Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2017

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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)

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use this link and coupon code FIVE to sign up for Book of the Month and get your first month for $5!

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 November, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

I’m reviewing The Rules of Magic.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – Retail Value $27.99 (found on sale here for $15.44)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.

From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy.

When I saw the options for November, I knew I had to review this! The Rules of Magic is a prequel to Practical Magic. I loved that movie when I was a kid and finally read the book a few years ago. Two of my favorite characters from the movie were the eccentric aunts and this prequel tells their story.

I’ve found myself reading a lot of non-fiction lately so this story was the perfect escape into a fictional, magical world. I started reading this as a prequel to a story I already loved but it really stood on its own. It was also such a perfect post-Halloween book to keep the magic of the season alive.

And each month you’ll also receive a matching bookmark:

Verdict:  The value of the  Book of the Month subscription is great. The variety of new books offered is awesome and the prices are still better than Amazon for new hardcover releases. If one book a month won’t cut it, you can also add-ons books from previous months for $9.99. I like that you also have the option to skip a month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up for our email alerts for when it’s December selection time!

Coupon – Use this link and coupon code FIVE to sign up for Book of the Month and get your first month for $5!

What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month?

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Written by Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Sarah’s first box was Honest Company and she was excited to learn that there are boxes to cover many of her interests which include coffee, sci-fi, books, pop culture, comics, and makeup. She’s currently loving Stars Hollow Monthly and Vegan Cuts, and can’t wait to find more!

Posted in Book of the Month Reviews, Book Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: book of the month | 5 comments


  1. I couldn’t even finish this book. It was sooo boring. I bought it thinking it was going to be the history of the old Aunts from Practical Magic but it wasn’t. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters at all.

  2. I just signed up for BOTM and I’m so excited for my books! For the December choices I got “The Woman Between Us” and “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”. Both sound amazing from their description!

    • Whoops it’s “The Wife Between Us”!

  3. I love this subscription too.

    I usually grab two more books beside my book of the month.

    Also, they do have fantastic customer service.

  4. I love this sub and they have awesome customer service! I got the Tom Hanks book because…Tom Hanks.

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