Book of the Month
Book of the Month 57 Staff Reviews

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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, one of which is included in your membership. Visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to us and we will choose one for you.

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Featured Review: Book of the Month Review + Coupon - March 2021

Review for Book of the Month Review + Coupon - March 2021
Brandi Dowell profile picture by Brandi Dowell on March 15, 2021

After last month's depressing (but good!) Book of the Month book, I was looking forward to a light read and while this one fit that category, it wasn't quite as entertaining as I had hoped. I was hoping for a really heartwarming tale, but I had a lot of trouble getting into this one and while it definitely picked up a bit in the second half, at that point, I just didn't find myself as vested in the characters as I could have been. This book was just an average one for me. I think that a military spouse may appreciate some of the great nuances of military life that this book hit on, but I find myself wishing I had chosen differently this month. What did you pick this month? I'd love to hear from anyone who read The Lost Apothecary! Read more...

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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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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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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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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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Nov 12, 2016
I joined BOTM about 4 months ago because I had a coupon & thought it sounded nice. All of the books I've received We're really good. I really like the program & added on an extra book for $9.99. I've resold all of my books at HPB for $5 each after reading.
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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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Jul 26, 2016
In our digital world we live in, there is something refreshing about real books. I love them! This is a great deal, plus the extra books you can request at an additional $9.99 is way cheaper than Amazon. The customer service is amazing too. I really look forward to the first of every month and agonize over what book(s) to choose! : )
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