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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 Club’s 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 Carré 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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I was so excited about my shirt, (last post) that i totally forgot my BOTM came too! Heres what i chose!

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Riot approves of the July #yabotm box I just got! The box was a bit beat up, but the book and goodies I got were in mint condition. I‘m super excited to dive into the book I got. Sounds super good. If you like ya and always wanted try #BOTM, then give it a try! You will not be disappointed. I know the books for July and they all sound soooo good. Check back on the 1st to see the unboxing featuring Riot. 😊 http://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/kayla3

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 4w
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As some of you may remember, I quit #BOTM for a short period of time and, when I rejoined, my account had been completely wiped. But I was just poking around on their site and it looks like they belatedly gave me credit so I'm not starting over with their "BFF" thing! Yay! BOTM over here worming their way back into my good graces ??

MicheleinPhilly Good to know! 👍🏼 1mo
thebluestocking Ooh. I did the same thing. I‘ll have to go see if I got my credits back! 1mo
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! I rejoined this month mainly because of the BFF thing, but I don‘t seem to have gotten credit for all of those past boxes... the books still show on my shelves though. 🤔 1mo
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swishandflick @sprainedbrain this is a recent development! Mine was cleared at first too and then after my first new order they popped back up 😄 1mo
sprainedbrain @swishandflick oh good! Hopefully after I pick for July mine will show. 🤞🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Hey #BitterBetty aka @Reviewsbylola thought this might interest you 😘😘 4w
Reviewsbylola Off to check now! 4w
Reviewsbylola Still the same. I have credit for two boxes. 😑🙄 4w
swishandflick @Reviewsbylola Bummer! Maybe I just lucked out. 4w
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My BOTM club collection being watched over by Owlbert. They are so pretty 😂😀

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I ordered my #BOTM on 5/31 and I still haven‘t received an email that it has shipped... anyone else having issues??

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks If you ordered Ask Again Yes it‘s going to be delayed... I just called... 1mo
Jeannineth I got mine Friday. I‘m in California. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jeannineth I guess I ordered the wrong book and they sold out!!! 1mo
Jeannineth @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks what did you order? I got Summer of 69 and With the Fire on High. 1mo
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SO excited for June‘s #BOTM selects! I had to only limit myself to 2. It was hard but I had some self control. 😂

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Here are my #botm picks for May! What did you get?

Laughterhp I picked The Flight Portfolio too! 3mo
hes7 I got How Not to Die Alone, too! 3mo
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Yaaasssssssss! Can‘t wait. 🤗🤗🤗


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Definitely my #botm for April I loved it ❤ New author to me and will be reading more of his👍🏻

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May BOTM is up!
So the two books i was really hoping would be choices are not. 😕 What is everyone thinking the month?

I think its going to be a pass for me this month. 😒

8little_paws Def. The buried 3mo
hes7 I went with How Not to Die Alone, plus two YA books. (Recursion is supposed to be a June pick, according to @felinesandfiction ) 3mo
bookish_wookish I was thinking about How Not To Die Alone but decided to save my credit. Glad i did if Recursion will be a June pick! @hes7 3mo
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BookwormAHN I'm leaning towards The Buried. 3mo
BookwormAHN Or The Flight Portfolio. Who is Recursion by? I like to Google books is advance. 3mo
bookish_wookish Its by Blake Crouch @bookwormahn 3mo
BookwormAHN I hope it is in next month's, I loved Dark Matter. Thanks 3mo
felinesandfiction @BookwormAHN Recursion is next month. 😊 3mo
rather_be_reading Blake Crouch has a new book out!! 😱 2mo
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This saddens me. 😓😢 #BOTM #APRILBOTM

Aswenson Right there with ya this month. 4mo
allthingskayla I may be doing the same. I have an arc for Miracle Creek and I am waiting to see if I am approved for an arc for Normal People. 4mo
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That moment when #BOTM picks are live for the first time since you canceled after being a member for 2.5 years. It's an adjustment 😬

Lovesbooks87 I paused my account for three months and I felt the same way!! 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m seriously considering rejoining AGAIN. I like the picks this month. 4mo
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So I‘m thinking of rejoining book of the month. I canceled last April and I miss getting a new book every month.

It seems like the selections have gotten better. Is it worth joining back up? Or is there a better monthly book club that I should look into?!

Looking for your thoughts!!

Librarybelle The selections have definitely gotten better the last few months, with more of a nonfiction and YA offering 4mo
BookwormAHN Last month they seemed to have branched out more with better selections and lots of other books to choose. 4mo
mrozzz I think the selections have been great lately! I love that thy added YA and nonfiction categories. 4mo
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irre I feel like they‘ve had some great selections lately. I loved my recent selections. If you feel like rejoining you can use my link and we‘ll both get a free book. https://www.mybotm.com/7100053a17387 4mo
Hooked_on_books I think it‘s worth it. They have so many more extras now, it‘s awesome. And you could always start with the month to month subscription which essentially has no commitment to see if you want to stick with it. Their prices are hard to beat. 4mo
Laughterhp @Librarybelle @BookwormAHN @mrozzz @irre @Hooked_on_books Thanks everyone for your thoughts!! I didn‘t know you could sign up for a month to month so maybe I‘ll give that a try! 😊 4mo
Redwritinghood They revamped it this year and I think it‘s better with more choices. 4mo
irre Thank you for using my link! Hope you find some great books! 💕 4mo
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JeannieReads I love this bookmark so much! 4mo
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I am so relieved to see that my Book of the Month package has finally shown up in the system and is making progress toward its destination. I was getting nervous when it still showed that it hadn‘t been scanned at all yesterday. It looks like it should probably be delivered tomorrow. Hooray!

Kimberlone Yep when I checked this morning mine still hadn‘t shipped 5mo
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Went ahead and pulled the trigger before I could change my mind 😭

Farewell #BOTM, my friend. It's not you, it's me and my inability to keep up with my TBR stack. I'm sure we'll meet again someday when a promo sucks me back in 😂

Sweettartlaura I did this almost a year ago. And I STILL have BOTM books to read 😳. Good call - for now 😜 5mo
Lovesbooks87 I have been thinking about cancelling mine too. I haven't read any of the books that I have gotten from them in over 6months. 5mo
RadicalReader @swishandflick feel free to check out Libby to enjoy wonderful audiobooks and ebooks from the library from the comfort of your home and the library always has awesome books to read and enjoy especially best sellers 5mo
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GloVerdino I usually get a 6 month subscription as a gift each year and then go without for the other six months so I can catch up a little, I can always add books from previous months if there was something I missed that I really wanted 5mo
Karkar I canceled mine and never looked back. 😊 5mo
Jadams1776 I cancelled mine a few months ago and I‘ve still got a backlog. I loved BOTM, but I found if I waited a month or so, the ebook would be a Kindle Daily deal. 5mo
swishandflick @RadicalReader Oh, I'm already a Libby addict! Haha. I just get impatient with waitlists sometimes 😂 5mo
RadicalReader @swishandflick I use Libby to fill between the waitlists 5mo
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BOTM March picks are up!! What books are you leani g toward?

