The Book of the Month January 2024 selections are here! Decide which of these 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.
Each month, Book of the Month chooses between five and seven hardcover books you can choose from. Rather listen to an audiobook? Book of the Month has those, too! Now you can opt for audiobooks as your monthly pick or add them on at any time during the month.
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 January 2024 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 four 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. (Note: They didn’t do the Book of the Year in 2023 so I’m not sure if they are still doing this bonus, though it is listed as a benefit on the website.) 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!
January 2024 Book of the Month Selections
Enid is obsessed with space and will tell you all about it if you give her the chance. After her estranged father dies, Enid reconnects with her adult half-sisters. Hard of hearing and true crime obsessed, Enid dates her first serious girlfriend and suddenly finds herself convinced that someone is following her. A fast-paced humorous novel, Interesting Facts About Space reminds us that we are more than our worst mistake.
Reclusive former movie starlet Lana Farrar invites her closest friends to her private Greek Island. Having recently discovered her husband’s affair, Lana intends to confront him. As bitter resentments between old friends come to a head, a cat-and-mouse game ends in a murder. Told through the enigmatic narrator Elliot Chase, The Fury will keep you guessing what actually happened on that island. With an unreliable narrator who will either intrigue or annoy readers, The Fury is an engaging read that, while implausible, is still entertaining.
Amy Jo Burns
In 1990, seventeen-year-old Marley West rolls into the small town of Mercury, Pennsylvania, and quickly becomes entangled with the three Joseph brothers. Soon Marley is the wife of one brother, the one who got away to another, and mother to all three. Years later, as their mother dies and their roofing business struggles, a discovery in the church attic upsets everything they know and forces the family into tough decisions.
Every time an assignment comes in from the mysterious Mr. Smith, Evie takes a new identity and learns everything she can about the town and its people. Her newest mark: Ryan Sumner. But Evie connects with Ryan in a way she hasn’t in a long time. When a shadow from her past turns up, Evie must do everything she can to stay one step ahead and complete her mission. Especially after what happened last time.
Elizabeth Gonzalez James
In 1895, Antonio Sonoro and his brother Hugo leave Mexico to rob a train in Houston but the heist goes awry and Hugo is killed. Seeking revenge, Antonio risks not only his life but his eternal soul. In 1964, Jaime Sonoro discovers a book telling his family’s entire history. When a man from his grandfather’s day suddenly appears in Jaime’s life, he finds that he must find the truth or pay for his ancestor’s crimes.
Want an Audiobook Instead?
Recently, Book of the Month has started including audiobooks as another option for your monthly picks. Instead of choosing a hardcover copy, you can choose one of these audiobooks as your main selection this month.
Not Feeling the January Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the January 2024 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 if you have BFF status, you can choose a member fave hardcover for your monthly box and then add-on up to four more books if you choose.
January’s New Add-Ons
Book of the Month also includes a few extra releases on top of their monthly selections. Once you have picked your main selection, you can choose to add-on these new books (or any past release) to your box.
January’s New Books:
My January 2024 Picks
It’s the first Book of the Month box of the new year and, I must say, I wasn’t too impressed with the choices. I even debated skipping any of the selections and going with one of the member favorites.
However, I decided to try The Bullet Swallower. I’m not a big magical realism fan so I might not love it, but my curiosity is certainly piqued – mixing the wild west with a multi-generational family curse.
I didn’t have much trouble choosing add-ons for my box though. After reviewing the Goodreads Choice Awards, I knew I wanted to read both Weyward by Emilia Hart and The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer. I mostly overlooked these books last year but seeing how popular they were, I think they deserve a spot on my nightstand.
Which of the Book of the Month January 2024 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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