I’ve tried dozens of subscription boxes over the past few years because they combine two of my favorite things – getting packages in the mail and consistency. Most of my subscription boxes only last for a few months until I decide I don’t actually need them or just get tired of them. I started subscribing to Book of the Month in September and as a book geek, it is pretty much the best thing I’ve ever done.
On the 1st of every month you get an email from BOTM letting you know the five titles that have been chosen by five different judges for that month. From there you log in to your account and choose your book. But fear not fellow book hoarders, if there is more than one book that you are interested in that month you can add up to two more onto that month’s bundle for an extra $9.99 each. And this doesn’t only apply to that month’s five books, you can also go back through the past year and add any of the other choices that are still in stock.
BOTM has a few different package levels for membership. I started out with a three month trial subscription ($9.99 a month, link below) and then upgraded to the twelve month membership that totaled out to $144 for the year ($12 a month). As someone who has spent countless amounts on books throughout her life, this is a DEAL. One brand new hardcover book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble ranges from $18 – $25 depending on the book. BOTM gives you those same titles for nearly half the price. Each month the book options are always new releases and for the first time, one of the December choices is actually an early exclusive just for BOTM members (it isn’t available to the public until February).
Getting my BOTM box every month is one of my favorite things and I could not recommend it more. Book lovers, this is a great holiday gift for family, friends and/or yourself. GO FORTH AND READ.