Spring is officially here and so are March books! Sadly, we’re getting warm days, then cold ones. Snowy mornings and sunny afternoons. But the end of winter is finally in sight, which is gearing us up for potential BBQs, beach days and leaving the house without a bulky parka on our backs.
That renewed spring energy is making us excited about March books, too. We just want to sit on a sun-soaked porch and dive into a great new read. Luckily, from fantasy to poetry, there are some awesome new releases this month. Here’s a preview of the top 10 March books we can’t wait to wile away the afternoon with, that have either just released or are coming out soon:
Silence Fallen: A Mercy Thompson Novel, Patricia Briggs (Ace, March 7, 2017)
The latest addition to Briggs’ bestselling Mercy Thompson series might also be her deadliest. Kidnapped and separated from her lover and her pack, Mercy finds herself more alone than ever. After escaping her abductors, she’s forced to navigate the ancient forces and complicated underworld politics of Europe, all the while trying to avoid war — and make her way back to her love, Adam.
Mississippi Blood: A Natchez Burning Novel, Greg Iles (William Morrow, March 21, 2017)
Iles ends his epic Natchez Burning trilogy with Mississippi Blood, the final installment that fans have been waiting years for. Murder trials, complicated family dynamics and unlikely alliances all come together to create a conclusion for the Cage family that is sure to satisfy Iles’ devoted readers.
You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds, Jenny Lawson (Flatiron Books, March 7, 2017)
Known online as The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson has been cracking up her fans for years. Her latest book is a little hard to define: part self-help, part humor, and part coloring book, this collection of Lawson’s doodles and drawings will delight you from the very first page.
Wait for Dark: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel, Kay Hooper (Berkley, March 7, 2017)
Hooper delivers another heart-stopping addition to her Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series, this time bringing us to North Carolina where a killer is targeting residents of a small mountain town. The only clue to each is a note that comes shortly before the murder: “Wait for dark.” It’s up to Hollis Templeton and her team (including her lover, telepath Reese DeMarco) to get to the bottom of the deadly mystery.
Just Fly Away, Andrew McCarthy (Algonquin Young Readers, March 28, 2017)
McCarthy’s debut young adult novel tells the story of Lucy Willows, a 15 year old who discovers that her father has a child from a previous affair. The news isolates Lucy from her family and friends and sends her on a path of discovery that will uncover even more mysteries and buried family secrets.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See (Scribner, March 21, 2017)
A member of a remote Chinese village, Li-yan grows up surrounded by tea farming and a strong sense of tradition. But when she becomes pregnant outside of marriage, instead of raising her daughter herself, she abandons the girl in a nearby city. Her daughter, Haley, is adopted into a well-off California home. See’s latest novel explores culture, tradition and the bonds of family as Li-yan longs for the daughter she gave up and Haley searches for the roots of where she came from.
Black Obsidian, Victoria Quinn (March 7, 2017)
The start of a new romance series, Black Obsidian promises a strong heroine and an alpha male who falls for her instantly. Fans of 50 Shades will definitely be drawn to the submissive relationship and the devoted love story at the heart of this erotic novel.
If I’m Found: If I Run Series, Book 2, Terri Blackstock (Zondervan, March 21, 2017)
Blackstone follows up last year’s If I Run with this sequel continuing Casey Cox’s story. After being accused of a murder she didn’t commit, the fugitive is still on the run. She has to decide who she can trust, all while trying to find the real killers. When she runs into others in her same position, she’ll risk everything to discover the truth.
The Song Rising: A The Bone Season Novel, Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury USA, March 7, 2017)
In this sequel to Shannon’s bestselling The Bone Season, Paige Mahoney must learn how to rule London’s seedy criminal world as the Underqueen. When a deadly new technology sweeps through their realm, it threatens to destroy everything Paige has fought to protect.
Wildly Into the Dark, Tyler Knott Gregson (TarcherPerigee, March 28, 2017)
Gregson is an internet sensation, known for his heartfelt and intimate poetry. This is his third collection of poems, showcasing his popular “typewriter” style. Combining photography with Gregson’s unique way with words, this is a must-have collection for any poetry fan.