May 2022 Book of the Month

Do my predictions count if I predicted a May pick to be an April pick? Do I still get credit?

With May being jam packed full of new releases, May turned out to be stellar month for picks! We’re looking at 6 main picks this month and 5 new add-ons! I’m currently reading a few of these books and I’m loving them so far. One of this month’s add-ons The Change I can’t stop recommending enough. It’s going to end up in my top reads for 2022, and while I’m not finished with it yet, Darling Girl is working it’s way up my favorites list too.

The Change | REVIEW

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.


May Picks




My Box

I had copies of all but three of this month’s options. I’m currently reading Darling Girl, Breathless, and The Hacienda. I’m enjoying all three but Darling Girl is really standing out to me so far. I’m hoping to finish all three this week and should have reviews up this weekend for them. In order to get my box this month, I needed to pick at least one main pick. I’ve been leaning more towards lighter reads this month, and based on such high praise that I figured I’d give Abby Jimenez a try.

I have a copy of Take My Hand but have not read it yet so opted out of getting a copy. I’m also unsure about Yerba Buena and am waiting to see some additional reviews come in.

Out of the add-on’s, I have copies of all but Book of Night. I’ve enjoyed Holly Black’s previous books and since this was one of my Most Anticipated New Releases, it was an auto add to my box. While I have copies of Bloomsbury Girls and Siren Queen I again have yet to read them, and opted out of getting copies. I also opted out of Marrying the Ketchups. I started it back in March but never finished it. It’s not bad, I blame being exhausted from having a newborn as the reason for putting it down. I may pick it back up soon but it does have a similar vibe to We are the Brennans.

Lastly, I actually already read The Change, loved it so much that I knew I would need a physical copy of it. It’s going to be one I recommend to everyone! This is definitely one I think you should put in your box, even my non-fantasy lovers will enjoy this mix of mystery, fantasy, and contemporary fiction. Check out my full review below:

The Change | Review

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.

Happy Reading



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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