From literary fiction to mysteries & thrillers, Book of the Month Club has it all. Discover every title chosen by Book of the Month in 2023.
Book of the Month is my favorite book subscription box. Every month, they choose five or more amazing titles for you to choose from, and voila! A blue box arrives at your door carrying one (or two or three or five) new books for you to read.
Even if you don’t have a Book of the Month Club subscription (yet), I think you’ll find value in looking at their curated list of new releases. No matter what genres you love to read, you’ll find great book choices in the Book of the Month 2023 selections.
Compiled together in one place, here is every book chosen by Book of the Month in 2023.
What is Book of the Month?
Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription 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 at least 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 them.
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. Or, after your third box, you can choose from five member favorite books for your month’s selection instead.
On the other hand, if you want more than one book, once you’ve chosen your initial 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, be favorites from previous months, or be new releases specially included in the add-on catalog.
Book of the Month runs two different pricing plans. On the monthly plan, you get one credit a month for $17. If you are willing to pay upfront, the yearly plan gives you 12 credits for $168, which averages out to $14 a book. For a hardcover 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 this Book of the Month Club referral link to get your first book for $5 right now!
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.
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Book of the Year 2023
The Book of the Year finalists will be announced in December. Five finalists compete for the book of the year, voted on by subscribers. Better yet, subscribers also get to add one of the finalists to their December book box for free!
BOOK OF THE MONTH 2023 SELECTIONS
Blending magical realism with a reimagining of American slavery, Let Us Descend follows Annis, a Black girl sold South by the white slave master who fathered her. As Annis marches south, she finds solace in thinking of her mother and her warrior African grandmother. Communing with spirits, both good and bad, along the way, Annis’s descent toward the further hell of slavery is a surprising tale of rebirth and reclamation.
In the 1990s, Jack and Elizabeth met as ambitious college students, both dreaming of finding places for themselves in Chicago’s thriving underground art scene. Now, twenty years later, Jack and Elizabeth find that amidst the struggles of parenting and married life, they feel like they barely know each other. Between Facebook feuds and mindfulness cults, the pair each do the hard work to better understand themselves or they will risk losing each other in Oprah’s September Book Club pick.
In the middle of the night in New Delhi, an expensive Mercedes jumps the curb and kills five people. When the dust settles, only a stunned servant is left to explain what happened. Part crime thriller part epic family drama, Age of Vice tells the interconnecting story of the playboy heir of a wealthy family, a poor servant rising through the ranks, and a journalist caught between ethics and ambition.
In this epic multigenerational novel, a Vietnamese American family is left reeling when the matriarch dies. With a positive pregnancy test already throwing her carefully planned life out of balance, Ann returns home to Florida to mourn her grandmother Minh. When Minh leaves her old gothic mansion to both Ann and Ann’s mother, Huơng, the mother and daughter must face old tensions. Meanwhile, Ann discovers secrets from Minh’s youth that have impacted the family for generations.
Flor can predict the exact day anyone will die. So when Flor wants a living wake, her sisters and nieces willingly gather together. Confronted with the possibility of Flor’s death or their own, each sister and niece makes a decision about her life in this powerful story of a Dominican-American family. Although Elizabeth Acevedo is best known for her young adult novels, this GMA Book Club pick for August is being praised as a superb adult novel.
In 1985, Ava Carson and her son Touissant move into a dilapidated Philadelphia homeless shelter. Having fled Alabama as a teen, Ava is determined to love her son differently than her sharp-tongued mother, Duchess, treated her. When Touissant’s father, Cass, reappears, Touissant fears his instability and dreams of moving back to Alabama where Duchess has struggled to keep her town a beacon of Black freedom.
Susie Luo’s debut multi-generational novel contemplates what it means to be an American. Seeking a better life for his family, Chinese engineer Tony immigrates to the United States and begins working as a doorman in Manhattan. As the child of immigrants, Tammy struggles to balance her parents’ expectations and her own desires. After an act of violence, Tony’s family becomes intimately entwined with Oliver, a handsome white lawyer with family secrets living in the building Tony works.
