5 brilliant must-read books we can't wait to check out this March 3 years ago

5 brilliant must-read books we can't wait to check out this March

It's only just turned March, but 2018 has already been an incredible year for books.

It feels like our must-read pile just keeps growing and growing, as more mysteries, love stories and tales of dystopian futures hit the shelves.

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And while we're definitely going to be making use of the colder weather and curl up with a good book, we couldn't help but turn our attention to some more of the amazing books that are hitting shelves across the country.

So, here are our picks of five books to curl up with this month.

Letters To My Daughter by Emma Hannigan

The three Brady sisters are left devastated when they find out that their nanny May - whom they had always been close to - has passed away.

Especially when they find out that the letters that she had left for them, offering final words of advice and comfort, have gone missing.

As they gather in Dublin for the reading for May's will, each of the sisters finds themselves facing some life-changing decisions.

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Almost Love by Louise O’Neill

Sarah is in a relationship with the kind and warm Oisin, but finds herself unable to forget about Matthew - an older man she dated while she was in her early 20s.

Matthew kept her a secret from everyone he knew, and never ended up giving her quite what she wanted, but Sarah can’t help how she feels about him.

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Billed as “a bold, uncompromising depiction of obsessive love”, it’s one that you won’t be able to put down.

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The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

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Anna Fox hasn't left her home in ten long months - and her only lifeline to the real, outside world is her window, where she sits and watches her neighbours.

When the Russell family moves in, she's instantly drawn to the picture-perfect family of three.

But things take a turn when Anna hears a frenzied scream and accidentally sees something she wasn't meant to - leaving her in a  race against time to find the truth about what really happened.

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Can you escape your fate? That's the question the four Gold siblings find themselves facing one day.

They sneak out of the house one night in 1969, all so they can get their fortune told by a psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die.

The book follows the family over the next five decades, as the four siblings must learn how to live with the fortunes that they were given that night.

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Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

In this dystopian novel, the United States has made abortion illegal, banned in-vitro fertilisation.

The country is about to introduce a federal law called Every Child Needs Two, which would see no single person able to adopt a child, while the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo.

In a small Oregon fishing town, four very different women - a single high-school teacher trying to have a baby on her own; a mum-of-two stuck in a crumbling marriage; a pregnant teenager with nowhere to turn; a reclusive "mender" - find themselves drawn together, questioning what their lives are for.

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A good book can do just about anything; from taking you on a wild and fantastical adventure to making you feel like an all-knowing super sleuth (if you figure out the killer twist).

Every week at #Bookmarked, we will be taking you through some of our all-time favourite books - as well as the newest novels hitting shelves in Ireland.