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Book of the Month October 2019 Selection Time + Coupon!

ByMSASep 30, 2019 | 17 comments

Book of the Month
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The October selections are available now for Book of the Month! (Thanks for the heads up, Samantha!)

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)

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code SUNNY5 to get your first book for just $9.99!

*Members will pay $14.99 when they sign up for a subscription that will renew monthly. They’ll also receive a credit for a free book at the time of this transaction (redeemable at any time).

Here are the October books:

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn’t Irene’s only shattering news: he’d also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too.

Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life—and death—of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they’re about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography—and fate—introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War—as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Not all stories have happy endings.

Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride.

However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.

So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.

This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved.

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

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

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Water Dancer – so excited!!!


Nothing sounds good. Skipping…again!


I got 3 books this time! The historical fiction one, the nothing to see here one, and added on the duke book from last month. All got really good reviews and I’m looking forward to them. Love the bff botm program- it’s my bday month so I got a free book, and last month I got the tote.


I was crossing my fingers they would have the new Ta-Nehishi Coates, it’s more expensive on Amazon and will probably end up backordered anyway. I’m also getting 2 from last month since I resubbed too late. I’m so excited for my box, can’t wait.


I skipped for the second month.

Nothing sounds as something I that would interest me.

I can do without teen reading level. I like a challenging read.


Ta-Nehisi Coates is a famous Pulitzer Prize winner and I don’t think that comment is fair about the selections they’ve put out the past 2 months. I also like challenging reads and am happy I resubbed, I think they’re doing much better.


I am sorry if I offended. Right now I am reading “One Giant Leap”

I just finished “Peter the Great” by Robert K. Massie. He won Pulitzer Price.

I just did not want anything this month.

Audra K

This was an easy decision—skip.


First month in awhile that nothing sounds good 🙁


Well, unlike the other commenters, I was super excited about this month! I got The Water Dancer, Fate of the Fallen, AND The Fountains of Silence! I also wanted to add more of the add ons!!


I limited myself to one pick, but snapped up the Water Dancer immediately 🙂


No thrillers… For October?! Two months in a row without anything jumping out at me.


They have a new section in add-ons specifically for October reads which are thrillers. I saw a new thriller by the guy who wrote perks of being a wallflower. You can choose one of those for your October book.

I chose ta nehisi coates water dancer! Not sure why more people aren’t thrilled about that option. And come on guys, there are thrillers and light beachy reads all the time. If one month they take a break from thrillers (which they haven’t) maybe try something else! That’s one thing botm does really well—curate books. This would be a good month considering there’s at least one highly anticipated book from a prize winning author.


Yes – this is why I joined BOTM. To push me to read books other than those by my favorite authors. I picked The Water Dancer, Fountains of Silence, and picked up The Gifted School from a past month since I missed that one. I’m excited for The Water Dancer and I am looking forward to Fountains of Silence – should be more interesting than a lot of the historical fiction books on the market, as it is set in Spain.


I thought the same thing. Will be skipping, sadly


I know! Thrillers and suspense is all I read. This month is disappointing. But I guess I can catch up on other stuff I have sitting around to read instead.


Wow, not a single one. Darn. Next month!

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