I am really excited about this Book of the Month box!! Not only are the selection options great this month, but we also have the option to add the latest thriller by Paula Hawkins (of Girl on the Train fame) to our box! If you’ve read my BoTM blogs before, you know how much I love everything about that sentence.
Side note: Be sure to make your book choice by May 6 in order to take advantage of this month’s selections and grabbing the new Paula Hawkins book!
BOOK OF THE MONTH
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Check out this month’s book selections:
This is why I love this subscription so much. This book is topping book lists everywhere and was just released this week! I absolutely loved Girl on the Train, so I have no doubt I will love this too. I’m a thriller junkie for sure, so when BoTM announced we had the option of adding this to our box this month I was elated. I am so excited to read this!! I love when BoTM gives us little freebies and perks – it seems to happen so frequently!
Into the Water by Paul Dawkins – This psychological thriller is supposed to be a fast-paced page-turner and as binge-worthy as Girl on the Train. When women start turning up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town, long submerged secrets are dredged up. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl, who finds herself in the care of family and dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.
The plot is fast and it hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways the past can come back to haunt you.
I went with another thriller for my book selection this month, which should surprise exactly zero of you. Here are the options:
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich – This book doesn’t come out for a couple of weeks! I love when BoTM gives us access to new releases before they’re even out! This one has a Hunger Games vibe and is about a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The story focuses on two agents; Caden, the quintessential boy next door, and Dylan, moody, devilishly handsome bad boy. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization – will she choose the nice guy or the bad boy? The winner gets the girl and will spy on her for the organization. The loser meets a horrific death. What the organization is not prepared for is for their spies to actually fall in love with the wrong target. Side note, the female in question is no mere prop or damsel in distress – she is a brilliant, badass scientist. It should not surprise you guys at all that I chose this book this month. I love a good thriller, plus bonus points for a strong female character and ridiculous young adult dystopian sci-fi elements.
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane – After a very public mental breakdown, Rachel Childs, once a tenacious, globe- trotting journalist, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.
The Leavers by Lisa Ko – This book is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. The story is all the more relevant in today’s social climate, and is guaranteed to be a great read. 11-year-old Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, disappears without a trace one day. Eventually adopted by well-meaning white professors, Deming moves from the Bronx to upstate New York and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. The story is told from the perspective of both Daniel, torn from a culture and community he has only ever known and growing into a young man adapting to a new life, and Polly, loving and selfish, determined and frightened, forced to make one heart-wrenching choice after another. It’s a moving story of how a boy navigates life after losing everything, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood – Father Greg Lockwood loves action movies and jamming on the guitar – not exactly your typical Catholic priest. His daughter is a poet who long ago left the church, but faced with an unexpected crisis, she and her husband must move back into her parents’ rectory. Obviously, worlds then collide.
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki – Writer Lady Daniels leaves her husband and posh life in the Hollywood Hills with her children to finish her memoir. Realizing she’ll need some help to keep her distractions at bay, she hires a magnetic young artist named S to keep an eye on her kids and take care of daily life. S quickly becomes close with Lady and the family, but her relationship with Lady’s oldest son takes a disturbing, destructive turn that threatens to crack the glossy veneer of Lady’s privileged life. Secrets abound while S and Lady play a careful game in which every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear.
Great choices this month!
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