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The April selections for Book of the Month have been released! (Subscribers can add up to 2 additional books for $9.99)

If you haven’t signed up for Book of the Month yet, 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 will be for the April selections!

Subscribers can now pick out their book for April:

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The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Guest Judge: Ellie Kemper) Retail Value $26.99, $16.19 on Amazon

Book Summary from Amazon:

A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, “The Nest,” which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest’s value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems.

Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story writer, just can’t seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the futures they’ve envisioned? Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives.

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

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Flight of Dreams, by Ariel Lawhon (Judge: Nina Sankovitch) Retail Value $26, On Amazon for $17.74 

Book Summary from Amazon:

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.

Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.

Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

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Left of Boom, by Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo (Judge: Book of the Month) Retail Value $28, On Amazon for $17.70

Book Summary from Amazon:

On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including the uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends–nobody could know what he did for a living–and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences.

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A Mother’s Reckoning, by Sue Klebold (Judge: Kim Hubbard) Retail Value $28, On Amazon for $17.62

Book Summary from Amazon:

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.

For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently?

These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts.

Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the recent Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent.

All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues.

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No One Knows, by J.T. Ellison (Judge: Liberty Hardy) Value $26, On Amazon for $17.77

Book Summary from Amazon:

In an obsessive mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison will make you question every twist in her page-turning novel—and wonder which of her vividly drawn characters you should trust.

The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

In No One Knows, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Nicholas Drummond series expertly peels back the layers of a complex woman who is hiding dark secrets beneath her unassuming exterior. This masterful thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins will pull readers into a you’ll-never-guess merry-go-round of danger and deception. Round and round and round it goes, where it stops…no one knows.

 

Which book (or books) are you picking this month?

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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22 Comments

  1. Went to sign up and apple gave me a not secure warning. Saw it was https secure and decided to ignore it but when you fill out the form it shows every single number including the CCV. My anti-virus also gave me a warning. Has anyone else got the same warning it isn’t secure?

  2. So good this month!!

    I’m getting Mother’s Reckoning as my pick, and right now I’ve got No One Knows and Flight of Dreams as add-ons.

    I’m interested in Left of Boom — but then I saw mention of redactions and I don’t know how much I want to sit and read edited info.

  3. They let you have 2 accounts? How does that work? Do I need to gift it to my husband and use a different email?

  4. I went with No One Knows, as I love mysteries and its set in Tennessee, my home state. I also picked up A Mothers Reckoning as I have been wanting to read it. I could have picked others, well except for The Nest as it just doesn’t appeal to me, but I had to restrain myself!

  5. I want all these books too! Think I’ll go with No One Knows.

  6. Does this subscription typically include selections by authors of color?

    • Yes it does. There are people of color that choose books… Whoopie was a guest judge one month in addition to that. Some books they pertaining to POC were Ghetto Side two months ago and they’ve had the Japanese Lover by Isabella Allende… Just to give you an idea.

      • Thanks!

  7. I have no idea what I’ll pick… might end up doing a second sub with 50% off.
    I could definitely get all 5 books, but I think I’ll try to just pick 2… or maybe 3

  8. I love how this month seems very themed! And lord have mercy I want all of them. Gosh. I’m definitely going to go with Left of Boom and Flight of Dreams. I’m HORRIBLY stuck now deciding on No One Knows, A Mother’s Reckoning, and The Profiteers from last month. I’m such a book addict.

  9. I got the ‘Nest’ on one account and now it’s time to debate how many more books I want to get. Decisions, decisions, they all look so good 😉

  10. Went for No One Knows and selected 2 others from months before I became a member. The Nest sounds good, but there is also a hilarious bad review on Amazon that made me think twice. If I see more positive reviews, maybe I will pick it sometime in the future.

    • I’m glad you mentioned that. For some reason I didn’t check the reviews. Mostly bad. I may reconsider my choice.

  11. ‘The Nest’ sounds like it hits too close to home. My mom was counting on my grandfather’s inheritance, until my uncle who has power of attorney squandered it while my grandfather was still alive. So depressing. Now my mother is left without the money she was counting on for her retirement. It’s now my task to support her, and I’m barely into my 30s.

    I’ve added ‘No One Knows’, ‘Left of Boom’, and ‘Flight of Dreams’. I wish I could order ‘The Nest’ but I really don’t need to see any other siblings fighting over money. I’ve seen enough of that in my real life, lol.

  12. I’m glad you all like your selections this month! For me, unfortunately, I had to skip. I only ever get the non-fiction books and this month’s selections just weren’t for me! 🙂 Happy reading and here’s hoping there is something fun for me next month! (LOVE this subscription btw).

  13. Is it possible to use the code for deactivated accounts? Cancelled my membership months ago and was wondering if its possible to use code for past members?

    • I couldn’t get it to work. Maybe if you contacted customer service. They’re wonderful in my experience. I just went ahead and used a new email.

  14. I want all the books! Struggling between three of them…The Nest, No One Knows, and Flight of Dreams.

    • So funny…I just bought those exact same three books. I figure I’ll stockpile a few books ahead of the summer. I cannot wait for them to arrive!!

      This month is a total home run for me. Yay!

      • The other two sounded good too, but these three are super appealing. I might also get all three… :/

  15. Went with The Nest based mainly on all the amazing comments from the spoiler. I was tempted to get No One Knows but decided to just put myself on the waiting list to borrow that one from the library. I then patted myself on the back for saving money.

    (And then may have looked into another sub unrelated to this one…)

    • I did the same thing! I’ll just go over here and spend that money on something else…..

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