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The First 40 Years of the Book-of-the-Month Club
The First 40 Years of the Book-of-the-Month Club: A List of the Selections for the Years 1926 to 1966... | Book-of-the-Month Club
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Leftcoastzen
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I call this one #BadAtBOTM This is my backed up TBR from less than 2 years membership.😁

Soubhiville So many books, too little time. It‘s the story of our bookloving lives! 📚❤️ 1w
marleed Such a beautiful problem to own though! 1w
LeahBergen 😆😆 1w
Leftcoastzen @Soubhiville it‘s a blessing actually, at least I have something for every mood ! 1w
Suet624 Oops. 7d
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GondorGirl
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I finished the first set of reading challenges for #BotM... And just in time to add my reward to my June book! I think June is also going to give me BFF status! 📚🧡

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Suzze
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I realized today I‘d posted this on my TikTok (if you‘re not there, I‘m suzzereadsalot, and BookTok is a blast. Anyway, my BOTM showed up, um….not in great shape. Replacement on the way.

Kayla.Adriena Yikes! 2mo
wanderinglynn 🫣😳 glad you‘re getting a replacement! 2mo
jdiehr I hope when mine finally gets here, it's at least in good shape... 1mo
Hooked_on_books When this happens, don‘t you wish they came with a video of how it came to be? You wonder what on earth they are doing to these packages! 1mo
Suzze @Hooked_on_books absolutely! What a story they could tell. 1mo
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Kitta
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Skipping this month to try and read some of my giant TBR pile! #BOTM

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Twainy
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MEH! I‘ve never skipped … until today. #BOTM

Aims42 I think I would‘ve skipped too if the book I picked wasn‘t an option. Hope April showers brings… better May picks 😆🌷🌼🌸 3mo
Twainy @Aims42 I alllmost picked all of them, they just didn‘t really excite me. I might get them from the library … maybe not bittersweet, unless it‘s funny. 😁 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I skipped too… very disappointed in this month‘s selections 😲 3mo
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Twainy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😫 normally they have something that catches my eye but not today. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Twainy I agree.. i really should cancel my subscription! I have sooo many books to read! 3mo
Twainy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌 yes! I have enough books to keep me busy for a few years! 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Well….
That was supremely disappointing.
😞
#BOTM

candc320 Yeah, I skipped too ☹️ 3mo
AmyG Agree 3mo
carlthecattt I skipped too :( 3mo
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Twainy I have free socks coming … I hope I can get them next month. This is the 1st time in years that I‘ve reallly wanted to skip. It‘s also the month I wanted to cancel due to the addition of other subscription book boxes. 😫 3mo
Avanders Oh I was totally sold on 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders oh, that does sound good. 2mo
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Kitta
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My first #BOTM is coming! I spent a week trying to decide which books to get and went for these two in the end. My friend is getting Peach Blossom Spring so I‘ll get to read that as well. 😊

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I‘m soooooo disappointed. The only #BOTM I would want is The Golden Couple and I got that from #netgalley
Skipped.

JamieArc I really wanted one of the new add-ons so I ended up choosing a member fave. 🤞🏻 for choices we like next month. 5mo
Nessavamusic Yeah I‘m skipping this month too! 5mo
AmyG I skipped. I won Peach Blossom Spring from goodreads so I will just pretend that‘s my choice. 5mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @JamieArc I know. Both of my add on spots are full. I wish you could just get those. 5mo
rather_be_reading im skipping too 😪 5mo
tracey38 I think I'm skipping this month, too. 5mo
Leftcoastzen I think I‘m skipping 5mo
Avanders I can‘t decide… I was thinking of the fantasy, but I‘m underwhelmed…. 5mo
staci.reads I skipped. Nothing jumped out at me, and I was staring at my Christmas and birthday piles 😳 5mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Why is the waiting so extra hard this month?!?!
And I‘m sooooooo close to BFF too.
Too bad my birthday month was this month; I‘ll have to wait a year for my bday book.
#BOTM #waiting

paperwitchs How cute though! 5mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 5mo
Tera66 I was super impatient too. Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 5mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Today‘s #shelfie is of my (unread) #BOTM stacks.

