My day-to-day schedule is usually pretty packed–even as a self-professed book lover, it wouldn’t surprise anybody in my life to know that I haven’t picked up a good read in a while. You’ll definitely find me curled up with a novel on family vacations or over the holidays, but that’s only because I have the free time to carefully select my choice from the bookstore. Taking time to peruse the shelves during the work week, though? Forget it.
I’ve seen Book of the Month’s literary finds floating around TikTok and Instagram, and I was super intrigued to see if their book subscription aligned with my busy lifestyle. Here’s what happened when I gave it a try (and why every reader should subscribe ASAP).
You can select a story that excites you from BOTM’s curations
What I’m loving about BOTM is their ability to curate a fun book-picking experience for everyone. Their team reads hundreds of books every month and selects only the best ones from a variety of genres, story types, and diverse authors to present you with 5-7 monthly options. They also feature many new and emerging authors, so it’s a great way to discover books you otherwise might not find. I’ve got my eye on Jacqueline in Paris by Ann Mah and As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh from October’s curation for my next couple of reads!
All the books are vetted by their expert team, so choose the one that you’d most want to read, and you know it’s going to be great! You’ll be sure to find something that resonates with your personal reading style. I no longer have to set up shop in my local bookstore to find the story that speaks to me. Most importantly, BOTM is helping me get back into the reading game without wasting valuable time in my everyday life.
BOTM is great for avid and casual readers
BOTM understands that life gets in the way–that’s why they let you skip any month, without charge. Whether you can only squeeze in 10 minutes per day or you need some extra time to finish that 500-page novel, BOTM lets you go at your own pace. I’m guilty of letting unread books pile up on my nightstand–but BOTM taught me that it’s okay to fall behind on my reading list with their “skip” feature.
On the other hand, if you’re a speedy reader or you can’t decide on just 1 book, you can also choose to add 2 more books to your box each month. This way, you can stock up on reads for your holiday vacation!
My experience with BOTM
BOTM’s expert curations and go-at-your-own-pace ethos mean that I’m finally getting some reading time in without stressing over making time to head to the bookstore. I’m confident that the book that shows up on my doorstep every month is something I’m going to genuinely enjoy, and if I don’t finish it before next month’s picks are out? It’s no problem. I can easily skip the next month to get more time.
I’m absolutely thrilled that BOTM has helped me incorporate the practice of picking up a good book back into my busy life! Whether you’re into thrillers or romances and you read fast or slow, BOTM curates an unforgettable experience that every type of reader is sure to enjoy.