Happy first day of October! Who is in the mood for all the witchy and spooky reads right now? Well Book of the Month delivered this month with some great options. A little something for everyone to tap into Halloween vibes!
For October we had 10 new books to pick from! 11 if you include a late September addition. That is way more than we get most months, so it’s a perfect time to utilize those extra accounts, I know many of you have.
Out of the 10 picks this month 5 were on my October Most Anticipated List, 3 are from authors I have loved in the past, and 3 are books that were not even on my radar. I love being surprised by BOTM picks. When I first joined BOTM, my main purpose was to try and branch out from my normal genres. I loved the idea of being exposed to new authors and I think BOTM really delivered with that this month.
Check out this Month’s picks below and see what I put in my box below. Nothing catch you eye this month? Make sure to check out my October Most Anticipated and my updated BOTM Add-on Guide for more great reads!
October Book of the Month Picks
Personally, I would have rioted if Alice Hoffman’s The Book of Magic was not an add-on this month. I have loved this series since I read Practical Magic years ago. My entire series are BOTM editions, and I needed to have the final installment match.
Both Crying in H Mart and Sankofa are on my TBR’s. I’m not a huge memoir fan, but Crying in H Mart is being listed as on of the Best Books of 2021 by a whole host of sources. While it’s a look into Zauner’s life growing up as an Korean American, it’s a story that displays grief, loss, and finding yourself. I hear it’s both funny and gut wrenching and I can’t wait to read it. On the other hand Sankofa is the story about Anna’s search for family. A culturally exploration of race and how our roots impact our lives. It’s a non-fiction that is also said to be funny and deep.
Monster in the Middle and What Storm, What Thunder on the other hand were not on my radar at all. What Storm, What Thunder discusses the impact of the Haiti earthquake 2010. It’s a story about surviving disasters and I think it’s a fitting given what’s taking place at the Texas boarders right now. Monster in the Middle is more a love story but as with Sankofa it’s uncovering our roots that will help us understand who we are.
Surprisingly, I have not read any of this month’s picks so you’ll have to wait until the end of the month for reviews of some of these. However, Amor Towles, Colson Whitehead, and Alice Hoffman are fantastic writers. I have loved so many of their books in the past and all three of these were on my TBR. Specially, The Book of Magic, as it’s the perfect October read and I can’t wait to see how the Practical Magic series ends. Whitehead’s books are always filled with imagination and touches of truth, Harlem Shuffle I hope is no different.
The Ex Hex seems like the perfect mix of a Hallmark Halloween movie with a little bit of steam. I’m a huge fan of witchy reads, and while I normally enjoy dark witchy reads, I also enjoy a lighter and cutesy one as well. Of those I know that have read this one, really enjoyed it and I hope to as well.
Lastly, Everything We Didn’t Say is this month’s Thriller pick. I never say no a thriller especially one with a cold case and True Crime podcast involved.
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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