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Books to Watch for in March, Part 2

A flood of highly anticipated new titles are sweeping through the book world in March. In fact, it’s such a busy time for new books, we had to break our post down into two parts.

All these titles are available through our digital lending service, Overdrive. Need help getting started? Instructions are here.

The Mirror and the Light – Mantel – March 10 (||||)
Wow, No Thank You – Samaantha Irby – March 31 (||)

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn’t remember who he is, where he’s from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it’s as if the paint is literally calling to her. And it’s not just them. Every great city has a soul, but New York? New York has six.

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

As a teenager, a girl becomes caught in an affair with her charismatic, older English teacher. 17 years later, her former teacher is accused of sexual abuse by another student who reaches out to Vanessa. Now in her 30s, Vanessa is left to re-examine a relationship she considered formative. Was she willing or a victim? Are her memories genuine or manipulated?

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Best known for her eerily topical pandemic novel Station Eleven, Emily St. John explores the aftermath a financial empire’s collapse. As with her previous writing, The Glass Hotel shifts regularly between times, places, and perspectives showing how a complex web of corruption and deceit can ruin careers and shatter lives.

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Carey Douglas has helped superstar home remodelers Melissa and Rusty Tripp build their empire from the ground up. James McCann works for their show as a structural engineer. Together, the four of them are about to embark on a cross-country tour to launch the TV couple’s new show (and accompanying book). The only problem? America’s sweetheart marriage is on the verge of collapse. Carey and James each need to keep their bosses’ secrets under wraps – for just a few weeks – if they want to keep their jobs. And if they pay attention, they just might find each other.

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

The much awaited final volume in Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy has finally arrived. Thomas Cromwell’s final years, his last ascent to power after Anne Boleyn’s death, his ambitious vision for England, and his precipitous fall from Henry VIII’s favor are all here for exploration. A fitting conclusion to an epic trilogy of a complex, feared, and influential man. (audio only)