Category Archives: Book of the Month

November BOTM

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I skipped November’s Book of the Month because I’ve already read two of them, Uncommon Type and Bonfire (<- my review), and I have two of the others on my Kindle, Rules of Magic and Artemis. The only one I didn’t read or have was Future Home of the Living God. It sounded a bit too futuristic for my liking so I skipped. If you haven’t read Uncommon Type or Bonfire (both by actors – good God how does that happen?!) you should, because they were actually very good. Despite my feelings on actors being authors *rolls eyes*

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October BOTM

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October Book of the Month was good! I had been eyeing The Power on my Netgalley but I don’t think I ever got it. And if I did well, now I have the real book. I also added The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey. I wonder what they’ll have for November..

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September BOTM

September Book of the Month was so-so. I chose one that I could probably do without, Emma in the Night. I had already skipped July and I’m not sure how many times you can skip.. maybe there’s no limit? Lies She Told sounds too much like all those grip lit books. I have Little Fires Everywhere on my Kindle from Netgalley and I’m 20% through. Sourdough just sounds plain weird and I have no interest in Sing, Unburied, Sing.

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August BOTM

My August Book of the Month had a great selection. I chose The Hearts Invisible Furies. Then I promptly let someone borrow it. Womp womp. I’m sure I’ll get it back but its 500+ pages so it definitely won’t be soon. I already have Fierce Kingdom on my Kindle from Netgalley and I was slightly interested in The Blinds but not enough to own it.

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July BOTM

I am the worst at telling you about my Book of the Month choices. I admit it. I skipped July, so that’s my excuse on that. The choices are below.

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I have The Child on my Kindle from Netgalley so I wasn’t going to do that one. American Fire is available on Hoopla so I didn’t need that one. I wavered on Final Girls and The Windfall. Final Girls had some controversy around it because the author is a man but made a female sounding pseudonym in order to profit from the grip lit phenomenon so I’m glad I didn’t get that one. I could have chosen The Windfall but it sounded too much like The Wangs vs. the World and I didn’t like that book. Moving right along!

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June BOTM

It’s almost July, so I thought I should post about my June BOTM before I get a new one.

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At the suggestion of Jessica Turner, who heads up the blog The Mom Creative, I chose The Sisters Chase. The judge of this book is also Liberty Hardy, who I love from the All the Books podcast. Whom? Who? Whatever. I also added the book, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo because that cover is gorgeous and it sounded good. I just started The Sister Chase, and from what I’ve heard will probably finish quickly. Just in time for July.

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May BOTM

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Hello May BOTM. Is it June? Why yes it is. I’m behind. Per usual. I chose Since We Fell because Dennis Lehane is a library trustee at the Boston Public Library. I like his books and thought it would be a good choice. However, I immediately lent it to a friend and haven’t seen it since. I will eventually get it back but I have nothing to report on it as of right now.

I also added two other books that weren’t May selections but were ad ons.

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins is the first book she’s written after the Gone Girl phenomenon. Immediately after I ordered my BOTM box I heard from friends on Facebook that this book is confusing and has too many characters. Needs a list of those involved so you can keep track. What?? Annoying. I haven’t picked it up because of that.

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I added The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy because I love the cover. Honestly.  Wouldn’t it make the best front door? I also added it because I’ve had The God of Small Things for like a decade (it won the Booker Prize in 1997 so she must be a good author) and never read it so I figured why not add her next one to the pile?

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