Have you guys heard about BOTM (Book of the Month)? I’ve been signed up for years, but the recent changes they have made have resulted in me getting pretty hooked, to say the least. For those that don’t know: BOTM is a subscription service that offers five (see below) selections each month. Readers get to choose the book they want – plus two extras. There are a bunch of add-ons for readers to choose from as well.
Or rather, I should say that they used to offer five selections. Now they offer between five and seven, giving readers a better chance to find the perfect book for them. I love this, as I have relied on BOTM to help me find new books/authors to read. Plus, it’s a new hardcover for a decent price. Win-win, right?
October’s BOTM Choices Are:
-Sign Here (Paranormal Fiction)
-The Family Game (Thriller)
-Hester (Historical Fiction)
-Foul Lady Fortune (Young Adult)
-Jacqueline in Paris (Historical Fiction)
-As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow (Young Adult)
New Spotlight Books:
-Spells for Forgetting (Magical Realism)
-The Kiss Curse (Romance)
-The Most Likely Club (Contemporary Fiction)
Interested in signing up for BOTM? Use this LINK to get a discount (and give me a free book credit – goodness knows I’ll use it).
Once again, I have proven that I have zero shelf control! I picked a total of six books for September (you are allowed to have multiple accounts – which isn’t great for my book buying habits). I know at least two of my picks were sold out (through BOTM) at one point, so I’m hoping they will ship without issue.
Sign Here – Sign Here is described as ‘darkly humorous’ and ‘surprisingly poignant,’ which is a combination that will always get my attention. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for the devil? Literally, that is, not just working for yet another horrible boss.
“A darkly humorous, surprisingly poignant, and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy who works in Hell (literally) and is on the cusp of a big promotion if only he can get one more member of the wealthy Harrison family to sell their soul.”
This book appears to have a really solid sense of humor about itself, and I cannot wait to read more!
The Family Game – My next choice is The Family Game. At this point, I know that I’ll basically snag any thriller that pops up on BOTM. It’s where I go for all my thrillers (they’re such a good price). But I think I would have grabbed The Family Game regardless.
“A rich, eccentric family. A time-honored tradition. Or a lethal game of survival? One woman finds out what it really takes to join the 1% in this riveting psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody, and The Disappearing Act.”
All things said and done, I think The Family Game sounds fascinating! I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can start reading!
Foul Lady Fortune – Foul Lady Fortune is a book I’ve been looking forward to, so I snagged it without thinking. It was only after I checked out that I remembered that I ordered the B&N exclusive version of this book. Oh well! That one is delayed anyway, so I’ll have something to read in the meantime.
“The first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.”
I just know I’m going to love Foul Lady Fortune. I mean, look at that cover! But seriously, Chloe Gong’s writing is brilliant, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what her newest series will be like. Is anybody else waiting for the delivery of this one?
Thistlefoot – Okay, if you put an image of Baba Yaga or her house on a book, you just KNOW I’m going to snag it. But seriously, this novel looks perfect for fantasy/retelling fans, and I am all sorts of here for it.
“In the tradition of modern fairytales like American Gods and Spinning Silver comes a sweeping epic rich in Eastern European folklore–a debut novel about the ancestral hauntings that stalk us, and the uncanny power of story.”
As a huge fan of retellings, Thistlefoot immediately caught my attention. Though I think I would have picked this one even if I didn’t like retellings. That cover is just so charming! And the description promises to be so much more.
Spells for Forgetting – Next up, we have Spells for Forgetting, which is by an author I really like, so it was a given that I was going to nab this book. It’s got magic, murder/thriller elements, and a bit of romance. What more could a girl ask for?
“A deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.”
I think this makes the third or fourth novel I’ll have read by Adrienne Young. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she does in a different world/setting. I don’t know why I hadn’t preordered a copy of Spells for Forgetting anywhere else, but I’m happy that BOTM sent this polite little reminder (okay, I know that wasn’t the intent, but it worked out that way!).
The Kiss Curse – Last but not least, my final pick was The Kiss Curse. I was REALLY hoping that BOTM would do the sequel to The Ex Hex, and for once, I lucked out (I love BOTM, but they’re not the greatest about nabbing all the sequels in a series – though perhaps this is on the publishers?).
“Welcome to Spooky Season!! The follow-up to Erin Sterling’s New York Times bestselling hit The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry.”
I am so happy to be heading back to Wells Penhallow! This time of the year is the best! And this year is even better! We’re getting The Kiss Curse and Hocus Pocus 2! Yes, please!
Annnd that it’s! Those are my picks for October. Stay tuned for my reviews, which I will try to get out before the end of October.