MARCH BOOK RELEASES: diverse, feminist, and crazy psycho killer reads

I’m back with another list of this month’s best book releases and this one is so good!

When All Is Said by Anne Griffin

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If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said and done?

Maurice Hannigan tells the story of his whole life through ordering five drinks at the bar one night, and making a toast to five different people in his life, who have all left him behind.

It has brilliant reviews and sounds like a beautiful & powerful story.

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

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Written by an Arab-American writer, A Woman is No Man is about Deya, whose grandparents are forcing her into an arranged marriage. Her mother also had no choice when she married Adam.

Deya believes her parents died in a car accident but a secret note leads Deya to doubt everything she’s been told.

This is a “gripping page-turner” and a “family portrait” that flicks between Deya’s point of view and her mother’s. I’m really excited about this one!

Girl, Stop Apologising by Rachel Hollis

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Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.

This is a non-fiction book with a somewhat step by step guide to embracing and achieving your goals. It sounds like a very #grlpwr approach to defying stereotypes and becoming a hardcore successful woman in a man’s world.

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

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I wish I had unlimited book vouchers for all these March releases because they all sound so powerful and gripping.

This is a poetry memoir about survivors of sexual assault, rants, reflections, calls to action and personal stories. Well timed with the #metoo and #timesup movements, Shout is another powerful brave memoir spoken in a loud clear voice.

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

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Jack meets Kate at a party and they bond until sunrise over mutual interests. She wins over his friends, makes Jack fall hard and he feels as though his curse of almost is finally over.

But Kate dies.

When she does, Jack is sent back to the night they met. He thinks he’s losing his mind.

But if he has a chance to prevent her death, he’ll take it. Even if that means time traveling. When his choices have fatal consequences for other people, he has to figure out what to do in order to save the people he loves.

Internment by Samira Ahmed

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Set in a scarily near-future United States, Layla Amin and her parents are forced into a camp for Muslim American citizens. Layla begins a journey to a fight for freedom with the help of her friends, family and boyfriend. This book has wonderful reviews and sounds like a realistic dystopian that could happen any minute now…

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Ramee

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This children’s novel revolves around the Black Lives Matter movement and what it means to take part. For Shayla, she has always followed the rules. But when she starts middle school, all the rules change. Her sister is involved in Black Lives Matter, something that previously wasn’t something for her. But with people questioning her race and culture, she begins to get involved. Wearing a Black Lives Matter bracelet becomes going along to protests until soon, everyone around her is taking sides. Shayla is scared of doing the wrong thing but she also needs to do what’s right for her community.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

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Man and woman meet. Fall in love. Marry. Move to the suburbs. Have kids.

Then they got bored.

Everyone has secrets to keep a marriage alive.

Theirs just happens to be getting away with murder.

This book definitely sounds hauntingly interesting and I can see it becoming a best seller this year!

The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

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Mayara has found happiness on the islands of Belene. On her wedding day, a deadly storm hits the island. Mayara has to reveal her secret of being able to control spirits in order to save her loved ones. When the storm ends, she’s imprisoned with other magical women.

They are sent to a terrifying place with bloodthirsty spirits, no food, water, shelter or tools. Whoever survives will be declared heir to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows the life she had planned is gone forever.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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This already popular historical fiction novel is about a band who was rising to fame in the 60’s and 70’s. Nobody knows the reason for their split, until now.

This novel is described as “unforgettable” which “brilliantly captures a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.”

The reviews are insane and I am really excited for this one too!

The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry

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Christopher and Hannah have the perfect marriage and the perfect jobs. All that’s missing is a child.

When an abandoned six-year-old girl shows up in the hospital where Christopher works, he forms a bond with her. Together, they adopt Janie as their own.

But Janie’s damaged psyche is more than the couple were expecting. As she grows increasingly and disturbingly attached to Christopher, she directs all her rage at Hannah. The couple are drowning under the pressure of this new child as their marriage begins to tear apart and the truth about Janie is uncovered.

That wraps up my March release recommendations! There are so many good ones on this list and I hope you find some books to buy, read & enjoy this month 🙂

 

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