Twenty-year-old Mia isn’t particularly concerned when her father and brother are late coming home from a walk. Until her little brother walks in covered in blood. With autism and a rare genetic condition, Eugene can’t communicate what happened. Now Mia must race to find answers. Did her father walk away? Did something happen to him? And could Eugene be responsible?
Mary Beth Keane
When his boss retires, longtime bartender Malcolm jumps at the chance to buy The Half Moon. But Malcolm quickly learns that turning a profit is harder than he anticipated. Meanwhile, his wife Jess’s long battle with infertility has her reassessing her life dreams. Three months after Jess walked out, Malcolm learns a secret about her, a bar patron goes missing, and a blizzard strikes in this tale of a marriage in crisis. I was less than impressed with The Half Moon, feeling as is its choppy narrative lacked any emotional draw.
In 2019, Kate flees London and her abusive partner to settle in the broken-down Weyward cottage. Inherited from an aunt, Weyward cottage seems to be hiding secrets that go back centuries. In 1619, Altha is on trial for witchcraft; her extensive knowledge of the natural world has the villagers on edge. In 1942, Violet feels trapped in her family’s crumbling estate, searching for any clues to better know her deceased mother. Weaving three stories together, Weyward tells of the transformative power of female resilience.
In their first year of marriage, Wren and Lewis are shocked when Lewis is given a rare diagnosis. Over the next few months, Lewis will gradually transform into a great white shark. As Lewis struggles to mark peace with his unfulfilled dreams, Wren desperately wants to find a way to stay together. Yet Lewis’s changes into a predatory creature trigger her long-repressed memories of trauma.
In a collection of short stories set across the United States and Asia, Alexandra Chang examines loyalty to relatives, strangers, and even ourselves. From a woman collecting trash along the street to an unfulfilled Shangai housewife caught up in underground gambling, Chang probes the divides that plague modern relationships.
Globetrotting Nisha Cantor has the perfect life money can buy until her husband divorces her and cuts her off. Scrambling to hold on to her previous lifestyle, Nisha’s distress hits a peak when even her gym bag is stolen. Meanwhile, Sam Kemp is desperately trying to keep her family afloat. When she tries on a pair of expensive shoes from a gym bag she took by accident, the jolt of confidence inspires her to change her life.
In London, Maddie spends most of her time either at home taking care of her father with advanced Parkinson’s or at work in a job she hates where she is the only Black employee. When her mother returns from Ghana, Maddie is thrilled to move out and experience life for herself. After tragedy strikes, Maddie begins to understand her unconventional family and the joys and fears of putting her heart on the line.
When she marries a charming entrepreneur and moves to the suburbs, Yara thinks she has finally escaped her conservative Palestinian upbringing. Yet even her dream job with her dream family doesn’t seem to fulfill Yara. Yet as Yara’s world begins to implode, she realizes that the upbringing that she thought she left behind has lasting consequences for her and her daughters.
Adelaide’s dreamy life in London is made even better when she falls hard for Rory. He might not be the perfect boyfriend, but when she’s fallen so hard for him that he lights up her world. When Rory’s world is rocked by a tragedy, Adelaide does all she can to hold him together. However, she worries she is losing herself in the process. A powerful debut exploring toxic relationships and mental health.
Fleeing her abusive husband, Jasmine Yang arrives in New York from China with no money but a fierce determination to do anything to find the daughter stolen from her due to China’s one-child policy. Meanwhile, publishing executive Rebecca Whitney has a perfect job, marriage, and the most adorable adopted Chinese daughter. When a scandal at work threatens to ruin her marriage, Rebecca and Jasmine find themselves on a shocking collision course.
Failed penniless screenwriter Advika Srinivasan’s dreams all seem to come true when she meets award-winning film producer Julian Zelding. Despite the over 40 year age difference, Advika is quickly swept away into a whirlwind courtship and marriage. When Julian’s first wife dies, she leaves a clause in her will for a million dollars to Julian’s “current child bride” if she will divorce Julian. As Advika starts to explore Julian’s past and hear his ex-wives’ stories, she hatches a plan to free herself from Julian once and for all.
