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The Book of the Month
The Book of the Month: Sixty Years of Books in American Life | Al Silverman
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A unique and captivating literary history of the twentieth century drawn from the first sixty years of the Book-of-the-Month Club From The Sun Also Rises to The Accidental Tourist, the judges, editors, and reviewers of the Book-of-the-Month Club help readers all across America find their next favorite book. In this comprehensive anthology compiled from the Clubs monthly News, astute reviewers praise and critique a diverse array of authors including Dashiell Hammett, Barbara Tuchman, Sinclair Lewis, Saul Bellow, Margaret Mitchell, James Baldwin, Willa Cather, and Evelyn Waugh. Harper Lee affectionately profiles Truman Capote, poet laureate Robert Penn Warren praises his friend Bill Styron, and Gore Vidal interviews himself. John le Carr shares why it was particularly hard to write A Perfect Spy, and E. L. Doctorow reveals the intentions of his masterpiece, Ragtime. A celebration of the life-affirming power of the written word and a treasure trove of reviews, essays, and author portraits related to classic books we all know and love and less famous titles well-deserving of rediscovery, The Book of the Month is a must-read for bibliophiles everywhere.
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swishandflick
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Not sure how many folks got the #BOTM audiobook early access, but I wanted to share what it looks like in the app for those that are curious. Not all of the books are available on audio, but the ones that are have a little headphone icon. *After* you've confirmed your physical books, you can use credits to also buy audiobooks. There's a preview button for a sample of the narration, and a new tab where you would listen to the book in the app ⬇️

swishandflick Caveat: I did not buy any audiobooks so I can't give feedback on the experience of listening to one within the BOTM app! 2d
Hooked_on_books Cool, thanks for posting this! 2d
swishandflick @Hooked_on_books Of course!! 🤗 1d
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Chelseabillups30
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My beautiful Royal blue November BOTM book box did show up right on time today,
so even if life got me down, moral of the story is…everyday may not be good, but there‘s something good in everyday!

Even though REL‘s audiobook companion doesn‘t get released until November 15th, I think the order pictured is still how I‘ll read these.

MQ next just in case it‘s the second of his I DNF.

“Someday, Maybe” in expectation that I end on a high note!

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Traci1
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I wasn't feeling any of the #botm choices this month. I think this may be the first time I've skipped in the 2 years I've had my membership.

What did you pick this month?

vivastory I'm hoping that they start Including horror regularly. I think it's weird that there wasn't really a nf selection with nf November around the corner 1mo
marleed Haha I can only get 3 of the 5 books I wanted this month. I‘m hoping for a skip month sometime so I can pick from my growing backlog of desired botm‘s! 1mo
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Aims42 I skipped, wasn‘t feeling any of the titles either 😞 I skipped last month too so I‘m really hoping December (!!!!) blows me away 🤞 1mo
EKonrad I think I‘m skipping this month too! I very rarely do that so I‘m worried I‘m gonna be sad to not get a box! Lol 1mo
EJsmama0729 Same. I skipped last month and this month and this is my birthday month, but I just wasn‘t interested in any of the books that had available 4w
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swishandflick
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Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I think Aardvark is making #BOTM nervous. This makes it sound like their loyalty program will now have more perks... and the first "perk" they announce is that you can opt to *pay* $32 for a water bottle that doesn't even have any bookish branding? SO underwhelming.

They also added a lower tier "friend" status but added nothing new for those of us who have been members or BFF's the longest? I don't get it.

KristiAhlers I agree. I got the same “spam” kinda email today as well. Nothing wrong with a little competition. BOTM has gotten complacent since they were the only game in town as it were for so long 3mo
Aims42 I had the same thoughts reading their email 🙄 3mo
JamieArc Whoa. I didn‘t see that price. I‘m guessing they‘ll see the error of their ways soon with that item/pricing. 3mo
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JamieArc Weird. I went to look for it and can‘t find it anymore. It was in the Boutique when I looked earlier today… 3mo
Megabooks That plus suddenly opening to Canada with aardvark in Canada. 3mo
LMJenkins I haven‘t heard of Aardvark. Off to see what it is…. 3mo
swishandflick I know right! The subject of the email being "it's the best time ever to be a BFF" was laughable. Why, because we can now buy this overpriced water bottle? Haha @KristiAhlers @Aims42 @JamieArc 3mo
swishandflick @Megabooks I was thinking the same thing! People have been begging for #BOTM to ship to Canada for so long that the timing feels suspicious. 3mo
swishandflick @LMJenkins On its surface it has a very similar premise as BOTM. Monthly picks, lower price for add-ons, etc. So far they seem to look promising! I've made a few posts with some of their suspected October picks (they haven't officially launched yet) if you want to check that out. 3mo
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Chelseabillups30
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My 12th BOTM box arrived this afternoon!! 📦💨🚚

