The Book of the Month April 2022 selections are here! Decide which of the books you want to add to your subscription box.
Book of the Month is my favorite subscription box. Every month, I choose between their curated book selections, and voila! A blue box arrives at my door carrying one (or two or three) new books for me to read.
Except for a curve ball they threw in March.
Instead of five books, Book of the Month says it will vary its selection count. Though, April is back to the original five selections. I guess they want to keep us on our toes.
Still, every month, I will highlight the books chosen 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.
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month April 2022 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 a selection of 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 members’ 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 $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 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.
What are you waiting for? Join Book of the Month and get your first book at a discounted price!
April 2022 Book of the Month Selections
Sara Nović gives you an insightful look into the deaf community with a story about the personal and political crises that surround students and the headmistress at the River Valley School for the Deaf. Charlie is a rebellious transfer student who has never met another deaf person and Austin is the school’s golden boy who is shocked when his baby sister is born hearing. Meanwhile, February is desperately trying to keep the school open and her marriage intact.
When Italy becomes unsafe at the start of World War II, Domenica Cabrelli leaves her small village, traveling to Marseilles, Scotland, and finally Liverpool where Italians are imprisoned without cause. Along the way, Domenica experiences love, loss and grief. A hundred years later, Domenica’s daughter is ready to tell her mother’s story, hoping to inspire her own daughter to understand what’s worth fighting for in this multigenerational epic tale.
A reimagining of the life of Kaikeyi, the vilified jealous queen from the Indian epic the Ramayana, who transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, Kaikeyi wants to be more than just a pawn used for her marriage potential. Using magic, she transforms herself into a warrior and queen, but her plans clash with the destiny the gods have set for her family.
After showing the power of introverts in Quiet, Susan Cain uses the same mix of science and storytelling to explore what bittersweet feelings of sorrow and longing can teach us about creativity, compassionate leadership, and love. Cain shows that bittersweetness isn’t just a fleeting emotion but a powerful way of being that can lead to transcendence.
When a disgraced Black reality tv star is found dead, the police are quick to declare it an overdose. But her estranged half sister Lena, a graduate student at Columbia, knows that there is more to the story. Although they haven’t spoken in two years, Lena is determined to dive into her sister’s death, and uncovers dark family secrets along the way.
Not Feeling the April Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the April 2022 Book of the Month selections are calling your name, don’t despair. After your third box, you now have another option!
Previously, if you didn’t love the choices, you would have to skip the whole month. Now, you can choose a member fave for your monthly box and then add-on up to two more books if you choose.
April’s New Add-Ons
Recently, Book of the Month has started including 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.
April’s New Books:
My April Picks
Some months it feels like Book of the Month can read my mind.
I was thrilled to find True Biz by Sara Nović among this month’s selection. Her debut novel, Girl at War, was one of the first books I recommended when I started blogging. I had no idea she is an instructor of Deaf studies, so I’m excited to read her newest novel set in a School for the Deaf.
My second choice was also an easy one. I remember how revelatory Susan Cain’s Quiet was when I read it. Finally, someone explained that there was nothing wrong with me being an introvert. I’m interested to see what she has to say with Bittersweet.
For my third book, I debated getting Adriana Trigiani’s family epic The Good Left Undone. It has blurbs from tons of authors I love. However, the 400+ page count is making me hesitant. I’m going to add it to my TBR instead and pick up Rosie Walsh’s The Love of My Life. The GMA Book Club selection for last month, Walsh’s book has been getting lots of praise and I feel like it’s what I need in my reading life this month.
Which of the Book of the Month April 2022 selections are you going to pick?