After serving 18 months in prison on a drug conviction, Tara Connelly tries to rebuild her life. She moves in with her siblings – a brother who’s a single dad trying to overcome a brain injury and a sister struggling with big secrets of her own. Just as Tara feels like she might find love again, the cop who arrested her begins to hassle her and the family’s secrets threaten to unravel everything she has worked for.
Krystle Zara Appiah
Newly arrived in the UK from Ghana, Efe knew that Sam was everything she wanted when they met in college. Now a decade later, Efe feels stifled in her predictable life as the mother of a young toddler. When she finds she is unexpectedly pregnant, Efe learns that she and Sam view the world radically differently and then disappears, hoping to discover what she really wants in life.
Ever since her kindergarten teacher dropped dead at school, Clover Brooks has felt a strong connection to the dying. Working as a death doula in New York City, Clover spends so much of her time easing the final days of the dying that she has forgotten how to live. Until a fiesty old woman’s dying request sends Clover on a cross-country trip that forces her to navigate friendship and love in the realm of the living.
Having grown up in a loveless home, teacher’s aide Lucy Hart would never wish that upon a child. That’s why she would desperately love to adopt Christopher, a seven-year-old orphan in her class, if only she had the means. When her favorite author holds a contest, Lucy finds she is one of four finalists given the chance to win the only copy of his last book. Fighting off book collectors and dealing with the handsome but grumpy illustrator, Lucy’s dreams might just come true. But the author has one final twist that might make Lucy regret her wish.
Geno Miles is a lonely old man living his last days in a nursing home. When he tells his nursing assistant Angel of his story, a complex tale of past lives. Geno claims he was a petty thief in medieval Spain who lost the love of his life and has spent the last thousand years trying to find her. Angel is obviously skeptical, but the more she learns the truth, the more she learns about life and love.
Two years after her husband’s death, Kate is trying – and failing – to balance it all as a single mother of a young son. When an airline complication leaves her stranded on the Australian coast with her boss, Kate finally has a moment to pause and reflect on her grief. Going through the love notes from her husband, can Kate finally let go of the love she lost and embrace what’s right in front of her eyes?
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When Gemma gets dumped by her long-time boyfriend, she immediately gets drunk with her sister, her aunt, and her best friend Dax. In her drunken state, she concocts a love spell to forget her ex, sealed with a platonic kiss with Dax. The next morning she awakes to find her life completely different: she’s forgotten her ex but Dax doesn’t remember her either. Now she must convince Dax to kiss her again to break the spell and return to normal. Except, now she finds herself falling for Dax and wondering if love was right in front of her all along.
Moving to New York to escape an abusive ex, Iris is charmed by a family-owned gelato shop in Little Italy that her mom visited decades ago and was given the secret recipe. When Gio, the handsome owner, admits to Iris that his uncle forgot the secret family recipe after a stroke, Iris doesn’t have it in her to admit that she has the key. Not wanting to cause family drama, Iris agrees to help recreate the recipe, but secrets from the past threaten to ruin her new love. A Winter in New York is a cute little love story that reminds you that honest communication would prevent a whole lot of unnecessary drama.
Comedy writer Sally Milz has given up on finding love, channeling herself into her work writing for a television late-night live comedy show. When her average-looking male coworker starts dating a celebrity, Sally decides to write a sketch about how that would never happen for an average-looking woman. As she works on the sketch with Noah Brewster, this week’s pop music host, she realizes that sparks are flying and her life is looking more and more like a romantic comedy.
Lauren Kung Jessen
Olivia Huang Christenson is excited (and terrified) at taking over her grandmother’s matchmaking business, centered on a traditional Chinese zodiac approach. When L.A.’s most eligible bachelor, Bennett O’Brien, unveils a new dating app that twists the zodiac into an “animal attraction” method, Olivia is furious. As Olivia goes head-to-head with Bennett, they make a bet that whoever can find a match for the other will have to concede. Until Olivia starts falling for Bennett and can’t tell if it’s real or a scam to win the bet.