That means I am officially a BOTM BFF!! 📚👯‍♀️👏🏻

I‘m so impressed with the durability of the tote bag & the extra pocket on the inside of the bag that I was previously unaware it had prior to its arrival!

That bookmark is the absolute truth, best one so far! 😏

And the book covers this month!
Most excited I‘ve been to hold new books in my hands!!
B-E-A-UTIFUL shades of green!!

😍💚🤩

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Chelseabillups30
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My BOTM picks arrived earlier this afternoon!!

And it‘s been a rough first half of the day…so ya girl needed a solid surprise like book mail!!

Initially had a hard time deciding which one I‘d read first and that struggle was solely based on how gorgeous I think both of these covers are, but I think I‘m gonna go with “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” because I want to read Crouch‘s books in order and I haven‘t gotten to his first two yet.

Twainy Mine arrived today also! 😁 5mo
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Catsandbooks
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Anyone wanna join me for the next round of #LMPBC
I have large stacks of Book of the Month picks to get through. Join Group B!

Sign up here:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

Thanks for hosting @suvata

thereadingpal Would love to but i cannot participate xD 6mo
Catsandbooks @thereadingpal oh are you outside of the US? 6mo
thereadingpal @Catsandbooks yeah I'm in Italy! 6mo
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Catsandbooks @thereadingpal oh awesome!! I've always wanted to visit! 6mo
thereadingpal @Catsandbooks i always wanted to visit the US ahahahah 6mo
Catsandbooks @thereadingpal house swap? 😂😂 6mo
thereadingpal @Catsandbooks 😂😂😂 may be an option 6mo
thereadingpal @Catsandbooks 😂😂😂 that might be an option ahahah 6mo
fredthemoose I don‘t subscribe to BOTM, but the books people post look interesting. I‘d be happy to join if you need a 4th—just wanted to make sure not having a BOTM subscription isn‘t a problem! 6mo
Catsandbooks @fredthemoose I'm fine with that! I actually don't even subscribe to BoTM anymore but I have so many leftover from when I did. 6mo
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hes7
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Some #BOTM spoilers for June from Book of the Month Predictions on FB.

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Rachbb3
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Resubscribed to #BOTM again. ☺️

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Avanders
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🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯

#BOTM #BookoftheMonth

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hes7
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#BOTM spoilers from Book of the Month Predictions on FB.

Beachesnbooks whoa--I'm really surprised at these picks, esp bc several past botm authors have books out in may that aren't on here 😕 7mo
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Chelseabillups30
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Gotta love it when your BOTM Box includes a recent add on your TBR list and includes one of your biggest passions in life, disability representation!!

And because I had some credits collected, they were both free to me!!

April box FOR THE WIN!!!

🤓📚🙌🏻

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candc320
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Always sad to have to skip but nothing jumped out at me this month 🤷🏼‍♀️.

vivastory I also skipped. Oh well, at least it'll give me a chance to catch up on my backlog 8mo
candc320 @vivastory haha exactly! 8mo
JamieArc I (and by I, I mean my bank account) always appreciate a month here and there when I skip. I thought I would skip, but a few ended up working for prompts and grabbing my attention. 8mo
candc320 @JamieArc so true! I hope you love the books you picked! 8mo
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hes7
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#BOTM spoilers from Book of the Month Predictions on FB.

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hes7
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Just saw the March #BOTM spoilers in the FB group, Book of the Month Predictions. 😄 I‘m definitely excited for a few of these.

