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16 Best Books To Read in March

  • FICTION

    THE COMMITTED

    MARCH 2, 2021

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE COMMITTED

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A quirky intellectual crime story that highlights the Vietnam War’s complex legacy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

    MARCH 9, 2021

FICTION

HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

by Imbolo Mbue

A fierce, up-to-the-minute novel that makes you sad enough to grieve and angry enough to fight back. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FOREGONE

    MARCH 2, 2021

FICTION

FOREGONE

by Russell Banks

A challenging, risk-taking work marked by a wry and compassionate intelligence. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    RED ISLAND HOUSE

    MARCH 23, 2021

FICTION

RED ISLAND HOUSE

by Andrea Lee

An utterly captivating, richly detailed, and highly critical vision of how the one percent lives in neocolonial paradise. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA

    MARCH 30, 2021

HISTORY

A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA

by Hanif Abdurraqib

Another winner from Abdurraqib, a writer always worth paying attention to. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE CODE BREAKER

    MARCH 9, 2021

NONFICTION

THE CODE BREAKER

by Walter Isaacson

A vital book about the next big thing in science—and yet another top-notch biography from Isaacson. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE EMPATHY DIARIES

    MARCH 2, 2021

NONFICTION

THE EMPATHY DIARIES

by Sherry Turkle

A masterful memoir by a pioneering researcher and incisive thinker. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE DISORDERED COSMOS

    MARCH 9, 2021

  • TEEN

    FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

    MARCH 16, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

by Angeline Boulley

A suspenseful tale filled with Ojibwe knowledge, hockey, and the politics of status. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE HAZARDS OF LOVE

    MARCH 30, 2021

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE HAZARDS OF LOVE

by Stan Stanley ; illustrated by Stan Stanley

A noir fantasy—part adventure, part love story, all the way spectacularly creepy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    NIÑOS

    MARCH 23, 2021

CHILDREN'S

NIÑOS

by María José Ferrada ; illustrated by María Elena Valdez ; translated by Lawrence Schimel

A book to be read and remembered: a tribute to children whose lives were lost to forces not of their own creation. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WE BECAME JAGUARS

    MARCH 30, 2021

CHILDREN'S

WE BECAME JAGUARS

by Dave Eggers ; illustrated by Woodrow White

A fresh inversion of expectations told in vivid art and idiom. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BOY, EVERYWHERE

    MARCH 23, 2021

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