Overworked personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy takes a break from her stressful job in LA to visit her small hometown. There she finds an old diary filled with her old dreams. Deciding it’s finally time to work on her own wants, she decides to make some of these dreams come true, with the help of Levi Fanning, the onetime town troublemaker turned town hermit.
As the star of a hit tv drama, Liv Latimer grew up on television, playing the picture-perfect girl. After her dad dies and a betrayal by Ransom, her on-screen love interest who was also her real-life best friend, Liv pulls away from acting to live a normal life. Twenty years later, a streaming service is proposing a reunion (and maybe a reboot) and Liv learns that her chemistry with Ransom is just as strong as ever.
With her divorce about to be finalized, Dr. Brianna Ortiz’s life seems to have been sidetracked. Not only is her brother running out of time for a kidney transplant but also the new annoying doctor, Jacob Maddox, is likely going to steal her promotion. But after Jacob sends her a letter, she finds he is quite the opposite of what she thought. When he volunteers to be a kidney donor for her brother, she finds she can’t resist him, especially when he calls in a favor she can’t refuse.
When Ari and Josh first meet, they hate each other on sight. A free-spirited comedian, Ari is the queen of casual and Josh is determined to find the One on his way to becoming a successful chef. Years later, as both are reeling from bad breakups, Ari and Josh’s paths cross again and they establish a great friendship that might be something more in this enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance.
Liana De la Rosa
Fleeing the French occupation of Mexico, Ana María Luna Valdés and her sisters are secretly sent to live in Victoria-era England. Having lived her life as the perfect daughter, Ana María gets her first taste of freedom in London and gets swept up in the eyes of Gideon Fox, a member of Parliament determined to abolish cross-Atlantic slavery. When a nefarious nobleman sets his eyes on Ana María, Gideon realizes he must protect her, but also wonders if she might win his heart as well.
Just as Sadie finds she is a finalist in an art competition, she has to undergo an unexpected brain surgery. Suddenly, Sadie finds she has face blindness, hopefully, just a temporary complication that she is determined to hide. As soon as she meets her new vet, Sadie instantly starts fantasizing about their future wedding. Yet before they can even go on a date, Sadie finds herself increasingly drawn to her annoying neighbor. As Sadie struggles to paint a portrait without being able to see faces, her personal life implodes around her, teaching her love can come from the most unexpected of places. With a cute and quirky premise but one-dimensional characters, Hello Stranger is the perfect read-it-and-forget-it story for when you just want a mindless love story.
Crystal Smith Paul
When legendary white actress Kitty Karr Tate leaves her entire estate to the St. John sisters, three wealthy Black women, the media has lots of questions. As Elise St. John sorts through Kitty’s journals, she finds something that will change her world. For Kitty’s rise to fame from a segregated Southern town is a tale of unexpected family, sacrifices, and crimes that could ruin the St. John family.
At a Barbados plantation in 1834, the master gathers his slaves together and announces that they have all been emancipated. Now they are to be his apprentices instead of slaves, although they must now work for him for another six years. Instead, Rachel decides to leave, searching for her five children who were sold away.
The granddaughter of one of the only female doctors in China, Yunxian is taught all about women’s illnesses, alongside her best friend Meiling, a midwife-in-training. When Yunxian becomes a wife in an arranged marriage, Yunxian is forbidden from speaking to Meiling or helping the household women. Determined to break away from tradition, Yunxian goes on to treat women from every level of society in this novel based on a true story from the Ming Dynasty.
William Kent Krueger
In 1958, Sheriff Brody Dern investigates the murder of a wealthy landowner in a small Minnesota town. The rumor mill is quickly ablaze, accusing Noah Bluestone of the murder, a Native American WWII vet who just returned to town with his new Japanese bride. As Brody tries to find the truth, the physical and emotional wounds from World War II bring up old grievances in the community. Krueger makes the small town come alive while hitting on deep themes and expertly painting human nature in all its flaws in this must-read fall release.
