Book of the Month Review April 2019

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Every month they release 5 new books which they have narrowed down from hundreds of new releases (so you don’t have to). Books are announced on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book they would like to receive. Monthly subscriptions include one book, but members can purchase up to two additional books each month for $9.99 per title. They kindly sent us this box for review.

It’s my favourite time of the month…..the beginning of the month.

The 1st of the month marks the release of the new Book of the Month selections. It’s something I look forward to…..month after month after month….

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How Book of the Month works:

1. New selections are announced on the 1st of the month: The BOTM team selects 5 new books each month, one of which is included in your membership.

2. Choose your Book of the Month by the 6th: Visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to them and they will choose one for you.

3. Read, react and discuss with other members: All books ship on the same day. Return to the site to share and discuss with other members.

Coupon Code: Using code APRILSHOWERS, new members can get a free book when they join! – CLICK HERE

Here’s a closer look at my Book of the Month selection for April……

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Connell Waldron is one of the most popular boys in his small-town high school–he is a star of the football team, an excellent student, and never wanting for attention from girls. The one thing he doesn’t have is money. Marianne Sheridan, a classmate of Connell’s, has the opposite problem. Marianne is plain-looking, odd, and stubborn, and while her family is well-off, she has no friends to speak of. There is, however, a deep and undeniable connection between the two teenagers, one that develops into a secret relationship.

Everything changes when both Connell and Marianne are accepted to Trinity College. Suddenly Marianne is well-liked and elegant, holding court with her intellectual friends while Connell hangs at the sidelines, not quite as fluent in language of the elite. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle each other, falling in and out of romance but never straying far from where they started. And as Marianne experiments with an increasingly dangerous string of boyfriends, Connell must decide how far he is willing to go to save his oldest friend.

Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a novel that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the inescapable challenges of family and friendships. Normal People is a book that you will read in one sitting, and then immediately share with your friends.

Book of the Month Review April 2019 – Final Thoughts

If you follow my Book of the Month reviews you will know that I ALWAYS opt for the thriller. But….I felt the need for a little change this month so I decided to go with the romance instead. At least that’s what it sounds like, it might even have a bit of a YA vibe to it, which is something I am always happy to read. I love the idea of two completely different characters coming together and forming a bond and falling in and out of love. I think this will be a great read for Spring. Something a little more upbeat than my usual thriller picks.

-AYOB

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