Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2018
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.
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The Subscription Box: Book of the Month
The Cost: $14.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)
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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This month, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I’m reviewing The Perfect Mother.
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:
What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month?