*Daisy Jones & The Six is on TBR so im leaning toward that one*

UPDATE-Because i have zero self control i got Daisy Jones & The Six, Queenie, The Library Book

BookwormAHN I picked Daisy Jones and the Six. I love classic rock so this was right up my alley. 5mo
8little_paws I'm getting 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Daisy Jones and the Six was AMAZING!!! 5mo
bookish_wookish i cant wait to read it! @Lovesbooks87 5mo
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Did ya‘ll see what‘s new on #BOTM??? On top of the standard 5 literary selections they‘ve added a NonFiction category and a separate YA category!!!!!!

JamieArc I wasn‘t prepared for this! I now have so much research to do to choose which I want!!! 5mo
TrishB So much choice 😁 5mo
Cinfhen I know!!!!! And now I feel like I need to renew my membership since I‘m down to my last credit @JamieArc 5mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I might come back for a NF category. 5mo
TheBookHippie YAY!!!!!!!!!!! 5mo
TheBookHippie @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so excited about the NF!! 5mo
Branwen I love all the YA choices! 😀 5mo
BekahB BOTM is giving my wallet (and bookshelves) a workout with all these add-ons lately! 😂 5mo
Cinfhen This is a game changer @TrishB @TheBookHippie @Branwen @BekahB ❣️❣️❣️❣️ @BarbaraTheBibliophage I can send you the link to qualify you ( & me) for a free book if you decide to rejoin 😉😍 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice 💜 5mo
Suet624 Hmmmm... I may have to look into signing up now. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Yes, send me a link. I‘ll look over the selections and maybe we‘ll get some freebies! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookHippie They‘re a long time coming, if you ask me. Yippee!! 5mo
Cinfhen I can send you the link too @Suet624 Those sneaky folks at #BOTM found our weak spot @BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookHippie 5mo
Suet624 Do you know if BOTM is owned by Amazon? 5mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think so @Suet624 but I‘m not 100% sure 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Kimberlone I was very tempted by the add-one but managed to resist! 5mo
Suet624 Let me do some research. Thank you for your offer of a link. 😁 5mo
Cinfhen Sure @Suet624 xx 😘 5mo
Reviewsbylola Finally they‘re making great choices. 5mo
8little_paws @Suet624 it's owned by pride tree holdings, whatever that is. 5mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen right?!?!?! Let the hoarding begin !!! 5mo
Suet624 @8little_paws Thank you! 5mo
Hooked_on_books The new nonfiction category was there last month, but they sure have added a lot of extras beyond the monthly picks. I‘m loving it! 5mo
NovelGirl82 Oh geez! It's probably a good thing that I cancelled my BOTM before they did this or I wouldn't have done it & I'd have be hoarding even worse! 5mo
emilyhaldi Interesting!!! Glad they are expanding their offering but it still doesn‘t make me want to go back 🙃 5mo
Cinfhen Good for you @emilyhaldi standing strong! Like @NovelGirl82 I have zero restraint, I‘m weak when it comes to #BOTM 🤪 I‘m excited by their new nonfiction category, I can‘t believe I didn‘t see it last month @Hooked_on_books 😲 I chose 5mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen That one definitely looked interesting. I picked What Doesn‘t Kill You Makes You Blacker and last month I picked up The Sky is Falling. I would have grabbed Thick if I hadn‘t already bought it. I had been thinking about letting my membership lapse, but I‘m pretty sure I‘ll keep on now! 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s nice to see #BOTM listening to the criticism and finding ways to appeal to a broader audience!! Now they need to return to their original pricing and customer service and all will be well in the universe @Hooked_on_books 🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Yes! I agree on all counts. 👍🏼 5mo
Megabooks No. Way. I may have to go back! I am all about essays right now. Especially by POCs! 5mo
Cinfhen I know!!! It‘s crazy that after all this time @Megabooks they are finally listening at #BOTM ( 🤞🏼🤞🏼) 5mo
Reviewsbylola I was really pleased with this. I don‘t care for the YA section but I think the NF is great and both additions will surely be popular. 5mo
Cinfhen You know I don‘t give diddly 💩 about YA @Reviewsbylola but I‘m SUPER EXCITED about the NF category 5mo
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allthingskayla I‘ve been checking on and off for hours. Usually they are up by now. 5mo
NamasteReading ditto *chew fingernails* 5mo
FeastOfFiction @allthingskayla @NamasteReading I feel like they‘re always up by this point in the month. And then as soon as they‘re up, I spend 30 minutes reading about them, order my box, and then have to wait another month to get excited all over again. I might also do some reading in between there too. 😂😂 5mo
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vanraysa1 Anything yet? :( 5mo
NamasteReading 😧😧😧😧 What a vicious cycle lol 5mo
8little_paws I KNOW!!! 5mo
allthingskayla It‘s taking forever for them to put them up! 5mo
8little_paws Maybe they're actually waiting for the 1st this time like they used to 5mo
felinesandfiction Also, other than the weid glitch when February picks went up they have kept the picks really under wraps for March. I'm actually impressed. 5mo
Jessrumely It‘s taking forever this month! I have checked no fewer than four times today. 5mo
FeastOfFiction @Jessrumely I‘ve checked so many times too!! 5mo
felinesandfiction They're up! 5mo
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Look what was waiting on our doorstep! #BOTM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

hermyknee My BOTM came today, too! 5mo
allureofbeauty I really want to read the winter sister. It looks good. 5mo
Gissy I asked them why they don't ship toPR and they sent an email saying that it could happen soon!🤞😍 5mo
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#botm people, hopefully you can help me out. I want to cancel my month to month membership but I have this "extra book credit" that was from skipping the month. Does anyone know what happens when I cancel? Do I get to keep the credit and use it at another date or does it get refunded or does it just go away? Thanks!

