The Book of the Month December 2020 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.
This year, I’ve decided to run a monthly Book of the Month post. I’ll highlight the five books chosen each month 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 powerful encounter between strangers
- A Christmas romance
- A Jane Eyre retelling
- Insightful short story collection
- An Influencer with the “perfect” life
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month December 2020 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 it.
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. On the other hand, if you want more than one 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 or be favorites from previous months.
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 of a 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 for $5!
December 2020 Book of the Month Selections
On a rainy October night, recently divorced Tallie Clark sees a man hovering on the edge of a bridge. Tallie convinces him not to jump and instead come home with her for a cup of coffee, not disclosing the fact that she’s a therapist. Over the weekend, Tallie makes a safe place for Emmett in this powerful story of strangers changing each other’s lives.
With her love life in shatters, Maelyn Jones is devastated to find this will be her last Christmas spent at her family’s snowy Utah cabin. As she drives away, a car crash sends her into a time loop to relive the same Christmas vacation over and over again. Now she must figure out how to end the time loop so she can live happily ever after.
Dogwalker and petty thief Jane sees her next mark in Eddie, the mysterious man in the neighborhood. As they fall in love, Jane is haunted by the story of his deceased wife, Bea, the wealthy owner of an interior design company who drowned in a boating accident with her best friend. I’ve already read this modern retelling of Jane Eyre and it fell flat for me.
A collection of five short stories and one novella taking a sharp look at race, grief, and history. In the title story, a government agency is responsible for helping Americans separate fact from fiction. Other stories include a student remaking herself after an offensive viral post, an actress facing her mother’s mortality and her own, a woman who discovers an abandoned boy on a bus.
Instamom Emmy Jackson is known for telling it as it is to her millions of Instagram followers. She knows exactly how to monetize every intimate detail of her life. Written by a husband and wife writing duo, People Like Her trades chapters between Emmy and Dan, as their marriage begins to strain when Emmy’s online narrative pulls further from the truth. Meanwhile, an obsessed fan begins stalking the family, furious that Emmy has it all.
Not Feeling the December Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five December 2020 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.
December’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.
December’s New Books:
My December Picks
I couldn’t resist picking Ellery Lloyd’s thriller, People Like Her, about an Insta-perfect mom. Being a blogger and a mom, I’m always fascinated by the mommy blogger niche and the pressure to fake “authenticity” is insane for them. I’m hoping for a delicious page-turning thriller.
Since it’s my birthday month, I got to add a free add-on to my box. I’m choosing Reese Witherspoon’s November book club pick, Group by Christie Tate. After reading Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, I’m on a therapist kick and am curious to see Tate’s thoughts on group therapy.
As per usual, I’m also including a second add-on, The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. I’ve had my eye on this 2018 thriller ever since I read her February release, The Sun Down Motel. Whenever I read a book I enjoy, I like to pick up the author’s previous book in high hopes. Usually, I’m disappointed, but hopefully not this time.
Which of the Book of the Month December 2020 selections are you going to pick?