Review: September 2016 BOTM Choice

September Book of the Month: My Review

book of the month

I’ve always been a reader. I’m talking, 2-3 books a week, stacks of books on the floor, books EVERYWHERE kind of reader.

Of course, as I got older and more busy (hello 9-5, grad school and blogging), my free time got less and less and my reading became limited to e-books on my iPhone on 10 minute train rides.

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However, a part of me missed having a book, an actual book in my hands. I missed flipping through pages, bookmarking them and hey, sometimes my phone would die and then what would I do!?

I had heard of Book of the Month before but never really signed up for it because I thought it was too expensive. But as I started looking up book prices on Amazon, I realized that BoTM actually came out to be pretty affordable. Book of the Month has all brand new books, books that cost around $15-20 each on Amazon. If you wait to get a deal on BoTM (and they have them a lot!), it comes out REALLY affordable. I waited until they offered a 3 month plan for 50% off, which came out to about $25.

With BoTM, you get to choose a book a month. There’s quite a few choices but if you don’t like any of the choices, you can always skip that month.

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Each Book of the Month package has a written note inside!

I’m a huge fan of mysteries so this month, I chose The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (you can find it for $16, here on Amazon). The book was a pretty easy read but I do have to say, I wasn’t too much a fan of the writing. There’s definitely a few twists and turns but the constant switching between viewpoints got tiring and the plot turned a little Lifetime movie-ish. The book has solid good reviews so I’m probably one of the few who just wasn’t a fan.

Book of the Month is currently doing a $5 for a one month “try out” which is an awesome deal since these books retail over $15. You can try it for the month and if you don’t like it, it was only $5! You can sign up for it here, using the code BOTM5!

* This review is not sponsored. I paid for this subscription myself.

Book of the Month

  • This is such a nice subscription service idea and I’m totally in love with it! Too many boxes promote excess, and though I’m guilty of succumbing to this, I love the simplicity of a book a month and it really compels you to read! I’ve been trying to do more reading in my daily schedule as it is quite centering for the mind. Great post!

    xx Heather |

  • megkerns

    The BOTM club seems like such a fun idea- but if I so much as look at another book I’m quite sure my house will collapse. I have a room in our house we call “Mom’s Library” as it is technically the guest room but has ALL of my books. Many unread!

  • Sonja
  • How great! I love to read. I have so many books right now.

  • Books of the month sounds like so much fun! I love being introduced to new books and this seems like a great way to do it!

  • Adelheid Bethanny

    I’ve actually heard about BOTM and am thinking about signing up. I love books but they come up quite a splurge for me. I might actually sign up this time. Thank you for your review!

  • I love to read an actual book, flipping each page while reading. Thanks for talking about BOTM. Sounds like a great deal.

  • That’s a cool idea! I love reading on my past time and will be checking this out. Thanks

  • This sounds cool! I’m the same way with time, I was lucky enough to tavel recently, so I got to read on the plane!

  • Love your photos and it’s a nice idea for a post series to do. 🙂

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I’ve heard of Book of the Month but I have a hard time justifying paying for a subscription when I have Kindle Unlimited for the year! I do love me some good books though, so I’ll put this on my list of books to consider!

  • maca atencio

    I think I need to check this out 🙂

  • A book of the month club is a subscription I would be willing to pay for. I need to check this out:)

  • Internationalcaty

    Great review. I will add to my reading list

  • I admit I dont read as much as I should. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls)

    This sounds so good!

  • Sheree

    I can never read mysteries or watch them. I always need to know what happens right away. I used to read multiple books a week but lately, I’m struggling with finding a book that hooks me. I have like three partly read books going on right now.

  • I used to read a lot too but with work plus blogging I sadly very rarely do. I spent most of my free time on social media basically… I realize that it’s not ideal so I’m trying to find a balance but it’s challenging.

  • ohmummymia

    I love that kind of books:) Great review thanks for sharing it I think I discover new book to read

  • Cricket Plunkett

    I think I know what my next book is!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    I love the idea of this! So cutely presented and what a great idea. Totally looking into it

  • Lizzy Paris

    I’ve been looking for a new book to read! Thanks!

  • Sassy

    Great choice of what to read next!!

  • Saccharine Soul

    I am always on the lookout for new books to add to my list!

  • I always have books on the go – my goal is 100 books this year, and I am woefully behind. I think a book of the month club sounds awesome, sorry this wasn’t a better read for you!

    • I need to make time for leisure reading again. I’ll have to check this out on my kindle!

  • Shelby Bromley

    Sounds like a great read!

  • Sounds pretty good, thanks for sharing!

  • TheNewClassy

    I have considered something like this before myself. Problem is finding the time to actually read all those books. I love to read, but I just don’t have the time to do it.

  • Blessing Boamah

    I saw another review on this book and another girl seemed to like it a lot (:. The font of the book title reminds me of the girl on the train. I’ve been thinking about doing book of the month club, I might just look into it again.

  • Katrina Honer

    I have a goal of reading a 100 books a year and this subscription seems to might be able to help Never heard of them before so I can’t wait to check it out 🙂

  • I love mystery books as well. It makes me think and I love books that helps exercise my brain. Haha. I used to buy a lot of detective books but I don’t have any in particular right now that i am interested in. Maybe you can recommend more?

    xoxo, G

  • I’m so behind on my book reading. This year I’ve decided to read whatever my son is reading at school. We just finished I am Malala and now were reading Romeo and Juliet.

  • Michael Kennerson

    A new book = a new reason to smile!

  • Bianca A. Nunez

    a new book , I am so behind on my reading I use to be so good at it.