I think I’m getting pretty good at predicting what’s going to be in the box each month! Meh, okay maybe not great, but I did get 3 guesses correct this month between the main picks and add-ons, so I’m calling that win.
There were a ton of early releases this month in the April picks. Three of the five main picks are super early releases, all of which I was excited about. Of this month’s option though, I had digital copies of all but two and of those six books I had, I have only read two. Shocker! You would think I would have skipped this month, but you would be wrong. The two books I had already read were so fantastic, I needed physical copies of, so if that doesn’t tell you have great this month’s picks were, I don’t know what to tell you.
Quite a few of these were also on my April Most Anticipated list. Which if you didn’t know, I do post an upcoming release article featuring my most anticipated new release, about halfway through the month. For example I posted my April Most Anticipated midway through March, and you can expect to see my May Most Anticipated sometime next week. Click HERE to check out what I was excited for in April.
Once again I was also pleased to see two debut authors in this month’s picks. I really do find that Book of the Month is a great way to discover new authors, so keep that up BOTM!
Check out this Month’s picks below and see what I put in my box!
April Line Up
We have add-on’s again this month and these are some seriously good choices. Paula McLain, one of my favorite authors is back with When the Stars Go Dark. A character driven mystery that follows a missing persons detective. This is a absolutely wonderful story and be perfect for fans of Long Bright River. See my reviews below:
Good Company a contemporary fiction about motherhood and friendship was gifted to me as an audiobook. The audiobook is fantastic and while I liked this book, I didn’t love it. I’ll have a full review coming for this book in the near future.
One of my most anticipated Firekeeper’s Daughter is this month’s YA pick and has a little bit of mystery and a bit of fantasy. I’m very excited to read this book but it is a longer book, sitting at just under 500 pages.
This month’s final add-on is Love in Color. A collection of short stories that relay some of the most influencing and beautiful love stories in history.
Of the nine options this month, I had copies of all but two, Love in Color & People We Meet on Vacation. When this month’s books released I had already read When the Stars Go Dark and What Comes After via Digital Reader Copies (DRCs) and adored both stories so much that I knew they needed to be added to my library. Both books are mysteries, however they’re much more character driven and less suspense driven. Which makes them perfect for mystery and literary fiction fans alike. See my reviews below:
I also added People We Meet on Vacation since a. I didn’t have a copy and b. I loved Emily Henry’s Beach Read last year. It was the perfect vacation read; quick and easy with just a dash of depth. See my review for Beach Read below:
I’m not a huge short story readers and so I skipped Love in Color but I’m have major FOMO about that. I did however add Firekeeper’s Daughter to my box, as it was on my MARCH MOST ANTICIPATED LIST. Lastly, I decided to add November Road to my box this month. This action packed thriller that has gangsters, what’s not to love!
That’s what’s in my box this month! Did we pick any of the same books this month? Let me know in the comments below or over on my Instagram HERE.
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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