds? Really? Did you fly to BEA? If so, how did you manage it?

  23. Wow, a lot of books you got here. Glad to hear that you enjoyed a few of them. I hope you enjoy the ones you're currently reading and planning to read as well. Have a wonderful week, my friend. Happy reading. :-)

  24. My goodness! The most books I got to bring home from a conference were 42 and 28 of those were giveaways... But it is a bit overwhelming - I haven't got around to reading a lot of them, even now. Have a wonderful time reading your book haul:)).

  25. Very neat that you got all these good books! I'm keen to read The Leavers and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I'll be interested to hear if you like them. Cheers.

  26. wow this is a great book haul!! I started Salt to the Sea but I was going through a reading slump so it was a DNF dying to get back to it. Same with Radium Girls!


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