BrittanyReads Yessssss!!! I'm thinking The Cartographers 🤔 and of course Cold Cases!! How about you?! 9mo
hes7 @BrittanyReads Cold Cases for me, too, for sure, and The Paris Apartment. Dating Dr. Dil is Taming of the Shrew-based, which I can‘t resist, and I‘ve enjoyed Jennifer E. Smith‘s YA, so I‘m interested in The Unsinkable Greta James, too. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I‘m going to have to use my second account. 9mo
BrittanyReads Hahah so many great choices!! I'm loving the additional main picks! I pre-ordered Paris Apartment. I'm so excited for it! All my other lucy foleys are BOTM editions, soo I'm very tempted to grab a second copy 😶 lol 9mo
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Branwen OMG YES! SO MANY GOOD CHOICES! 😍 9mo
TheBookStacker I think I‘ll go with Tell Me Everything. I‘m reading The Paris Apartment right now. I wonder if there will be any add ons since they‘ve expanded selections? 9mo
JamieArc With so many choices I‘m glad I have time to figure out which ones I want! 9mo
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swishandflick
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Extra, extra, read all about it! Looks like we'll have 2 more main #BOTM picks to choose from in March! 👏🏽

Aims42 Woooohoooo!! 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
BrittanyReads YES!! It's my birthday month! 🎈Thanks for sharing! 9mo
Pogue I joined last month and am so excited 9mo
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swishandflick @Pogue it gets addicting quick! 9mo
Megabooks Awesome!!! 9mo
Breanne1 Hopefully this means less skips for me!!! 9mo
swishandflick @Breanne1 Thats what I'm hoping too! 9mo
KatieDid927 @Breanne1 I‘ve been skipping a lot more frequently and I don‘t think I‘m alone. I think that‘s one of the main reasons for the switch. 9mo
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nitalibrarian
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Interesting...

Will this make it easier or harder to pick? #botm

tracey38 I don't know but maybe they won't have as many people skip months? 9mo
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JackOBotts

#LMPBC #GroupE (Round 14!!) - so excited to be paired with @Catsandbooks @kellyann28 & @sprainedbrain as we tackle the #BOTM backlog!
I‘ll be checking my shelves on Sunday and sharing recommendations soon! Happy Friday, all. 📚💜

kellyann28 Woo hooo!! I'm so glad we have a group for this. I'll post (some of) my options soon. 10mo
sprainedbrain Very excited to be reading with the three of you! I will get some choices together soon as well for you. @JackOBotts @Catsandbooks @kellyann28 ❤️ (edited) 10mo
Catsandbooks Yay! I have a huge backlog so there's lots of options! 10mo
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Megabooks
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Anyone want to choose a book from your BOTM backlog? I started Group B for that. 👍🏻📚

Sign up through a link on @suvata ‘s page!

#LMPBC #botm #botmbacklog

thebluestocking Ooh. That‘s a good idea…maybe I‘ll abandon my group (short stories) for yours… 10mo
thebluestocking And that‘s what I did. 😊 Hope that‘s okay!! 10mo
Megabooks @thebluestocking fantastic!! Glad to have you!! 😁😁 10mo
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JamieArc 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️. Signed up! Running to go make a stack of my unread BOTM books! 10mo
Megabooks @JamieArc awesome!! We have all four slots filled. Do either of you know the handle of our fourth person?? @thebluestocking (edited) 10mo
Megabooks Are you our fourth @LMJenkins ?? 10mo
LMJenkins Yes, I'm the fourth! I have several #BOTM in my pile (and two more arriving today). ⭐️ 10mo
LMJenkins I'll compile my stack too, so we can compare and not duplicate. 10mo
Megabooks @thebluestocking @JamieArc @LMJenkins I‘ll get a stack of 4ish books together so I don‘t overwhelm you!! 😂😂 10mo
thebluestocking @Megabooks @JamieArc @LMJenkins Yay!! I‘ve been through my #botm stack. I‘ll post a pic of 4 I think would make good selections for this and you guys can weigh in on which ones you want to read. 10mo
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Megabooks
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…And in further bookish feasting…It‘s been awhile since I‘ve gotten 10 new books on the same day! 😁‼️📚 #botm #bookmail