In 1945 in Malaya, Cecily Alcantara’s family is trying to survive until the end of World War II. Cecily’s son has disappeared, her youngest daughter must stay hidden so she isn’t forced to work in the comfort houses, and her oldest daughter hates serving drunken Japanese soldiers in the teahouse. Cecily knows it’s all her fault; for a decade ago, Cecily was drawn into a campaign to keep “Asia for Asians.” Tired of being a housewife, Cecily became a spy who unwittingly ushered in the Japanese invasion. Now Cecily must face what she has done in order to save her family.
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
After co-authoring The Personal Librarian, Benedict and Murray team together to share another uplifting true story. The daughter of formerly enslaved persons, Mary McLeod Bethune became a champion of civil rights and women’s rights. Bethune eventually formed a strong friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. When Eleanor becomes First Lady, she finds herself more and more shifting from her husband’s viewpoints and taking a strong stand, working with Bethune to fight for justice and equality.
In 1873, spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire has made quite the reputation for herself in Paris for conjuring the spirits of murder victims and revealing their killers. Although skeptical, Lenna Wickes has come to Vaudeline for answers to her sister’s death and agrees to become her assistant. When the pair travel to London to help solve a high-profile murder, they suspect they are being used by the killers.
In 1946, London is still struggling to recover from the ravages of World War II. In the devastation, Alice Diamond rules as The Queen of Thieves, running a gang of female thieves who steal and fence high-end luxury goods. Alice chooses young pregnant Nell as her protege in her ongoing war against crime boss Billy Sullivan. But Nell has her own agenda and just might decide to crown herself the Queen of Thieves.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
During the Partition of India, three close sisters find themselves on different paths. The daughters of a respected doctor in Bengal, the three sisters, career-driven Priya, beautiful Deepa, and artistic Jamini, grew up in a loving home. After their father is killed in a riot, their neighbors turn against them. When Deepa falls in love with a Muslim man, the country’s troubles become their own.
Rosie fondly remembers being a child in Russia, sitting with her father while listening to her mother’s fairy tales. A decade later, Rosie is living in the UK with an English name, about to get married. When her mother dies, Rosie returns to Russia and uncovers a devastating family history that spans the Russian Revolution, the siege of Stalingrad, Lenin’s purges, and more.
Jeannette Walls, author of the bestselling memoir The Glass Castle, pens a novel about a fierce young woman in Virginia during Prohibition. Although she has a privileged childhood, Sallie Kincaid was cast out of her family after her advice led her younger half-brother Edie into an accident. Now working as a bootlegger, Sallie is determined to find her place again in the family.
Mystery & Thriller
Ten years ago, on the way back from a high school service project, two vans were in a tragic accident and only nine students survived. Yet none of the survivors feels like a hero, each ashamed of a decision they made that fateful night. Every anniversary since, they have met at a North Carolina beach house to check up on each other. Cassidy Brent has tried to distance herself from the other survivors, but when she finds out one has recently died, she finds herself drawn back in. When the group realizes that someone has been talking, they begin to suspect each other, and Cassidy wonders if one would go to great lengths to keep them all quiet.
Gabe and Pippa love their perfect little cottage on the edge of a sleepy coastal town. Yet the tall cliffs bordering their property are a magnet for jumpers. Usually, Gabe talks them off the edge, until one woman falls to her death. Was she jumped or was she pushed? When Pippa realizes the victim was Amanda, the wife of Gabe’s former boss, she begins to question everything about her marriage.
In a sequel to The Night Swim, podcaster Rachel Krall returns to assist the FBI in investigating a case. Popular true crime podcaster Maddison Logan interviewed soon-to-be released serial killer Terence Bailey in prison and then disappeared. But Maddison Logan seems to only exist online. Going undercover at a popular influencer convention, Rachel discovers a fierce world of competitors and suspects that Bailey might have an accomplice on the outside. Switching the series from a legal thriller to more of a detective mystery, Dark Corners is a fun summer mystery that can easily be read as a standalone novel.
Kate Alice Marshall
At age eleven, best friends Naomi, Cassidy, and Olivia spent the summer roaming the woods. Until Naomi was attacked, surviving 17 stab wounds, and the girls’ testimonies put a serial killer in prison for the death of six other women. Except, they lied. Now Olivia wants to tell and Naomi must discover the dangerous truth of what really happened in the woods that summer.
