Off the Shelf: The Top Librarian Book Picks for March

By Sharon Saye on March 24, 2021 from Off the Shelf via

LibraryReads lists the top ten books published each month that librarians across the country love and recommend.  The list is usually published during the middle of the previous month.  The books recommended publish during the entire month so some of the titles on the March list will not be out until March 30th.
The top book selected by librarians for March is “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner.  This is one of the most anticipated books for this spring from GoodReads to Oprah.  It is the story of a secret apothecary shop in 18th century London that caters to a very specific type of client who needs to take care of the problem of oppressive men in their lives, but something goes wrong leaving clues for someone in the modern era to research The Lost Apothecary. 
“The Conductors” by Nicole Glover follows a couple who met on the Underground Railroad and now live in Pennsylvania after the war.  “The Dating Plan” by Sara Desai involves two people who hate each other but must fake an engagement and marriage. 
“Eternal” by Lisa Scottoline takes Italy’s history during the period leading up to World War II and reflects its effects in the lives and loves of its characters.  “The Windsor Knot” by S.J. Bennett finds the Queen of England investigating a murder at Windsor Castle. 
“We Begin at the End” is garnering a great deal of critical attention; “compelling and heartbreaking, the story brings together two of the most compelling characters you may every meet,” is the opinion of the librarian from the St. Louis Public Library who recommended it. 
Other books recommended by LibraryReads for March are: “Every Last Fear” by Alex Finlay, “Float Plan” by Trish Doller, “Libertie” by Kaitlyn Greenidge, “The Lost Village” by Camilla Sten, “Act Your age, Eve Brown” by Talia Hibbert, “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn, “Sunflower Sisters” by Martha Hall Kelly, and “Every Vow You Break” by Peter Swanson. 
You can always go to the LibraryReads website and look at the archive of previous selections.  They are a great place for book recommendations. 

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