CoverToCoverGirl What a beautiful feast! 😊 10mo
Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl thanks! very excited to dive in!! 😁 (edited) 10mo
marleed Oh how fun! I must say, I‘m loving the jan&feb botm books! Their top five for 2022 will be a fun vote. 10mo
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Cinfhen It‘s raining books ☔️📚 10mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 10mo
Megabooks @marleed I know! Really pleased this year so far. 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🎶 hallelujah it‘s raining books/small thick long lean/sad and happy and tough to read 🎶 😂👍🏻 10mo
Cinfhen hahaha 🤣 perfect tune 10mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen so excited! Plus pretty proud of my weather girls tribute! 😂😂 10mo
BarbaraBB What a feast! Exciting indeed! ☂ 10mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes!! For once I have a deluge of print books and it‘s awesome! 10mo
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Megabooks
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Really busy right now, but I totally found time to go waaayyy overboard on my #botm accounts. I dropped for awhile so I lost my bff. I guess I just got it back after about 6 boxes, just in time for my birthday next month! 🎉

I‘m a bit worried because most of these are debuts, but maybe I‘ll find a new favorite author. 🤔

Megabooks Also, does anyone else feel a bit naughty looking at the cover of 10mo
vivastory I selected River Enchanted & Death on the Nile as an add-on. Just in time for the new adaptation! 10mo
paperwitchs May I ask what a book BFF is ? 10mo
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Cinfhen @paperwitchs BFF is a BOTM perk for members who have ordered a certain amount of books. Once you reach BFF status you are gifted a free book credit during your birthday month and at the end of the calendar year you are entitled to select a book from their book of the year finalists. So it‘s basically an additional 2 books for free 😍 10mo
Cinfhen The cover of Vladimir distracts me from the interesting premise of the book. I‘m hoping I can borrow from scribd 🥰 10mo
Cinfhen You were really smitten with all the choices!! 10mo
paperwitchs Oh how cool! 😍 is it an app?? 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I really was! Good month for me although in retrospect I probably should‘ve gotten some from the library. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
Megabooks @paperwitchs it‘s a subscription box based in the US. Each month you pick a book from 5 choices and can choose to add on up to two more per box. 10mo
RaeLovesToRead I really wish I could get BOTM in the UK 💕 So jealous when I see everyone's gorgeous stacks!! 😄 10mo
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candc320
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None of the choices called to me this month 😔. Fingers crossed for next month!

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Alfrazier21
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For the first time in a while, I‘m actually excited about my #BookOfTheMonth box 📦 📚

Chrissyreadit Me too! 12mo
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CBee
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My #botm for December 🙌🏻🙌🏻 @AmyG my first Towles based on your rec 😘🥰

AmyG I have read 3 Towles books and they were all good. Enjoy your first. 12mo
CBee @AmyG thank you! 😊 12mo
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Chelseabillups30
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That awesome moment when you go to the door to retrieve something else that‘s been delivered and your BOTM box awaits!!
And my whole box was FREE!!
It‘s been a minute since I felt excited about the books being offered through BOTM, but this box, this one I‘m excited about!!
I don‘t know when life is going to afford me the opportunity to sit down to read these, but I‘m hoping I can carve out some time to make it happen sooner rather than later.

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candc320
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This is the second month in a row I‘ve had to skip my #botm box because none of the main picks intrigued me at all and I either already have the member favorites on offer or don‘t want the ones remaining 😕. What‘s going on, Book of the Month 😩!!!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I haven't checked out the November options yet, but I've liberally skipped at least 5 months this year. I'm not reading them right away so unless I'm really jazzed about one, I'm passing. It's nice to have, but I've been easy on myself for passing on clutter. I have a few early picks I'm very uninterested in already. 13mo
JamieArc This is my third month 🤦🏻‍♀️. I‘m getting pickier about books I want to own versus books I‘d rather get from the library or on audio. 13mo
candc320 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick and @JamieArc I used to feel like the choices were so good I wanted all of them, but this year really hasn‘t been that great. I think I‘m getting pickier too and not just picking one for the sake of getting the box. Either way super disappointing! 13mo
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JamieArc January is my birthday month, so I‘m crossing my fingers for a good selection by then! 13mo
candc320 Yes, @JamieArc !! I actually skipped my birthday month one year, not knowing that I wouldn‘t get my free book for being a BFF if I skipped. So whatever month we get a free book of the year selection I‘ll have to pick one no matter what so I don‘t miss out 😕. Fingers crossed it‘s a good month! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I skipped too 😩 13mo
rather_be_reading i almost skipped too 13mo
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Traci1
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Woohoo! I didn't even have to stalk the app this month. Happy #botm day!!

