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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2017

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Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each.

We were sent this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Book of the Month

The Cost: $16.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)

COUPON: Use this link to get your first month for only $5!

Or use this link to save 30% off a 3-month subscription of Book of the Month plus get a free tote!

The Product: Subscribers get to pick from a selection of hardcover books each month. Skip any month you aren’t interested in. Add up to two additional books for $9.99.

Ships to: US Only

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For April, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

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I’m reviewing Startup.

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Startup by Doree Shafrir – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $13.99)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech and he’s about to launch a new and improved version that promises to bring investors running and may turn his brainchild into a $1 billion dollar business–in startup parlance, an elusive unicorn.

Katya Pasternack is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic. An ambitious young journalist at a gossipy tech blog, Katya knows that she needs more than another PR friendly puff piece to make her the go-to byline for industry news.

Sabrina Choe Blum just wants to stay afloat. The exhausted mother of two and failed creative writer is trying to escape from her credit card debt and an inattentive husband-who also happens to be Katya’s boss-as she rejoins a work force that has gotten younger, hipper, and much more computer literate since she’s been away.

Before the ink on Mack’s latest round of funding is dry, an errant text message hints that he may be working a bit too closely for comfort with a young social media manager in his office. When Mack’s bad behavior collides with Katya’s search for a salacious post, Sabrina gets caught in the middle as TakeOff goes viral for all the wrong reasons. As the fallout from Mack’s scandal engulfs the lower Manhattan office building where all three work, it’s up to Katya and Sabrina to write the story the men in their lives would prefer remain untold.

An assured, observant debut from the veteran online journalist Doree Shafrir, Startup is a sharp, hugely entertaining story of youth, ambition, love, money and technology’s inability to hack human nature.

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I lived in San Francisco for a year while working at a startup, so I HAD to pick this book! Living in that type of tech environment wasn’t for me, but it has made me a huge fan of the show Silicon Valley. And, after reading a few chapters of this book – I’m thoroughly enjoying as well. (I think you’d enjoy this book even if you haven’t been involved in a startup or the tech space.)

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This book came with a bookmark, too:

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Verdict:  I’m very pleased with the value of my Book of the Month subscription. The prices are better than Amazon for new hardcover releases, and they always feature a good mix of popular new books. And I love that you can skip any month you aren’t interested in, and you can also buy books from previous months as add-ons for $9.99.

Plus I love that I could get this book before it is even released to the public for sale!

What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month?

Use this link to get your first month for only $5!

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Killers of the Flower Moon was so good! My favorite book I have read so far this year.

  2. I enjoyed this book too. I was rooting for Katya to just publish already! Why we’re most of the guys creepy? This was a fast and fun read. I also ordered All Grown Up and I didn’t like that one as much. I couldn’t get a feel for the character and I really hated her self destructive choices. Oh well, you can like every book 📚

  3. Maybe proofread before posting? It’s obvious that a lot of posts are copied and pasted from a previous month. 🙄

    • Oops! Sorry I missed the line about last month’s book. Updated!

  4. I got Killers of the Flower Moon and Someday This Will Matter. This is my favorite subscription EVER! Bringing both books with me on vacation next month.

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