Most anticipated books of March 2018

Another month means a new batch of book releases and these are the top picks we can’t wait to read in March!

Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

Niru has always lived a privileged life but keeps his sexual identity a secret from his conservative parents. When his father finds out he is gay, Niru is not ready for the fallout. With commentary on society and the way we conform to norms, this book will surely make an impact.


The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg

If you’re a fan of Once Upon A Time and other fairytales, this is the book you’ll want to get your hands on ASAP. Filled with twisted and horrific stories, these fairytales are not suitable for children’s bedtime reading. The perfect mix between psychological thrillers and the classics, this story collection will undoubtedly give you the chills.


Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride

Transgender activist Sarah McBride knows what it means to speak up for change and in this gripping memoir, she details what it’s like to lead the way to equality for all. Covering issues from public restrooms to health care, this new release is about what it really means to be transgender and how the quest for change affects the entire LGBTQ community.


Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Poornima has never known a life of compassion and as her father searches for a suitable husband for her, Savitha will arrive, bringing brightness into their lives. When an act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima will risk everything to find her. A story of two courageous heroines, this novel has girl power written all over it.


The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Miguel Angel de La Cruz is at the end of his life when he summons his family home. As the family prepares to say goodbye to sick Miguel, his mother, who is almost 100, dies. Told over two days in the family’s San Diego home, they’ll recount their lives together and celebrate the two influential members they are losing.


Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead

Born of old money and no worries, when Laura gets pregnant unexpectedly, the man disappears and she is challenged with single motherhood. She will raise her daughter, Emma, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan around her mother and other eccentric characters. An exploration of class and family, privilege and money, Laura and Emma is “unputdownable.”


The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman

Mikey Callahan reconnects with his group of friends, The Gunners” after one of their own commits suicide. Confronting dark secrets from his past, Mikey will have to find himself amidst this sudden loss if he wants to get his life back on track.


Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Richard is a concert pianist but when he is diagnosed with ALS, he loses his ability to play piano – the only thing that’s ever made him truly happy. Three years prior, his wife Karina removed their wedding picture and replaced it with a mirror, signaling her dissatisfaction with the marriage. When Richard becomes increasingly dependent on Karina, the two will have to figure out the new challenges in their lives.


Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Alice Shipley and Lucy Mason had once been inseparable but after a falling out over a year ago, the two will be brought back together in Alice’s new home in Morocco. As the two women reconcile their friendship, Alice’s husband goes missing and she will suddenly begin to question Lucy’s reappearance, their move and even herself. This debut is a thrilling read reminiscent of Gillian Flynn and legendary Hitchcock films.


 

Ashley Johnson

Editorial Director

Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or reviewing the newest liquid lipstick formula on her YouTube channel.

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