Only five main picks this month, which was not what I was expecting! I certainly thought we were going to see more than five main picks this month. There were still some very solid options for April, one of which I cannot stop recommending to anybody, especially women readers.
Both of my Historical Fiction predications came true. Past that my predications were a little off this month. Still many of this month’s picks were on my radar, so I don’t mind too much with being so far off base. Keep reading to see what I ended up deciding to put in my box.
Reminder that if none of these are speaking to you this month be sure to check out some of my Most Anticipated New Releases lists. If you’re looking for add-ons to put into your boxes be sure to check out my BOTM add-on recommendations, which I update every couple of months.
MARCH MOST ANTICIPATED
SPRING 2022 MOST ANTICIPATED
BOTM ADD-ON GUIDE
April Main Picks
Without a doubt Lessons in Chemistry and Kaikeyi were auto picks for me this month. I was lucky to received digital advanced reader copies of both of these brilliant debuts. I loved them both so much that I knew I needed physical copies of both. I can already tell you Lessons in Chemistry is going to be in my top 10 for 2022, and will probably a book that I recommend to everyone! Check out my five star review for Lessons in Chemistry and be sure to come back for my review on Kaikeyi.
Lessons in Chemistry | Review
The Good Left Undone was on my April Most Anticipated List and I’ve been dying to read it. It’s a WWII story that feels different from all the others that are out there, as it focuses on Italy during the war.
True Biz was another on my Most Anticipated List, and I’m interested to see how sign language plays into this story about students at a deaf school.
My last two add-ons were Bomb Shelter & The Love of My Life. I loved Mary Laura Phillpott’s I Miss You When I Blink. While I’m not huge on memoirs I’ve enjoyed her writing in the past and am looking forward to her newest one. I skipped The Love of My Life last month, then saw everyone’s rave reviews on it. My FOMO caught me and I threw it in as my final add-on.
I skipped Bittersweet as I’m not in a place to deal with sorrow at the moment. Maybe I’ll come back to it someday but for now it’s not for me. I also skipped Like A Sister. I have a physical and an audio copy of this one. I actually got about 1/4 of the way through the book and I just can’t stay interested in it. Maybe it’s the audio narration throwing me off but the story is a bit subpar for me so far.
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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