March is that in-between month where it’s SO close to spring we can taste it, but the possibility of snow and frigid air threatens to keep us curled up inside under a blanket a little bit longer. The good news? That just means we can continue to add to our bookshelf without feeling bad about not being outside. But with e-books, hardcover releases, paperbacks and indie reads, sometimes finding a good new book can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you and picked out the upcoming titles this month that you’re going to want to get our hands on. Here are 10 March releases any reader should definitely be watching out for:
Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Cassandra Clare (Simon Teen, March 8)
Lady Midnight, is the first book in The Dark Artifices, Clare’s latest young adult series set in her uber-popular Shadowhunter world. This time around we’re in Los Angeles, with a heroine bent on discovering the truth about why her parents were killed. Get ready for more of Clare’s addictive storytelling, swoon-worthy romances, and characters you just can’t quit.
Marked in Flesh: A Novel of The Others, Anne Bishop (Roc Books, March 8)
Few authors create unique fantasy worlds as well as Bishop and her Others series is no exception. Marked in Flesh, the fourth and final book, will hopefully give readers some closure on the tension-filled relationship between the humans and the Others.
Adulthood is a Myth: A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection, Sarah Andersen (Andrews McMeel Publishing, March 8)
Tumblr and Twitter users will no doubt recognize Andersen’s adorable cartoons about the pitfalls and joys of everyday life. Now they’re finally available in book form, giving the rest of the world a chance to discover Andersen’s uniquely charming drawings.
Shopaholic to the Rescue: A Novel, Sophie Kinsella (The Dial Press, March 8, Paperback)
It’s hard not to fall in love with Kinsella’s shopaholic main character, Becky. This is the eighth book starring the plucky Brit who just can’t seem to stop using those credit cards. If it’s anything like the rest of the series, you won’t be able to put this one down.
Off the Grid: A Joe Pickett Novel, C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, March 8)
Box returns with another Joe Pickett novel, this time featuring Nate Romanowski who’s living off the grid before he’s called on to stop a terrorist cell in Wyoming. Expect action, adventure and excitement from this heart-pounding thriller.
The Girl Who Fell, S.M. Parker (Simon Pulse, March 1)
Debut YA author Parker tells the gripping story of Zephyr Doyle’s relationship with the new boy in school. The teen falls hard, only realizing too late that love shouldn’t be so scary or consuming. Perfect for fans of dark YA.
So Sad Today: Personal Essays, Melissa Broder (Grand Central Publishing, March 15)
It might sound like a depressing title, but this essay collection is inspired by Broder’s popular Twitter handle, @SoSadToday. In 18 essays, the poet dives into the root of her own sadness, creating a collection that’s honest, uncomfortable and strangely beautiful.
The Summer Before the War, Helen Simonson (Random House, March 22)
Set in England right before World War I breaks out, this novel touches on family, small town life and a society on the verge of both war and progress that will change the world forever.
Love, Chloe, Alessandra Torre (EverAfter Platinum, March 14)
I devoured Torre’s Hollywood Dirt in one sitting and it’s still one of the best indie-published romances I’ve ever read – which is why I’m so excited for her latest novel about a Manhattan socialite’s fall from grace.
Nobody But You, Jill Shalvis (Grand Central Publishing, March 29)
Shalvis is one of the best contemporary romance novelists around, and her world of Cedar Ridge is a must-read for any romance lover. This one follows Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid as he falls in love with the aimless Sophie Marren. Sign. Me. Up.