32 Most Anticipated New March 2023 Book Releases by Genre

March 2023 Book Releases

The March 2023 book releases are the perfect mix of books for winter 2023. We know that we cannot possibly read all the books on this awesome list but, these are our most anticipated new books for March.

Whether literary fiction is your thing or you love historical fiction, this list has a little something for everyone. There are so many great books on this list from authors we have loved reading in the past as well as authors who are brand new to us. We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed gathering these books.

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Most Anticipated March 2023 Fiction Book Releases

Pineapple Street

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Genre: Fiction

Plot:A deliciously funny, sharply observed debut of family, love, and class, this zeitgeisty novel follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan“.

This is one of the March 2023 book releases that looks perfect for our list of 24 best family drama books you will love.

Theory of not quite everything

The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything by Kara Gnodde

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Art and Mimi Brotherton are siblings and housemates whose bond was solidified by the death of their parents. Art is a Mathematical genius and Mimi decides she needs his skills to find her a soulmate. When she finds Frank, she is intrigued and Art is wary. Will their relationship drive a wedge between the siblings?

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jiménez

Genre: Fiction

Plot:A deeply powerful, raw debut novel that’s “equal measures hilarious and haunting” (Crystal Hana Kim), of a Puerto Rican family in Staten Island who discovers their long‑missing sister is potentially alive and cast on a reality TV show, and they set out to bring her home.

A Likely Story

A Likely Story by Leigh McMullan Abramson

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Isabelle wants to be a successful writer like her father, but after the death of her mother, she discovers shocking secrets that makes her wonder about her family and how much of her life is a lie. This book-within-a-book about a man who cheated his way to the top will leave you questioning who is the author. This book from our March 2023 book releases is sure to find its way to our Fiction Books About Writers post.

When in Rome

When in Rome by Liam Callanan

Genre: Fiction

Plot:From nationally bestselling, award-winning author Liam Callanan, the story of an opportunity to start over at midlife, a chance to save a struggling convent in the Eternal City, and the dramatic re-emergence of an old flame . . .

Dust Child

Dust Child by Nguyēn Phan Que Mai

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This book is written by the author of The Mountains Sing, a book in our list of 52 Best Books for Book Clubs to Read. This is about two sisters who are trying to help their parents pay off their debts by going to work in a bar in Saigon, in 1969. This book is a perfect choice for the April prompt of the Beyond The Bookends’ 2023 Reading Challenge.

The Mostly True Story

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Tanner needs a place to live where he can sit and play video games to his heart’s content. Louise Wilt needs a caregiver- according to her daughter. Being Louise’s caregiver seems like the perfect gig for Tanner and the two ignore each other happily. When Tanner starts to notice that Louise has a close resemblance to a jewel thief and Louise suddenly insists on a road trip, their adventure begins. This is one of my most anticipated books from the list of March 2023 book releases.

Community Board

Community Board: A Novel by Tara Conklin

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Darcy Clipper is 30 years old and has just moved home to Murbridge Massachusetts. Darcy thinks that her hometown will welcome her back with open arms but, just like everything else, Murbridge has changed. Now Darcy must decide what she owes her town and what they owe her in return.

Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: William Waters grew up in a house with tragedy. When he meets Julia, he falls head over heels, and with Julia, comes her sisters as well. When the darkness from William’s past surfaces, it will shake up the relationship between Julia and her sisters. This pick from March 2023 book releases is from Read with Jenna Book List author of Dear Edward.

Evil Eye

Evil Eye by Etaf Rum

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: From the bestselling author of A Woman is No Man, a Read with Jenna Book List pick and a book on our 52 Best Books for Book Clubs to Read, comes a brand-new book. Yara was raised in a conservative Palestinian household that was emotionally volatile. She thought that she left that all behind, but when her carefully constructed world starts to fall apart around her, she must come to terms with the childhood she thought she left in the past.

Quarantine Princess Diaries

Quarantine Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This is a brand-new installment of the princess diaries and is what happens when Mia Thermopolis of Genovia has her diaries written over the pandemic leaked. For anyone who loves a Royal Read, this is the perfect pick for you from this list of March 2023 Book Releases.