laurenslibrary I'm pretty sure its a "use it or lose it" situation ? 6mo
sprainedbrain A friend cancelled with 9 credits and she had 3 months to use them before they were gone. 6mo
VeganCleopatra @laurenslibrary That's what I figure they'd do. 🤨 6mo
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VeganCleopatra @sprainedbrain Did they email and explain that or did she learn that from just trying it? I wish this was answered on their website. 6mo
sprainedbrain @VeganCleopatra they did send an email, and it also popped up while we were cancelling online. I think it‘s actually 60 days, not 3 months. That website is not helpful! 6mo
VeganCleopatra @sprainedbrain Thank you! And no, it really isn't. 6mo
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BOTM Feb picks are in!!!! Thoughts?

rather_be_reading I chose thw Winter Sister 6mo
KatieDid927 I got Early Riser AND A Woman is No Man. I‘ve loved their choices lately! 6mo
bookish_wookish Im intrigued by The Age of Light but i may skip this month. @rather_be_reading @KatieDid927 (edited) 6mo
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Reviewsbylola None of these really interest me but if I were still a member I‘d maybe have chosen The Winter Sister. 6mo
Lovesbooks87 I haven't read my picks in months but I still filled my box! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I also already have the Angie Thomas book preordered! 6mo
bookish_wookish The Angie Thomas book is the only one im familiar with! @Lovesbooks87 6mo
TheLibrarian I love Jasper Fforde and was really excited to see his book as a pick. Also picked up The Winter Sister and the new Angie Thomas. 6mo
bookish_wookish Everybody seem to be getting The Winter Sister! @TheLibrarian 6mo
BookwormAHN I'm skipping this month. 6mo
bookish_wookish I think im with you! @BookwormAHN 6mo
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Curious, what are you all picking this month? #botm

Lovesbooks87 The Silent Patient and Golden State 7mo
Reviewsbylola If I still did BOTM, I think I‘d pick The Silent Patient. I already read and loved Maid. 7mo
Cinfhen I chose 3!!! Silent Patient and the two Golden‘s 7mo
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BookwormAHN The Night Tiger 😺 7mo
Jilly6183 I can't decide! I'm leaning toward Golden Child, Silent Patient, and/or Night Tiger. @Lovesbooks87 @Reviewsbylola @cinfen @BookwormAHN 7mo
EKonrad I got Night Tiger and Silent Patient. 😊 7mo
Sungirl79 I got Silent Patient and The Night Tiger 7mo
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Alright yall January BOTM selections are up! What is everyone thinking?

*The Night Tiger and The Silent Patient are the two im considering*

ElishaLovesBooks I‘m so sad that I canceled my subscription- the shipping was terrible and my books kept not arriving! 😔 7mo
bookish_wookish Oh no! They didnt help you resolve it? @ElishaLovesBooks 7mo
ElishaLovesBooks @bookish_wookish They did! The customer service is great honestly. But it happened 3x and I was just over it. I couldn‘t track it, etc. 7mo
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BookwormAHN I picked The Night Tiger but almost got The Silent Patient as well. 7mo
Gaylagal2 I'm leaning towards the Silent Patient. How about you? 7mo
bookish_wookish Im stuck between The Silent Patient and The Night Tiger! @Gaylagal2 I may just get both! 7mo
bookish_wookish The blurb for The Silent Patient made ne instantly want to know what happened, but the The Night Tiger is so different from anything ive ever read. @BookwormAHN 7mo
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Here are my #botm picks for January. After skipping December, I felt like I could splurge with two. I had not heard of either of these before the spoilers, but I‘m definitely intrigued.

What did you pick?

dfieb I chose Golden Child. I can‘t wait to read it! 7mo
Suelizbeth @dfieb It is an intense read, but worth it. 7mo
thebluestocking @dfieb I‘m excited for Golden Child too! 7mo
thebluestocking @Suelizbeth Yay! I‘m glad to hear that. 7mo
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And my #botm came today! I've been dying to read Circe and was so happy to see it as a choice. Can't wait to read it! 😊

#BookoftheMonth #Circe

AmyG It‘s so good! 7mo
BookwormAHN It really is good 😸 7mo
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Okay book of the month, get it together..... 📚😅

#botm #alreadyshipped #butnot?

Samplergal I got the same thing. Great. Gives me such confidence. 8mo
Jilly6183 I got that email too, and then an apology email 15 minutes later 🤷🏼‍♀️ 8mo
felinesandfiction I got the email too! 8mo
OrangeMooseReads I get that too. Being too eager to get our hands on BOTM they can‘t keep up. 😊 8mo
allthingskayla I got the email too. 8mo
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I believe I got BoTM a few months back only once and then cancelled the subscription, but I got a too good to pass up discount code in an email today so I looked to see which books were up for Decembers picks or the featured ones. And there Circe was! I've been dying to read this book so I'm super excited to get it in my BoTM!

abbielistenstobooks I loved Circe! I want to read it again. 8mo
LoverofLit Such a great read! 8mo
KatieDid927 Excellent book. 8mo
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#botm selections!

britt_brooke I loved the John Boyne! 8mo
Reviewsbylola I got the Boyne last month and hope to read it soon. 8mo
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#BotM selections are out a few days early! The email said to confirm your box by Dec. 6th 🤓

Lovesbooks87 I already ordered mine! 8mo
Rachel.Rencher @Lovesbooks87 What ones did you get? I'm still undecided 🤔 8mo
Lovesbooks87 I got No Exit, The Far Field and Nine Perfect Strangers. 8mo
allthingskayla I‘m happy they are early. I got An Anonymous Girl and No Exit. 8mo
Reviewsbylola Such a beautiful cover. 😍 8mo
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I had monthly plan with my credit card and then I applied a gift membership to it from my parents last year and some how without my permission and in direct contradiction to what I was told when I applied the gift membership to my account last September, BOTM charged me for a year subscription today. It should have just been $14.99/month and then I could cancel it if I wanted. The original gift membership wasn‘t even purchased by me originally. 🤯