Megabooks I was surprised to see it up this early! 13mo
Traci1 @Megabooks yeah, it was the first time I've opened the app this month, and I wasn't even sort of expecting them to be up. 13mo
Megabooks Same when I opened it after breakfast! 13mo
Aims42 Wohoooo!!!! 13mo
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Megabooks
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TFW you want none of the main picks but 3 of the add-ons!! 😡 Haven‘t pulled the skip button yet, but I‘m close. Curse you #botm!! #botmProblems

I also want Monster in the Middle, FWIW.

****UPDATE: I SKIPPED*****

MaleficentBookDragon I‘m right there with you. None of the main selections appeal to me. 1y
swishandflick I thought of you as soon as I saw Crying in H Mart! 1y
Reviewsbylola I got five. 😳 If I hadn‘t already bought HMart, it would have been six. 1y
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Megabooks @MaleficentBookDragon yeah, I had to pull the skip button. I‘m running out of space, so it makes sense for me not to get anything I won‘t read. 1y
Megabooks @swishandflick it is so good!! I highly recommend it!! I read it the day it came out. 1y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I just don‘t like historical fiction or rom-coms. (And you know how I feel about botm thrillers. 😏) so it was a pretty easy decision for me. 1y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I buy historical fiction…I just don‘t end up reading it. Like Towles, I just gave away his first two books unread. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Reviewsbylola Really?!? Omg Meg, you‘ve got to give him a try. I‘m pretty picky about historical fiction but his books feel way more cerebral to me than typical HF. Definitely more character driven. 1y
JamieArc Same! There are 4 add-ons I really want but am bookmarking them for when I want a main pick. Here‘s hoping for more appealing choices next month 🤞🏻 1y
Kimberlone That was me last month. The only book I really wanted was the new Sally Rooney, and I couldn‘t justify choosing a book I want interested in just to pick it up and an add-on. I actually really like this months picks though! 1y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I did!! I bailed on Moscow twice and Civility three times before giving up! He‘s just not for me. 1y
Megabooks @JamieArc @Kimberlone I just made a post about a way to get just an add-on for cheap if you have a canceled account. But it‘s sucks when the add-ons are better than the main ones!! 1y
Kimberlone @Megabooks i saw! Might have to go for it to grab an add on :) 1y
Cinfhen I REALLY wanted the new Towles so it was a no brainer for me 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I‘m not a fan of his books, but I know a lot of people like them. 1y
Reviewsbylola Oh ok, that‘s for sure a good faith effort. 😆 1y
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swishandflick
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I may not have been thrilled with #BOTM's picks the last few months, but whoever is in charge of their social media content gets an A+ 🤣

Magpiegem My kids need to start playing by these rules 😁 1y
Wife This needs to be a poster at work! @HOTPock3tt 1y
Michael_Gee “Fine, tell them.” 😆 1y
HOTPock3tt @Wife I wholeheartedly agree!!!! 1y
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Traci1
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Woohoo! Looks like today is gonna be a good day!

#botm

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Megabooks
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The face of #botm! 😉📚 #ShelfieSunday

I enjoyed changing up my floating shelves.

shawnmooney Gorgeous! 👏👏👏😍😍😍 1y
squirrelbrain So pretty- there‘s something very satisfying about shelves full of matching books! 1y
TrishB Lovely ❤️❤️ 1y
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Cinfhen OMG!!! #SuperJelly 🥰🥰🥰 1y
Reviewsbylola They‘re gorgeous! 1y
BarbaraBB Beautiful 🤩 1y
GondorGirl I always worry this type of shelf won't stay sturdy on the wall. What's your experience with them? 1y
AlaMich They really do look like they‘re floating! 1y
marleed Oh that‘s stunning! 1y
MartinaLove Oh I love that!!! 1y
Megabooks @GondorGirl this is what I got. Not only is it pictured with books, someone in the questions said they had 50 lbs on one shelf, so I felt comfortable with them. They have really strong anchors. https://www.amazon.com/Wallniture-Floating-Storage-Display-Bookcase/dp/B01MXVB20... 1y
Megabooks @shawnmooney @squirrelbrain @TrishB @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraBB @rather_be_reading @AlaMich @marleed @MartinaLove thank you all so much!! 💜😀They make me very happy!! And yes, Helen, I am a sucker for matched up books!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen somehow I missed you ⬆️ Thank you!! 😘😘 I hope tomorrow/today goes on without problems!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 1y
MrT Great colour combo and love the way that the BOTM logos all line up. 1y
MrT BOTM know how to please their OCD booklovers 😍 1y
Megabooks @MrT thank you!!! I love how BOTM books look together! 👍🏻 1y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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One of the FB groups is saying these are confirmed August #BOTM picks.

