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.
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Let’s check out my January 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.
January’s five selections were:
- The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (Thriller)
- Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey (Literary Fiction)
- When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald (Contemporary Fiction)
- Things in Jars by Jess Kidd (Historical Fantasy)
- Tightrope by Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn (Nonfiction)
When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
Okay, I didn’t realize it when I chose this for my January selection, but the author has the same name as my old orthodontist. There’s absolutely no significance behind that, but I just thought I would share. Although if any of the characters in the book end up having dental work done… Well, that would be just plain weird. 😉
For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules:
1. A smile means “thank you for doing something small that I liked.”
2. Fist bumps and dabs = respect.
3. Strange people are not appreciated in her home.
4. Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet.
5. Sometimes the most important things don’t fit on lists.
But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary. It isn’t long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength.
When We Were Vikings is an uplifting debut about an unlikely heroine whose journey will leave you wanting to embark on a quest of your own, because after all…
We are all legends of our own making.
Sounds like a fun read!
Book of the Month continues to be a great subscription for scoring newly released books at great prices. The title I selected actually has a release date of 1/28 on Amazon and can be pre-ordered for $17.49. Obviously receiving the book NOW at a price of just $9.99 shipped is a way better deal! 😀 — Remember, for a limited time you can can get your first month for only $9.99! — Just use coupon code “NEWPAGE” at checkout.
January 2020 Book of the Month Box
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome