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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018

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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).

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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 MYBOTM to sign up for Book of the Month and get your first month for free!

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 January, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

I’m reviewing The Woman in the Window.

The Woman In The Window by A.J Finn – Retail Value $26.99 (On Amazon for $16.19)

Book Summary from Amazon:

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

I liked the pacing of this book and found it to be the right kind of mystery/suspense for me = no extreme violence, not so scary I couldn’t read it at night, etc. On the flip side, it wasn’t a book that I couldn’t put down until I finished it (it took me about a week to finish), but once I got to the midway point of the book I was completely invested.

And there were a few surprises I didn’t see coming at all! (Also, this book is already in movie development – I’m excited to see it!)

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.

If you are considering this book, I recommend it. I found myself practically yelling at Anna throughout the book, but in an engaged and concerned way! 🙂 (And if you are a fan of classic movies, you’ll pick up on a lot of references there, too.)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes!

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

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

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I loved this book! I felt it was different because I could not put it down and had me guessing until the end. I loved the author’s use of verbs. I read plenty of thrillers and find very few live up to their promise. IMO this one did. I also purchased Two Girls Down and Red Clocks. I love my BOTM sub.

    • Yay! Glad you enjoyed it, too! Let me know if you recommend Two Girls Down and Red Clocks!

  2. The book description kind of reminds me of the movie Disturbia with Shia lebeouf, only with enough changes to make it unique. Sounds interesting!

    • I’ve seen that movie twice (my best friend in college was going through a Shia LeBeouf phase) and can confirm that this one definitely has enough differences that the similarities in the plot didn’t even occur to me till reading your comment. 🙂

  3. I’m interested in how this is different than every other “saw a crime/murder from my window” book and/or movie.

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