The Book of the Month December 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 2022.
Instead of five books, Book of the Month says it will vary its selection count. 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 December 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 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.
What are you waiting for? Join Book of the Month and get your first book at a discounted price!
December 2022 Book of the Month Selections
Kiss Her Once For Me
After a whirlwind one-night romance ends in heartbreak and she losses her dream job, Ellie Oliver is left adrift in Portland, Oregon. Working at a coffee shop, Ellie is stunned with the shop’s landlord has a crazy drunken idea: if they get married, he will get his inheritance and her financial problems will be fixed. Except when they visit his family for the holidays, Ellie finds that his sister happens to be the one that got away, forcing Ellie to choose between love and security.
R. F. Kuang
In 1828, Robin Swift, an orphan, is brought from Canton to London by the mysterious Dr. Lovell. For years he trains in different languages to be accepted to Oxford’s Royal Institute of Translation, known as Babel. Learning to translate, and the magic that comes with it, soon puts Swift on a collision course between loyalty to his homeland and his adopted company when Britain starts a war with China.
All the Dangerous Things
A year ago, Isabelle Drake’s life was dramatically changed when her toddler was taken while she and her husband slept in the next room. Now suffering from crippling insomnia, Isabelle is obsessed with finding Mason. When she turns to a true crime podcaster for help, Isabelle begins to doubt her memories of the day Mason disappeared.
The Circus Train
In 1938, Lena Papadopoulos doesn’t feel like she fits in with the circus that raised her, preferring science over magic after a childhood case of polio leaves her in a wheelchair. When Lena rescues Alexandre, an orphan, the two strike up a friendship as he learns to be an illusionist’s assistant to Lena’s father. When WWII begins, the Nazis force Alexandre and her father are forced to perform in a town for Jews. Suddenly, Lena finds herself on her own and must find the courage to believe in herself and rise to meet life’s challenges.
The Light Pirate
In a Florida already wracked by climate change, Frida gives birth to baby Wanda amid a deadly hurricane. As the world continues to disintegrate, Wanda grows and adapts to an ever-changing world. Living in a community abandoned by society, Wanda seeks adventure, community, and love in a place remade by nature. Brooks-Dalton’s lyrical prose gives an added force to climate fiction, painting the end of the world with such beauty you can’t look away.
Not Feeling the December Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five December 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 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 have a confession: I choose three books that I’ve already read this month!
In my defense, I am desperately trying to get through all the books I already own this month AND finish out my 2022 Reading Challenge. Plus, my husband and I have talked about redoing our living room to add built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. In all reality, that won’t happen until at least next winter. But instead of adding to my already overflowing to-read list, I decided to pick some books for my curated library.
For my December selection, I was tempted to get Babel by R. F Kuang. I’ve heard it’s exquisite, but epic fantasy isn’t my go-to genre, and the high page count has me holding off on it until next year. Normally, I would automatically pick a thriller like All the Dangerous Things, but I already have it on my Kindle. It’s actually the book I plan on reading next.
Since I rarely enjoy romance and am not in the mood for another WWII book, I choose The Light Pirate, which is a gorgeous climate fiction novel that I adored when I read it in August.
Because it’s my birthday month, I decided to get Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine for my free add-on. It’s one of the books I recommend the most, and I decided it’s time for a reread.
Lastly, for the Book of the Year finalist, I choose Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. It was my top read of 2022, and I loved it so much that I feel like I need a second copy so I can give it to my sister.
Which of the Book of the Month December 2022 Selections Are You Going to Pick?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Or are you skipping this month’s selections? As always, let me know in the comments!
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