Book of the Month April 2019 Selection Time + Free Book!


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Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Every month, they reveal 5 new-release hardcover books, and subscribers can pick which book they want, or skip any month. (You also can add up to two more books to your box for $9.99 each)

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Here are our April books:

All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr

BOTM Quick take: A young filmmaker learns to make sense of the world, and her place in it, through her correspondence with her father.

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson

BOTM Quick take: Three young women enter West Point on the eve of 9/11. Their lives will never be the same.

Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger

BOTM Quick take: A genre-bending novel of love, loss, and 5D spacetime.

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

BOTM Quick take: An addictive courtroom thriller about a tight-knit community and the murder trial that turns neighbor against neighbor.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

BOTM Quick take: Two misfits share an on-again, off-again romance in this wise coming-of-age story about friendship and belonging.

What do you think of the spoilers this month? Which book are you picking?

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  1. I picked Miracle Creek, Beyond the Point, and Lost and Wanted this month. I’m interested in Normal People as well. I think curation has been great for the last few months.

  2. I read the quick takes and they almost all sound interesting. Ok going to goodreads to get the scoop.

  3. Nothing appeals to me this month… I skipped

  4. I got an early copy of Miracle Creek and it is excellent. I highly recommend it!

  5. I always check out the BOTM site to read excerpts and reviews, Amazon, Good Reads, and a few other sites to get all the info I can on the all the choices (even the ones I might NOT normally gravitate towards). I don’t think think these “quick takes” via BOTM are really enough to go on. I almost always wind up picking two books. I can’t imagine skipping multiple months, though my wallet might like that! I picked Normal People and Miracle Creek.

  6. Normal People has been getting a lot of buzz recently, but I personally have never read anything by Rooney before, so can’t offer my opinion. I’m suspicious that she may write too “breezily,” but without any evidence to support that, I am judging a book by its cover.

    I’d go for the genre bending novel. A lot of books in this not well defined category tend to have what I look for in a book: meaningful character development along with an interesting premise that shows how some new technological advance, medical breakthrough, visit by aliens or an alien dome, or competing, simultaneous realities would change society and/or the individual. Like Ted Chaing’s short stories in The Story of Your Life or Ishiguro’s Once We Were Orphans.

    I too will need to investigate further on Goodreads.

  7. Skipping two months in a row now. Haven’t been impressed in awhile. Come on botm!

  8. FYI Book of the Month now offers a YA sub and a non fiction sub. 😀

    • That’s good to know I just might do the nonfiction!

    • Hi! Can you link to these new subs? I can’t find them! Thanks!

      • bookofthemonth.com/ya & bookofthemonth.com/nonfiction You have to be logged out of the main site to get to them.

        • Thanks!

        • FYI, it appears to be in beta right now, with no way to sign up properly if you already have a BotM account. I was told to log in to see the April books, and when I tried to sign up using the same email I used for BotM, it told me I already had an account. But once I was logged into BotM, all those urls took me to are pages for add-ons to our regular subscription. The only way I could sign up for the Nonfiction or YA box is by creating a new account with a different email address than your regular BotM account. Frustrating, because I’d probably have signed up for the YA box otherwise! But I have no desire to deal with multiple accounts all using different email addresses.

  9. I chose Miracle Creek! It looks like a good one!

    • Me too!

  10. None of the quick takes are grabbing me, just like last month. Maybe GoodReads reviews will change my mind on one.

  11. Second month in a row I’m skipping. Come on with the curation already! Two of the books come with “warnings” about challenging and slow going reads. Why would they think this would appeal to the masses?

    • If I remember correctly Normal People has a warning that it contains subject matter about depression and abusive relationships. I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t/hasn’t suffered from these or know someone who has…so I’d say that’s mass appeal/relatability AND I do appreciate the warning from BOTM.

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