It’s a big month for Book of the Month with 7 and some new add-on options. While I’m stoked about this, my TBR is not. Two other exciting features are available this month as well! Audiobooks are now available for you to pick using one of your credits, while I’ll probably skip on the audiobooks, it’s a nice thought. BOTM has also given some members the option to add more than the traditional two add-ons to their boxes this month. This feature is in preview so not everyone will be able to add more than 3 books to their box, yet.
Of the 10 picks this month, I have copies of four of them and most of the rest were on my TBR. We have 4 debuts, 3 repeat authors, 2 fantasy, a horror story, and quite a few contemporary fiction picks. Needless to say, I’m fairly happy with the picks this month.
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.
I really liked this month’s pics and almost all of these books were on my TBR. I already have copies of I Have Some Questions for You, Weyward, The Last Russian Doll, and The Soulmate. I haven’t finished any of these yet but have been listening to Weyward on audio and reading it. I enjoy magical realism especially where witches are concerned, so I’m enjoying the story so far but stay tuned for my review. I also had planned to read The Soulmate in the coming weeks, but was surprised to see it as a March pick, though I know lots of people were hoping for it. I started listening to I Have Some Questions for You, I adored Makkai’s The Great Believers, but I just couldn’t get into her newest book. The audio narrator was fine but I think the story was too slow for me. The Last Russian Doll is another one high on my TBR and has been sitting on my iPad waiting to be read, especially since I’ve only heard good things about it.
Now for the books I picked! I enjoyed Sarah Penner’s The Lost Apothecary. Her mix of slight fantasy and historical fiction made for a fun read, so I’m excited to see what her newest release is like. Since I’ve been on a fantasy kick lately which meant The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi, though I almost skipped the BOTM edition since this is the first in a new pirate series!
Lone Women sounds right up my alley and I actually tried to get an ARC. Lavalle normally rights true horror story, but I’ve heard Lone Women is more than just a horror story and has high ratings. I was so excited to see Jenny Jackson’s debut, Pineapple Street. I love a good family drama especially when it’s surrounding the 1%, so I’m excited to dive in.
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.