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 so we’ve rounded up ten books coming out next month that both the NetGalley team and members can’t wait for. If you were approved for any of these books on NetGalley, you can read them directly in your NetGalley Shelf app. Don’t forget to leave a review!

Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan

In this debut novel, reluctant bride-to-be Lulu and her two closest friends attempt to pull off a high-society heist and make off with the gifts from the wedding she doesn’t want to have. As best friends Lulu, Rina, and Jane share their dreams for their futures they recognize the one missing factor: the money to make it happen. They realize that they can help Lulu escape a marriage she doesn’t want and set them all up for success—if they can get away with it.

The Other Side of Disappearing by Kate Clayborn

Kate Clayborn’s latest contemporary romance follows Jess Greene, a hairstylist who has spent years protecting her younger sister from the fact that their mom left them for a con artist. But when her sister learns the truth and teams up with a podcast to go off in search of their mom, Jess has no choice but to join her sister, the host, and the show’s handsome producer.

The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Jesse Q. Sutanto returns with another installment in her beloved and hilarious Aunties series. Meddy and Nathan return to Jakarta after their honeymoon to celebrate Chinese New Year with Meddy’s family. But things take a turn when they find themselves in the middle of a rivalry between two business factions, and Meddy must step up to save those she loves.

Floating Hotel by Grace Curtis

Would you like to go on a luxury galactic vacation? Step aboard the Grand Abeona Hotel, managed by Carl, a stowaway-turned-manager. Despite its appearances, the hotel is home to a slew of mysteries and this novel investigates them all—learning guest secrets and exploring what might be the hotel’s fate in the future.

Six Truths and a Lie by Ream Shukairy

In this young adult novel, an oil rig explosion on the Fourth of July is labeled as a terrorist attack and six Muslim teenagers who had been celebrating the holiday on the beach are accused of the crime and taken into custody. As the investigation begins, each teen begins to feel the pressure from the police, the press, and even their own families to turn on their friends in order to protect themselves.

The Divorcées by Rowan Beaird

Take a trip to 1950s Reno, Nevada in Rowan Beaird’s debut novel. Lois Saunders is ready to end her marriage and the only way to do so is to spend six weeks at a divorce ranch in Reno. Once she’s established residency, she can file with the Nevada court and seize her freedom. Time on the ranch opens her mind in more ways than one and makes her question everything she thought she knew about what she wanted from her life.

Maya’s Laws of Love by Alina Khawaja

What happens when you meet the man of your dreams days before your wedding? Tired of failing in her search for love, Maya Mirza agrees to an arranged marriage. As she’s making her way to Pakistan to meet her husband-to-be, a storm grounds her plane and leaves her stranded in Switzerland with Sarfaraz, a lawyer who had been seated beside her on the flight. As the two navigate one travel disaster after another, sparks fly and Maya starts to question her decision to get married.

Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera

This thriller from Amy Tintera follows a woman who fears she may have killed her best friend. Lucy doesn’t remember anything about the night that Savvy died, other than the fact that she was found wandering the streets covered in Savvy’s blood. Years later, she’s forced to revisit the case and return to the scene of the crime when a podcast decides to focus its second season on Savvy’s death.

The Weavers of Alamaxa by Hadeer Elsbai

Hadeer Elsbai’s Alamaxa Duology draws inspiration from Egyptian history and mythology and transports readers to a world of elemental magic. In this second and final book, the Daughters of Izdihar continue their fight against the patriarchal and fundamentalist Ziranis. Start with book one and prepare for an adventure packed with danger, enchantment, politics, and sisterhood.

The Baker and the Bard by Fern Haught

Pack your bags for an adventure, readers. Juniper is working as a bakery apprentice in the quiet town of Larkspur. When an order comes in that requires magical mushrooms, she sets off on a journey to find them. With the help of her friend Hadley, a bard, the search begins and it isn’t long before the two stumble upon a mystery. This debut YA graphic novel is ideal for those looking for their next cozy fantasy.

Which March release are you most excited about?

 

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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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