From celebrating the release of the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie to taking an amazing spring break trip, we’re beyond excited for March to finally arrive. Even though we already have a lot of fun things planned, we’re still making room in our busy schedule to keep up with our resolution to read more in 2017 (especially since science says reading can actually make you healthier). So, without further ado, here are nine must-read adult books out this March that we can’t wait to get our paws on.
1. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen ($15): If you love binge watching Downton Abbey, Rhys Bowen’s newest literary endeavor will definitely fulfill your desire for even more posh British drama. From secret class-bending job opportunities to the exciting spark of new romances, this new read pairs best with a piping hot cup of tea (in our not-so-humble opinion).
2. In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear ($28): Female investigator Maisie Dobbs has a new assignment: to find a mysterious killer in the epicenter of a world war. But being tasked with a seemingly impossible challenge during the onslaught of WWII won’t bring this badass heroine to her knees — in fact, she just might be our next literary crush.
3. How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh ($26): You probably know Lilly Singh from her *hilarious* comedy sketches on YouTube (even Sophia Amoruso calls her a #girlboss). In her first book, Lilly reveals her definitive guide to becoming a bawse and conquering the world. Consider us sold.
4. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See ($27): Telling the story of two multigenerational Akha women with very different upbringings, Lisa See’s culturally packed fiction seamlessly weaves together different generations with literary finesse.
5. Clean My Space by Melissa Maker ($22): Let’s be honest with ourselves, cleaning sucks. Luckily, Melissa Maker’s easy three-step method will give you the clean home you’ve always dreamed of without the hours of relentless scrubbing.
6. The Moth Presents All These Wonders edited by Catherine Burns ($25): From an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time to a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a one-hit wonder, this collection of 45 unforgettable true stories about risk and courage will inspire you more than any motivational cat poster ever could.
7. You Are Here by Jenny Lawson ($16): If anything is going to get you to join the coloring book bandwagon, it’s this book. Part coloring book, part raw and hilarious commentary, this art therapy masterpiece should definitely be on your radar.
8. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel ($25): When young Lane Roanoke learns the shocking secret that her family has kept hidden for years, at just 15 years old, she vows to leave the expansive estate and never return. But when her fireball cousin disappears, she’s forced to break that vow and go back to where it all began. Let’s just say this dark novel definitely deserves to be binge read.
9. Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick ($26): Set in 19th-century Paris, this must-read story revolves around a man with a perfect memory who murders his wife. Holding secrets that could crumble French establishments big and small, Sedgwick’s psychological puzzle is a masterpiece in its own right.
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