12 Books You Need To Read In March

All the new releases you need to know

If your New Year’s Resolution (yes, we’re in denial that it’s March) was to read more, you’re not alone. 

Here at marie claire, we’re holding ourselves accountable with a monthly book club filled with everything you need to read for the month ahead, already devoured – and thoroughly enjoyed – by yours truly.

Below, books to read this month.

The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

This high concept murder mystery is such a page-turner. I’m almost at the end and am seriously considering reading it now in the work bathroom stalls. 


Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley will love this face-paced thriller. It’s already set for a film adaption by George Clooney’s production company with Scarlett Johansson set as the lead.

Girls burn brighter

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

A story of friendship, Rao’s debut novel tells the story of two women who were incredibly close as children and were torn apart as adults. 

Speak no evil

Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

Speak No Evil is Iweala’s long-awaited follow-up to Beasts of No Nation — the book behind the incredible 2015 film. It traces a young Nigerian-American man coming to terms with his sexuality after his parents find gay apps on his phone, which were installed as a joke by his friend. A brilliant and essential 2018 read.

before i let you go

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

 Fans of Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes will love Before I Let You Go, a heartwrenching story of an addict who tells her sister she’s pregnant.

the perfect girlfriend

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton 

If you loved The Girl on the Train, you’ll love Hamilton’s compelling, brilliantly written psychological thriller.

The cactus

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Susan Green is an independent and endearingly prickly woman whose life is spiralling out of control. You’re gonna love her.

dogs with jobs

Dogs With Jobs by Laura Greaves

Great. Now even dogs have cooler jobs than the rest of us. Meet Bailey, the assistant director of seagulls at the Maritime Museum.


Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter was one of the most talked about books of last year – and for good reason. Following a young woman who moves to New York City to work at a restaurant, this novel is one of those strange reads which grips you so strongly, though it’s hard to explain why. Danler’s beautiful writing certainly helps matters, though.

the perfect couple

The Perfect Couple by Lexi Landsman

Australia’s answer to Gillian Flynn, Landsman’s Gone Girl-esque novel will keep you guessing.

The Chalk Man

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

It’s been dubbed the next crime thriller sensation – for good reason. Put this debut novel on your 2018 must-read list.

The family next door

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

A book Liane Moriarty fans will love. I read it in one sitting – tears and all. 

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