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.
Subscriptions are $16.99/month or less with multi-month commitments (as low as $8.99/month for the annual plan). (Right now you can score a 3-month subscription for just $20.97 (just $6.99 per book shipped!) with coupon/invitation code “BOTM15“.)
Let’s check out my October 2015 Book of the Month box!
The book was shipped in a sturdy box via priority mail.
A peek inside! It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the book was wrapped in plastic with a piece of cardboard behind it to keep it from getting damaged during shipment.
The box included a note from Mayim Bialik, one of the guest judge’s for October, who chose the book I received — “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss.
“The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss – I’m awful at describing books (especially ones I haven’t read yet), so here’s a blurb from its Amazon review: “The History of Love spans of period of over 60 years and takes readers from Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe to present day Brighton Beach. At the center of each main character’s psyche is the issue of loneliness, and the need to fill a void left empty by lost love. Leo Gursky is a retired locksmith who immigrates to New York after escaping SS officers in his native Poland, only to spend the last stage of his life terrified that no one will notice when he dies. (“I try to make a point of being seen. Sometimes when I’m out, I’ll buy a juice even though I’m not thirsty.”) Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer vacillates between wanting to memorialize her dead father and finding a way to lift her mother’s veil of depression. At the same time, she’s trying to save her brother Bird, who is convinced he may be the Messiah, from becoming a 10-year-old social pariah. As the connection between Leo and Alma is slowly unmasked, the desperation, along with the potential for salvation, of this unique pair is also revealed.”
This (hardcover) book currently sells for $20.14 on Amazon, so no matter what plan you choose, you’re getting an awesome deal! Especially if you take advantage of the 3-month subscription for just $20.97 (with coupon/invitation code “BOTM15“). Can’t beat that deal! 😀Browse more Lifestyle Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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.