The Book of the Month August 2021 selections are here! Decide which of the five books you want to add to your subscription box.
Book of the Month is my favorite subscription box. Every month, I choose between their five book selections, and voila! A blue box arrives at my door carrying one (or two or three) new books for me to read.
Every month, I highlight the five 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.
Take a look at the five books this month:
- A Logging Town Torn Apart
- A Quirky and Magical Family Drama
- A Domestic Thriller Of a Family Unwinding
- A Woman Trying to Save the Wilderness
- A One-Night Stand Turned True Love
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month August 2021 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 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 $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 my 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!
August 2021 Book of the Month Selections
For generations, Rich Gunderson’s family has logged the redwood forest on California’s coast. After a streak of miscarriages and infertility, his wife Colleen begins to wonder if there’s something in the water. As Colleen investigates the environmental impacts of logging, her search for answers might tear her marriage, and the town, apart. With over 400 pages, Damnation Spring is described as a challenging read with a slow build, but one that is worth it in the end.
The Montoyas have long ago learned not to question the mysterious things that happen at home – why the pantry never runs low or why their matriarch never leaves the house. When Orquídea is on her deathbed, they hope to get answers. Instead, they see her transform. As Orquídea’s mysterious powers disseminate into her daughters, a hidden figure starts to pick them off and they must return to Ecuador to understand how it all began. A quirky intergenerational fantasy about family ties and the power within.
The night after having Easter dinner with their three grown children, a wealthy couple is murdered. Of course, the Merton children are devastated. Or are they? They stand to inherit millions. Was it a random act of violence or was the perpetrator someone much closer to home? But if one of your siblings was a murderer, you would know … wouldn’t you?
Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with one purpose – to reintroduce gray wolves into the highlands despite the fierce resistance from the local population. When a farmer is mauled to death, Inti buries the evidence, terrified the locals will accuse her beloved wolves. But if the wolves aren’t to blame, who caused his death? And will it happen again? A hauntingly beautiful novel about healing from trauma in people and in nature, perfect for fans of Where the Crawdads Sing.
After achieving viral success on YouTube, violinist Anna Sun is struggling to figure out how to do it again. Meanwhile, her boyfriend has declared he wants an open relationship. So Anna sets out to have as many one-night-stands as she can. But her one night with Quan Diep turns into much more, and now Anna must fight for the love she didn’t realize she was missing.
Not Feeling the August Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five August 2021 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 five 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.
August’s New Add-Ons
Recently, Book of the Month has started including a few extra releases on top of their five 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.
August’s New Books:
My August Picks
If I hadn’t read Charlotte McConaghy’s Once There Were Wolves just last week, I would have picked it in heartbeat. It’s a gorgeous novel, and I’m definitely going to go back and snag a copy of last year’s Migrations.
Instead, I chose Shari Lapena’s latest thriller, Not a Happy Family. I’ve been craving a good thriller, but I’ve been rather disappointed in my latest choices. I’m hoping Lapena’s will knock it out of the park with suburban family drama.
Since I have about a million credits at Book of the Month, I always round my box out with two more picks.
I decided to go back and pick two of Jenna Bush Hager’s book club picks from this spring: What’s Mine and Yours and Good Company. I go back and forth on how I feel about celebrity book clubs, but the publicity always makes me feel like I have to read them for myself.
Which of the Book of the Month August 2021 selections are you going to pick?