February 2021 Book of the Month

February has a ton of really good books coming out this year. In fact almost every ‘New Release Tuesday’ has almost a dozen new books that I’m excited for this month. You can see my full list of February Most Anticipated Releases HERE. So it’s no surprise that most of this month’s picks I was excited for.

This year I have decided to post my predictions for Book of the Month picks and 3 of my guesses ended up being BOTM picks. 3 our of seven isn’t so bad. This month we saw a ton of new debuts come out and it really showed in February’s Book of the Month picks. There were also two books by repeat authors, and while I know there are some people that don’t think big name authors should be a main pick, I really think it evens the scales a bit. I would have liked to see a few more romance books this month for February but all in all I was happy with this month’s picks.

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


By the Numbers


February 2021 Picks



February Add-Ons


My Picks

Even though I only guessed 3 correct picks for Book of the Month, almost all of these were on one of my Most Anticipated lists. The only one I had not really heard of was Send for Me, which is probably because I’ve read so many WWII Historical Fictions, that I’m a little over them currently.

I also threw in a pick that has been on my TBR for a while, Hunt the Flame. With book two of the Sands of Arawiya Series out now, I figured it was time for me to take the plunge of reading the first book of the series.

Out of all the picks this month, I was most excited for Kristen Hannah’s newest release. Her books are some of the only ones that tear me up and since I also love anything set in Texas, this was a definite add to my box. I love finding through authors through book of the month and so I also added The Kindest Lie, Girl A, & meant to add Honey Girl to my box. Unfortunately I added The Bad Muslim Discount, which I already have a copy of instead by accident! I also added Infinite Country because Patricia Engel is a terrific author and I’m excited to explore Colombia a bit more in this multigenerational story.


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!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. CLS says:

    Too many to read 🙄

    1. Allison Speakmon says:

      Always. Lol

  2. Bookworm1858 says:

    Very impressed at the accuracy of your guesses! I was gifted a subscription and I ended up passing on February because there were just TOO many options and it overwhelmed me. I’m curious to see your predictions for March and how they turn out!

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