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?
December’s BOTM Choices Are:
-Kiss Her Once for Me (Romance)
-Babel (Historical Fantasy)
-All the Dangerous Things (Thriller)
-The Circus Train (Historical Fiction)
-The Light Pirate (Literary Fiction)
New Spotlight Books:
-The Holiday Swap (Romance)
-A Quiet Life (Contemporary Fiction)
-A Fire Endless (Fantasy)
-A Wilderness of Stars (Young Adult)
-Signal Fires (Literary Fiction)
I managed to be good and only use one of my two BOTM accounts for books this month! Though I did get a total of four books (BFFs get an additional free book from the BOTY finalists category).
Babel – The full title of this novel is Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translator’s Revolution. Now, that title is probably either going to sound really dry – or absolutely fascinating! For me, it’s the latter.
“Babel — a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal response to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of translation as a tool of empire.”
I’ve had my eye on Babel for a bit, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get it at a reasonable price!
All the Dangerous Things – I really enjoyed Stacy Willingham’s A Flicker in the Dark, so I knew I would be grabbing All the Dangerous Things the first chance I got. I just happened to luck out and find it listed on BOTM.
“One year ago, Isabelle Drake’s life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her—literally.”
I can’t wait to find a few hours and sit down with this one!
A Wilderness of Stars – I loved Shea Ernshaw’s A History of Wild Places, so I had full intentions of grabbing her next book, A Wilderness of Stars. I also have a copy of this book from Books a Million (I think), but that’s fine with me.
“An illness cursing the land forces a teen girl astronomer to venture across the wilderness in search of the stars’ message that will, hopefully, save them all.”
I am SO exited to dive into A Wilderness of Stars. Seriously, I hope either of my copies arrive very quickly, because I am already counting down the minutes…is it here yet?
The Love Hypothesis – Last but not least, we have The Love Hypothesis. Obviously, this isn’t a new book; it’s been on BOTM for what, almost a year now? But I got a free BOTY Finalist with this box, and I’d read all the others! At least it’s a good excuse to read outside of my typical genres. Plus, I’ve been hearing A LOT about this book.
“After a fake relationship generates real sparks, a rising scientist must decide if she’s ready to experiment with love.”
Annnd that it’s! Those are my picks for October. Stay tuned for my reviews, which I will try to get out asap.