I’m really excited for today’s post as you know that I am a complete and utter bookworm. Discovering new titles can be tricky and there is nothing worse than being excited about a book only to have it be a disappointment… I went through a bit of a rough patch while I was home on Cape Cod. I read one book that I loved, but then ended up putting the next two down which was a bit of a bummer.
I get a lot of great recommendations from your comments (thank you!) but sometimes it’s nice to just be surprised with great new titles to read. Enter Book of the Month (as a part of my collaboration with Book of the Month, I was given three books, but I’ve also signed up with my own money… I am a bit obsessed with the service!).
They have one simple goal: making sure you love what you read. They go beyond the bestseller lists and big names to find hidden gems that you might not have found on our own. Here’s how it works. You sign up, and every month, they will suggest five new titles. It’s enough of a selection without being overwhelming; and it’s a mix between buzzy new releases and rising literary stars. From there, you pick and choose the ones you want to read (you can skip a month if you want – the important thing here is they will never automatically send you books, which is a huge pet-peeve of mine with a lot of subscription models).
Then, just sit back and wait. They’ll ship your brand-new hardcovers right to your doorstep and they’re only $10 per book (meaning that you’ll save money for coffee and pay less for books than you would anywhere else). And there’s always a guarantee, even after you’ve started reading: if you don’t like a book you try from them, they will replace it with another book of your choice!
I started Book of the Month this month and am loving it so far. The packaging itself was a fun treat – they included a cute canvas tote with my order, and I was sent three great titles. I’m currently reading Final Girls (started it on Sunday night and can not put it down!!) but am really excited to read the other two titles, Goodbye, Vitamin and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which are right up my alley. In addition to those I also ordered The Child by Fiona Barton as I’m already a big fan of her writing.
If you are a bookworm like me, you have to try this service. And honestly, is there anything better than getting new books in the mail? (The answer is no… at least for me!!)