March Book Releases

New Books Coming Out This Month


Mattie Smith

After sales in physical book buying decreased over the last couple of years, thanks to BookTok, booksellers have seen an increase in sales.

Books have become increasingly popular thanks to BookTok, a community of people on TikTok who create videos on book reviews, book hauls, and book recommendations. Books that become popular on the public media outlet have seen a dramatic increase in sales. This March, many of the books coming out have already enjoyed some major hype.

Fiction: One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

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Rebecca Serle is the author of the popular books In Five Years, The Dinner List, as well as young adult novels The Edge of Falling and When You Were Mine. One Italian Summer was listed as the “book club pick” at Barnes and Noble for the month of March. In an Instagram post, Serle said she was “so proud of so many incredible people that have moved mountains to get this book to you.” This title released on March 1st.

When Katy’s mother, Carol, dies, Katy is left reeling. Their planned mother-daughter trip to Positano suddenly doesn’t seem so fun anymore. Katy embarks on the adventure alone, but as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy feels her mother’s spirit. Then, Carol suddenly appears and Katy is left wondering how she suddenly got her mother back. However, her mother is not the same. Her mother is thirty years old, tan, and healthy. Over the course of Katy’s vacation, she gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman she used to be.

To find more information about One Italian Summer click the link here.

Young Adult: Gallant by V.E. Schwab 

V.E. Schwab is author of BookTok sensation The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Victoria “V.E.” Schwab said in an Instagram post that she began writing Gallant when the pandemic first started. She was stuck in a village and began to write. 2 years later, she had a book to publish. This book was published March 1st. 

Due to increasing popularity on BookTok, Schwab’s new book “Gallant” quickly sold out in Barnes & Noble stores.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merliance School for girls with her mother’s crazy, nonsense journal to keep her company. Suddenly, a letter arrives at her school inviting her to go home to Gallant. However, when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her, but Olivia is not about to leave the only the place that has felt like home… even if there are ghouls roaming the haunted hallways.

Olivia knows that there are hidden secrets in her new home and she has put herself to the task of uncovering them. One day, when Olivia crosses a ruined wall, she finds herself in a place that is Gallant– but not. In this new world, Olivia might finally be able to find out where her dad is from. Olivia has a new choice. Will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

Fantasy: The War of Two Queens by Jennifer Armentrout 

<<picture>> The War of Two Queens is the fourth book in Armentrout’s popular series From Blood and Ash. Armentrout has posted lots of teasers on her Instagram page and for fans of this series, she says you’re sure to love this next book. This title releases on March 15th. 

Due to BookTok dramatically increasing sales in books, Barnes & Noble has a dedicated table for BookTok books. They include various titles such as “The Song of Achilles” and “We Were Liars”.

Poppy will stop at nothing to rescue her king and destroy the Blood Crown once and for all. With war loaming, Poppy has gained the backing of several powerful allies. But will it be enough to stop the Blood Queen? Will it be enough to finally have peace between the kingdoms?

Poppy and Casteel must fight to save all those they hold dear. However, war is only the beginning. Ancient powers have begun to stir. In order for Poppy to end the Blood Queen’s reign, Poppy must become what she has been prophesized to be… and what she fears the most.

To find more information about The War of Two Queens, click here.

Historical Fiction: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

<<picture>> Kate Quinn’s new book The Diamond Eye takes place in Ukraine. Quinn posted on her Instagram, “…like everyone, I have been glued to the news as Ukraine fights Russia. Lyudmila Pavlichenko (referring to the character in the book) was Ukrainian, and though she fought for the USSR against Germany, her war was conducted on Ukrainian soil, in defense of Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian people.” This title releases March 29th.

For more information about The Diamond Eye, click here.

Owning books has now become more of an aesthetic due to its increasing popularity.