Kate Alice Marshall
Emma has purposely kept her husband in the dark about her past. But when they get evicted, laid off, and Emma finds she is pregnant, Emma is forced to reveal that she jointly owns her parent’s estate with her estranged sisters. The house where her parents were murdered and Emma was the prime suspect. As Emma is forced to reconcile with her sisters, she worries that long-buried secrets will threaten to ruin her new family.
House sitter Emma Carpenter lives in a secluded life at a beach house on the Washington coast. After leaving a one-star review on a poorly-written horror novel, Emma finds herself in an online argument with the author. When strange things begin to happen at night, Emma begins to suspect that the author might be stalking her.
On her forty-fifth birthday, Alix Summers runs into Josie Fair, who happens to be her birthday twin. Soon Alix runs into Josie again, and Josie convinces Alix that Josie’s life would be a great subject for Alix’s podcast. As Josie manipulates her way into Josie’s life Alix unexpectedly finds herself the subject of her own podcast and must uncover Josie’s dark secrets to protect her family.
Amanda Cole has followed in her father’s footsteps as an ambitious young CIA agent. When a Russian defector walks into the office warning of the assassination of a US senator, Amanda is the only one to believe him. When the senator is killed, Amanda teams up with a legendary female spy to uncover the truth of the Kremlin plot.
Lisa M. Matlin
When therapist/self-help writer Sarah Slade buys a gorgeous Victorian, she sees it as a needed distraction from her failing marriage and the perfect content for her blog. If you don’t mind that the last owner was murdered there, Black Wood House is a steal. But as Sarah begins to renovate, bizarre accidents and unexplained occurrences bring the house’s, and Sarah’s, horrific past to light.
Alix E. Harrow
Bad luck seems to run through Eden, Kentucky, and Opal certainly has had her fair share. An orphan and a high school dropout, Opal works as a part-time cashier hoping to save enough money to escape Eden and set up a better life for her younger brother. When offered some extra cash to help out at the town’s famous spooky mansion, Opal digs into the secrets of Starling House and the author who used to own it.
Harvard law student Madison Rivera lands her dream internship with charismatic Judge Kathryn Conroy. As long as no one realizes that Judge Conroy has been assigned to her brother Danny’s case. When Madison dives into the judge’s glamourous world, a deadly cat-and-mouse game between the two women ensues.
On a stormy October night, medical examiner Rowan Winthrop must investigate the death of her daughter’s best friend. Only to come home to find her daughter Chloe has disappeared. As Rowan and her husband follow clues trying to find Chloe, they learn their daughter is keeping secrets from them. Secrets that make Rowan realize that karma is coming back to them for their own past actions.
Annabel, Esther, Tanya, and Chloe were best friends as children, though life hasn’t come out quite how they thought. When their former friend Poppy invited them to a remote island for her bachelorette party, they are stunned to see how successful she’s become. With lavish accommodations but no cell service, their tropical vacation quickly turns into a nightmare where past secrets refuse to stay buried.
The Writing Retreat is a sexy sapphic thriller with major horror vibes. Alex is thrilled to be invited to attend a month-long women’s writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo, even if her ex-best friend will also be there. Upon arrival, Roza explains that each attendee has a month to write a novel from scratch and the winner will receive a large publishing deal. Soon, Alex feels like she is almost channeling the house’s spooky history and her dreams are full of sexy hookups. When one of the writers vanishes in a storm, Alex goes from wanting to be published to wanting to make it out alive.
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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Half-sisters Joanna and Esther Kalotay have spent their whole life guarding the ancient and rare magic books their family has been sworn to protect for generations. To avoid her mother’s fate, Esther has fled to a remote Antarctic base while Joanna has isolated herself in the family home. When their father dies, the sisters reunite and discover that their parents have been keeping secrets from them. Secrets that span centuries.
