26 Most Anticipated New March 2024 Book Releases by Genre

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The March 2024 book releases are here and we are so excited about this amazing list of books that we cannot wait to read. We scour everything we can to get our hands on the books that we want to read.

So whether you are a fan of thrillers and mysteries or romances and historical fiction, we found the new March 2024 book releases we cannot wait to get on our bookshelves.

This month has plenty of fiction and historical fiction for you to love which is always different from February books that are filled with romances. Interestingly, this month we do not have any fantasy books.

This list has the newest releases from favorite authors like Rebecca Serle, Simone St. James, and Jesse Q Sutano; as well as debut authors like Jennifer Croft.

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March 2024 New Book Genres

Fiction // Historical Fiction // Thriller and Mystery // Romance // Nonfiction // Young Adult

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Most Anticipated March 2024 Fiction Book Releases

Expiration Dates

Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Rebecca Serle has written two of our favorite books from the past few years so you can imagine how excited we are to read this pick from the March 2024 book releases.

Every time Daphne meets a new man, she receives a slip of paper with his name and number on it. That number is the exact amount of time they will be together. She is waiting for the day. She will receive a piece of paper without an expiration date on it. When Daphne finally meets Jake on a blind date, there is only a name, but she doubts the paper’s prediction, especially because she knows information that would break Jake’s heart.

women of good fortune

Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan

Genre: Fiction

Plot: When Shanghia’s most eligible bachelor proposes to Lulu, she has no choice, but to say yes. His family’s fortune will solve her family’s financial trouble, even if she is not in love, or ready for marriage. When she confides in her two best friends, they decide that the cash from the wedding will be more than enough for all of them to get the fresh start they need. We cannot wait to read this pick from the March 2024 book releases.

Anita De Monte Laughs

Anita De Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This pick from the March 2024 book releases looks like the perfect book to go on our coming-of-age book list or our books about art. In 1988 Anita de Monte was a rising star in the art world until she was found dead. By 1998, Anita had been forgotten. Raquel is a third-year art history student who becomes involved with an older art student and is rising up the social ladder. When she comes across Anita’s story, she sees similarities to her own.

The extinction of Irena Rey

The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This pick from the March 2024 book releases is from the international Booker Rrize-winning translator and Women’s Prize finalist, Jennifer Croft. Eight. Translators arrive in a Polish forest on the border of Belarus to translate the work of Irina Rey’s Magnum opus, but within days of their arrival, she disappears without a trace. Soon, they begin exploring the surrounding woods to find clues. This is a debut novel from an award-winning translator.

After Annie

After Annie by Anna Quindlen

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This pick from the winter, 2024 Book releases is a story about friendship, marriage, and family. When Annie Brown dies suddenly, the important people in her life try to find a way to move forward without the woman who has been at the center of it all. The story takes place in the year, following her death as her husband, children, and friends learn, but she is never really gone from their hearts.

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March 2024 Book Releases: Historical Fiction

Cant We be Friends

Can’t We Be Friends by Eliza Knight and Denny S. Bryce

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is a historical fiction novel from the March 2024 book releases. It celebrates the friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. The two met when Monroe was looking for help with her singing. And while it seemed like they had nothing in common, they were both underestimated by the many men in their lives. Each strived to be the absolute best in their field and have personal agency and independence in a time where women were expected to give Control time.

The Berlin Letters

The Berlin Letters by Katherine Reay

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Louisa Voekler is in the CIA and while her colleagues are working on Cold War assignments, she is stuck decoding messages from World War II. Harris Voekler is a journalist who was separated from his daughter after the Berlin Wall went up. When Louisa discovers letters written to her by the father she thought was dead, she begins to learn the truth about her family and risks everything to rescue her father. This looks like such a unique and thrilling pick from the March 2024 book releases.

The Woman with No Name

The Woman with No Name by Audrey Blake

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: We are so excited to read this historical fiction pick from the March 2024 new releases that is based on a true story. Yvonne Rudellant is left adrift after a bomb destroyed her home. When she is recruited as Britain’s first sabotage agent, she jumps at the chance and soon becomes the famous, nameless woman who blows up her enemies.

Becoming Madam Secretary

Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Dray

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from the winter, 2024 book releases is based on the true story of Frances Perkins. Francis meets a young lawyer, named Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a tea party, and the two immediately dislike each other. However, over the next 20 years, they are able to form a partnership that brings FDR to the White House as president.

the underground library

The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This looks like a wonderful historical fiction pick from the March 2024 book releases. With the Blitz destroying London, three women are trying to save their beloved library. Juliet, Katie, and Sofie relocate the stacks of books to the local underground station where people shelter every night. They each have their own obstacles that they have to overcome as well in this novel based on true events.

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The Divorcees by Rowan Beaird

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from the March 2024 book releases is set in Reno, Nevada at a divorce ranch. Here, Lois finds herself living with other would-be divorces for 6 weeks as a requirement for divorce. She has been living a loveless marriage that is suffocating her. Here, she meets Greer who is unlike anyone else and Lois questions whether she can trust her new friend and how far she is willing to go for her independence.

Finding Margaret Fuller

Finding Margaret Fuller by Allison Pataki

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from the winter, 2024 book releases is an imagining of the life of Margaret Fuller, who was a trailblazer and changed history for women everywhere as an activist, and the first female news correspondent.

