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Monthly Roundup Blog: March 2021

March and meteorological spring finally arrived. Before we look ahead to  (hopefully) warmer and warmer days of Spring and Summer we're taking a look at the brilliant new authors and new realeases we have had the pleasure of sharing with you this month!

Books of the Month

There's been a bounty of new books released in March, keep scrolling to see the full round-up of books we think are some of the best released this month. You can also explore our past Books of the Month by clicking here.

The Castaways by Lucy Clarke - A compulsive, enthralling and beautifully written psychological thriller that should go to the top of your reading lists.

The Last Protector by Andrew Taylor - Continuing this bestselling historical crime mystery series in fine style, do put it right to the top of your 'to be read list'.

The Mercenary by Paul Vidich - This intricately plotted and powerful spy novel set in Moscow during the 80’s is a wonderfully convincing read.

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel AllendeIntimate, engaging, fascinating, the focus on a couple seeking refuge after the Spanish Civil War crosses continents and opens hearts and minds.

Coming Home to the Four Streets by Nadine Dorries - An entertaining and rewarding family saga with plenty of drama set in 1950’s Liverpool.

The Dog Share by Fiona Gibson - A warm, amusing, feel-good relationship story containing a multi-generational cast and a small abandoned terrier. 

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely - Mind-blowingly powerful story of police brutality and overcoming the racism of silence.

The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende - A rich and rousing personal account of feminism from one of the world’s finest writers.

NICK by Michael Farris Smith - From devastation and death in WWI France, to devastation and debauchery in Frenchtown, New Orleans, this is a dazzling character study of Nick Carraway before The Great Gatsby.

Find You First by Linwood Barclay - A hugely entertaining and thrilling novel by one of the best, this is a reading feast!

Debuts of the Month

March introduced us to fantastic new authors that we fell in love with. Here are the debuts from authors we think need to be on your radar. We highly recommend you take a look, and explore our Debuts section too.

Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman - A wonderfully warm and welcoming read, meet three generations of the Gogarty family as they deal with the mayhem that life throws at them.

The Favour by Laura Vaughan - A darkly disconcerting and intelligent read that slips into the shadowy thoughts of a social-climbing young woman.

While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart - A highly recommended seal of approval for this powerfully beautiful and emotional story set during and after the Second World War.

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey - A LoveReading star book, this is a glorious, beautiful, and rather special read. 

Untraceable by Sergie Lebedev - Beautifully written, this political spy thriller from Russia is an exciting, penetrating, absolute whammy of a read.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones - This bold and beautifully-written Barbados-set debut sparkles with humanity as it lays bare brutal truths about inequalities of race and gender.

Ebooks of the Month

March's eBooks of the Month are brilliant additions to your digital library. Handy and versatile, take a look at our favourites for March or you can browse our full eBook section by clicking here.

Stella by Takis Wurger - An elegantly-written story of betrayal and naive young love plays out against the shifting, chillingly-evoked atmosphere of Berlin in 1942.

The New Age of Empire by Kehinde Andrews - A lucid, crucial exposé of the pervasive roots of Imperial racism and the urgent, on-going need to decolonise - “racism is a matter of life and death”.

Hotel Cartagena by Simone Buchholz - Set in Hamburg this pacy, vivid, eloquent thriller comes with a wonderfully unique writing style.

Bound by Vanda Symon - A dramatic and penetrating storyline evolves alongside the detective in this intriguing crime thriller set in New Zealand.

Liz's Picks of the Month

Our reviews editor, Liz Robinson continued to find an interesting and varied selection of new books that come with her seal of approval. Take a look at her March recommendations below or click to explore her other selections from throughout the year.

The World at My Feet by Catherine Isaac - A lovely and meaningful family drama and relationship tale, containing charm and heart even when exploring dark times.

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward - A beautifully startling read involving murder, abduction, and revenge, but that is just a part of what you will explore. It’s simply a stunner.

The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander - Light and bright, this tale of community, friendship, and romance comes with the wonderful addition of a telephone box library.

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver - A smart pacy action thriller where a professional reward seeker goes undercover to investigate a cult.

Sleep Tight by C.S. Green - A thrilling start to a new series, this supernatural crime novel really does pack a stimulating and satisfying punch.

Grounded by Ruth Allen - A thoughtful, inspiring guide with beautiful photos to aid our connection with nature and to become more grounded.

Star Books

The latest selection of 2021 shining Star Books are here, if you want to see the complete collection click here to visit our Star Books page.

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