AkashaVampie i love your funko pops!!! 6mo
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TheSpineView
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In all the excitement for the start of the #WinterGames2021 I almost forgot to post my #BOTM selections for December. Excited for this box!🎁🎁🎁📚📚📚📖📖📖❤🎄❤

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jdiehr
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A regular monthly choice 😁
A free book of the year choice 😃
A free birthday add-on 🥳

Super excited! I've never ordered more than 1 book 😄

#botm

Ruthiella Score! 😃 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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You could say I am a “collector” of #BOTM titles.
I haven‘t read any of these yet.😳

mdm139 I have over 40 BOTM to read. 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @mdm139 that makes me feel better. 😂 8mo
BookDadGirlDad Start in the middle with Project Hail Mary 8mo
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EvieBee Oooh the possibilities! 8mo
marleed The book atop your stack is then the perfect title! 8mo
JamieArc I just gathered all of my unread BOTM titles a few days ago! I counted 17, and then went to another room and noticed a bunch more older ones on the shelf 😂. I have no shame in loving the presence of books themselves as much as reading! 8mo
JamieArc @EvieBee YES! That‘s why I prefer to have more unread than read books around me - the possibilities! 8mo
EvieBee @JamieArc Same! 8mo
VeganCleopatra The stack is nice and all but what about that horse painting?! I need info. 😏 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @VeganCleopatra I actually bought that at Hobby Lobby. 7mo
Charityann I love the horse painting!😄 7mo
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TheSpineView
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The #BOTM selections are up early. I choose The Keeper of Night (this is for my grandson) and The Lincoln Highway for me. Has anyone read The Lincoln Highway? You're thoughts?
💜📖💜📚💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard great things about it! I chose it last month! 8mo
Crazeedi Can't wait to read it! 8mo
Aims42 I loved “The Lincoln Highway” so much!!! Definitely a five star pick for me 😍 8mo
TheSpineView @Aims42 That's great news. I am excited to read it 8mo
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Kimberlone
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💁🏽‍♀️

EvieBee Pretty accurate! 9mo
vivastory This is true 9mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I am underwhelmed by this month‘s main #BOTM selections. 😞 I was hoping for Cackle.
Skipped.

Jemgirl2014 "Cackle" would have been a good one! 9mo
BrittanyReads I was hoping for Cackle, as well. 9mo
Avanders Yeah 😒 But I decided I was good with 9mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I keep looking on the app everyday to see if the new #BOTM books are up yet. Like I have no other books to read.
(The pic is by NO MEANS a true representation of all my unread 📚 😂)

BookBosomed1 Same. Same. 9mo
Lissa00 Yep, me too 9mo
Avanders Meanwhile…. Did you get my package? Should‘ve been delivered yesterday.. (late, I might add 😜) 9mo
Branwen SAME! 🤣😂 9mo
AmyG Hahahaha. I just hopped on here to see if anyone knows. 9mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I only used two of my accounts this month. I already pre-ordered Once There Were Wolves months ago. Here are my boxes! #botm #august2021

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TheSpineView
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July book selections are available at #BOTM. I choose one from July then added another on. The add-on was a Litsy made me do it. I have been seeing others posts about how good it is so I decided to pick it up.

angel1 I'm reading The People We Keep now and love it so far! 12mo
TheSpineView @angel1 Thanks! Good to know!👍 12mo
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Lissa00
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For those in #botm…coming soon!

AmyG I was just thinking about this. 12mo
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TheSpineView
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I chose Half Sick of Shadows for my #BOTM selection. I almost picked up a second but decided against it since I have a hard time even reading one let alone two. ❤📖❤📚❤📚

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Kimberlone
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FYI ^^

From the #BOTM Instagram!

Edit: Oops, meant to include the caption: “Get comfortable, June books are coming!”