I'm surprised. I pre-ordered Once There Were Wolves already. So I'm thinking Damnation Spring and The Inheritance.

BookwormAHN I'm thinking of The Inheritance as well. 1y
Kimberlone Hmm can‘t say I‘m super excited about any of these…might be a skip for August…will have to see hat the final options are. 1y
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jdiehr
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So, for the first time in my #botm history, nothing is floating my boat this month.

I was under the impression that I could pick an add-on in lieu of a monthly pick.

I tried, but it looks like you HAVE to pick a monthly book.

Is this correct??

BookishMarginalia I thought so too, but I don‘t know. 1y
swishandflick Depending on how long you've been a member, if you scroll past the selections it usually gives you the option to select a "member favorite" instead. 1y
Kimberlone yeah you can only choose a member favorite instead. I also find it annoying that you can‘t choose one of the add-ons instead of the monthly pick. I know I would have chosen something different if that was possible. I almost skipped this month because none of the picks were particularly enticing. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I ended up skipping. Nothing jumped out at me. I was too stuck on hoping for 1y
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Beachesnbooks
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None of the #botm picks or available member faves appealed to me this month. Fingers crossed for better picks in August!

Reviewsbylola Don‘t get me wrong, I filled my box, but I agree. Not overly excited about the July picks. 1y
JamieArc I skipped too, there there is an add-on that I really want to read. My bank account always appreciates a skipped month 😊 1y
Kimberlone I was very close to skipping but decided to get this one on a whim. If Survive the Night had been a pick instead of an add on I probably would have picked it instead. 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I did pick two picks, but I didn‘t think this month was amazing. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I skipped too. Oh well, maybe next month. 1y
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tracy.anne8
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Looks like I'm skipping #botm again for the 2nd month in a row. None of these called to me unfortunately.

marleed Oh I was thinking Half Sick of Shadows would be to your liking. 2y
tracy.anne8 @marleed Normally it would be but I have a hard time getting into books that are based in Medieval times. I want to wait and see what other people say first so maybe next month. 2y
marleed @tracy_anne8 I completely understand. Typically, I reserve my add-on for books made available in previous months. When I‘m the original owner of a book, I try hard to make sure it was a book I really want to not only read, but own as well. 2y
tracy.anne8 @marleed That makes sense and I do that too with my physical books. My kindle books are usually books I want to read but don't necessarily need/want to own. 2y
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swishandflick
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This year's #BOTM challenge prize - bookmoji socks!

sharread Super cool! 🥳 2y
Beachesnbooks Cute!! And I actually have a shot at accomplishing the challenge this year lol 2y
Lissa00 I like those! I‘m hoping they drop the June books today due to the holiday weekend🤞 2y
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The_Heeler_Booklife In July I‘m hoping to read all the books I have from 2020 and 2021. 2y
Kimberlone Omg I want these! I‘m glad tits not just another candle (still haven‘t even lit the one I got from last years challenge) 2y
Cinfhen The socks are super cute but they look like they wouldn‘t even fit my 9 year old niece🤪They look tiny!!!! 2y
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candc320
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Guys my box has already shipped! This might be the fastest ever 😍

AmyK1 Mine has shipped already too! 👍🏼 2y
Kimberlone Wow, how is that possible? I only just got my April book last week! 2y
candc320 @Kimberlone what?! That‘s crazy!! I‘m in Florida so we‘ll see how long it takes to actually get here, but at least it shipped 😆! 2y
Kimberlone @candc320 I live in Alaska, so I am used to longer than average shipping times, but BOTM takes longer than any other system I have ever experienced - regularly takes at least 3 weeks and I always pick on the first day available. 2y
candc320 @Kimberlone that‘s nuts! 2y
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Tera66

