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Book of the Month August 2016 Spoiler + First Box for $5!

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Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Every month, they reveal 5 new-release hardcover books, and subscribers can pick which book they want, or skip any month. (You also can add up to two more books to your box for $9.99 each)

If you haven’t signed up for Book of the Month yet, use coupon code JULY5 to get your first month for only $5!

Check out our Book of the Month reviews to learn more about this book subscription!

And Book of the Month is sharing an exclusive book spoiler with My Subscription Addiction readers! One of the five book selections subscribers can pick from for August is:


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

In science fiction, world building is key–the best books are the ones in which the author creates a convincing setting, where there are exact rules and ways of behaving that make sense unto itself, no matter how far-fetched the overall concept. In Dark Matter, Blake Crouch doesn’t just build a world: he builds a whole multiverse in which various versions of the world exist simultaneously, with a very singular love story at its core. Crouch makes you feel as smart as a scientist, even though you may remember almost nothing from high school physics. With his clear, crisp prose, you might even grasp enough quantum mechanics theory that you won’t ever have to open up Google to fully understand. And, with your science knowledge up to speed, he takes you on an incredibly action-packed and winding journey that doesn’t let up for a second.

Dark Matter is the story of Jason Dessen, an intensely devoted family man with a lackluster career.  One day he’s abducted by a mysterious stranger, and every assumption he’d had about his life is yanked away. He finds himself in a disorienting world both similar and different from his “real” life.  But the power of love is so strong that Dessen is willing to endure a long, strange quest to find his way home and rejoin his family.

Paced like a thriller, Dark Matter is also surprisingly philosophical; at its core is this question: “If you strip away all the trappings of personality and lifestyle, what are the core components that make me me?” The scope of the novel can seem infinitely huge, but Crouch’s protagonist remains relatable and reachable even as the storytwists and turns to mind-bending extremes. The action barely stops, but the conclusion remains immensely satisfying even after you’ve caught your breath and returned back to our own universe.

What do you think of the spoiler book for August? Dark Matter is getting great reviews on Amazon, so I’m excited!

If you haven’t signed up for Book of the Month yet, use coupon code JULY5 to get your first month for only $5!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I just purchased a Groupon deal (thanks, Liz!!!) and I am excited to try my first book sub!

    Does anyone know ff I don’t want any of the monthly choice, can it be replaced by previous options? I rarely have enough time to read in general (and I am hoping this sub will push me to read), so adding a previous option and getting 2 books are not ideal for me. Thanks!

    • I don’t think you can choose a previous month’s selection as your main choice, but if you don’t like any of the choices for the month, you can skip it and a month will be added to your subscription. I did that once a couple months ago when none of the choices interested me and it was super easy!

      • Thank you, Christina. Now I do remember skipping option mentioned in the review. I think I have 90 days to redeem the voucher, so I will wait until all the options are revealed.

  2. Book of the Month does such a phenomenal job of introducing me to books I might otherwise have never read…and this is the perfect example. This book gets amazing reviews and sounds totally different from the other books in my library. I’m in!!! (And very excited!)

  3. Yay! I’ve already read this but I LOVED it and would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi or thrillers. I also really enjoyed the Wayward Pines trilogy and I think this was objectively a better book! I’m excited to see the other selections this month.

    • Yay! That’s so great to hear! 🙂

  4. Uuuuu ive been looking for a good science fiction book. Super excited for this month!!!

  5. I’m a fan of Blake Crouch. He did Wayward Pines (books much better than the show IMO). Several other creepy reads too. So far this is my choice!

    BOTM is my favorite <3

  6. Sold! They had me at “science fiction.” Honestly, it’s hard to pick “only” one when all the picks for the month are great plus you get the option for more add-on! Overall, love this sub!

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