Skeebies05 The level of rage I would be feeling!!!! 🤬🤬🤬 8mo
RachelO 😡Not good! 8mo
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Marilyncjackson Sorry that happened. I hope they will reverse the charges 8mo
Jess7 Yeah I‘m livid. I tried calling the number on their website and it‘s just a pre recording saying they open at 9 am and then it hangs up. It‘s 12:39 pm EST so I‘m confused and annoyed. @Skeebies05 @RachelO 8mo
JoScho That kind of stuff is the worst! I‘m sorry that happened. 8mo
AmyG I am sorry, too. All the wasted time and energy it will take to correct that. I have heard so many negative things about BOTM the lat few months. I am getting even closer to cancelling. 8mo
Amor4Libros They are probably closed due to the holiday. Did you try emailing them? I‘m new to BOTM, but I had an issue with my subscription, and it took a couple of days for them to get back to me (it was the weekend when I sent the email), but once I got a response the rep kept emailing me until the issue was resolved. Good luck! 8mo
ReadingSusan I would tweet at them! You may get a faster answer if it‘s public 😃 8mo
Leftcoastzen It is sad that so many companies are bad at business and screw things up so often.Seems like I‘m more shocked when things go smoothly. 8mo
AnansiGirl Wow that is crazy! So sorry this happened to you and I hope customer service handles this asap. 8mo
Kaye Do they have a chat or phone line ? I use that often when I have a problem with amazon. Faster answers that way. Good luck ! 8mo
allthingskayla I know sometime earlier this year they had an option in account settings to do monthly or yearly. Mine was set on yearly because I gifted myself the subscription to try it out since I was dying to try it out. I knew mine was renewing next month since I started late November and got a free month, then in Dec got the gift. So, I bought another gift since it was cheaper. But, I think they need to let customers know about these options/changes in the 8mo
allthingskayla account settings since it will lead to a lot of problems. 8mo
Jess7 They refunded the money and I cancelled the membership today. @Skeebies05 @RachelO @Marilyncjackson @JoScho @AmyG @Amor4Libros @ReadingSusan @Leftcoastzen @AnansiGirl @Kaye @allthingskayla - I have a bunch of back list botm to read anyway. 8mo
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Bought a cart specifically for my #BotM collection to clear up some space on the shelves. I thought i'd have a bunch of extra room on this, but I only have like two months worth of space left. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

felinesandfiction I want to do this! 8mo
Hestapleton I LOVE this cart—where did you get it?! 8mo
Rachel.Rencher @Hestapleton Thank you! 😁 I got it at Target for $30, but there's a similar one at Michael's that's also $30 but you can use a 40% coupon on it! 8mo
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Hestapleton @Rachel.Rencher oooooo 40% off!!! 8mo
Rachel.Rencher @Hestapleton Yeah the coupon is like always online! I just personally like the Target one a little better but they're pretty similar 😍 The Michael's one just doesn't have handles on top 8mo
Catsandbooks Oh I need to do this!! My BoTM stack is getting out of control! 😬 8mo
Lucas.Rencher I love it! 😁 8mo
Biblio.Virgo I need a book cart 😍 8mo
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Can someone send me a referral/link for #BOTM? I‘m thinking about trying it out tomorrow... just a little nervous (fear of the unknown) lol. Hopefully I will like it... but anyway I‘m curious, since I‘m starting to read more new releases lately...

Lovesbooks87 I can send you one. What's your email address? I have been a member for 2 years and I love it! (edited) 8mo
HOTPock3tt @Lovesbooks87 it‘s HOTPock3tt@gmail.com (edited) 8mo
HOTPock3tt @Lovesbooks87 Got it! Thank you soo much!! ♥️♥️♥️ Can‘t wait to try it out!! 🤗 (edited) 8mo
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Lovesbooks87 @HOTPock3tt you should be getting an email from book of the Month from me soon! Hope you enjoy it! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And join our #BotmBuddyRead group!!! 8mo
HOTPock3tt @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I would always fall behind!! 😅lol 8mo
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I parted ways with #BOTM today...I have a serious backlog. Thanks to @MinDea @irre and @Reviewsbylola for guiding this (apparently) technologically impaired 30-something through the process. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️👵🏼

Reviewsbylola Glad you figured it out! Hopefully you can stay strong and not rejoin like me. 😂 Although I fully intend to quit again as soon as they let me. 9mo
8little_paws I'm on the fence what I'll do when mine is up. I find myself less inspired y 9mo
8little_paws By the selections, but they do still have some good options and it's still the cheapest way for me to get hardcovers. I'm on the 12 month plan. I do like how easy it is to skip months. 9mo
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irre 👍 9mo
TheSpineView My thing with BOTM is I hardly ever have time to read them. So my stack just keeps getting bigger. I skip months also. Now I have a bunch of credits I am not sure what to do with. I am thinking I might not skipp months and get books that would go well in my LFL. At least someone can enjoy my membership. 9mo
JackOBotts @TheSpineView that‘s a great idea! I‘ve passed along many of my selections once I‘ve finished reading them. It‘s hard for me to part with books, but I‘m trying to be more mindful of keeping only those “more likely” to be re-read/all-time favorites. 9mo
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I am considering cancelling my #botm membership. Anyone regret canceling theirs or thinking about cancelling too? I have been underwhlemed lately. 🤔🤔