Kimberlone Oops, meant to include the caption: “Get comfortable, June books are coming!” 13mo
The_Heeler_Booklife Like when, tomorrow? 😂 13mo
Kimberlone @The_Heeler_Booklife haha probably 🤣 13mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife @Kimberlone I‘m hoping it is 12 am est. it will be 10 pm mst and I can get my books. That‘s all I want now. 😂 13mo
Kimberlone @The_Heeler_Booklife I am on AKST which means 8 pm for me. Hopefully 🤞🏼 13mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @Kimberlone let the odds forever be in our favor. 13mo
Kimberlone @The_Heeler_Booklife haha yes 🙏🏼 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Yay! My books are here!
#botm

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 2 of my 3 are the same as yours! 😁 (imposter & Hail Mary)... and then I also picked Good Company 💖 14mo
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Johanna414
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I finally caved... a friend sent me a referral when I was having a weak moment 🤣

LeslieO Congratulations! I hope you love it. 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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My two new #botm titles arrived! I went with two blacklisted books—A Woman is No Man and Vivek Oji.

Speaking of backlist, progress of my #botmbacklistchallenge is a bit non existent. I started off the year with 17 unread BOTM titles (+American Dirt, which I borrowed.) I‘ve read 8 BOTM this year. That should leave me with 9 titles, right? WRONG!! I‘ve added quite a few in 2021. Which means I‘m HIGHER than where I‘ve started, as I‘m now at 22!

Megabooks Those two backlists were both 5⭐️ for me! 1y
BookBelle84 I loved them both! 1y
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TheSpineView
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It's March and time to make a new selection at #BOTM.
I choose The Lost Apothecary. What did you choose?

Laughterhp I chose the same! 1y
Nelnjali I chose The Lost Apothecary as well. I also added on Legendborn. 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I chose this, The Push, and Too Good To Be True. 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I skipped.. nothing was jumping out to me and I have soooo many on my shelves just waiting 🤣 1y
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks IK!📚📚📚📚📚 1y
TheSpineView @Nelnjali Excellant! 1y
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vivastory
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Like most of you, I have a plethora of tote bags. I have to say that the botm is easily one of my favorites. I had to be up at the ungodly hour of 5 to accompany one of my individuals for outpatient surgery. This tote held everything I needed to bring, with room to spare.

JackOBotts Hope all goes well! 🤗💜 1y
batsy Hope the surgery goes well. 1y
TheNeverendingTBR All the best Scott! 1y
readordierachel Hope everything is going well. Great tote 👍🏼 1y
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Kimberlone
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Okay, you got me #BOTM

AkashaVampie i wish.... #MOMLIFE 1y
ElizaMarie YES!!! 1y
Read-y_Picker If only... 1y
LibrarianRyan That‘s exactly what my dishes said. 😜 1y
vivastory Truth! 😂 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon

Anyone else not feeling any of this month‘s #BOTM choices? That‘s two months in a row for me. I wish we could choose an older book as our main book...

Laughterhp Yeah, I didn‘t really care for any of the books or the member favorites.. 1y
JamieArc Me too, but actually I always prefer a few months where I‘m not feeling anything and skip. I‘m glad for an opportunity to save a little money and not amass even more books 😆 1y
ValerieAndBooks Do you look at the “member faves” option of choosing an older book instead? Sometimes those don‘t always appeal either, though... 1y
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Sweetkokoro I had the service for 1year (just cancelled it yesterday) and only liked one book out of all the options. (The other 2 I have were forced picks) overall for me BOTM was just a disappointment, it felt like the same type of books were being offered every month. (edited) 1y
magyklyXdelish I thought you could. My very first BOTM I only picked one book it was last may and I picked beasts of extraordinary circumstances which was an old book at that point. To be fair I haven‘t done that since so idk if it changed. 1y
CoffeeK8 I‘m skipping this month too. Some of the books sound good but “read from the library” good not “I need to own them” good 1y
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TheSpineView
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This is my pick for February's #BOTM I am expecting great things given the author. Who else choose this one? 💜📖📕📚

