The Book of the Month February 2022 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 Letter from a Dying Black Man to his Gay Son
- A Fantasy About an Enchanted Island with Secrets
- A Couple Turns to a Rogue Therapist
- A Twist on Nabokov’s Lolita
- Chinese World War II Mother and Son Story
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month February 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 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 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!
February 2022 Book of the Month Selections
Don’t Cry for Me
As he lays dying, Jacob writes a letter to his estranged son Isaac sharing stories from his life and his family’s history extending all the way back to slavery. Jacob expresses his regrets about his marriage and his lack of acceptance of his son’s sexual orientation. In Don’t Cry for Me, Jacob’s letter grapples with the consequences of intergenerational trauma, hoping to help his son find peace and escape his father’s mistakes.
A River Enchanted
In a new fantasy series, Rebecca Ross introduces you to the island of Cadence, where enchantments run deep. When young girls start disappearing, Jack Tamerlaine is summoned back to the island after ten years away to use his musical ability to entice the spirits to help find the girls. Now he must work with his childhood enemy and delve into the deepest secrets of Cadence.
The Golden Couple
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Rogue therapist Avery Chambers promises that she can fix any problem in 10 sessions with her unconventional methods that have stripped her of her license. After cheating on her husband, Marissa Bishop is willing to do anything to save her marriage to Matthew. As Avery looks deeper into the seemingly perfect couple, she finds that there is much more going on than any of them suspect. With a compelling story and plenty of twists to keep you guessing, fans of the thriller duo will love their new psychological thriller.
Julia May Jonas
An edgy debut about a popular English professor whose husband has just been accused of inappropriate behavior with former students. Although the couple has long had an understanding about extramarital activities, the new allegations make her rethink her marriage while at the same time she finds herself becoming obsessed with a handsome married student. With nods to Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Vladimir is a dark complicated story about power and consent.
Peach Blossom Spring
Peach Blossom Spring is a family saga that follows 70 years of the Dao family. After a life as a refugee, first fleeing from the Japanese Army and then relocating during the Civil War, Renshu Dao and his mother Meilin eventually end up in Taiwan. When Renshu attends graduate school in America, he reinvents himself as Henry and refuses to talk about his childhood or heritage to his American wife or daughter.
Not Feeling the February Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five February 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.
February’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.
February’s New Books:
My February Picks
Stunning historical fiction set in China during World War II. Sign me up! I am super excited for Melissa Fu’s Peach Blossom Spring. I haven’t heard anything about this book before today, but if the story is half as gorgeous as the cover, I think I’ll be satisfied with my selection.
None of the other February selections are calling my name. I’ve already read (and loved) The Golden Couple and I will say that fans of Hendricks and Pekkanen won’t be disappointed. Anything described as salacious and edgy is an immediate no, so I will pass on Vladimir.
Don’t Cry for Me could be really good, but I just read both Black Cake and Razorblade Tears, which all cover the same topics – Black father and gay child, intergenerational trauma, dying letter to my children about my untold childhood.
I’m also going to hold off on A River Enchanted. The premise has me intrigued, but since I’m not big on fantasy and it’s almost 500 pages, I’m hesitant to pick it. If everyone raves about it this month, I’ll definitely add it to a future box.
Thus, I have space for two add-on’s this month. I desperately want to read Ruta Sepetys’s latest young adult historical fiction, I Must Betray You, about a boy working as a double agent against the dictatorship in Romania circa 1989.
Lastly, I need another thriller since I’ve read all the ones I have. I’m going back in the catalog and picking up Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door. It’s about a couple hiding terrible secrets who are the chief suspects when a crime (involving their baby I think) occurs while they are attending a dinner party next door. I’m kinda fuzzy on the details but I’ve heard it’s super twisty, just how I like my thrillers.
Which of the Book of the Month February 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!
More New Book Releases:
There were so many I wanted this month, so I had a hard time picking. I decided on A River Enchanted, I Must Betray you, and What the Fireflies Knew. I really wanted Peach Blossom Spring as well, but that will have to wait til next month.
Perfect. You can read A River Enchanted and What the Fireflies Knew and tell me if they are good and I’ll read Peach Blossom Spring and tell you. Then we’ll know what to add to our boxes for next month.
Becky Weiffenbach says
I haven’t read a hardcover book in years. Do you foresee a time when this might become digital?
I doubt they will do a digital version, just based on the economics of the business model. However, you could always go through the Book of the Month selections and get audiobooks versions of the ones that interest you.