The Book of the Month February 2020 selections are here! Decide which of the five books you want to add to your subscription box.
When I was first gifted a subscription to Book of the Month, I immediately fell in love. So much so that this year, I decided to gift myself a renewal of my subscription and have committed to picking a book every month.
Getting access to new releases at a discounted price (often in advance) is a book lover’s dream. No wonder Book of the Month is so popular among the book community. For me, I love that feeling each month when my little blue box shows up at my doorstep.
This year, I’ve decided to run a monthly Book of the Month post. I’ll highlight the five books chosen each month and let you know my thoughts on the chosen titles.
Even if you don’t have a Book of the Month subscription (yet), I think you’ll find value in looking at a curated list of new releases.
Take a look at the five books this month:
- The Most Controversial Book of 2020
- A Legal Thriller
- Nigerian Woman’s Coming of Age
- Rich Kid Teen Drama
- Thriller from a Popular Writing Duo
Eclectic, right? Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month February 2020 selections and to find out which one I’m adding to my subscription box.
What is Book of the Month?
Book of the Month is a monthly subscription book service highly popular among the book community. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked.
How it Works
Each month, a panel of judges chooses five books for you to choose from. The Book of the Month selections cover different genres and are always special edition hardcovers. Often, the chosen books haven’t been published yet, so you get to be one of the first people to read it.
At the beginning of the month, you choose one book to add to your box and shortly thereafter the little blue box arrives at your door. If you aren’t loving any of the selected books, you just skip that month and your credits will just roll over to the next month. On the other hand, if you want more than one book, you can add-on up to two additional books at a discounted rate. These add-ons can be from the current month’s selection or be favorites from previous months.
Book of the Month runs two different pricing plans. On the monthly plan, you get one credit a month for $15. If you are willing to pay upfront, the yearly plan gives you 12 credits for $150, which averages out to $12.50 a book. For a hardcover of a new release, both prices are a steal.
Even better, when you include additional books into your box, they are only $10 each!
Book of the Month also offers 3, 6 and 9-month gift cards if you are considering purchasing it as a gift.
For new subscribers, Book of the Month’s homepage almost always has a special offer to get your first book for $10. But I can do you one better. If you are interested in joining, you can use my Book of the Month Club referral link to get your first book for $10!
But wait, there’s more. Once you’ve chosen your 12th book from Book of the Month, you join the BFF club and get a special Book of the Month tote.
After that, you’ll get a free add-on every year for your birthday month. Plus, when the end of the year rolls around, you get one of the top 5 Book of the Month selections from the year for free. That’s an additional two books each year for no additional cost.
What are you waiting for? Join Book of the Month and get your first book for $10!
February 2020 Book of the Month Selections
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
After a less than stellar selection last month, Book of the Month pulled out all the stops in with the February selections.
First off, I can eliminate Anna K because teenage dramas with tons of language aren’t really my thing. I didn’t love The Anonymous Girl last year, so I thought You Are Not Alone would be an easy elimination, too. But Sarah put up such a convincing argument that I think I might have to read it. I’ll wait for the library, though.
Similarly, I think The Girl with the Louding Voice will be another library pick for me. It sounds fantastic, but I more traumatic than I would want to own.
That leaves me with American Dirt and The Holdout.
I’m not going to lie. I really want to read American Dirt. I had expected Book of the Month to pick it in January because so many people have mentioned that its a thrilling story. With the controversy, I think I’m going to hold off a bit, and maybe choose it as an add-on later.Instead, I’m going for the legal thriller The Holdout. Randomly enough, Sarah was the one to tip me off to this one as well. Apparently, she is on top of things this month. (If you haven’t already, you should check out her podcast, Sarah’s Bookshelves Live.)
But wait, there’s more. I’m going to splurge this month and include an add-on to my February box. I feel like I’m the only book blogger who hasn’t read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This month, I’m throwing a copy into my box.
I have a feeling this is going to be a great reading month for me.
Which of the Book of the Month February 2020 selections are you going to pick?