March Titles for Adults
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory - Narrative Nonfiction
by Ben Macintyre
Nonfiction that reads like a novel is one of my favorites. This title is full of fast moving plots, double agents, intrigue, larger-than-life characters, and improbable, unbelievable plans.
The Fellowship of the Ring - Fantasy
by J. R. R. Tolkien
As a teen, Lord of the Rings was the introduction to my lifelong love of fantasy and the endearing themes of friendship, adventure, and courage found within this series. I still see many youth reach for these titles on the shelf, which makes me smile and want to go on a Middle-earth adventure again.
The Children’s Blizzard: A Novel - Historical Fiction
by Melanie Benjamin
Benjamin does a great job describing northeast Nebraska in 1888. While this blizzard is the stuff of lore where I grew up, it is not as famous in other places. The novel is a great read when you are wrapped in quilts.
Hello, Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life - Nonfiction
by Fumio Sasaki
We all have our daily habits and a regular routine. Hello, Habits is about changing those habits into ones that are healthy and benefit your daily life.
Have You Seen Luis Velez? - Realistic Fiction
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Raymond Jaffe, a seventeen year-old, lives in a blended family and feels he doesn't belong. Soon he befriends a ninety-two year-old woman named Mildred in his apartment building in New York. Raymond tries to solve a mystery for Mildred. Through their friendship, both of them see there's always hope if you have someone to hold on to.
The Midnight Library: A Novel - Fantasy and Science Fiction
by Matt Haig
Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Nora's exploration of her "other lives" was both comforting and inspiring, and it's perfect for days when you're overthinking "WHAT IF?"
Practical Magic - Fantasy
by Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic follows two very different sisters as they both struggle with the difficulties life has thrown at them. While each is magical in her own way, it is the magic of their love and sisterly bond that truly shines. I really loved how the book was able to accurately express the myriad and often messy emotions we feel towards our family members at times.