Book of the Month Review February 2017
Book of the Month it is a monthly book subscription box. Every month they release 5 new books which have been selected by their panel of Judges. 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.
If you have been keeping up with my Book of the Month Club reviews you will know how much I have been loving this subscription. Really, I am in love! I use to read all the time when I was young. I could get lost in books, and would read any chance I got. Book of the Month has sparked my love for books again, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
In December my favourite book was You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott and this past month the first one I reached for was The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson. It started our great, got a little slow in the middle and picked back up at the end. Luckily I’m one of those people who is too stubborn to stop reading a book once I get past the half-way mark. Now we are on to the February selections and this is the one they chose for me this month:
PERFECT LITTLE WORLD by Kevin Wilson
Perfect Little World is the story of an ambitious sociological experiment called “The Infinite Family Project.” Dr. Preston Grind, a young and idealistic child psychologist, heads up the study with funding from an elderly big box store magnate, taking the “It takes a village” model of co-parenting to a new level.
Dr. Grind picks ten newborns, along with their parents, and stashes them all in a beautiful complex deep in the Tennessee woods to find out what happens when the children grow up parented collectively by all participants. No child will learn who his or her birth parents are until the sixth year of the study. All parents and children will be well provided for, from education and healthcare, to job training for the parents.
Told from the point of view of the only single parent to take place in the experiment, a young mother named Isabelle Poole, Perfect Little World follows the members of this makeshift family as the study evolves over years. We see the development of both the children and the parents, and also the jealousies and broken hearts, petty fights and larger conflicts that emerge as the years pass. It’s a novel that’s so fun to read that you might forget how fundamentally philosophical it is: What is a family? Do more parent mean more love? How long can such a community maintain its harmony? And ultimately, which are the ties that truly bind?
Book of the Month Review February 2017
Once again they nailed it with my book selection. Each month they choose a book for me (reviewed here) and they also send me the other 4 book selections (review coming soon). The last 3 months they have been spot on with my monthly selection. Perfect Little World sounds SO interesting to me. I know that I am excited about a book when I want to start reading it immediately. I started Perfect Little World last night and it had me hooked right away. I’m only a few chapters in, so I can’t really give you my overall impression, but the fact that it has me intrigued within the first few chapters is a good thing. I am super picky with my books and if I’m not interested after reading the first couple chapters I simply won’t read it.
I LOVE Book of the Month Club, and would highly recommend it to any book lover. I get so darn excited when this box arrives each month. Now I am going to go make myself a cup of tea and spend a few hours on the couch reading my February selection……SO excited right now!
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