My November 2016 Book of the Month Club selection is here!
If you haven’t heard, Book of the Month (BOTM) is a subscription that sends you a new hardcover book as chosen by a panel of judges every month. You’ll be given a choice between five different book selections which will be revealed on their site on the first of the month. The books will include a broad range of genres and offer a mix of both fiction and nonfiction titles. The Book of the Month team reviews thousands of submissions from dozens of publishers, and works closely with the BOTM judges to select exceptional books that they think members will enjoy.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $16.99/month or less with multi-month commitments (as low as $8.99/month for the annual plan). — Through November 30th, you can can get your first month for only $5! — Just use coupon code “BOTM5“.
Okay, let’s check out my November 2016 Book of the Month Club box!
A peek inside.
As always, the book itself was shrink-wrapped to a sturdy piece of cardboard to keep it from getting damaged in transit.
Included was a note from Nina Sankovitch, one of the guest judges for November, who chose the book I received — “Nicotine” by Nell Zink.
Nicotine by Nell Zink – As unapologetically disgusted I am by secondhand smoke, this was nevertheless the title that most appealed to me this month. 😉
Recent business school graduate Penny Baker has rebelled against her family her whole life-by being the conventional one. Her mother, Amalia, was a member of an Amazonian tribe called the Kogi; her much older father, Norm, long ago attained cult-like deity status among a certain group of aging hippies while operating a ‘healing center’ in New Jersey. And she’s never felt particularly close to her much-older half-brothers from Norm’s previous marriage-one wickedly charming and obscenely rich (but mostly just wicked), one a photographer on a distant tropical island.
But all that changes when her father dies, and Penny inherits his childhood home in New Jersey. She goes to investigate the property and finds it not overgrown and abandoned, but rather occupied by a group of friendly anarchist squatters whom she finds unexpectedly charming, and who have renamed the property Nicotine House. The residents of Nicotine House (defenders of smokers’ rights) possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she’s desperately lacking, and the other squatter houses in the neighborhood provide a sense of community Penny’s never felt before, and she soon moves into a nearby residence, becoming enmeshed in the political fervor and commitment of her fellow squatters.
November’s box also included a nifty Book of the Month magnet. 🙂
Another interesting title from Book of the Month! The book I chose is currently selling for over $20 on Amazon, so you definitely get a better deal with this subscription. 🙂 Remember — through the end of the month, you can can get your first book for only $5! — Just use coupon code “BOTM5“.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome