January 2021 Book of the Month

It’s here, the first picks of 2021 for Book of the Month are here! I’m very into this month’s picks and had a super hard time picking what I wanted in a box. Some of my most anticipated new releases for January were among this months picks, so you know I filled both of my boxes!

Don’t forget that if you are a BFF member to add you free ‘BOY Finalist’ book to your box. If you already have all five finalists, like yours truly, than be sure to reach out to BOTM customer service and they will generally be able to just give you a credit for a different add-on.

Don’t see anything you like below? Make sure to check out my 2021 Most Anticipated & my January 2021 Most Anticipated lists to find your next read.


January 2021 Picks

I’m not a huge romance reader but I’m always here for a fake engagement. Also as a women in tech myself, I’m always here for stories about women in tech!

Romance | Early Release


Another one of my most anticipated picks for January 2021! This one is a little more graphic and serious in nature. Perfect for fans of The Hearts Invisible Furies.

Debut | LGBTQ | Graphic Violence | 400 + Pages


I adore Jane Harper. I’ve been listening to this on audio the past week and I am loving it so far.

Famous Author | Creepy | Slow Build


This one is for my Western fans that love a good quest story.

Historical Fiction | Quest | Feminist


Not even originally on my radar, but this contemporary fiction sounds amazing. This year I have started to read more Native American books. This one focus’ on a Cherokee family griefs and Cherokee folklore.

Early Release | Sad | Graphic Violence




My Picks

Wow, are these not great picks for this month or what? Out of the 5 main picks, I got four of them! The only reason I didn’t get the fifth one was that I already had an ARC. I also picked two of the new add-ons, which brings my box total up to 6 books!


I hope this helped you to narrow down your options for your Book of the Month Box, or just gave you some new reads to add to your list. Comment below or head to my instagram @speakingof_books and tell me what you put in your box!


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)!


Interested in joining Book of the Month?

Get your first book for $9.99 using code May5 when you sign up using my link!

Either click HERE or enter the url into your browser: https://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/kvzez https://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/c/1803400/761424/9782

3 Comments Add yours

  1. CLS says:

    Some interesting books.

  2. Jordan | ReadWithWine says:

    I grabbed The Removed and got Addie Larue for the finalist freebie!

    1. Allison Speakmon says:

      Lets buddy read the removed!

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