TheBookHippie I have been underwhelmed as well ...they seem subpar ...I used to want all five now I'm happy if I find one ....I have cancelled before but came back 6 months later 🤣hoping for better next month! (edited) 9mo
nosferatoos This whole year has been pretty underwhelming. I usually manage to find at least one book so its worth keeping for that. This was the first month in a very long time that I have been excited about a lot of the choices. 9mo
parttimedomestic I canceled a few months ago. It was mostly a budget thing for me, I would rather spend that money on a new book I‘m actually excited about rather than one I‘m meh on that will just sit on my shelf. No regrets so far! 9mo
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MinDea @parttimedomestic that is how I am feeling. I would rather buy a book I am excited about then be forced to pick one I am not sure I'll end up reading. 9mo
DGRachel I‘ve been thinking about canceling for a while and this month‘s choices are very disappointing for me, so I will probably skip and then cancel as soon as there‘s another month where I can use this credit. 9mo
MinDea @nosferatoos I am excited about the books this month too! But lately I just pick a book to use a credit.🤷 9mo
MinDea @DGRachel that's what I did last month! I used my last credit this month and now thinking I want to cancel. 9mo
MinDea @TheBookHippie that's what I am wondering...if I'll cancel and then just start another membership in a few months. 😆😆😆 9mo
Karkar I canceled mine and do not miss it at all. 9mo
hermyknee I canceled mine and have no regrets. 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love this discussion! Guess I made the right choice by not signing up! I agree with some of you who said you'd rather spend on a book which you're excited about than having to spend on a book or books that have been 'chosen' for you.. 9mo
MinDea @Karkar @hermyknee So glad to hear that you guys don't regret cancelling. Did you guys sign up for something else or just pick your own books when you want to buy one? 😆😆 9mo
hermyknee I still subscribe to OwlCrate - if you don‘t subscribe yet, I‘d be so happy to share my link with you! I love it ♥️ 9mo
catiewithac I used my last credits this month and plan to cancel. I‘ve been a member for 3 years but the selections have been poor quality this year in particular. I miss the judges and interesting picks. I‘ve joined Greywolf Press Galley Club and & Other Books subscriptions. These are both independent presses that release interesting books. I‘m not a thriller fan so #BOTM is no longer a good match for me. Don‘t think I‘ll miss it! 9mo
MinDea @catiewithac I will have to check those out. Thank you! 9mo
MinDea @hermyknee if I decide to do Owlcrate I will definitely reach out for your referral link. Thank you! 9mo
hermyknee ☺️☺️☺️ 9mo
MeganAnn @catiewithac I‘m going to have to check those out also! 9mo
Redwritinghood I‘m thinking about canceling, but then this month was great so now I‘m having second thoughts. 9mo
irre I think I‘ll be canceling once my credits are out. I have 2 more. 9mo
Karkar @MinDea I just buy them whenever or wherever now 😊 9mo
MeganAnn I‘ve been a member for a few years and I used to love it because I ended up with great books I wasn‘t seeing elsewhere. I‘ve been thinking about cancelling too because lately the choices are not nearly as exciting and oftentimes I see them everywhere else too so it‘s not like I wouldn‘t be exposed to them anyway. And thrillers are not my thing so it‘s not as good of a match as it used to be. 9mo
Gaylagal2 I almost did, but I truly enjoy it and the selections are pretty good. Sometimes not so good, but then I just skip it😉 9mo
MinDea @MeganAnn Yes! I agree. I'm not seeing the perk. It's not like a book I haven't heard of before or learn of later is featured. 9mo
MinDea @GaylaGal yes skipping is a nice feature! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft I will be canceling when I use up the last of my credits. 9mo
MinDea @4thhouseontheleft 🙌 I think we're in the same boat! 9mo
sprainedbrain I cancelled last December as part of my book buying ban... I did rejoin the month Circe came out because it was a good deal, but then I cancelled again. I don‘t regret it so far! 9mo
Valeka I keep skipping months and have been for the past 7 months. I am seriously considering canceling it and getting Audible books instead. 9mo
JamieArc I just do month to month, so I only ever have 1 credit at a time. For me, it‘s worth it because when they have books that I really want, they are half as expensive as buying in store, and I‘ve read a bunch of books through botm that I probably never would have read otherwise. 9mo
JackOBotts How does the cancellation process work with the new credit system? I have two credits and am thinking of cancelling (budget, mainly)... I know I can only cancel by phone... 🤦🏻‍♀️ @sprainedbrain @irre 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
MinDea @JamiwArc that might be a good idea switching to monthly instead of yearly. 9mo
irre @JackOBotts I know there is a cancellation button on the website now so I don‘t think you need to call. My membership renews late December so I‘m going to do it before then. I saw someone else cancel and they had to use their credit writhing a certain amount of time. 9mo
Reviewsbylola I did cancel, but now I rejoined because of the awesome selections this month. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 9mo
MinDea @Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 They are good picks this month! 9mo
JackOBotts @irre Thank you! @Reviewsbylola & @MinDea I used my final 2 credits for this month and will call to cancel before it renews in late November. I‘m sure I‘ll list after future months and the selection fun, but I‘ve such a backlog, it‘s out of control! 🤷🏻‍♀️ #goodproblems 9mo
MinDea @JackOBotts I cancelled online! You don't have to call to cancel. 9mo
JackOBotts @MinDea where did you see how to do that?! I‘m only seeing the phone number on My Account page. Both on my phone and my laptop! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
MinDea @JackOBotts My Account. Click Learn More under My Membership at the bottom of that section you should see a red box that says "Cancel My Membership" under the monthly and yearly membership options. Hope that helps! 9mo
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Congratulations @Andrew65 🎉🎊👍🏻🙌🏻🎁 You are our first #BOTM winner!! We love having you and everyone in our little group and wanted to show some appreciation to participants from last month and this month! We would like for you to pick two books from our upcoming buddy reads and we will get them to you!

November - Circe
December - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
January -The Air You Breathe
February -The Engish Wife
March Spinning Silver

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We will be choosing another random winner from our participants after we finish discussing Rainbirds!! 10mo
JoScho Yay @andrew65 🎉💖🎉 10mo
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Crazeedi Congrats @Andrew65 you rock!🎉🎈🍻 10mo
Andrew65 Shucks 😳 😍😍😍 Why thank you. Made my day and weekend following a bad week! 💓💓💓💓💓 Will explore and get back to you about the two books. 😊😊😊😊🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏👏😂😭😭😭😭😭😭🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 10mo
Andrew65 @JoScho @Crazeedi I‘d like to thank me mom, my pop, my cat, that made this all possible. 😂😂😂😂 But seriously thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MrsV @TheBookHippie You three are wonderful people, along with the other participants, that make taking part in the discussions simply heaven. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 your thank you speech made me lol 😂 you‘re very welcome!! Thank You for your participation and all of your witty and thoughtful comments!! We love that you are a part of the group! We love that everyone is!! Such a great group ❤️💛🧡💙 (edited) 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 yay!!! Just let us know!!! 🧡💛🤗🤗🤔😎😀📚🎊🎉👍🏻🙌🏻🎈 10mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t agree more. My favourite thing of all the favourite things on Litsy. And led so brilliantly by three of the nicest people I know. 😊 Will post the books later on . 😊😍 10mo
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 AWE!!!!!!we do love all your input!!! Through the good and the bad 🤣🤣📚📖❤️books!!!! Ha. Congrats !!!! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 awww you‘re the sweetest 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 10mo
BlameJennyJane 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
JaclynW Congratulations!! @Andrew65 10mo
Andrew65 Is this the right Spinning Silver? 10mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Thanks 👍 10mo
kspenmoll Congrats @Andrew65 ! 10mo
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Thanks 😊👍🤭 10mo
Andrew65 Think I will go for The Air You Breathe and The English Wife. ❤️😍😊 Thank You. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 awesome!!! @TheBookHippie @MrsV 📚🎊🎉🙌🏻👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 can you send me your address? Loverofbooks75@gmail dot com 10mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have sent you an email, let me know if you don‘t receive it. 👍👏😊 10mo
RebelReader Congrats my reading superhero @Andrew65! You deserve it! 👍🏻😃 10mo
Andrew65 @RebelReader Seems very strange to receive books as a prize simply for reading books with wonderful people, like yourself, and discussing that book with a great group of people. 😆 Already feels like I‘ve won the lottery! But thanks for your comments and congratulations. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I got it my friend 🤗 10mo
mrp27 Congrats @Andrew65 ! I'm not doing this months book, my library doesn't have it, but I'm in on next months book! 9mo
Andrew65 @mrp27 Thanks 😊👍👏 9mo
Andrew65 Not great for a prize winner 😂 but will be a little late to this week‘s discussion. Other commitments just come up. 😔 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 it‘s ok!!!! 🤗🤗🤗 9mo
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So this email yesterday made me REALLY HAPPY!!! A lovely Litten decided to try #BOTM and used my referral link...a free book for me & a free book for her!!!! The October spoilers are out and they look great 💚🙌🏻 If anyone else wants to give #BOTM a try, I‘m happy to share the link. #FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

