Our top 10 books of March 2023

The BookPage Top 10 for March include the latest from Samantha Shannon as well as the first novel from Gillian Flynn’s new imprint.

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Book jacket image for Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal

While sleuthing maids make for an engaging plot, the nuances of Balli Kaur Jaswal’s characters and their relationships are even more complex and intriguing.

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Book jacket image for Once Upon a Tome by Oliver Darkshire

In his memoir, Oliver Darkshire invites readers into one of the oldest antique bookstores in the world and acts as their hilarious, bookish guide.

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Book jacket image for Kunstlers in Paradise by Cathleen Schine
Family Drama

Few authors could pull off what Cathleen Schine does in Künstlers in Paradise: creating a seamless, multilayered saga about family dynamics and relationships, immigration, the early days of Hollywood and the often disturbingly cyclical nature of history.

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Book jacket image for Saving Time by Jenny Odell

Many writers have imitated Jenny Odell’s unique style since the publication of How to Do Nothing, but Saving Time proves that no one can do Odell like Odell.

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Contemporary Romance

Anita Kelly’s Something Wild & Wonderful follows two men who fall in love as they hike the Pacific Crest Trail, and it’s so sweet and satisfying that you’ll never want it to end.

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Enchantment by Katherine May
Body, Mind & Spirit

Wintering author Katherine May returns with Enchantment, a lovely, meditative ode to finding connection in a disconnected age.

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Book jacket image for Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang

A grocery-shopping trip and a shared meal provide moments of comfort and connection in this touching portrait of a family’s love for one another.

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Book jacket image for The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

Shannon Chakraborty’s follow-up to her bestselling Daevabad trilogy is a swashbuckling high seas quest that’s rousing, profound and irresistible.

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Book jacket image for A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon’s prequel to The Priory of the Orange Tree is just as sumptuous and explosive, immersing readers in a world on the brink of destruction.

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Book jacket image for Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy

Scorched Grace is an entertaining and devastating mystery that introduces Sister Holiday, a queer nun with a clever, curious mind and a fatalistic yet somehow still hopeful heart.

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