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The best books Kobo read in March 2023

By Kobo • March 31, 2023Kobo Staff Picks

Discover the eBooks and audiobooks that Kobo staffers loved in March.

A Death at the Party by Amy Stuart

“We recently interviewed Amy Stuart on the KWL podcast and this book was so much fun to read! It opens with a woman standing over a man as he dies—you don't know who he is, what happened to him, or why she's not helping—then cuts to that morning and we follow her as she prepares to host her mother's birthday party. The author described it as a thriller retelling of Mrs. Dalloway, which isn't something I thought I needed until reading this book.”—Rachel

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My Nemesis by Charmaine Craig

My Nemesis is the perfect mix of interpersonal drama and critical exploration, a page-turning and compelling novel about the limits of the self. Easily one of the most memorable books I've read this year."—Fatma

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“You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon

“I love the podcast Maintenance Phase, so I was keen to read the next book by Aubrey Gordon. This is an unusual book in that it's structured around 19 statements that fat people often hear, and presents factual and carefully-argued rebuttals to each one. The sequencing is so thoughtfully done that there's very little repetition, and each chapter builds on the last to chisel away some of the more stubborn myths from different angles. But what surprised me was how moving I found the last chapter, addressing a 20th myth, which Gordon does while decentering herself from the discussion to draw attention to the hardships borne by others. It's a lovely and graceful ending to a hard-nosed and rigorous book.”—Nathan

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Dear Dolly: Collected Wisdom by Dolly Alderton

“I love Dolly Alderton and I would read her grocery lists. Every time I read something from Dolly, I feel like I’m hanging out with a cool older sister from whom I learn all of the important things in life - from embracing the messy parts of life, being gentle with yourself, and knowing when you deserve better from the people around you. You can pick up this book when you have a quick 5 minutes, or settle in for an hour, either way, it’s like Dolly is sitting there with you on the couch, or on the other end of the phone.”—Elizabeth

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Ghost Music by An Yu

“I loved this one. The beautiful cover of this one drew me in! I really enjoyed this character-driven, atmospheric and poetically written novel. It was very compelling and one of the best books I've read this year so far.”—Terrence

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Maame by Jessica George

"I enjoyed this debut so, so much. Maame poignantly portrays the emotional turbulence of finding your way in your twenties. I found it to be a tender, funny, and devastating read. I recommend it to readers who enjoy character-driven contemporary fiction and stories built around the female experience. It's SUCH a joy."—Alanna

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