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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMar 21, 2018 | 8 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)

LIMITED TIME DEAL Use this link and coupon code YESPLZ 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

Check out all of our Book of the Month reviews!

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

For March, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

I’m reviewing Not That I Could Tell.

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser – Retail Value $26.99 (Preorder on Amazon for $23.23.)

Book Summary from Good Reads:

When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.

By Monday morning, one of them is gone.

Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce―and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d put behind her―and when she’s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood’s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions―especially since she’s dealing with a crisis of her own.

As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what’s going on behind their own closed doors―and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.

I found this book very easy to read, but I really thought I’d be more enthralled by it at this point. I’m on page 200 and I have no problem putting the book down after I’ve read a chapter or two. I want to know how the story ends, so I will finish it, but I was hoping for a thriller like Gone Girl that I wouldn’t put down until I finished 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.

Also – the book I picked this month isn’t even available for sale yet! It’s on pre-order on Amazon! I love that Book Of the Month offers exclusive access like this!

To Wrap Up:

Coupon – Use this link and coupon code YESPLZ 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?

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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8 comments

RD

Just an FYI to anyone who wanted to try the box, the code is not for a free month! You pay enrollment for the month ($14.99) and get a secondary book credit for free!

As a quote from their customer service person: “Basically you can order two books for the price of one.”

Heather F

If you want a great thrilled from past BOTM choices try: Behind Her Eyes or Woman In The Window. I finish both of those in two nights.

This month I chose Other People’s Houses which was a great, fun, relatable romp.

Liz Cadman

Thanks for the suggestions! I read Woman in the Window and agree – hard to put down! I’ll check out Behind Her Eyes next!

Heather F

Thriller *

Michelle

I skipped as none of them lit a fire in me. Seems like all the sudden all the new books are the same old stories. I hope next month has something exciting or I am going to cancel. I found book outlet and the prices are amazing. I bought 15 new hardbacks for $35. and got free shipping so it’s hard to get excited about this sub anymore.

Cheyenne

What is it called?

Krista

I chose “The Astonishing Color of After” which looks like it will be super depressing…can’t wait! 🙂 This is definitely my favorite sub box.

Ks

I always get 3 books. No self control. But I love the hardbook covers at the lower price 😍And unlike the bookstores, I don’t get overwhelming anxiety with choices because I usually only choose feom the 5 books.

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