The Book of the Month February 2023 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 February 2023 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!
February 2023 Book of the Month Selections
Georgie, All Along
Overworked personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy takes a break from her stressful job in LA to visit her small hometown. There she finds an old diary filled with her old dreams. Deciding it’s finally time to work on her own wants, she decides to make some of these dreams come true, with the help of Levi Fanning, the onetime town troublemaker turned town hermit.
River Sing Me Home
At a Barbados plantation in 1834, the master gathers his slaves together and announces that they have all been emancipated. Now they are to be his apprentices instead of slaves, although they must now work for him for another six years. Instead, Rachel decides to leave, searching for her five children who were sold away.
Someone Else’s Shoes
Globetrotting Nisha Cantor has the perfect life money can buy until her husband divorces her and cuts her off. Scrambling to hold on to her previous lifestyle, Nisha’s distress hits a peak when even her gym bag is stolen. Meanwhile, Sam Kemp is desperately trying to keep her family afloat. When she tries on a pair of expensive shoes from a gym bag she took by accident, the jolt of confidence inspires her to change her life.
The Writing Retreat
The Writing Retreat is a sexy sapphic thriller with major horror vibes. Alex is thrilled to be invited to attend a month-long women’s writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo, even if her ex-best friend will also be there. Upon arrival, Roza explains that each attendee has a month to write a novel from scratch and the winner will receive a large publishing deal. Soon, Alex feels like she is almost channeling the house’s spooky history and her dreams are full of sexy hookups. When one of the writers vanishes in a storm, Alex goes from wanting to be published to wanting to make it out alive.
In London, Maddie spends most of her time either at home taking care of her father with advanced Parkinson’s or at work in a job she hates where she is the only Black employee. When her mother returns from Ghana, Maddie is thrilled to move out and experience life for herself. After tragedy strikes, Maddie begins to understand her unconventional family and the joys and fears of putting her heart on the line.
Not Feeling the February Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the February 2023 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 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 2023 Picks
Normally, a thriller like The Writing Retreat would be my very first choice. However, I read it last week, or half of it because I absolutely hated it. The publisher’s description I read did not at all prepare me for a sapphic thriller with horror vibes. Once the main character had a sex dream about a demoness (the third graphic sex scene of the book), I was done.
However, that made my three choices so much easier – basically everything else. Sorry, Georgie, All Along, but romance isn’t really my genre of choice.
I’m most excited for Jojo Moyes’s new book, Someone Else’s Shoes. I loved Me Before You and The Giver of Stars, so I’m hoping for a fun but thoughtful contemporary fiction read. Though I don’t mind at all that I can round out my box with the February book club picks for Good Morning America (River Sing Me Home) and Read with Jenna (Maame).
Which of the Book of the Month February 2023 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:
I’m a BOTM member and recently discovered your blog. Loving it! As to the new books this month, I would have been all over The Writing Retreat but not now, thanks to your review. Much appreciated. I will be ordering Jojo Moyes book, however! Thanks for the heads up!
PS – I’m also hoping you continue to review the BOTM club books each month? Perhaps you already do but as I’m new here…
Sheri L Hoffman says
I have two BOTM subscriptions. On one I already ordered The Shards, River Sing Me Home, and The Last Tale of the Flower Bride.
In my second box I am seriously considering Someone Else’s Shoes, Madame, and Pretty Little Wife.
I am glad to know that The Writer’s Retreat was a Sapphic novel before I purchased it. I love that there are more LGBT+ novels out there, I just don’t want to read romance for the most part. I was sad to see no thrillers.