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Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2018

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 24, 2018 | 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)

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!

This month, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:

I’m reviewing The Perfect Mother.

The Perfect Mother – Retail Value $27.99 (On Amazon for $12.99.)

Book Summary from Amazon:

A night out. A few hours of fun. That’s all it was meant to be.

They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time.

When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed.

Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a “true page turner.” —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors

I decided to pick this book after I read that it is “soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal’s Kerry Washington.” I know I’m going to see that movie, so I should read the book first, right? I think hearing that it was optioned for a movie and was being called the “most anticipated book of the summer” pretty much only set me up for disappointment. I didn’t hate it by any means, but it didn’t wow me either.

At first, I was having difficulty keeping track of the characters with the different POVs, and I didn’t find the story as gripping as I anticipated. On the flip side, since I’m not a mom, this book gave me a little more insight into all the pressures moms face to be perfect in every way. (Those emails at the top of each chapter were giving me anxiety just as a reader!)

If you picked this book this month, please let me know what you think of 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.

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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3 comments

Valerie

I got the same book and also felt it was a bit overhyped. The characters weren’t as well developed as they could be and there were so many of them and so many different points of view that I was often confused. I did enjoy the the ending though. Looking forward to next month!

Michelle

I got The Mars Room and my oh my it was good. It had a very different, to me, style of writing which was refreshing. I loved all the characters good and bad and the ending, well I never saw it coming. So glad I picked that one instead of this one, which I almost did.

Helen

Liz, Can you please check your spam folder. I have sent multiple emails your way and haven’t received a response. Thanks

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