Ah, March. Flowers blooming, temperatures rising, and books stacking up! We have SO many great reads this month–from series enders, to tear-jerking standalones, to anniversaries of beloved novels, we’ve truly got it all for you this month!
3/6: If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson: It’s the twentieth anniversary of Jacqueline Woodson’s classic If You Come Softly, and it’s suddenly more timely than ever. It’s a story of a two teens from different worlds who collide at a Manhattan prep school, for fans of The Hate U Give.
3/6: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough: Joy McCullough’s bold novel in verse is a portrait of an artist as a young woman, filled with the soaring highs of creative inspiration and the devastating setbacks of a system built to break her.
3/6: Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen: From the best-selling and award-winning author of The Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. The story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a horrific concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.
3/13: Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell: A dark, riveting contemporary novel that follows sixteen-year-old Audrey as she navigates a tumultuous and all-consuming relationship, while reckoning with her family’s evacuation from the path of a deadly wildfire.
3/13: The Falling Between Us by Ash Parsons: All-consuming fame and fortune prove too much for a teen popstar who suddenly goes missing–Eddie and the Cruisers for the Justin Bieber era.
3/13: A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl: I’ll Give You the Sun meets True Detective in this brilliant YA debut about saints, sisters, and learning to let go. Told in alternating perspectives, A Psalm for Lost Girls is at once funny, creepy and soulful. Now in paperback!
3/20: Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen: Her name is Sarah. She’s blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world. This is a debut you do not want to miss.
3/27: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman: If I Stay and Just One Day author Gayle Forman is back with a powerful display of empathy and friendship told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives.
3/27: The Way the Light Bends by Cordelia Jensen: A powerful novel in verse about fitting in, standing out, defining your own self-worth, and what it takes to keep a fracturing family whole.
3/27: Pour Your Heart Out with Jane Austen: An interactive journal/quote book mash-up, featuring quotes from the most famous works of Regency novelist Jane Austen, and accompanied by whimsical artwork.
3/27: Pour Your Heart Out with Gayle Forman: An interactive journal/quote book mash-up, featuring the authentic, heartfelt wisdom of New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay–the incomparable Gayle Forman, and accompanied by stunning full-color art.
Not ready for March yet? Here’s what came out in February!