March and Meteorological spring is finally here after a long, dark winter and we have a bunch of brilliant books to brighten your days. From emerging talent by debut authors, to epic and unputdownable non-fiction and dazzling, thrilling fiction. Keep scrolling to see our highlights for this month.

Fiction Books of the Month

From dark academia to gorgeous feel-good novels, we have a wonderful collection of fiction books in our March Fiction Books of the Month. Browse through this month's picks and read a preview of our Expert Reviews.

Diva by Daisy Goodwin - "From being raised in Nazi-occupied Greece, through global glory and glamour, to heartbreak and beyond, this biographical novel of Maria Callas’ extraordinary life is a dazzling showstopper."

Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Abike-Iyimide - "Set in an ultra-elite English boarding school, this gripping dark academia mystery tingles with chilling real-life resonance and female resilience."

No Place to Hide by J. S. Monroe - "A thrilling, fearsome Faustian drama unfolds as a decades-old pact made at Cambridge University seems set to detonate a doctor’s comfortable life."

Prima Facie by Suzie Miller - "An incredible, courageous debut."

The Summer Skies by Jenny Colgan - "An absolutely gorgeous feel-good novel and relationship story, set in the skies and beautiful islands off the Scottish Highlands."

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - "Fizzing with feminist humour and romance, this radiant, life-affirming novel sees a brilliant chemist and single mother switch to presenting a hit TV cooking show that challenges 1960s social norms."

The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty - "A riot of magic, of mayhem and of heart, this is a glorious swashbuckling tale of a notorious pirate, smuggler and blasphemer, a fierce and fearsome female rogue. I will follow Amina to the ends of the earth."

The Women by Kristin Hannah - "Loss, love, sacrifice and survival — this powerful novel explores the Vietnam war era and the oft-overlooked, pivotal role American women played in saving lives."

Fourteen Days by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston - "Moving, comic and ingeniously inventive, this incredible collaborative COVID novel captures the early days of the pandemic in all its disorienting weirdness, and boasts a killer climax."

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett - "The most wonderfully unique and twisted murder mystery set in a world of fantastical proportions, and even better, it introduces a fabulous new crime-solving duo."

Non-Fiction Books of the Month

Looking for a new non-fiction title to sink into? Take a look at our Non-Fiction Books of the month for tales of survival in the Pacific Ocean to historical scandals and a glorious gift book to treasure during Ramadan. Click to find out more about each of the books and shop all titles at the bottom of the page.

Maurice and Maralyn by Sophie Elmhirst - "The most wonderfully personal and yet epic biography detailing the fascinating life of an English couple who fought for survival in the middle of the Pacific Ocean."

Strong Female Character by Fern Brady - "Unputdownable. Newly diagnosed Brady tells her no-holds-barred account of living as an undercover undiagnosed autistic. Brave. Powerful. It's an education. Thank you Fern, we all thank you."

Error of Judgement by Chris Mullin - "A unique book that lit a fire under the UK legal establishment when first published. Shattered the prosecution case against six Irishmen wrongly charged with the Birmingham Bombings and went on to change the course of British legal history."

Ramadan Mubarak by Tharik Hussain - "Brimming with quotes, teachings and sayings from the Qur'an, this is a glorious little gift book to treasure and take inspiration from."

Debuts of the Month

The first month of spring and a sign of new beginnings, why not reflect this fresh start in your reading by picking up a debut? These debuts of the month feature laugh out loud adventures, novel-like memoirs, haunting stories with a gothic twist and inclusive fantasy YA.

Mother Hens by Sophie McCartney - "Laugh-out-loud funny with a capital F. Four friends, three nights, two murders – and one helluva adventure."

Slum Boy by Juano Diaz - "This haunting novel-like memoir about an extraordinary journey from childhood neglect to finding strength as an adult reveals how we have the power to escape the cards we’re dealt."

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi - "The haunting power and rich tradition of the fairy tale combines with a modern Gothic twist in this must-read stunning story."

Dominoes by Phoebe McIntosh - "This timely, compelling debut explores the legacies of the British slave trade through the love story of a Londoner whose fiancé’s family has connections to her Jamaican ancestors."

The No-Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall - With a diverse and inclusive cast of characters, epic fantasy world-building and a protagonist who learns to embrace her true self, this debut is a must-read for any YA reader looking for a fresh and engaging new voice in the genre.

Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month

Liz Robinson's March picks feature treats for all types of readers. With brand new and paperback releases and non-fiction recommendations, scroll to see why Liz loved them so much and order a copy for yourself.

The Kellerby Code by Jonny Sweet - "Monstrously funny and dark, yet somehow deeply emotional at the same time, Kellerby is an absolute triumph."

Finding Sophie by Imran Mahmood - "Deep-dive into the lives of the parents left grasping for answers after their daughter goes missing in this smart and addictive crime novel we've declared a LoveReading Star Book."

Death of a Lesser God by Vaseem Khan - "A sumptuous reading feast awaits in this fabulously thrilling historical crime novel set in 1950’s Bombay."

Black Thorn by Sarah Hilary - "This darkly brooding and atmospheric family drama set in Cornwall walks among death, lies, secrets, and murder."

The London Bookshop Affair by Louise Fein - "A thought-provoking and fascinating relationship and espionage novel containing two connected stories from the Cold War and Second World War."

Token by Beverley Kendall - "Set in the US, this oh-so bold and beautiful novel brilliantly covers issues from racism to sexism as well as an enemies to lovers romance."

Star Books

We've got another delightful batch of additions to our Star Books collection. The books in this section have our most enthusiastic recommendation. If you're not sure what to read next, you won't go wrong starting here.