For Your Consideration: March 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite March titles for the March 2021 LibraryReads list!

Votes due February 1!

WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker
ISBN 9781250759665, on sale 3/2/21

“A 13-year-old toughie living the outsider’s life in a coastal California town, Duchess Day Radley watches out for her little brother and dysfunctional single mother, Star, while chief of police Walk watches over Duchess. But he’s got other troubles: decades ago, his testimony sent best friend Vincent to jail, and now Vincent has finally been released. In the past, British author Whitaker’s books have been billed as thrillers, but the publisher is stressing how his writing has broadened here to be literary in scope. Great expectations.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE NORTHERN REACH by W.S. Winslow
ISBN 9781250776488, on sale 3/2/21

“In THE NORTHERN REACH, Winslow portrays a small coastal Maine village whose residents are just getting by, centering on a woman who has lost her son at sea and is puzzled by a schooner under sail yet motionless across the water.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Carola Lovering
ISBN 9781250271372, on sale 3/2/21

“Winsome, wealthy Manhattan book editor Skye Starling is confident she’s finally found a man able to look past her occasionally paralyzing OCD, in this Machiavellian drama…. [P]sychological thriller fans will keep turning the pages to see what happens next.”–Publishers Weekly

FLOAT PLAN by Trish Doller
ISBN 9781250767943, on sale 3/2/21

“A woman navigates her grief during a tumultuous sea voyage in YA author Doller’s moving adult debut… [T]he relationship between Anna and Keane is uplifting and convincing, and beautiful descriptions of their time at sea weave throughout. Doller’s expert balance of the sweet and the serious make this touching romance a sure success.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

EVERY LAST FEAR by Alex Finlay
ISBN 9781250268822, on sale 3/2/21

“Readers who sympathize with a character who just can’t get it right will enjoy the flashbacks to Evan Pine’s desperate, ill-fated efforts to reassemble his family, and fans of a good chase scene won’t be disappointed, either.”–Booklist

LAST CALL: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green
ISBN 9781250224354, on sale 3/9/21

“Reflecting both its author’s compassion and journalistic chops, this gripping narrative also focuses on forensic innovation and jurisdictional intrigue. VERDICT A stellar tale of justice eluded, to add to the growing queer true crime genre justice.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP by Jennifer Dupee
ISBN 9781250271525, on sale 3/9/21

Is a lie of omission still a lie? Larisa Pearl didn’t think so and it got her into a heap of trouble. Lost in a web of her own lies, Larisa must first face some difficult truths, including her mother’s fragile future, before she can embrace her family, straighten out her life, and open her heart to finding love.

THE HOUSE UPTOWN by Melissa Ginsburg
ISBN 9781250784186, on sale 3/16/21

“Humid, unfaltering New Orleans takes its place as a character in Ginsburg’s second novel, and the voice of teenage Ava also stands out, as she grows from scared newcomer to a teen who is still scared but who uses love and grit to make strides that will have readers cheering. Give this to fans of women’s fiction and of David Lennon’s Michel Doucette and Sassy Jones mysteries.”–Booklist

A MILLION REASONS WHY by Jessica Strawser
ISBN 9781250241627, on sale 3/23/21

When two strangers are linked by a mail-in DNA test, it’s an answered prayer—that is, for one half-sister. For the other, it will dismantle everything she knows to be true. But as they step into the unfamiliar realm of sisterhood, the roles will reverse in ways no one could have foreseen.

THE LOST VILLAGE by Camilla Sten
ISBN 9781250249258, on sale 3/23/21

“Their suspicions that they aren’t alone grow as they become victims of strange occurrences, equipment is destroyed, and loyalties are tested when their group members fall injured or go missing. Flashbacks heighten the tension. This gripping psychological thriller is sure to please fans of Shirley Jackson and cinema verité–styled horror.”–Publishers Weekly

OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia
ISBN 9781250776686, on sale 3/30/21

“Longtime immigrant Carmen still feels unsettled in Miami, with her frustrations exacerbated by daughter Jeannette’s addiction and her ongoing tensions with a mother who remained behind in Cuba. But it’s Jeannette who returns to Cuba to sort out the family’s troubled past.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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