And my pun is dedicated to @CrowCAH & @PirateJenny
Q: Why couldn't the pirate play cards?
A: Because he was sitting on the deck! ☠️

TrishB The sort of daft joke I like 😁 10mo
Leftcoastzen Hahaha😂 10mo
Cinfhen So cheesy!!!!! But u can‘t help but chuckle @TrishB @Leftcoastzen 😉😜 10mo
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Cathythoughts Me too ! I love the corny jokes. 😂👍🏻 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lame, but I still chuckled! 😛 10mo
PirateJenny hahaha! 10mo
CrowCAH OMG that‘s h-arrrr-larious 🤣☠️⚔️⚓️ Feel so special, got a joke dedicated to me! 10mo
cathipink Awesome news! How did you find spoilers for the October books? 10mo
Cinfhen The super sleuth @felinesandfiction found the spoilers @cathipink if you go to her page and scroll down a day or two ago you‘ll see them!!! I‘m excited for them 💜💜💜 10mo
Cinfhen @CrowCAH ❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
cathipink Thank you so much!! ❤ 10mo
Reviewsbylola That was always such a nice surprise! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
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Anybody subscribe to this #onceuponabookclub ?? It looks AH-mazing!! I really wanna try it but skeptical. Suggestions please ❤️🦖📚💌📬

Pic stolen from their #insta. #bookmail #bookofthemonth #subscriptionbox #monthyjoy #surprise

Schnoebs I‘ve seen a number of booktube unboxing and it seems really cool but all the goodies are tied to the book so if you don‘t like the book that specific box might not be worth it 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
tracey38 I haven't done this box but have heard it's a fun one. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Schnoebs yeah I'll have to watch for each month to see if I want the book first. 11mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity @tracey38 it looks so cool 11mo
Chrissyreadit I bought a subscription for my mom. She loves it! I think it‘s a fun idea, and while some of the items are not anything I would keep they are fun in the process of reading the book. If your on the fence you could always try just one. I really like their customer service too. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Chrissyreadit I think that's what I'll do. I didn't like this months hint so probably November or December. Good to know about their customer service. Thank you! 11mo
jb72 I‘ve not seen that one, but I had Nocturnal Book Box for a bit and enjoyed it. 11mo
Maewyn @rae2 got this month's box. 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly I‘ve been subscribing for a year now and I LOVE it! The way the gifts are pulled directly out of the story really make it special. I mean, it‘s one thing to have a character describing a photo and another to have that photo in your hands. 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly Also if anyone wanted to subscribe or even buy a single box, you can get 10% off your first order by using the code SHANNON1 😁 11mo
tdrosebud I've always wondered about this subscription too. It. Looks like such as neat idea, but everyone I get the notion to try the hint doesn't tend to grab me. It's nice to hear of others liking it though. 11mo
Rae2 @Whimsical.Curiosity @Maewyn I like the idea of the boxes and overall it was a fun experience. I have paid for two boxes in different months. While the idea is good, many of the items don't seem to justify the cost of the box on a regular basis. I would recommend getting one box when you like the hint. 11mo
Joy0201 Is this the one where you open the things for different page numbers? While it‘s an adorable idea I didn‘t really like it. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Rae2 that's a great idea, I don't want to commit to too much when it's that price. Thank you! 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Joy0201 it is! Are the surprises kinda silly? Do they actually add anything? 11mo
Joy0201 @Whimsical.Curiosity for me, they just weren‘t useful. I thought it was all clever, but I never used the items. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Joy0201 ah ok gotcha, yeah I night be the same. I'm gonna watch the hints and try it once and see. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Schnoebs @tracey38 @Chrissyreadit @jb72 @Shibbyfruitfly @tdrosebud @Rae2 @Joy0201 anyone tried and other book subscription boxes? I'm currently a #botm member but looking to try something new. 11mo
jb72 @Whimsical.Curiosity No the only one I tried was Nocturnal Book Box which is a horror box subscription. You get two to three books and other goodies in the box (pins, tshirts, bookmarks, socks, etc). I did enjoy it. But I think they had a month where there was a problem, but they sent an email to everyone. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @jb72 had no idea there even was a horror box! 11mo
Chrissyreadit @Whimsical.Curiosity i have sent cozy reader boxes as gifts- my friends loved them. I had Book Voyage for about 6 months, because I love international, but I do not love literary fiction so was never very excited about the books. In the end I do swaps on Litsy, sometimes I get amazing swaps, sometimes ok but I get Books I‘m interested in and am feeling more connected to people who use Litsy. 11mo
jb72 @Whimsical.Curiosity oh yes! I absolutely loved it. But it‘s a bit expensive for me right now. I had to cancel. 11mo
Schnoebs I‘m subscribed to Bookish box. So I‘m really bad with my tbr and didn‘t want to keep getting books to add to it. I love that with the Bookish box you get all the fun Bookish goodies but you can pay to get a book or you can pay to get a Bookish T-shirt which I do. It allows me all the fun of a subscription box without having to add to my tbr. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Schnoebs I'm doing my very first swap on litsy so I'm hoping it's amazing! I'm so very excited about my match and hope they love their box too. 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly I also subscribe to OwlCrate which is a YA subscription box and I really like that one too. 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Shibbyfruitfly that one gives lots of extras too right? 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly Yeah and they‘re all associated with a variety of YA novels 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Shibbyfruitfly do you get to know the YA novel beforehand? 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly Not the book, but you do get to know the theme and since they‘re always new, hardcover books it‘s sometimes easy to guess. 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly I may have read somewhere that if you email them, they will tell you the book before shipping. 11mo
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Wake up, wake up, wake up it's the Book of the Month.
To get up, get up, get up, so pick your book & come on!!

I skipped 🤣. Any proud picks out there?

