Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2016
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: $16.99 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 July, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I decided to go with The Girls.
The Girls by Emma Cline – Retail Value $27 (On Amazon for $16.20)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.
Emma Cline’s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight. The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction.
This seems to be the book of the summer, so I had to get it. I’m only a few chapters in, but I can already see why this book is so popular. I was pretty much immediately drawn in by the story and the writing.
Each book is selected by a judge, and each judge includes a brief letter on why they selected the book. And you get a Book of the Month bookmark, too!
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 kip any month you aren’t interested in, and you can also buy books from previous months as add-ons for $9.99.
One thing to mention – all covers have the BOTM logo on them. It isn’t an issue for me but thought it was worth calling out.
What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month? Have you read The Girls, yet?