Every single book this month is from a previous Book of the Month (BOTM) author. I am shocked to see so many repeat, 3peat, 4peat authors. While Adrienne Brodeur’s book Little Monsters is her first fiction book with BOTM, her Wild Game was an previous BOTM pick. While I don’t dislike this month’s picks, I’m disappointed not to see a single debut offering.
Of this month’s picks I’ve read four of them so far and have ARCs of three additional ones. I’ve linked my reviews below to help you narrow down your box, but I will be skipping this month.
If like me, nothing is catching your eye, be sure to check out some of my other lists for your next read.
I skipped this month. Not because I didn’t like the choices, but because I have copies of all by one of this month’s picks and add-ons. Of the picks and add-ons this month, the only book I don’t have a copy of is Riley Sager’s newest release The Only One Left. I have personally felt that Sager’s books have gone down in quality, but I have heard this one is better than the last two. Regardless, I’ll pick this up from the library if I feel like reading it in the future.
I have copies of all of our main five picks, plus a copy of Love, Theoretically and Little Monsters already. Of the seven choices this month, I’ve read over half of the picks and all of them ended up being four star reads for me. I have copies of The First Ladies, Immortal Longings, and Little Monsters. Fun fact, I’m currently making my way through Chloe Gong’s series and am reading book 2 in Foul Lady Fortune series, Foul Heart Huntsman which comes out in September. I love Gong’s writing but Immortal Longings is set to be the first book in the Flesh and False Gods series and I hate none matching series books. I have a BOTM copy of Gong’s book These Violent Delights, but if I want hardcopies of the rest of her books I’ll wait til a nice set comes out.
I was also already planning to read Little Monsters next week, so check back soon to see my review.
Of the ones I’ve read, none of them will make my top 10 list, but if I could only recommend one it would be Dark Corners followed by Love, Theoretically. Both The Connellys of County Down and Hello Stranger were enjoyable reads, I just like the authors books from last year better.
Check out my reviews for all the ones I’ve read so far below:
I hope this helped you narrow down your box. Let me know in the comments below or over on my Instagram HERE if you want to chat or have any questions.
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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