March’s Most-Anticipated Books

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Look no further for your next read. The amount of great new books hitting shelves each month can be overwhelming but we’ve rounded up ten of the buzziest books coming out this March—no matter what genre you’re interested in. Have you read any of these new releases? If not, you’ll want them on your TBR!

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

Halsey Street author Naima Coster returns this March with an intergenerational tale of two families living in North Carolina. A new county initiative seeks to bring students from the east side of town, a largely Black community, to the west side’s predominantly white high schools. Lacey May, a white woman, is vocally against the initiative, choosing not to acknowledge her own white-passing daughters’ Columbian father. Meanwhile Jade will do anything to help her son Gee navigate a world that too often villanizes young Black boys. New friends Gee and Noelle, Lacey May’s daughter, find themselves caught in the middle.

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

Alice Lindstedt grew up wondering what happened to her grandmother’s family, who went mysteriously missing in 1959 in a mining town called the Lost Village. Now a documentary filmmaker, Alice takes a crew to the town in the hopes of finding the answers she’s searching for. When equipment is destroyed and people begin to vanish, Alice knows they’ve truly stumbled across something terrifying.

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Talia Hibbert closes out her stunning Brown Sisters series with a romance between a bed and breakfast owner and his new chef. Jacob Wayne does not want to hire Eve Brown, whose chaotic energy is certain to destroy his carefully organized business. But when she accidentally hits him with her car—resulting in a broken arm—he needs all the help he can get to keep things running smoothly.

Burning Girls and Other Stories by Veronica Schanoes

In the mood for short stories? Veronica Schanoes has you covered! This debut collection features 13 speculative fiction stories connected by the common theme of women seizing power and fighting their way out from the fringes of society. One tale follows a 17th-century woman seeking revenge against the person who killed her father, while another features an interesting conversation over tea with Baba Yaga.

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

Those looking for an emotional and moving YA book this month won’t want to miss Mary H.K. Choi’s Yolk. June has always been at odds with her younger sister Jayne, but when she learns she has cancer, she chooses to end their estrangement. Responsibility-adverse Jayne suddenly needs to step into the role of protector, helping June find a way forward as they work together to navigate what comes next.

Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce

Denny S. Bryce’s latest is a work of historical fiction that intertwines the lives of a film student living in 2015 and a 1920s chorus girl. Sawyer Hayes is researching iconic filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, and believes that 110-year-old Honoree Dalcour will help fill in the details he’s missing. But Honoree’s story, and the secrets she possesses, are far different than anything Sawyer imagined. Read our interview with Bryce on the real-life inspiration for the book here.

Yes & I Love You by Roni Loren

Few know that beloved New Orleans reviewer Miz Poppy is actually Hollyn Tate, but they will soon. Hollyn’s boss is demanding the blog adds video content, and Hollyn decides to ask for help from aspiring actor Jasper Deares. Used to a spotlight, Hollyn thinks Jasper can help break her out of her shell and calm the fears and anxieties that keep her from showing her true self to the world. What neither expects is how they’ll fall in love along the way.

The Conductors by Nicole Glover

Nicole Glover’s debut blends fantasy with historical fiction as it follows Hetty Rhodes, a former Underground Railroad conductor. A decade after the Civil War, Hetty and her husband Benjy now live in Philadelphia and use their magical abilities as detectives. When a friend is found murdered, they must act quickly to protect their community and uncover who committed the crime.

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Aiden Thomas’ sophomore YA novel is high on readers’ most-anticipated of 2021 lists after the success of their debut, Cemetery Boys. Lost in the Never Woods reimagines the story of Peter Pan: Children are going missing in the coastal town of Astoria, and it draws attention to Wendy, who disappeared with her two brothers in the woods five years before. Wendy doesn’t want to think about the past, but realizes she can’t escape it when a boy named Peter draws her back to the woods.

Gathering Dark by Candice Fox

Former pediatric surgeon Dr. Blair Harbour is out on parole and trying to keep her head down as she fights for custody of her son. But she finds she can’t say no when her former cellmate asks for help to find her missing daughter, Ada Maverick. The hunt for Ada brings Blair together with Detective Jessica Sanchez, who starts to wonder at the suspicious circumstances surrounding the murder that sent Blair to prison.

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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  1. Wow this is great Kelly !! I’m new to Bookshop recently directed here to obtain an ARC from an author I review for – I’m always looking for book recommendations so thx u !! 👍 Sheila

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