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March 2023 Historical Fiction Book Releases

Künstlers in Paradise

Künstlers in Paradise by Cathleen Schine

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In 1939 Mamie Künstler escaped Nazi Germany to Los Angeles, California when she was just 11 years old. Now, it is 2020. Julian has come to stay with his grandmother while trying to make it in Hollywood. When the pandemic hits, Julian’s visit has no end in sight and Mamie begins to open up about her life before she came to the United States. This dual-timeline historical fiction from the March 2023 book releases is perfect for anyone who wants to read WWII Historical Fiction.

The London Séance Society

The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner

Genre: Historical Mystery

Plot: We are so excited about this new book written by the author of the Lost Apothocary, a book on our Ultimate List of Best Historical Fiction Books. The newest book takes place in 1873 as a renowned spiritualist and a woman seeking answers about her dead sister team up with the men of the Seance Society. This is definitely one of the March 2023 book releases we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Two Wars and A Wedding

Two Wars and A Wedding by Lauren Willig

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Lauren Willig’s book Band of Sisters, is one of our favorite WW1 Books. Now, her latest is a book in our list of March 2023 book releases that we cannot wait to read. This is a dual-timeline story with a single heroine who finds herself caught in a war between Greece and Turkey in 1896 and in the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Strangers in the Night

Strangers in the Night: A Novel of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner by Heather Webb

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner are Hollywood icons. Individually they were unstoppable but together, they were explosive. This biographical historical fiction tells their love story with an amazing cast of characters. This book from our March 2023 book releases should not be missed.

Beyond that the Sea

Beyond that, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: in 1940, Millie and Reginald Thompson have to make the horrible decision to send their 11-year-old daughter, Beatrix to America as bombs fall on London. Bea arrives in Boston where she integrates into the world of the Gregorys. Bea is torn between the world to which she was born and her new life that feels like her own.

The Perfumist of Paris

The Perfumist of Paris by Alka Joshi

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is the final book in the trilogy written by the author of the Henna Artist, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. Radha is living in Paris with her husband and two daughters. The year is 1974 and she is still grieving the baby boy she gave up years ago. When a position with a master perfumer comes up and Radha travels to India, she finds out the boy she never told her husband about is headed to find her in Paris.

Hang the Moon

Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Jeanette Walls is the bestselling author of the book The Glass Castle, a book we included in our post of Books Like Where the Crawdads Sing. Now, she has a new novel about a young woman named Sallie Kincaid that takes place in Virginia during prohibition. We think this book about a fearless woman will be a great pick from our March 2023 book releases.

Her Lost Words

Her Lost Words by Stephanie Marie Thornton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This biographical fiction tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft, an author who was radical for her time and wrote the book A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Years later, her daughter, Mary Shelley, will be the groundbreaking author of Frankenstein. This novel about two remarkable women is a must-read from this list of March 2023 book releases.

Love Historical Fiction? We do too! That’s why we created the Ultimate List of Historical Fiction carefully divided by time period.

Most Anticipated March 2023 Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Releases


Clytemnestra by Costanza Casati

Genre: Fantasy

Plot:Madeline Miller’s Circe meets Cersei Lannister in a stunning debut following Clytemnestra, the most notorious heroine of the ancient world and the events that forged her into the legendary queen.

As for queens, they are either hated or forgotten. She already knows which option suits her best…

The Adventures of Amina al Sirafi

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Amina al-Sirafti thought she was done with her career as a pirate when she is offered one last job with a huge payday. She will be paid to find the kidnapped daughter of her old crewman. Soon, it becomes clear that there is a lot more to this job than what it first seems. This is one of the March 2023 book releases that is sure to find its way to our list of Historical Fantasy Books to Capture your Imagination.

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Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries for March 2023

Now You See Us

Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Corazon, Donita, and Angel are Filipina domestic workers who are living and working in Singapore. When a new story explodes, the three women are shocked. A domestic Filipina maid has been arrested for murdering her employer. Now the three women come together to solve the mystery of what really happened on the day of the murder. This is one of the mysteries in our March 2023 book releases we cannot wait to read. And be sure to check out our Ultimate List of Mystery Books.