AmyG I got this one, too. I have read reviews that say it‘s really good. 🤞🏻 1y
ValerieAndBooks One of my picks this month! 1y
Branwen I picked this one too! 1y
TheSpineView @AmyG I saw some good reviews so I am excited to read it! 1y
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Kimberlone
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It me 🙋🏽‍♀️

susurran Same! Always trying to question my Bubble Thinking, love books that challenge my biases. ❤️ 1y
MeganAnn 🙋🏻‍♀️ same!! 1y
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TheSpineView
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Just made my #BOTM selections! Excited for this box! ❤📖🤩📚📚📚

ChaoticMissAdventures I am getting The Removed too. It is on Roxane Gay's list for her new bookclub! 1y
TheSpineView @ChaoticMissAdventures That is the book I am most excited to read. 1y
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CoffeeK8
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Hey All, I just saw that you can change your #BOTM avatar on the app! (Full disclosure, I didn‘t discover this myself)

rather_be_reading say what?! 1y
CoffeeK8 @rather_be_reading yup, there are options if you go into your account settings 1y
vivastory I chose the ghost too 👻 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I changed mine to the cow 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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It‘s that time of the month! You usually don‘t hear that with an exclamation point. (Okay groan, but it was too easy not to).
This was a good month. I picked three. I‘m excited about all of them, which is good since I skipped the last three months. Merry Christmas to me!
What did you all pick?
And if anyone is looking to join #BOTM here is a link.

https://www.bookofthemonth.com/the-wife-upstairs-791?referCode=9at130bj3v&origin...

Kangaj1 I ordered This Close to Okay because I absolutely loved another book of hers this year: Whiskey & Ribbons. No add-ons as I have so many to read still purchased in previous months. 🙂 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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Thanks, Littens! Did anyone ever tell you that you are a bad influence?😁

hermyknee 🤣🤣🙌🙌🙌 2y
rather_be_reading you are gonna LOVE it!! 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻😂😂 2y
ValerieAndBooks Welcome to the club! 2y
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TheSpineView
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Look what else came today! My #BOTM selection and an add-on. #bookmail 💚📚💙💜📚

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Kimberlone
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Accurate! Especially when picks go live early. #BOTM

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parasolofdoom
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Whoo, August Book of the Month selections are up! I got two for once

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TheSpineView
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My #BOTM selections arrived today. How I love book mail! I added Rules of Civility to my regular monthly pick. It has been on my TBR list for a while.

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Kimberlone
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I wasn‘t really into any of the May picks and none of the alternatives I was offered interested me, so I decided to skip this month.

vivastory I skipped too 2y
Megabooks Sorry 👎🏻 2y
bernadette I didn't see anything that I was interested in either. 2y
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8little_paws
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A classy move by #botm. Raising money for the visiting nurses of NY. I'll be donating tomorrow.

BennettBookworm This looks awesome, can you share the link? I‘m not finding it online! :) 2y
8little_paws @bennettbookworm www.vnsny.org/botm 2y
BennettBookworm Thank you! 2y
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TheSpineView
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My #BOTM selections arrived today! Wahoo! Oh how I live #bookmail 😍💜📚

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8little_paws

So, any one else trying to add extras to their #BOTM box and can't b/c those titles aren't shipping due to COVID? This is my birthday credit month and I am struggling to find one to add that they'll ship. I emailed them and hopefully they'll extend my credit to next month instead when I have more selections available. Otherwise I think I'll add The Girl With the Louding Voice.

Thousand-Lives Yes, I had the same issue. I tried to select an older title for my birthday extra, but it wasn‘t available. Seems like only the more recent books can be added at this time. 2y
Megabooks Ugh! What a bad time to get your birthday credit! 2y
8little_paws @thousand-lives I know, I'm so bummed. @megabooks I re-upped a year membership and I'm kind of regretting it now. I really doubt I'll continue after this year. 2y
Megabooks @8little_paws I‘m so hot and cold with botm. 2017 was great, 2018 sucked so I quit, 2019 was decent so I rejoined, the 2020 books have sounded good but come up short. 🤷🏻‍♀️ idk what to think. 2y
8little_paws @megabooks I know what you mean, I am that way too. They go through phases. Like I realized I really liked a lot of the stuff they had throughout the fall--I just haven't read those books yet, they're sitting on my TBR (And these days I'm not reading much, I'm wasting too much time on Twitter/COVID). But the past few months have been MEH. Or, I'll see a book I'm interested in and then I realize I can get it through Hoopla. 2y
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Kimberlone
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My #BOTM is finally being delivered today and this is definitely how I feel!

