Book of the Month (BOTM) is a subscription box that sends you a new hardcover book as chosen by a panel of judges every month.
Subscribers are 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. If you don’t like the current month’s selections, you’re free to skip with no questions asked.
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 $14.99/month with free shipping. — For a limited time, you can can get your first month for only $9.99! — Just use coupon code “TAKECARE” at checkout.
Let’s check out my April 2020 Book of the Month box!
The book was shipped in a small blue box with a white Book of the Month logo on top.
A peek inside!
The book itself was shrink-wrapped to a sturdy piece of cardboard to keep it from getting damaged in transit.
April’s five selections were:
- Beach Read by Emily Henry (Romance)
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley (Thriller)
- Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore (Literary)
- The Library of Legends by Janie Chang (Historical Fantasy)
- The Paris Hours by Alex George (Historical)
Beach Read by Emily Henry
I’m incredibly picky when it comes to selecting books (since I rarely have time to read them), but given the current “stay the eff home!” circumstances, I went with an uncharacteristic “fluffier” choice this month…
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.
I honestly don’t know how if I’ll get through the whole book, but I’ll give it a try! 😉
Book of the Month continues to be a great subscription for pushing me out of my reading genre comfort zone. The title I selected isn’t currently available in hardcover format on Amazon, but the paperback version can be preordered (May 19th release date) for $12.89 — making $9.99 shipped a way better deal! — Remember, for a limited time you can can get your first month for only $9.99! — Just use coupon code “TAKECARE” at checkout.