The last day of March means the picks for April are up and ready to be added to your already overflowing bookshelves! No? Just me? I honestly think that April is the best month in the last year in terms of Book of the Month’s picks. I had the hardest time trying to pick what to put in my box. Good news, I did not add any books that were not this month’s picks to my box. Bad news, I picked all five of this month’s books. I fear I have zero control over my life at this point. In my defense 3 of this month’s picks have been on my watch list for at least two months now.
April PicksRom-Coms are not normally my go to picks and I normally stay away from the BOTM ones. But with summer coming up I do enjoy some easy fun reads and this one fits the ticket.
I read alot of historical fiction about both World War I and World War II but I’ve never really read anything that takes place in between the two wars besides them being about The Great Depression. I’m very intrigued and interested to know how this book will play out.
One of my most anticipated reads of 2020. It wasn’t until the end of March that I started to hear more and more about this book but I have been trying everything to get my hands on an ARC for two months to no avail. I knew I needed this in my box because 1. It’s a Texas book & 2. It’s very true crimey in nature.
In the past year I have really been trying to get outside my normal genres. Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres, but even then I find myself reading about the same events and eras. I’m enjoying BOTM picking more diverse Historical Fiction reads. I have a feeling I’m going to love this book hopefully as much as I loved The Night Tiger, which was a BOTM from 2019. While the stories are different they both feature a bit of Asian history and a bit of fantasy into the mix.
I read Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party last year, and while a lot of people thought it was okay, I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a solid mystery and I think most people were looking at it as a thriller. Her newest books seems to be right on par with her first books, and I’m excited to read it.
As I mentioned above, I picked all 5 of this months picks. I just could not help myself. Each of these books sounds outstanding and I have only heard good things about all of them so far. Here’s to hoping they all rank high for me. Valentine is most definitely going to be the first one I read and the one I am most excited about.
WHAT IS BOOK OF THE MONTH?
For those who haven’t heard of Book of the Month club or BOTM, it is a subscription program, similar to audible or other box subscription services, where you get (you guessed it) a new book every month. Each month members are given 5 different books to choose from. BOTM generally focusing on debut and emerging writers, and is known for having helped launch the careers of some of the most acclaimed authors in American literary history. In an attempt to read more books outside my favorite genres without having to siphon through all the duds, I decided to sign up for the monthly subscriptions. It costs me $14.99 per month, I choose 1 of the 5 books on the first of every month, and it’s delivered straight to my door. You can skip any month or roll your credits over to the next month, at any time. Since I started getting BOTM in 2018, I’ve really enjoyed some of the new authors I’ve been exposed to. If you’re interested in joining BOTM, I’ve added my referral code to the bottom of this post, which if you use, you’ll be able to get a discount on your first month (book)!
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