*I received a free 3 month membership of Book of the Month to facilitate my review and am also an affiliate marketer with them , as well. All opinions here are my own.
As a mom and avid reader, I am always on the lookout for new and fun ways to get my reading on.
Granted I very often read ebooks as it is just easier to get my hands on them being a mom with limited time to go shopping. But I still do love the feel of an actual physical book as nothing truly compares.
But I think most who frequent my blog know that this mom just loves to simply read.
So it stands to reason that recently, I kept seeing Book of the Month come up on my Facebook feed. Apparently Facebook, even knows I love to read.
I finally decided to click through to get more information. I couldn’t have been happier to learn more about Book of the Month.
Here is the skinny on Book of the Month…
What is Book of the Month?
It is a virtual book club in nature, where each month a panel of Judges select a limited number of exceptional books to offer to members. Then they announce their new selections on the first of the month.
Once they do, members have six days to decide which book (or books) they would like to receive. After the 6th day, they ship books to all members at the same time, so members can read and participate in their discussion forum as a group.
One hardcover book per month (yes an actual real hardcover book!) is included in their membership fee, and members can also purchase up to two additional books each month for $9.99 per title. (Only for US residents.)
How much does Book of the Month Cost?
They currently offer three membership plans to choose, plus shipping is always free. Here are the three plans:
1-month plan = $16.99 per month
3-month plan = $14.99 per book, or $44.97
6-month plan = $13.99 per book, or $83.94
12-month plan = $11.99 per book, or $143.88
How do you join Book of the Month?
Just click on the “Get Started” button on BookoftheMonth.com. You will then be asked to submit your name, email address, select a membership plan and also fill out your billing and shipping information. And that’s how simple it is!
What about Book of the Month’s return policy?
They accept returns of damaged or defective books up to 30 days from the date of shipment for replacement or box selection credit; but no refunds. If you return a damaged book, we will send you a replacement copy or if a replacement copy is not available, one box selection credit will be applied to your Book of the Month membership account.
So, now that you are armed with all the details of Book of the Month, I know you must be dying to know what my first month’s book was.
Well, I couldn’t resist guest judge’s Ellie Kemper’s selection of The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney after reading her reading her brief, but light hearted summary. Plus, I just adore her on the Netflix hit, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Now here is my honest review that was also shared on my Goodreads’ account after I read The Nest:
A sibling and family story at the heart and central core of this book, which from all the descriptions I read had me truly excited to read. It revolves around that of the four Plumb siblings.
As I began, the grand question that most readers seemed posed with was that of which sibling most the most likable and empathetic.
To be fair and honest, I could see each and every having their good and bad. So, for me, I had moments where I liked and then also hated all four. Definitely, then a love/hate relationship with all four characters throughout the book.
See the overall plot, revolves around the title, “The Nest”, because years back the siblings father, who has long since passed on, set up a trust fund for all of his four kids. He meant for it to be a small amount and not a huge inheritance by any means. But it was invested wisely and “The Nest” grew substitutionally with the kids standing to inherit a truly large sum of money each.
But as the date was to approach for them to take possession of their share of “The Nest”, the eldest sibling, Leo, got into a scandalous accident. A large portion of The Nest, therefore had to be used to bail him out of this mess. The siblings’ mother made this ultimate decision to squash the ensuing embarrassment she felt would come of Leo’s incident. The siblings, therefore, went along with this, but begrudgingly.
The story takes off from there, where we are introduced to each dysfunctional sibling and how each could ultimately benefit from Leo paying back the money that he had to squander by borrowing against “The Nest”. We also get to find out about what makes Leo tick and just when you think you are getting to indeed know him, you find out there is much more to his story than meets the eye.
While this was definitely a fun and an easy read, it still left me wanting more as I continued to read as each siblings story while independent in their own nature bringing depth to this novel, but somehow interwoven, as well. Also, this book was not without irony or light humor and had a good far of family drama at its core.
My overall assessment is that this one is a must have for the upcoming summer, beach reading list this year.
So, go on sign up all the mom reader’s in your life this Mother’s Day as May’s selections become available this Sunday May 1st…
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