Books,  Lifestyle

March Book Buzz

We love to read! I have a bookcase full of books (one row that has to-be-read books) along with 2 tubs of other books that won’t fit. That’s not even counting my kindle books! Now we are not authorities on the best books, but we thought you all might enjoy reading along with us! So without further ado, here are the books we will be reading during March!

 

 A Wrinkle In Time* By Madeleine L’Engle

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

 

A Discovery Of Witches* By Deborah Harkness

In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

 

A Cuckoo’s Calling* By Robert Galbraith

 

After losing his leg to a landmine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.

 

On Hart’s Boardwalk* By Samantha Young

 

Nate and Liv have a great life together but they miss the spontaneity and freedom they enjoyed early on in their romance. Careers and their children have inevitably kept them busy, so when Nate discovers Liv is feeling disconnected from him, he plans an anniversary trip to the idyllic seaside town of Hartwell, Delaware. There he hopes they will have the opportunity they’ve been craving–a chance to reinvent themselves and fall in love all over again.

With each new day comes a new adventure, from wedding crashing at the five-star boardwalk hotel to pretending they are two strangers having a chance encounter at the boardwalk bar. In the midst of this daring, sexually charged game of romantic rediscovery, Nate and Liv discover the only constant they need is each other.

 

Charming Hannah* By Kristen Proby

 

Hannah Malone loves her new town. Despite living in Cunningham Falls for five years, she’s still considered a “move in” by most of the locals, and that doesn’t bother her in the least. She’s the “new girl”, and she hasn’t regretted it for one day. This town is her sanctuary. Her home. The one place she finally fits in and feels safe after a lifetime of being different and running from the memories and a past so far away it can’t haunt her anymore.

As the newly appointed police chief, Brad Hull has the responsibility to keep his citizens safe and to maintain order. His roots in this town are deep—five generations deep, to be exact. Cunningham Falls, Montana is his town, and being a cop and protecting what’s his is his passion. Everything’s running like clockwork until a sassy redheaded doctor moves in and disrupts the order—and Brad’s focus.

She’s not just beautiful, funny, and strong. Hannah’s everything he’s been looking for in a woman. The chemistry is undeniable, and the heat in the bedroom is off the charts. Brad knew the minute he met Hannah that she was the one for him. He’s tenacious in his pursuit of her. But when the past catches up with Hannah, will Brad be able to protect her and their hearts?

 

The House Between Tides* by Sarah Maine

 

Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. She intends to renovate the ruinous house into a hotel, but the shocking discovery of human remains brings her ambitious restoration plans to an abrupt halt before they even begin. Few physical clues are left to identify the body, but one thing is certain: this person did not die a natural death.

 

 Staying at Daisy’s* by Jill Mansell

When hotel manager Daisy MacLean meets cocky sports hero Dev Tyzack, it’s a no-brainer to just stay away. He is arrogant and sarcastic, but also incredibly sexy.

Daisy tries her best to steer clear of him, yet soon comes to realize he is the one guest she can’t bear to see leave.

Then she learns a devastating truth: most people are not who they seem to be, for better or worse…

 

The Women in the Castle* by Jessica Shattuck

Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resistor murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.

 

Inheriting Edith* by Zoe Fishman

For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance. A house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: The deceased’s eighty-two-year-old mother Edith.

 

Helium* by Rudy Francisco

Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Rudy’s work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty.

 

That’s it for our March Book Buzz! Stay Tuned for our reviews of these books later this month! Thanks for reading! If you found this post helpful, don’t forget to share!

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14 Comments

  • Julie

    This is a timely post for me. I’m starting a book club soon. And while I hope that someone else will pick the book, there are some really great ones here. Thanks for sharing these.

  • Max

    Thanks for sharing! I now have enough reading to keep me busy as I have only read a Wrinkle in Time on your March list. Currently, I’m finishing up Lilly Singh’s How to be a bawse book but will move on to Inheriting Edith. The premise sounds very interesting!

  • Kristin Dennis

    I love book recommendations, I am always on the lookout for my next great read. A Wrinkle in Time is my all time favorite children’s book that I still pick up regularly to do this day. I’ve been meaning to try A Discover of Witches as well and I like the sound of The House Between Tides. I better get busy 😉

  • Liz

    A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books as a kid! I’m kinda excited but also nervous about the new movie – you know that feeling where you want to relive your favorite childhood stories but you’re worried they’ll mess it up or you’ll walk out of the theater thinking, “ugh, the book was so much better”? Yeah, I’ve definitely got that going on right now, but I’ll probably still see the movie 🙂 I think I’ll take the opportunity to re-read A Wrinkle in Time though!

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