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Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries for March 2024

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Bye, Baby by Carola Lovering

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Cassie and Billie were once inseparable best friends who have drifted apart in adulthood. Cassie seems to have everything with a wealthy husband, a new baby, and a lifestyle as an influencer. Billie, on the other hand, is single and childless. One night in the fall, Billie hears Cassie screaming from her apartment one floor above. Cassie has just realized her baby is missing. When Billy looks down, she realizes she is the kidnapper. This pick from the March 2024 book releases looks unputdownable.

Murder Road

Murder Road by Simone St. James

Genre: Thriller

Plot: It’s July of 1995 and April and Eddie are looking for the resort town where they will be honeymooning. When they take a wrong turn, they drive along the deserted road where they pick up a hitchhiker. They soon see blood dripping from her jacket and a truck barreling down the road behind them. Soon after, the hitchhiker dies at the hospital, and Eddie and April seem to have become suspects for not only this murder but a long string of murders down the one stretch of highway. If this pick from the March 2024 book releases is anything like St. James’s other books, it will keep you on your toes.

The New Couple in 5B

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger

Genre: Thriller

Plot: In this pick from the March 2024 book releases Rosie and Chad barely make ends meet when they inherit a luxury apartment from Chad’s late uncle. The historic building is elegant and charming with a very dark history. Suddenly, they are questioning why there are so many cameras in the building, and why the doorman never leaves. When one of the neighbors turns up dead, they have to uncover the truth before their next.

The Mystery Writer

The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill

Genre: Mystery


Theodosia/ Theo has abandoned her career as an attorney. She arrives at her brother Gus’s house with an unfinished novel. She is drawn into something she never could’ve imagined when her mentor, who is a successful author is murdered. Suddenly, the police are looking at Gus as a suspect, Theo will be in danger and they will have to decide how far they are willing to go. We cannot wait to read this literary thriller/ mystery pick from the March 2024 book releases

The Good the Bad and the Aunties

The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutano

Genre: Mystery

Plot: We are back with the Aunties one more time in this pick from the March 2024 book releases. In this installment, Meddy Chan and Nathan are in Jakarta to spend Chinese New Year and their honeymoon with her entire extended family. Not surprisingly, they get mixed up in a decades-long war between Jakarta’s most powerful business factions.

The Princess of Las Vegas

The Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This thriller is a twisting tale of a Princess Diana impersonator and her estranged sister on the Las Vegas strip. They find themselves in a game of money, murder, and organized crime in this pic from the March 2024 book releases.


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Romance: March 2024 Book Releases

Kilt Trip

Kilt Trip by Alexandra Kiley

Genre: Romance

Plot: Addie is a travel consultant who will travel anywhere in the world except Scotland. When she is put there on assignment to save a family-run tour company and her own job, she reluctantly packs her bags.

Logan Sutherland loves his amazing country and cannot wait to show all of its hidden gems but first, he has to get Addie out from behind her desk to actually see the country. When he finds her secret connection to Scotland, he knows that he must give Addie closure before she can move forward.

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The Breakup Vacation by Anna Gracia

Genre: Romance

Plot: Grace had her heart broken and is determined to win back her ex, Josh. So when her friends want to go on a vacation to get over him, she recommends Cancun, knowing Josh will be there. Now, it is becoming harder to juggle the lies to everyone and when she clicks with a local guy, life becomes much more complicated in this pick from the March 2024 book releases

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The Love Remedy by Elizabeth Everett

Genre: Romance

Plot: This Victorian romance from the March 2024 book releases looks like a perfect choice for 16 Books Like the Love Hypothesis to Obsess Over. When Lucinda Peterson has her remedy for croup stolen, she hires a private investigator to help her find the culprit. Jonathan Thorne is a single father with walls up all around him. Can he learn to let someone inside?

In a Not so Perfect World

In a Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati Alexander

Genre: Romance

Plot: Hello fake dating! In this pick from the March 2024 book releases, Sloane Cooper is up for her dream job at a video game company and has managed to promise she will stay single and dedicated to her work. When Charlie asks her to come with him on an all-inclusive vacation he planned with his ex, she is all for the plan. All she has to do is fake a relationship to help him get his ex back and she can use the time to develop her video game. But what does she do when sparks fly?

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March 2024: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases

here After

Here After by Amy Lin

Genre: Memoir

Plot: Amy Lin is a Canadian author who is making her debut with this memoir about the loss of her husband and her struggles to move forward after a tragic loss. This pick from the March 2024 book releases is perfect for our list of books about grief and will surely require a box or two of tissues.

Love and Autism

Love and Autism: Five True Stories About Neurodivergent Life and Love by Kay Kerr

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: Written by autistic author Key Kerr, this is a book that is a feel-good nonfiction about the search for love in 5 neurodivergent people. Micheal, Chloe, Noor, Jess, and Tim are all taking a chance in finding love and we cannot wait to read this pick from the March 2024 book releases.

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Best YA March 2024 Book Releases


Promchanted by Morgan Matson

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: What do you get when two modern-day teens accidentally push through a hidden door in Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disney? In this pick from March 2024 book releases, Stella and Reece have gone from Disney to a fairytale world where they have no cell service and the story is going way off course. Phillip and Aurora will need to fall in love or Stella and Reece may never find their way home. This is a perfect book for our 26 Amazing Adult Retellings of Disney Classics.


Cancelled by Farrah Penn

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: This young adult novel tackles the unforgettable roller coaster that is high school. With friendships going up and down, double standards, and so much more, this book will take you back. Brynn Whitaker was a star in her senior year class who is trying to get into Stanford. When a video goes viral. she knows she’s not the woman in the video but can she turn her reputation around and what links will she go to to achieve that goal? This pick from the March 2024 book releases looks like a doozy!

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