BookCon is almost upon us, and what better way to whet your palate than by diving into exclusive, pre-release excerpts from 12 upcoming books by authors like Candace Bushnell and Jodi Picoult?

In a new (and more importantly, free) book on iBooks, 12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon 2015, available on iTunes, you can sample pages from the following titles:

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Another Day by David Levithan
  • Soundless by Richelle Mead
  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • I Justine: An Analog Memoir by Justine Ezarik
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  • Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
  • Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell
  • The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

BookCon will be held May 30-31 at the Javits Center in New York City, and featured speakers include John Green, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, and many others.