Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2017
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.
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The Subscription Box: Book of the Month
The Cost: $14.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)
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 September, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I’m reviewing Sourdough.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $15.60)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her―feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.
Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she’s providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer’s market, and a whole new world opens up.
When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?
Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.
I decided to pick this book because I can relate to moving across the country to work at a startup in San Francisco. (Spoiler alert – it wasn’t for me.) And while I wasn’t sure if a food-centric book would be for me, so far I’m all-in. There was a Harry Potter reference at page 5 that helped confirm for me that I was reading the right book. 🙂
And each month you’ll also receive a matching bookmark:
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.
What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month?