#bonethugsandharmony #firstofthemonth #botm
#bookofthemonth #bookclub

zzz This just brought back a ton of memories 😆😆😆👍👍 12mo
Reviewsbylola I picked The Line That Held Us! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t decide... I may skip too... 🤔 12mo
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felinesandfiction The Line That Held Us 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Jen_is_always_reading 🤣🤣 I sing it every 1st when it's picking time! 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks nothing tickled my fancy. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Whimsical.Curiosity mine either!! 12mo
felinesandfiction @Whimsical.Curiosity because when I read reviews everyone said it was super gritty and dark and that is totally my style so I went with it! 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks next time! I still need to finish Not That I Could Tell. 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @felinesandfiction ooooh do like gritty! I'll be watching for your review! 12mo
Reviewsbylola It was literally the only one that I knew had a good chance of interesting me. I like dark and as I‘ve seen pointed out in other posts, “Appalachian noir” is a strangely appealing description. 😂😂 And plus I had to use my one remaining credit so I could cancel my membership. 😂😂😂 12mo
Callemarie Omg I wanted them all!! 12mo
felinesandfiction @Whimsical.Curiosity I will try to get to it this month or next! 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Reviewsbylola ha! Well then 🤣 I'll have to look up Appalachian noir. Why cancelling? 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Callemarie what did you end up picking? 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @TheBookStacker what pulled you into that one? 12mo
TheBookStacker I‘m burnt out of murder mysteries and my second favorite genre is historical fiction. I just kind of felt like getting sucked into a different place and time for awhile and it seemed the perfect fit. 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @TheBookStacker makes perfect sense. I joined botm to get exposure to new genres but I'm getting that through litsy now so.. 🤷🤣 might have to find something new. 12mo
Beachesnbooks Skipping! 12mo
Joy0201 I‘m thinking of skipping. 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Beachesnbooks @Joy0201 I'm seeing a lot of skips this month. 12mo
Jilly6183 I love that song! I chose Sweet Little Lies, The Line That Held Us, and The Dinner Party. This is only my second month so of course I'm going overboard 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Jilly6183 I did the same thing my first month! I have a few add ons I'm waiting to get when I don't skip. I'm curious about Sweet Little Lies, report back p ok s 😁 12mo
Jilly6183 @Whimsical.Curiosity might be a while before I get to it, but will do! 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Jilly6183 life of a reader 🤣🤣 12mo
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Ok @bookandcat I'm in!! This (other than Evelyn Hugo) is my embarrassing BOTM backlog! As was said in my previous post, I'm heading out on a mountain trip this weekend & am trying to decide which one to start with, that will "fit the vibe"... #botmbacklog

bookandcat Yay! Welcome to the challenge! Can't wait to see which one you pick for your trip - hope you have a great time! 😁 12mo
NovelGirl82 @bookandcat Thanks! I'm open to suggestions, so if anyone has read these and wants to recommend one that they think might fit- go for it!! 12mo
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I only picked ONE book this month (I‘m so good!) mostly because I have to save my money before our August vacation! 😎 I picked this book because it sounds like a fun, lighthearted read, plus the supernatural tidbit definitely oversold it to me😅 #BoTM #TheDinnerList #Augustpicks

Amandajoy I was just popping on Litsy to see if anyone had chosen their BOTM selections yet. I‘m torn, but leaning towards this one because it just sounds lovely. And I love all those old Audrey Hepburn movies mentioned! 12mo
Cailey_Mac @Amandajoy I personally haven‘t seen a lot of her works, but she is definitely an icon! Plus I wanted something a little lighthearted, as it seems the novels I‘ve been reading have been a little depressing 12mo
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TOMORROW is August which means TOMORROW is the start of the 📚 #BOTMBACKLOG CHALLENGE! 📚

Join me in an epic quest to whittle down our TBR lists of Book of the Month books throughout August. Let me know if you want to participate - we've been posting our stacks to get ready! Whether you want to read 1 book or 100, or even if you are not a subscriber but want to read some of the #botm picks, you're welcome!


Thousand-Lives I‘m in! I just cancelled my subscription until I‘ve caught up on my past selections, so this is perfect for me! 12mo
Cailey_Mac Ohh I‘d LOVE to try! I have a stack of BoTM books that almost fill one shelf! 😱 I plan to read 3 this month😇 12mo
Linsy Ooh, I‘m in! I think I have 4 I need to read. (edited) 12mo
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bookandcat @Thousand-Lives @Cailey_Mac @Linsy yay! So happy you're joining in!! The more the merrier (and the more the accountability 🤣🤣). I am totally making things worse for myself because I just ordered a two book BOTM box for August 😂 Feel free to post your stacks with the hashtag #botmbacklog and/or tag me if you would like to help spread the word! 12mo
irre I‘m definitely going to try to read some BOTM books in August! 12mo
bookandcat @irre HUZZAH! So happy you're joining us 😁 12mo
2BR02B I'm hoping to read at least one! 12mo
bookandcat @2BR02B yay! Welcome to the challenge! Which one are you thinking about reading? 12mo
2BR02B @bookandcat Actually, I was thinking about selecting one at random. I have at least 30 to read, and I want to read them all! 12mo
bookandcat @2BR02B ooh so many options! Isn't the potential for a story so thrilling? (Sometimes overwhelming, but always thrilling!😂) 12mo
2BR02B @bookandcat that's how I ended up with so many- I always get caught up in the thrill of potential! But it has definitely tipped the scale into overwhelming at this point. 12mo
bookandcat @2BR02B I hear ya! We will tackle this backlog a book at a time 😁📚📚📚📚 12mo
Anovelobsession I‘m in! I need to get some of these read! 12mo
bookandcat @Anovelobsession woohoo! Welcome to the challenge, glad to have you aboard! 12mo
TheBookHippie Late joining in! We're doing a #botmbuddyread on one old one this month!!! Now I can read even more ! 🤣📚📚📚📚 12mo
kamoorephoto @bookandcat Can I put a call out to see if anyone has a #botm copy of ‘The Secret History‘ by Donna Tart‘? There are no more on the site!! I can trade!! 11mo
bookandcat @kamoorephoto since this post is old, I'm not sure who will see it besides me (and I don't have it) - you're welcome to join us in reading your BotM backlog this month, and if you're doing so and posting on your page about it you're welcome to include a call for a potential swap if you want! #botmbacklog p.s. you can get a paperback copy of it on Amazon for 9.99, same price as an extra book. 11mo
bookandcat @TheBookHippie welcome to the challenge!! 🙆 (Sorry for the delayed response, just saw this!) 11mo
TheBookHippie @bookandcat no problem I have to get through this backlog 🤣🤣🙈😳🤦🏽‍♀️ 11mo
bookandcat @TheBookHippie me too! 😆 11mo
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Repost for @bookandcat :
📚📚📚 CHALLENGE: #botmbacklog 📚📚📚

I don't know about you, but my Book of the Month TBR pile is growing out of control! Plus there are so many other picks I want to read from them.
In August I am doing a #botmbacklog challenge - reading as many BotMs/BotM picks as I can. If you'd like to join me, feel free to use the hashtag. Spread the word!

