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Book of the Month Sale – 50% Off 3-Month Subscriptions + April Spoiler!

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For a limited time, use coupon code APR50 to save 50% off a 3-month subscription of Book of the Month! That brings the cost down to $7.50 a hardcover book! (If you sign up now, your first month for selection will be on April 1st).

Check out our Book of the Month reviews to learn more about this book subscription!

And Book of the Month is sharing an exclusive book spoiler with My Subscription Addiction readers! One of the five book selections subscribers can pick from for March is:

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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney picked by guest judge Ellie Kemper:

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The Nest Endorsement Essay
by Guest Judge Ellie Kemper

The Nest does not meander gently through the paths of four troubled siblings and their various problems; it flies. I apologize for the bird pun in the very first sentence of this review, but what can I say? I’m giddy. I could not put this book down. The Plumb family is a messed-up, dysfunctional, self-obsessed unit full of messed-up dysfunctional, self-obsessed members – much like your family or mine. What makes their journey a delight to read is the way that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney seamlessly and artfully weaves their stories together. I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that an artist can induce pleasure from essentially unlikeable characters, and Ms. Sweeney does just that in this captivating story.

“The Nest” refers to the Plumb siblings’ shared trust fund, which they are due to receive on the birthday of the youngest sibling’s 40th birthday. As is often the case with oldest siblings (I myself am the second of four – incidentally, the second child is historically regarded as the “dove-like” child who can “do no wrong”), the eldest Plumb brother goes and gets himself into an accident mere months away from this long-awaited payday. The financial consequences from this event put the entire Nest in danger, and the remaining three siblings are left scrambling as this promised jackpot disappears before their eyes.

As a result of counting on this trust fund for years, the Plumb children have remained as just that: children. Their arrested development has produced any number of irresponsible life choices; Jack and Melody insist on living beyond their means to keep up appearances, Bea remains stunted in a writing career that never quite blossomed, and Leo Plumb appears to live first, foremost, and solely for himself. What the author does so masterfully in this novel is to continuously rotate the points of view; each chapter is told through a different character’s eyes. In this way, the story never takes a moment’s rest.

While reading this book, I involuntarily assigned the cast of Mad Men to play the various characters. I saw John Slattery as Leo, Vincent Kartheiser as Jack, Elisabeth Moss as Melody (we would have to age her a bit, but it could work). I think this is a comment on how easily the story dances in the reader’s mind; it lives and breathes and is as immediate as a theater piece playing out before your eyes. I was sad to reach the last page. I hope that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney writes another one, very soon.

What do you think of the Book of the Month spoiler? I love Ellie Kemper (And the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!) so I’m going to have to go with this book as at least one of my selections!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

17 Comments

  1. do we need a new subscription to use this code?

    • I signed up using a new email because it wouldn’t let me use the same email. I am not sure if you could make it work within the account. I just tried the new sign up screen.

  2. I’ve been wanting to try this subscription but have been waiting for a good coupon. This is it! I’m so excited to choose my first book!

  3. Anyone know of a book subscription with a large print option? I’d love to order for my mom…

  4. I skipped last month and wasn’t too enthused about the month before, but that was before the skip option. The Nest has been on my TBR list since it came out so I am excited to see this. This sub is feast or famine for me- I either want multiple books from a month and end up adding, or I see nothing I really want. I have a feeling this will be a feast month.

  5. Oh, I’m so excited! I almost ordered this book last week but I stopped myself and thought “it will be my luck that this will be a BOTM selection after I get it.” I’m patting myself on the back right now. 🙂

    The Nest is supposed to be AMAZING.

  6. Love this pick! I’ve really enjoyed their selections, I read a lot but don’t like sticking to specific genres so BOTM is perfect for me. So excited to see their other selections as well. I usually end up getting one or two from BOTM and checking out other selections from the library. They are definitely on my list of subs that I will never give up!

  7. YES, I’ve been wanting to read this! Please let us know if anyone has any success adding this onto their existing account.

  8. Ooh, this sub gets even better! I think it’s only for new customers…time to start a new account 🙂

  9. YES! I’ve been wanting to read this! So glad that I skipped last month because I am super excited for this month!

  10. I am excited – every magazine I have picked up recently has raved about the Nest. I was hoping it would be a selection this month!

  11. Can we use this 50% off coupon to “add” on to our current subscription? or is only for new customers?

    I’ve become obsessed with reading again this past month – after not having read a book for years – and I can’t seem to get enough books 🙂 so I’d love to add on to my sub with this great deal if possible

    • Hoping you get a response to this question!

  12. This is a good deal, but I assume it doesn’t apply to current subscribers. My 3 month sub expires at the end of April and I’m definitely signing back up.

  13. This is sooooo tempting. But truthfully I only read 1 out of 3 books last time I subbed and it wasn’t very good. I think they have a different taste in books than me. I’ve been wanting to try bookcase club.

    • If it helps they now have a skip the month option so you can wait until the months they have books you like

  14. Nice! I have heard great things about this book, can’t wait!

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