Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – December 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 August, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I’m reviewing You Will Know Me:
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $14.29)
Book Summary from Amazon:
How far will you go to achieve a dream? That’s the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits–until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.
As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers–about her daughter’s fears, her own marriage, and herself–forces Katie to consider whether there’s any price she isn’t willing to pay to achieve Devon’s dream.
From a writer with “exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl” (Janet Maslin), You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.
In the first few chapters, I was fascinated by the glimpse into the world of competitive gymnastics. I had always assumed the strength and determination needed in the gymnasts but hadn’t given much thought into the sacrifices the entire family must make for the gymnast to succeed.
Now, I’m well over 100 pages in, and very intrigued by the mystery that is building. I have no doubt I’ll finish this book today, as I could barely put it down to write the review!
This book came with a bookmark from the judge, Kevin Nguyen, on why she picked this book:
And the opposite side of the 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?
FYI – you can still get this book or any of the other November selections for your first month if you sign up by the 14th. Use this link to get your first month for only $5!