March 05, 2019

10 Books to Read This March 2019

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  • We’re down to the third month of the year already, and just like every month, we’re here to suggest which books are worthy of a spot in your shelves. There are so many exciting releases coming your way, and majority of them are debut novels that could be the next big thing. 

    Therefore, Philippine Primer gives you its top 10 books to read this March!

    Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

    A debut from Glendy Vanderah, Where the Forest Meets The Stars starts with Joanna Teale, a talented woman who returned to her graduate research on nesting birds in Illinois after her mother died. One day, a little girl named Ursa suddenly appeared, claiming to have been sent to witness five miracles. Jo then asked the help of her neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery. The three form an inseparable bond, but they have to face some difficult choices along the way.

    Release date: March 1

    The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

    The Test will instantly remind you of the Black Mirror series on Netflix, so if that interests you, then this will entice you more. This book interestingly follows immigration dystopia, as the protagonist Idir takes the British Citizenship Test for his family to belong in the country. He only has twenty-five questions to answer, but the test takes an unexpected turn.

    Release date: March 1

    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    This fictional, musical story will take you back in the late 60s. Popular band The Six suddenly breaks up, and its dangerously sexy lead, Billy Dunne, crosses paths with the ever lovely Daisy Jones. A producer then teams them up together, turning the rest as history. Daisy Jones & The Six may just be the next big musical to be set in cinemas. 

    Release date: March 5

    When All Is Said by Anne Griffin

    Prepare to make your hearts melt with When All Is Said, following the life of Maurice Hannigan, an 84-year-old man who, over the course of one night, tells his touching story. He orders five drinks at a hotel bar to toast five significant persons who left him behind: his older brother, sister-in-law, daughter, son, and wife. All his life’s twists and turns speak of love, triumphs, even regrets and feuds.

    Release date: March 5

    Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

    Peter Swanson will keep you on the hook with Before She Knew Him, especially towards the mind-blowing end, raising the bar when it comes to plot twists. The story follows a young artist Henrietta and her husband Lloyd who settled in a quiet life in Boston. They met their neighbors, where Henrietta saw a familiar object displayed at Matthew’s shelf—a sports trophy that was owned by a young man who was killed two years ago. This sparks fear in Henrietta, and the sad part is that no one believes her.

    Release date: March 5 

    Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

    Just in time for the Women’s Month, Girl, Stop Apologizing is such an eyeopener for ladies who are so confined in their own little world—all because of their fears, insecurities, even judgments. Every girl needs to read this to learn more about the habits that will eventually turn you into a strong, independent woman that you are. This motivational book is also a prelude to Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face. 

    Release date: March 5

    Space (Laws of Physics #2) by Penny Reid

    Following the success of the first book in the Laws of Physics series, Penny Reid once again threw an exciting plot between ex-lovers Mona and Abram in Space. Mona went to a private cabin for a week just to relax, but her older brother’s group of friends, including Abram, appeared out of nowhere. The two has to coexist as they are trapped on a mountain of snow, but it could be the closure that they need. The last book Time is also set to release soon!

    Release date: March 11

    The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

    Set during World War II, The Things We Cannot Say follows the story of a young woman who is set to marry her best friend, Tomasz. However, the chaotic Nazi occupation takes hold, giving off fear to everyone in the village. Tomasz also disappears, and now she’s left with both hope and despair, waiting for her beloved to come back amidst the war. 

    Release date: March 19

    Run Away by Harlan Coben

    Harlan Coben creates yet another masterpiece of suspense with Run Away, following the story of someone who lost his daughter after all the drugs and abusive lover. One day, the daughter is seen in the middle of Central Park, playing guitar with fear in her eyes. She runs away quickly into a dark world, and that’s when you know any parent would do anything to protect her from that evil life.

    Release date: March 19

    Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

    The story is about 25-year-old Queenie Jenkins who feels discriminated in her job at a national newspaper—who also recently broke up with her long term boyfriend. She then looks for comfort in the wrong places that she ends up questioning herself. Another book that every woman should read, Queenie is an honest novel about looking for love but completely finding something else.

    Release date: March 19

    Which of these books are you most excited for? We’d love to hear in the comments below!

     

               
               
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