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 “SKY5” at checkout.
Let’s check out my March 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.
March’s five selections were:
- A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (Contemporary)
- Hour of the Assassin by Matthew Quirk (Political Thriller)
- The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver (Romance)
- The Splendid and The Vile by Erik Larson (History)
- Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Literary Fiction)
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
I’m not a big fan of romance, political thrillers, or history (at least when it comes to books), so I decided to go with March’s “contemporary” selection.
In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.
With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie’s yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.
A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
The book was chosen as one of Amazon’s “Best of the Month” for March, so I have high hopes!
Book of the Month continues to be a great subscription for introducing me to books I may not have sought out/given a chance on my own. The title I selected is currently selling for $16.79 on Amazon (with a release date of 3/10), 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 “SKY5” at checkout.