This month’s Book of the Month titles were SO GOOD!! It was extremely hard to choose which one I wanted, I had several that I was really interested in, plus there is an amazing book add-on this month! For all you fans of The Girl in Cabin 10, you probably don’t want to miss this – Ruth Ware’s new thriller, The Lying Game, can be added to your order this month for only $9.99! If you’ve been wanting to try BotM this is an excellent month to do so!

Don’t forget – make your book choice by August 6 to get this month’s titles!

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Box Type: Monthly book subscription! Choose one of 5 specially selected titles, plus add on any other book they have (even in their archives) for just $9.99/each (way cheaper than retail for a hardcover).

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Check out this month’s book selections:

First, check out the new Ruth Ware novel (I am SO excited for this one!!):

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: From the author of Book of the Month member favorite The Woman in Cabin 10The Lying Game is the story of four former boarding school friends who made a game out of lying—they’d lie to anyone and everyone about everything, except they’d never lie to each other. When, years later, three of the friends receive a distressed text from the fourth, the women must come together to face the truth, and what has been false all along.

The regular selections this month are just as great:

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips: An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.
Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.
A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh: For fans of Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, the Coen Brothers, and the show Lost.
Imagine a place populated by criminals—people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead.
For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace—but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her—and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert: A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption. When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.
But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new… the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself—or worse.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne: From the beloved bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery—or at least, that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he?
Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from – and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.
In this, Boyne’s most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter: Achingly funny and full of feeling, Eat Only When You’re Hungry follows fifty-eight-year-old Greg as he searches for his son, GJ, an addict who has been missing for three weeks. Greg is bored, demoralized, obese, and as dubious of GJ’s desire to be found as he is of his own motivation to go looking. Almost on a whim, Greg embarks on a road trip to central Florida—a noble search for his son, or so he tells himself.
Brimming with the same visceral regret and joy that leak from the fast food Greg inhales, Eat Only When You’re Hungry is a wild and biting study of addiction, perseverance, and the insurmountable struggle to change. With America’s desolate underbelly serving as her guide, Lindsay Hunter elicits a singular type of sympathy for her characters, using them to challenge our preconceived notions about addiction and to explore the innumerable ways we fail ourselves.


Final Rating: A+

I absolutely love this subscription. The titles are always new releases (sometimes not even released yet), and there are so many bonus perks like adding highly anticipated titles and sometimes even unexpected freebies!

What do you guys think of this month’s selections? Are you as stoked as I am about the new Ruth Ware novel? Tell us in the comments!

XO,

Jill

 

 

 

 

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A foodie, travel junkie, and reality TV aficionado who derives an unnerving amount of joy from dressing her giant dog in ridiculous costumes.

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