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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanSep 9, 2017 | 3 comments

Book of the Month
4.1 overall rating
36 Ratings | 12 Reviews

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.

We were sent this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Check out all of our reviews of Book Subscription Boxes for more options, too!

The Subscription Box: Book of the Month

The Cost: $14.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)

For a limited time, use this link and coupon code FREEBIE to get a free book with a 2+ month subscription! And you’ll get $9.99 a month pricing!

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

Check out all of my Book of the Month reviews!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!

For September, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

I’m reviewing Sourdough.

Sourdough by Robin Sloan – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $15.60)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her―feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she’s providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer’s market, and a whole new world opens up.

When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?

Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.

I decided to pick this book because I can relate to moving across the country to work at a startup in San Francisco. (Spoiler alert – it wasn’t for me.) And while I wasn’t sure if a food-centric book would be for me, so far I’m all-in. There was a Harry Potter reference at page 5 that helped confirm for me that I was reading the right book. 🙂

And each month you’ll also receive a matching 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?

Choose a great new book each month and read together with the Book of the Month community. The Judges select 5 new books each month in different genres and you'll get one as part of your membership. Either visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to BOTM and they will choose o... read more.
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!

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!
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3 comments

Betsy

I read A LOT but Book of the Month is the only book subscription box that I have a subscription to. You get very good prices on brand new hardcover books and choose which Selection You Want.

SP

Although I love me some beauty subs, BOMC is probably my favorite sub in general. I picked LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE and added SING UNBURIED, SING. TBH, SOURDOUGH was the least appealing to me, so it was cool to see that you chose it. I’ve never skipped a month- I usually am so hype over the selections I have trouble choosing just one.

Wendi

I love book of the month I picked sourdough also!

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