I love the mystery of getting a pleasant little surprise in the mail every month. (Who doesn’t, really?) I also love reading and finding new authors, so I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone that I love subscription boxes, especially ones involving books!
Last month I was introduced to the Book of the Month (BOTM) Subscription Box. After learning all the details, I knew I needed to join. Below is my review of the June BOTM Box I received a few days ago:
June 2016 Book of the month box
Included in my box this month:
- One Hardcover Copy of “Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub
- A “Modern Lovers” Themed Postcard
- A Quote Bookmark by BOTM
- A Short Letter from a BOTM Judge
What is BOTM?
BOTM is a monthly subscription box that allows you to choose one of five newly-published books every month. These books are curated by a group of avid readers, who happen to double as BOTM Judges. Each judge has a very different taste in literature, so you are bound to find one who represents the type of reader you are. Some of the books chosen are “Bestsellers”, where as, some are hidden gems. It is definitely a great way to explore new authors and genres.
This month my selections were:
- “Shrill” by Lindy West
- “The Veins of the Ocean” by Patricia Engel
- “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley
- “Enchanted Islands” by Allison Amend
- “Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub (My Choice)
How Does the membership work?
The membership is really very simple: At the beginning of each month BOTM sends out an email to members with the five selections being offered for the month. Once you receive your email, log into your membership page on the BOTM website and make your choice by the 6th of the month. If you find yourself liking more than one of the month’s selections, you have the option to purchase additional offerings at $9.99 per book. If you happen to forget to make a choice by the closing on the 6th, then BOTM will make the selection for you. If for some reason you are not keen on any of the selections for the month, then you are allowed to skip the month without penalty or charge. If you do not skip the month, then your new book(s) will be shipped to you after the 7th of the month via USPS. You will receive an email when your book is shipped, along with a tracking number just in case your little package gets lost. I usually receive my box approximately five days after it is shipped from the BOTM Warehouse.
How Much does the membership cost?
Currently BOTM offers three different membership plans:
- 1-Month Membership for $16.99 per month
- 3-Month Membership for $44.97 ($14.99 per month)
- 12-Month Membership for $143.88 ($11.99 per month)
*At the end of your membership plan you are automatically renewed, unless you contact BOTM to cancel.
Referral and current promotions
If you are interested in joining BOTM, please follow this link:
Currently BOTM is running two promotions on the 3-Month Membership Plan:
- Summer Survival Kit, plus $5.00 off your first 3-Month Plan Fee (Summer Survival Kit includes the July, August, & September Boxes, a BOTM tote bag, and a pair of sunglasses all for $39.97) CODE: SSK5
- 30% Off your first 3-Month Plan (July, August, & September Boxes for $31.48, a little over $10 per month) CODE: JUNE30
Sending hugs and love!