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Beneath the Book Club: What do you want to read in March? It’s time to choose.


It’s time to choose Beneath the Book Club’s March read.


I scoured Barnes and Noble, the New York Times bestseller list and TikTok to narrow the choices down to three.

And boy was it hard!

We delved into a mystery/thriller in January, love story in February and this month’s choices are a little more random.

There is another mystery, a drama and one that will soon become a major motion picture.


All three books come highly-rated.

The book with the most votes will become March’s official read and I will announce the winner on Friday, March 1.

Now, can I get a drum roll…

Book 1: Come and Get It by Kiley Reid


A Good Morning America pick, An Indie Next Pick and a LibraryReads pick


WHAT AMAZON SAYS: “From the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age comes a fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students.

“It's 2017 at the University of Arkansas. Millie Cousins, a senior resident assistant, wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house.

"So when Agatha Paul, a visiting professor and writer, offers Millie an easy yet unusual opportunity, she jumps at the chance.


“But Millie's starry-eyed hustle becomes jeopardized by odd new friends, vengeful dorm pranks, and illicit intrigue.

“A fresh and intimate portrait of desire, consumption, and reckless abandon, Come and Get It is a tension-filled story about money, indiscretion, and bad behavior - and the highly anticipated new novel by acclaimed and award-winning author Kiley Reid.”


Book 2: Look Closer by David Ellis


"Wildly entertaining." - New York Times Book Review


WHAT AMAZON SAYS: “From the bestselling and award-winning author comes a wickedly clever and fast-paced novel of greed, revenge, obsession - and quite possibly the perfect murder.

“Simon and Vicky couldn’t seem more normal: a wealthy Chicago couple, he a respected law professor, she an advocate for domestic violence victims. A stable, if unexciting marriage.


“But one thing’s for sure … absolutely nothing is what it seems.


“The pair are far from normal, and one of them just may be a killer. When the body of a beautiful socialite is found hanging in a mansion in a nearby suburb, Simon and Vicky’s secrets begin to unravel.


“A secret whirlwind affair. A twenty-million-dollar trust fund about to come due. A decades-long grudge and obsession with revenge. These are just a few of the lies that make up the complex web...and they will have devastating consequences.


“And while both Vicky and Simon are liars, just who exactly is conning who? Part Gone Girl, part Strangers on a Train, Look Closer is a wild rollercoaster of a read that will have you questioning everything you think you know.”

Book 3: Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 by T.J. Newman


A New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture from Warner Brothers Pictures

WHAT AMAZON SAYS: Flight attendant turned New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman’s adrenaline-fueled thriller about a commercial jetliner that crashes into the ocean and sinks to the bottom with passengers trapped inside—and the extraordinary rescue operation to save them.

“Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean.

"During the evacuation, an engine explodes and the plane is flooded. Those still alive are forced to close the doors—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom with twelve passengers trapped inside.

"More than two hundred feet below the surface, engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter Shannon are waist-deep in water and fighting for their lives.

“Their only chance at survival is an elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent—Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife—who must work together with Will to find a way to save their daughter and rescue the passengers from the sealed airplane, which is now teetering on the edge of an undersea cliff.

“There’s not much time. There’s even less air.

“With devastating emotional power and heart-stopping suspense, Drowning is an unforgettable thriller about a family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them - against impossible odds.”


So, fellow book clubbers, which will we read?  




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