Book of the Month Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – Oct 2015
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.
They are currently having an amazing deal on 3-month subscriptions (deal details below), so I had to sign up. (Plus I love book subscriptions so I probably would have signed up for this one with or without a deal!)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Book of the Month
The Cost: $16.99 a month ($8.99 a month with 12-month subscription).
The Product: Subscribers get to pick from a selection of hardcover books each month.
Ships to: US Only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!
For October, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I decided to go with Rising Strong by Brene Brown. This book was selected by curator Molly Ford Beck. And she includes a note for subscribers on why it was her pick for the month:
Rising Strong by Brené Brown – Retail Value $27 (On Amazon for $15.72)
Book Summary from Amazon:
When we deny our stories, they define us.
When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.
Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.
It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.
Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.
Verdict: I’m happy with my selection this month. Rising Strong gets great reviews on Amazon. I’ve already read the first few chapters, and it seems like an inspiring read that will be perfect for a bedtime book. (I decided I need to read more non-fiction at night so that I’m not tempted to stay up late and finish the book!)
I’m also very happy with the Book of the Month subscription so far – I still can’t believe I got this book for only $6.99!
What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which box did you pick this month? (FYI – if you sign up for Book of the Month now, your first book selection month will be in November).