#botm #mounttbr #tbr #bookofthemonth #challenge #litsychallenge

bookandcat If anyone would like to join in, let me know! You can do 1 book or 100, it's a low-key challenge to help us whittle down our TBR list! We've been posting pictures of our stacks as well. Hope you can join us! 📚😸 12mo
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I can definitely relate to this! Join @bookandcat to whittle down those BOTM picks.

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📚📚📚 CHALLENGE: #botmbacklog 📚📚📚

I don't know about you, but my Book of the Month TBR pile is growing out of control! Plus there are so many other picks I want to read from them.
In August I am doing a #botmbacklog challenge - reading as many BotMs/BotM picks as I can. If you'd like to join me, feel free to use the hashtag. Repost and tag @bookandcat to spread the word!
#botm #mounttbr #tbr #bookofthemonth #challenge #litsychallenge

Joy0201 I‘m in! I‘m reading the one I got this month now. Then I‘m going to move on to another. I‘m determined!!! 12mo
Cityofamber This is perfect I was already planning on this with my “pick what I read” challenge 😂 12mo
felinesandfiction I have been trying to do this in July and hope to continue into August. 12mo
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bookandcat @Joy0201 @Cityofamber @felinesandfiction fantastic! I am glad I'm not alone! Feel free to let others know about this if you want, the more the merrier (and the more accountability to keep me reading them 😂) 12mo
bookandcat @LitsyHappenings @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders I sent a submittal for this to LitsyHappenings via your Google form - I'd love for this graphic to be posted there if possible! If I need to do something else let me know. Not sure if it went through. 12mo
MrBook @bookandcat We'll get it done for you 😁👍🏻👍🏻. 12mo
bookandcat @MrBook thanks, you're the best! 12mo
MrBook ☺️🤗🤗🤗 12mo
BookBabe 😊👍🏻 12mo
Avanders 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 ☺️ ( @MrBook and @BookBabe - I'll get on the calendar too!) 12mo
bookandcat @Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe thanks! It starts Aug 1 and runs the whole month. :-) 12mo
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Yay I chose my books for this months #BoTM ! I only didn‘t choose Spinning Silver because I‘ve already preordered it😊 BUTTT I am excited to read another Riley Sager novel, and I‘ve heard great things about the other two! Maybe these will be vacation reads next month? 😎🌴📚 #mountTBR #Julypicks

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A few minutes after midnight on the first of the month? Yay, it‘s #bookofthemonth time!! 😄 📚 🎉I skipped last month (but I look at “The Book of Essie” every time I see it - I may have to add that on at some point :) What did everyone else pick? #botm

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So I‘ve signed up for my first #botm. I chose Ghosted because I still have the arc on my kindle for the Riley Sager book and I‘ve the arc for Spinning Silver. Thanks to the code they had for signing up I got The Kiss Quotient for free.

felinesandfiction I picked up the Kiss Quotient too! I'm so excited for it 13mo
Jen_Reads @felinesandfiction it sounds like a fun read 13mo
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I have been meh about the botm picks the last couple of months but this month I am pumped!!! I can not wait to read Spinning Silver!!! #botm

What did everyone else get?!

Skyrimir Spinning Silver and Summer Wives! I may have had to do 3 this month if I hadn‘t already preordered The Last Time I Lied for a signing event I‘ll go to next month. Really impressed with this month‘s picks. 13mo
MinDea @Skyrimir that's awesome you are going to see her for a signing next month! I wonder if she'll be in Seattle. 🤔🤔🤔 13mo
parasolofdoom Same, I've skipped a couple months this year but I'm torn between the Novik and Sager! 13mo
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MinDea @parasolofdoom that's why I got both! 😆😆 13mo
parasolofdoom @MinDea I had considered it but I couldn't bring myself to pause my owlcrate subscription like I was going to for a little extra cash (not that it evens out saving ten bucks on botm but my husband doesn't know that 😂) 13mo
daena I got the same 3! 13mo
MinDea @daena 🙌 13mo
Skyrimir @MinDea Riley Sager is a pseudonym! His real name is Todd Ritter. I was expecting a female author too. I had to do some digging when I found out! He uses it to separate from the other books he has written. 13mo
MinDea @Skyrimir I never knew that! Interesting! 13mo
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Anyone else skip this month? Just wasn't inspired by anything 🤷


LMJenkins I did too. 😕 14mo
DGRachel 🙋🏻‍♀️ 14mo
toofondofbooks Me too 14mo
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JenReadsAlot I did too.... 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙋‍♀️ 14mo
Hooked_on_books Yup, I skipped. These selections were disappointing. 14mo
aschermetz SAME! Wasn‘t digging any of them. Really poor showing this month. 14mo
parasolofdoom Saaame. I usually keep on ti 14mo
parasolofdoom *top of new release buzz and I don't think I've heard much about any of them, if at all, before. I've skipped like half the months this year. 14mo
catebutler I did too. Nothing looked good, sadly. ☹️ 14mo
BookwormAHN I did. I kind of want to read The Anomaly but I can easily waite until my library gets it 😸 14mo
TheBookStacker I would‘ve skipped but I wanted the anomaly! 14mo
JamieArc David Sedaris is coming to Ann Arbor in a week, so I jumped at the chance to get it. I also got The Kiss Quotient because I‘m a bit of a cliche and crave a light, sexy read for summer and read good reviews of it. 14mo
CindyE09 I am going to also, though it makes me sad 😔 14mo
MinDea @JamieArc David Sedaris is amazing live!!! He signed every one of my books when I saw him at the Wharton Center. I brought like 5 books with me! 14mo
HardcoverHearts Hard pass! I am missing the literary fiction genre picks. It seems like they are going thriller heavy. And while I like reading thrillers, I don‘t want a library filled with them. 14mo
catiewithac Couldn‘t pass us Sedaris! He‘s the best! 14mo
Tera0707 🙋🏻‍♀️ I skipped too 14mo
jenmoody23 I skipped too. I was a little interested in The KISS Quotient, but not enough to own it. (edited) 14mo
KimM I did. And last month. However I did get a preview read from them of Small Country and I highly recommend it. I'll be watching for more books by this author. 14mo
rather_be_reading i loved them! lol 13mo
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