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mollyrotondo
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My March #BOTM picks! I‘m excited to finally be able to finish A Woman is No Man

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jenniferw88
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OriginalCyn620 I love Frostbeard but didn‘t know they did a monthly club! I may have to look into that! 🕯 2y
Chrissyreadit I love Frostbeard candles. Did you join? 2y
jenniferw88 @Chrissyreadit no, it will cost a lot more for me because of my location. 2y
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Kimberlone
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First time seeing this on the #BOTM app! February books are coming soon...

KatieDid927 Ah yeah they posted that last month too. I like it. 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife Mine still shows it likes this. :/ 2y
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lauren.lerner
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Looks like #BOTM is stepping up their game: check out their new app! Having spent a little time poking around, it‘s not bad and I actually really like the challenges aspect. What do y‘all think?

BekahB I‘m hoping this will actually help me keep my BOTM tbr from growing any bigger than it already is 😀 2y
lauren.lerner Same @BekahB !! 😂 2y
JenlovesJT47 I‘ve already read 10 BOTM books this month because I‘m trying to catch up! But only the ones released this year count towards the reading goal on the app 😪 2y
lauren.lerner That‘s legit my only issue with the challenge, mostly because my #BOTM TBR is OOC at present 😩, @JenlovesJT47 2y
JenlovesJT47 Right? I realized I only read 4 TOTAL last year and I‘m so behind! Finally making a small dent in my pile 😧 2y
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TheSpineView
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There was only one book that interested my this month. Sounds like a good one. Has anyone read it yet?

AmyG I won this on Goodreads....and never got it. 😢 2y
Branwen No, but this is the one I picked for this month too! 2y
veritysalter I wish BOTM shipped to the UK 🙁 2y
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TheSpineView @AmyG Bummer! 2y
TheSpineView @veritysalter I didn't know that. What a shame! 😕 2y
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dylanisreading
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Serious question, littens. What do you think of BOTM? Is it worth the money?

I‘ve never had a book subscription before. Weird, I know.

#botm

Skyrimir I like it! It gets me out of my comfort zone sometimes. I generally like the picks each month. 2y
TheNerdyProfessor I've been a member for almost 3 years. I love it - you save money on the list price, get access to early releases, and it challenges you to read outside your comfort zone. 2y
DGRachel What I like most is that you can skip any month that you wish, as many in a row as you wish, if the selections don't appeal to you. Not only that, but if the 5 selections of the current month don't appeal to you, they've now given subscribers an option to pick from a list of 5 member favorites. Let's say you skip one month, but see a lot of love for a book on Litsy, there's a chance you can pick it up the next month. Flexibility is good! 2y
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dylanisreading @Skyrimir @TheNerdyProfessor Ooh. I definitely want to read outside my comfort zone. Thank you for sharing! 2y
Redwritinghood If you do the month-to-month subscription I think it‘s worth it because you can skip without being charged the next month. 2y
erank58 Agree that it's perfect for anyone who wants to try reading out of their comfort zones. I've discovered so many great reads through BOTM that I would have never picked up myself 😊 2y
dylanisreading @DGRachel That‘s good to know. Flexibility is definitely a plus! @Redwritinghood I‘ll keep that in mind. Thank you for sharing! @erank58 That‘s exactly what I‘m looking for in a subscription service for books. Thanks for sharing! 2y
rather_be_reading I LOVE it!! Ive been a member for 3 years now! Its $15 per month for 1 book and u can add on any others for $10...for a hardcover!!! Ive only skipped 1 time in 3 years! 2y
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