Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – December 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.
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This month, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I’m reviewing One Day in December:
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Book Summary from Amazon:
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.
Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
This month I picked my book based on 4 things:
- The adorable cover
- This quick summary from BOTM: “The best British holiday meet cute since Love Actually.”
- The 4+ star average review on Goodreads.
- It’s a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
I purposely didn’t read an in-depth review or summary because I wanted to be somewhat surprised, and if there’s a book with Love Actually vibes in time for the holidays, I want it!
(Some vague spoilers below.)
Well, turns out this book wasn’t a good fit for me. But at the same time, I couldn’t put it down! The author did a great job of keeping me turning the pages even if I was mad about it! I’m not a fan of insta-love or any type of cheating, and this book had both, and I just wasn’t rooting for the two main characters to get together. (I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who didn’t like this book, though. It gets glowing reviews everywhere!)
And Book of the Month includes a bookmark every month, too!
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?