Michelle Min Sterling
Desperate to help her immigrant Korean mother, Rose accepts a job to spy on the architect of Camp Zero, an American building project for climate change survivors in the northern end of Canada. As Rose befriends Grant, a newly arrived college professor, they begin to suspect the architect is hiding dark secrets. While they dig into the camp’s mysteries, a rumor begins to spread of an elite women’s fighting force camped nearby.
In a sequel to the dark academia fantasy, Ninth House, Alex Stern is back and determined to rescue Darlington from purgatory. Without the aid of Ninth House, Alex and Dawes must dive into the society’s deepest secrets to find a portal to the underworld. When Yale faculty members begin to die, Alex realizes that something more is going on in New Haven.
In the first book of her Flesh & False Gods series, Chloe Gong pens a new adult fantasy inspired by Antony and Cleopatra. Every year, the kingdom of Talin hosts a series of games, battles to the death where those skilled at jumping between bodies usually when. Princess Calla is determined to bring down the monarchy and winning will be the perfect chance to do so. But she finds an unlikely alliance in Anton and must decide who she is really fighting for – her lover or her kingdom.
Everywhere she goes, Adelaide Henry carries a locked steamer trunk with her because whenever it is opened, people disappear. Fleeing California for Montana after her parents’ death, Adelaide takes up the government’s offer of free land. But Adelaide’s secrets don’t want to stay locked up forever. And the secret she most wants to keep hidden might be the only thing that can keep her alive in the untamed West.
Nine years ago, a monster attacked his true love and Néstor hasn’t gotten over it since. Except Nena survived, believing Néstor abandoned her, and has become a healer in Mexio’s war against the United States. When Nena and Néstor reunite, they must put aside their differences to face a monster that drains men of their blood.
June Harrow has lived her whole life in a small North Carolina town followed by rumors after her mother disappeared and she was raised by her grandmother. When June begins seeing and hearing things, she desperately seeks a way to break an old family curse. Until her grandmother dies and June realizes that she might not be hallucinating as she walks through the mysterious door to start and adventure encompassing both her past and her future.
In a retelling of The Nutcracker, Natasha has always lived in the shadow of her twin sister Clara, the beautiful favorite of their grandfather, the powerful Drosselmeyer. When Drosselmeyer arrives on Christmas Eve, he presents Clara with a nutcracker that will transport her to a magical world, The Kingdom of Sweets. Natasha seizes her chance and follows Clara, making a bargain with the Sugar Plum Fairy that forces Natasha to reckon with her own dark destiny.
After being one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirates, Amina al-Sirafi can’t seem to settle into retirement with her family. When the mother of a former crewman offers her an obscene sum to find her kidnapped daughter, Amina thrills at the chance for one last adventure. But the more Amina learns, the more she realizes that more is going on. Her one last grab at glory might end up being her doom.
In 19th-century Buenos Aires, Inez Olivera dreams of leaving her sheltered upper-class life to explore the world like her parents. When her parents die tragically, Inez inherits a fortune and a mysterious guardian, an archaeologist who works with his Egyptian brother-in-law. Sailing for Egypt, Inez learns there is more to her parents’ deaths than she realized. Thwarted by her guardian’s handsome assistant, Inez relies on old world magic to discover the truth.
Lara Love Hardin
In a stunning memoir, Lara Love Hardin writes of her unexpected life and her hard journey toward redemption. Suburban soccer mom Lara Love Hardin was the last person you’d expect to be arrested, but she was secretly funding her heroin addiction by stealing her neighbor’s credit cards. Using her PTA skills, Love Hardin quickly rises in the prison ranks. After being released, she manages to establish herself as a successful ghostwriter. Yet, the shame and guilt are harder to let go of, forcing her to figure out a way to forgive herself.
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2023 New Add-Ons
Book of the Month also includes a few extra releases on top of their monthly selections. Once you have picked your main selection, you can choose to add-on one of these new books (or any past release) to your box.
In addition to the monthly selections, here are all the new add-ons offered in 2023.
What Were Your Favorite Book of the Month 2023 Selections?
What did you think about the Book of the Month 2023 selections? Were you happy with the larger selection or disappointed in the chosen picks? As always, let me know in the comments!
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