Posted by on in Book of the Month Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers | Tags: | 20 comments

Book of the Month Selection Time for June + 30% Off Coupon!

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 10.21.36 PM

The June 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 SUMMER30 to save 30% off a 3-month subscription of Book of the Month

Subscribers can now pick out their book for June:

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 11.03.08 PM

  1. Shrill by Lindy West (Judge: Joel Stein)
  2. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (Judge: Morgan Jerkins)
  3. Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel (Guest Judge: Roxane Gay)
  4. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Judge: Liberty Hardy)
  5. Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend (Judge: Alexander Chee)


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

If you haven’t signed up for Book of the Month yet – use coupon code SUMMER30 to save 30% off a 3-month subscription of Book of the Month!

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.


  1. Serena if you contact customer service they’ll send you a separate box if it wouldn’t let you select extra titles. They had to do it for me for two months in a row.

  2. I live in the area of Brooklyn where Modern Lovers takes place so I have to get that one 🙂

  3. I’m torn between Shrill and The Veins of the Ocean. I love following Lindy West online. At the same time, Roxane Gay has become one of my favorite writers, and I’m curious about her recommendation. Meanwhile, I haven’t even gotten to my May selection, I Let You Go. My priority-to-read stack on the bedroom chair is getting precariously tall.

    • I ordered shrill and selected Enchanted. Lindy in a good writer & funny, and makes a lot of people angry, couldn’t pass the book up.

    • I am LOVING Shrill. Listening to it on audiobook right now but I might need to own it too. BUT I am obsessed with Roxanne Gay and trust her so I got The Veins of the Ocean. Brinda if it makes you feel better I am months behind..

  4. I LOVED the Vacationers so I can’t wait to read Modern Lovers!

  5. After an admittedly pretty quick scan of the Amazon descriptions and reviews, it appears that this month’s selection is very women focused…I read comments like “book for feminists”, “explores female friendships”, “examines the mother/daughter relationship”, etc. – that’s fine for me but I wonder if these options will appeal to their male subscribers.

    • The mystery book is written by a man and doesn’t seem female focused.

    • Yeah, because God forbid men read a book about women. Give me a break.

      • Seriously. Even as recently as February, all five books were written by men and were about men, as far as I could see. Hey, that’s okay, though; women will be able to relate to it because “dude stuff” is the default, right?

      • right??

      • My goodness. I didn’t mean to inspire such a negative reaction. I’m not opposed to this sort of genre whatsoever I was just surprised at the consistency of the theme. I feel that BOTM normally does a tremendous job of offering a pretty diverse selection but I did not get that sense this time.

        It turns out my book group actually felt the I same. Every month the coordinator ask the members to submit their top two choices of BOTM selections and she sets up meetings for any of the books with more than 6 votes (the group has 20 people so most months it’s easy to get enough interest in at least four out of the five of the books as there is usually something for everyone in the BOTM offerings). This month only 2 of the books received 6 votes, which has never happened before. The group noted the lack of diversity in the options.

        So again, I did not mean to imply that men can’t or won’t read books about feminists, or mother-daughter relationships, or what have you. I would have made the same comment if four of the options were about military history. Not all books appeal to all people and BOTM seemed to be missing their usual diversity in their options this month. My apologies to anyone I offended when I noted what appeared to me to be a lack of diversity.

    • I’m a woman and this month’s choices don’t really appeal to me except for possibly Enchanted Islands. Maybe I have masculine reading tastes but reviewing a book as “perfect for feminist fans of ” means it’s pretty much a no for me unless a friend recommends it. There are some female authors that I love but the action and adventure I like to escape into generally seems to be geared more towards men, maybe because 95% of my coworkers are women and anything that reminds me of break room gossip is not an escape.

  6. Their website has NOT been working well for me lately. I’ve had to change my password multiple times, can’t access my account, and all kinds of other issues. Anyone else?

    • I can’t even choose June selections yet. They’ll load and then revert back to May.

      • Is it after midnight to you? I know that for me the new selections don’t load until it is after midnight for me (Which is in two hours).

        • It wasn’t, but I’d been able to select on the last night of the month before. It’s more than that, though! Last month I couldn’t even add any extra books because of some bug. .:/

      • Yep…May is still up even though they have a June book in my Que.

    • I’m having issues as well. I’m trying to change my selection and it’s going back to may. ??

      • I deleted my cookies. it worked after I cleared my history and cookies.

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!