Ok, friends! Book of the months picks are up, what are we thinking? This is my second month so was excited, but only one was on my radar.❔

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tracy.anne8
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Sorry #botm. The choices this month just aren't exciting me at all. First skip since I signed back up in November.😕

The_Heeler_Booklife This month is definitely underwhelming. I was going to skip too, but I had a free add on, so I canceled my hold and got Ariadne. 2y
FelinesAndFelonies With so many great books coming out in May I was underwhelmed too. How Lucky sounds like a Rear Window knock-off. I had already pre-ordered The Last Thing He Told Me. Ariadne isn't my style so I was down to two. I filled one box & I am going to wait & see if they drop any late add-ons like last month. I hoped for Anatomy of Desire, Mary Jane, A Special Place for Women, The Invisible Husband of Frick Island, Unsettled Ground, The Plot... Bummer. 2y
tracy.anne8 @The_Heeler_Booklife I probably would have done the same. I am really wanting Andy Weir's new book but I can wait on that. 2y
tracy.anne8 @FelinesAndFelonies I agree. There are so many this month. I was hoping The Chosen and The Beautiful was going to be one or at least an add-on. I haven't heard about the other books you posted. I'll have to look those ones up! 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Interrupting your life to announce... 🎉🎉🎉

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Cinfhen
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Had my last few #BOTM orders sent to Florida ...
I haven‘t seen too many reviews yet for Opal & Nev....

ChaoticMissAdventures I picked that one too. Have not cracked it open yet...I am a bit behind. 2y
Megabooks I put O&N in hibernation. It just wasn‘t right this month, but I don‘t think it‘s a bad book. Lmk what you think of 2y
Cinfhen I‘m probably gonna read that one after Push @Megabooks Do you have 2y
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Megabooks No I don‘t. I‘ve been on the fence about adding it. 2y
Cinfhen I‘ll send it to you @Megabooks xxxx 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen thank you dear friend 💜💜 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve been interested in the reads that BOTM has offered.

This month I got back to getting a full blue box!!
I‘ve already read “The Sun Is Also A Star” but decided to snag it off my TBR list (a feature within the app for those of you that don‘t know) because I want to have it to loan people.

The other two I‘m excited to add to my active TBR list for 2021!!

The very best part?? My whole box was FREE!!

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Cailey_Mac
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My app glitched out a bunch, but I got my #botm pick through!

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Megabooks
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I was looking through old photos and found the money shot of the #botmchallenge2017! This is every one I purchased from #botm. Memories!!

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! That‘s gorgeous 😍and you saved the bookmarks!!!! You should post this to IG and tag #BOTM 💜 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I did post it there, but my Instagram is private. And thank you!! 💜💜 2y
8little_paws Nice! I recently grouped all my BOTM's together too :)
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Megabooks @8little_paws they look good together, I think! Maybe you‘ll do a shelfie sometime. 😃👍🏻 2y
emilyhaldi I‘m still so impressed that we did this! 🤣 2y
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swishandflick
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We've got a "one in, one out" box policy around here. So while I can't stop checking the tracking number for this month's #BOTM, Moxie could care less. She's happy as a clam with the box she's already got ? #catsoflitsy #boxaddict

BookishMarginalia Oh my goodness! What a sweet kitty! 2y
KarenUK So cute! 😻 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is such a cute picture, perfect with the quote on the box. 2y
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JenReadsAlot Omg so cute! 2y
rabbitprincess I love that little face! 😻😻 2y
Soubhiville So happy! Cats and boxes are the best! 2y
vlwelser Great picture! And that face! 2y
peanutnine So adorable! 😻💕 2y
sydneyerin Aww so cute! 2y
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Cailey_Mac
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Sooo I‘m thinking of picking these this month, but I‘m not sure; I‘m also still thinking about Four Winds. What did y‘all pick? #botm

mcipher I went with Honey Girl this month 2y
TheBookStacker Girl A and Infinite Country but I really wanted to add on Bad Muslim Discount. 2y
EKonrad I chose Four Winds. 😊 2y
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GardenJess I‘m having a lot of trouble. Girl A, Four Winds and Honey Girl is my current lineup but I might swap a honey girl for the Kindest Lie. 2y
GardenJess But also I kind of want The Guest List so who knows.... 2y
Cailey_Mac @mcipher I‘m definitely gravitating towards it as my botm! 2y
Cailey_Mac @TheBookStacker yeah Bad Muslim Discount is something I normally wouldn‘t go for but it‘s caught my eye 2y
Cailey_Mac @EKonrad @GardenJess I keep thinking about Four Winds and then it messes everything up😅 2y
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candc320
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And now the NEW waiting begins 🤣!! I got nervous because the app and website froze for a while when I tried to confirm my box but it finally went through!! Soooo excited for both of these! #botm