What Have We Done

What Have We Done by Alex Finlay

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Twenty-five years ago, Jenn, Donnie, and Nico were best friends through the horrific experiences they had at the group home they lived in together as teens. Now, someone is trying to kill them and they will have to revisit the nightmares of their childhood to survive. We are looking forward to reading this thriller from our list of March 2023 book releases.

The Golden Spoon

The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Every summer for the past ten years, bakers come to a Vermont estate for filming a hit television show with the famous host, Betsy Martin. This year, something is off with the competition as things start to go awry on the set. Suddenly, a body is discovered in this locked room mystery. I cannot wait to read this mystery from our list of March 2023 book releases.

Vera Wongs Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Vera Wong lives above her tea shop in Chinatown in San Francisco. When she finds a dead body in the shop, she calls the police immediately but also takes the flash drive the man has in his hands. She is sure that she can do a better job of finding the murderer than the police. And when she starts investigating her customers, she finds that she starts to care for them. I cannot wait to read this book from our March 2023 Book Releases. It sounds like the perfect book to go on our list of Books Like a Man Called Ove.

Love Thrillers? We created The Ultimate List of Best Thriller Books carefully divided by sub-genre. These will definitely keep you on your toes.

Romance Book Releases for March 2023

Off the Map by Trish Doller

Off the Map by Trish Doller

Genre: Romance

Plot: Carla Black has lived on the road for a decade. Eamon Sullivan is a cartographer who is unhappy in his work. When Carla arrives in Dublin for her best friend’s wedding, Eamon is the one who picks her up from the airport in Ireland. What should have been a quick trip turns into something so much more.


Infamous by Lex Croucher

Genre: Historical Romance

Plot: Edith (Eddie) Miller is a 22-year-old aspiring writer. She has always done everything with rose so she is horrified when rose starts to talk about marriage. When Eddie is invited into the world of a poet named Nash, she becomes torn between her relationship with rose and the complicated dynamic with Nash.

Hotel of Secrets

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller

Genre: Historical Romance

Plot: This Historical romance is perfect for our list of The Best Historical Romances Novels. Maria Wallner wants to restore her family’s hotel to its former glory but the random attacks from an assassin is an issue. Eli Whittaker is an American Secret agent who is on a mission. But, when he arrives in Vienna, he is swept up in the balls, the chaos, and perhaps with Maria as well.

Is Romance your favorite genre? We created the Ultimate List of Romances carefully divided by sub-genre so you can find your next favorite read.

March 2023: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases


Stash: My Life in Hiding by Laura Cathcart Robbins

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: This memoir from the podcast “The Only One in the Room” is Laura’s story of hiding her addiction from everyone in a world filled with privilege and pain. Divorce, a custody battle, and internalized racism are all a part of this true story. This is one of the March 2023 book releases that is perfect for our Ultimate List of Non-fiction Books

The Other Family Doctor

The Other Family Doctor by Karen Fine, D.V. M.

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: This is a memoir about Karen Fine who always wanted to be a vet even though it was a male-dominated industry in the 80s. She persevered and opened her own practice. This book shares stories from her life as a doctor to beloved pets including a colony of ferrets, a huge pot-bellied pig and more.

Best YA March 2023 Book Releases

My Dear Heanry

My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: In 1885 London, 17-year-old Gabriel Utterson returned to London to find his friend Henry Jekyll. Henry was expelled from medical school with rumors about their relationship. Now, Gabriel finds Hyde, a stranger to is familiar and claims to be friends with Henry. This is one of our March 2023 book releases that is perfect for our list of 18 Classic Book Retellings. And, be sure to check out The Ultimate List of YA Fantasy Books: 70+ Best Picks for more great books.

Missing Clarissa

Missing Clarissa: A Novel by Ripley Jones

Genre: YA Thriller

Plot: Clarissa Campbell was a popular cheerleader who went missing in 1999 and was never seen again- dead or alive. Now, 20 years later, best friends Blair and Cameron, start a true crime podcast and decide to find out what happened to Clarissa. There are a lot of secrets in this town. Will the teenagers find a true killer or destroy the life of an innocent man?

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