Book of the Month
Book of the Month 62 Staff Reviews

4.1 overall rating

36 Ratings, 12 Reviews

Choose a great new book each month and read together with the Book of the Month community. The Judges select 5 new books each month in different genres and you'll get one as part of your membership. Either visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to BOTM and they will choose one for you.

There are a lot book clubs to choose from, but the classic Book of the Month Club was voted number one on our list of best book subscription boxes.

The Basics

  • $14.99 per month
  • Ships to US
  • Original BOTM Club founded way back in 1926
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Featured Review: Book of the Month Review + Coupon - July 2021

Review for Book of the Month Review + Coupon - July 2021
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This month’s BOTM pick is The People We Keep by Allison Larkin. Check out our review to learn more about this coming-of-age story and save with our coupon code! Read more...

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The Basics

  • $14.99 per month
  • Ships to US
  • Original BOTM Club founded way back in 1926

What We Love

  • They curate 5 titles that are almost always great reads, and the selection of just 5 makes it a lot easier to pick in a sea of potential reads

  • The little bookmark each month is nice to have

What You Should Know

  • Books are all hardcover and branded Book of the Month

We Recommend Book of the Month Club if...

  • You love reading and want to get new books early

  • You want to read more and want a curated shortlist to help you get started and stay consistent each month

  • You love the feeling of cracking open a fresh new book

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How Do Subscribers Rate Book of the Month?

Star Rating Overview

4.1 overall rating

User Reviews

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Apr 23, 2021
"Great way to keep reading regularly"
Ordering was easy, I was able to see popular picks and choose from more than just the most recent month's books for my first book. Finding something that looked interesting to me was easy and it shipped and arrived quickly within a couple days!
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Aug 16, 2020
Finished my first book in one setting. Great shipping. Great book offers. Can’t wait until my next one.
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Mar 25, 2017
I've been subscribed to BOTM for 9 months and absolutely love it- so much that I went from a $5 one-month starter, to a 3-month subscription, to a year long sub. I've only had one book that I just couldn't stand (and that's bound to happen no matter where I buy books from) and I've always been able to find a book from the selection of 5 that I'm interested in (my dud was an add-on from a previous month). I almost always add the 2 extra books for $9.99 each and the shipping is so fast I usually have my books the first week of the month. It's a fantastic value and I will definitely continue with this box after my subscription is over. Also - great to give as a gift!
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Sep 9, 2016
Love this subscription. I've always been more into reading than outdoor activities and this is such an excellent subscription. You chose from 5 titles each month and it comes right to your door. Shipping is fast and I'm excited to see what next month's titles are!
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Jan 12, 2016
I signed up for the 3 month subscription at a discount, and want to note how wonderful the customer service has been! My credit card information changed, and they emailed me, asking me what I would like to do (I had requested a couple extra books), and had very quick response times. On top of that, I called the customer service number to ask them about how to cancel, since I found no option online. The guy on the phone was super helpful and had it taken care of in like 1 minute! And the books are great value!
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Jun 27, 2020
They make you cancel Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm by phone only. Are we in the 90's? Emailed them and they replied....just to say I need to call them. Those are the hours I work. I need to call on my lunch break to cancel a subscription? Ridiculous.
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Jan 8, 2020
My recommendation is to not give this as a gift without checking with the recipient. I was unhappy with the selections and they wouldn't allow me to cancel the gift subscription and get a refund, so that I could use the money to buy a more suitable gift , such as Kindle Unlimited or Audible. They said I couldn't get a refund even though I received no books!!!!!
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Dec 30, 2019
I joined BOMC assuming the books with be the same old glued spines suspended in a hard cover, but no, the bindings are like regular books now, stitched and glued. They also full size books, not the minis of yesteryear. The beauty of the club is when you see something you like in the books for the month (I saw a good one this month), you click to add it to your box. Months where there is nothing you're interested in you can skip and you are not charged until you choose a book in the future. This is a great way to run a subscription. I'm enjoying the books and now feel like they will last longer and find a great home on my bookshelf.
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Nov 9, 2017
I absolutely love Book of the Month. I started it over a year ago now and just renewed for another year. Before Book of the Month, I felt like I was in a reading rut that lasted probably 10 years. I just couldn't figure out what I would like in the bookstore. I joined BOTM, so that I could expand my reading horizons and it has definitely done that. There are very few books I've gotten from BOTM that I haven't been in love with, but none of them have been less than 3 out of 5 stars for me. And it has introduced me to different authors that I now follow.
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Feb 10, 2017
I love Book of the Month. The monthly book selections are excellent and the customer service is great. I had to cancel because of cost cutting plus I wanted to finish all my books first. I intend to re-subscribe, just waiting on a good promotion. Just love the smell and feel of hardbound books.
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