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Cinfhen
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 countdown begins #BoTM

Reviewsbylola I‘m on it! Checking out the add ons as we speak. 2y
Cinfhen What did ya‘ll get @Reviewsbylola @swishandflick @ValerieAndBooks I choose Kindest Lie and added (edited) 2y
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Megabooks
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Did some therapeutic shelf rearranging. This is most of the 2020 #botm choices that I‘ve kept in my permanent collection. (Seven are on a different shelf.) Some color themes for sure. 💜📚💜

Laalaleighh 💙💙💙 2y
TheBookHippie It‘s so colorful!!! 2y
BarbaraBB Eye catching 😍 2y
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IndoorDame Beautiful! 2y
youneverarrived 😍😍 2y
Megabooks @Laalaleighh @TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB @IndoorDame @youneverarrived thanks y‘all!! It was really fun to put together. 💖💖 2y
Reviewsbylola I finally gave my BOTM picks one shelf too. It must be a great book to stay as part of my permanent collection. 😂 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I really whittled down what I have this winter. I have almost three 24 inch shelves of read and kept in permanent collection and then almost a 24 inch shelf of unread ones (about 12 books). I still feel proud about a) how many I‘m keeping up reading and b) culling the ones I definitely won‘t reread. (edited) 2y
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Megabooks
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Congratulations to @erinreads @TheDaysGoBy and @Elle_Skeldon for winning my BOTM giveaway!!! 🥳🥳📚📚 I hope you each enjoy the books as much as I did!

Send your address to Megabooksreads at gmail dot com and I‘ll get them out the Friday or Saturday.

Thanks to everyone who entered!! 👏🏻👏🏻

BarbaraBB You‘re the best Meg 🤍 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks friend! You‘re pretty wonderful too! 💜 2y
erinreads Oh yay! Thank you so much! 💕 Emailing you now. 2y
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Megabooks @erinreads congratulations!! 🥳 I got your email. 👍🏻 2y
ElleSkel Oh Wow!!!! This is awesome!! Thank you!! 🤓📚🙌🏽 2y
TheDaysGoBy Thank you so much! I‘m pretty sure this is the first time I‘ve won a book lol. You‘re so sweet for doing this! I‘ll email you later tonight 🙂 2y
Megabooks @Elle_Skeldon congratulations!! 🥳 I hope you enjoy it. I got your addy. 👍🏻 (edited) 2y
Megabooks @TheDaysGoBy thanks and congratulations!! 🎉 I‘ll send you back an email when I get yours. 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen Congrats winners 🎉🎉🎉and thanks for hosting, Meg 🧡 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! 💜💜💜 2y
Megabooks @erinreads @Elle_Skeldon @TheDaysGoBy they‘re going out in today‘s mail! They‘re going priority mail, so the wait shouldn‘t be terrible. 2y
ElleSkel @Megabooks Awesome! Thank you again! 2y
TheDaysGoBy @Megabooks Thank you! 2y
TheDaysGoBy @Megabooks Just wanted to let you know I received the book today. Thanks again! 🙂 2y
Megabooks @TheDaysGoBy fantastic! Thank you for letting me know. 2y
Megabooks @Elle_Skeldon it looks like you got yours today, too. 👍🏻 @erinreads from the tracking, yours is still in Cincinnati, so let me know if that‘s wrong and you‘ve gotten it. Happy reading! 2y
ElleSkel @Megabooks I‘m at work, but I will check the mail as soon as I get home! 😁 (edited) 2y
erinreads @Megabooks Nope, hasn‘t arrived yet. I‘m actually still waiting on my actual BOTM box still too, but tracking indicates it hasn‘t left York yet, so mail likes taking its sweet time to me apparently. 😂 I‘ll let you know when it arrives safely. 2y
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