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Given my neglect over this month due to out of state company and more of life’s craziness, this last week seems to be a packed. Playing catch up! Yeesh, just when I think things have died down, they haven’t. It does not help that I have a stack of 30 books in the corner of my room to be read. No joke! The perils of being an avid reader. *sigh* Which brings me to this post! The Famous End of the Month Pre-Reads post! Below listed are some sixteen titles, eight fiction, eight non-fiction of the 19th century variety. All books are highly reviewed and have come out this month! In the case of non-fiction, some are being re-released. Utilizing Baker and Taylor, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Review, and Amazon, I’ve amassed March’s coveted list. There were so many books coming out this month, it was unreal. Truly, I had to narrow down the top eight fiction from a pool of four times that amount of fabulous books, disregarding the bigger heap of general 1800s-inspired fiction that is coming out in time for Spring. I made a point to offer you readers a well-rounded collection from which to choose from. So they are not all Christian Romance (not that there is anything wrong with the Christian Romance sub-genre!) The biggest surprise of the season? The Bronte sisters are having their moment! I have included three on the list, but in fact there were many more. So move over Jane Austen! In the Non-Fiction Category, biographies reign supreme. It was far more difficult to find highly rated Regency and Victorian theme books for the general adult demographic this time around. Better luck next month. Summaries and reviews are taken directly from the cited sources mentioned above. I have not read any of these and cannot, in good faith, recommend one over the other. However, just at a glance I would love to get my hands on Jane Steele and the Immortal Irishman, already a New York Times Best Seller.