The Book of the Month July 2020 selections are here! Decide which of the five books you want to add to your subscription box.
My stack of books on my nightstand has been getting perilously low, so it’s a good thing the Book of the Month July 2020 selections are finally out.
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.
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 horror story set in historical Mexico
- The memoir of a Black ER doctor
- A spooky serial-killer tale
- Love story about a former gymnast
- An ode to female friendships
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month July 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 $10!
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 $10!
July 2020 Book of the Month Selections
A gothic thriller set in 1950s Mexico. Sign me up! Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her cousin accusing her new husband of trying to poison her. To help, Noemí travels to their estate in the Mexican countryside. She doesn’t fear her cousin’s husband or father-in-law, or the creepy house that is giving her nightmares.
In her poignant memoir, Michele Harper shares what it has been like being a Black woman in a predominantly male and white career as an emergency room physician. Recently divorced, Harper started her first job in New York City where she learned how to heal her own wounds through examples from her patients.
Paul Adams left home long ago, driven out by an infamous murder. His best friend Charlie Crabtree committed a shocking murder of a mutual friend and then disappeared. Now Paul’s back to care for his ailing mother when a copycat strikes. From the author of The Whisper Man comes this creepy thriller sure to give you nightmares.
With her dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast cut short, Avery Abrams is hesitant to get back into the gym. When a new coach Ryan asks her to help train a promising young gymnast, Avery reluctantly accepts. Sparks fly between the two coaches until a shocking scandal in the gymnastic community changes everything.
Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
Long-time friends and podcast co-hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, reveal how their friendship has endured over the years. With hilarious honesty, the two give a rundown on how to find, keep, and sustain life-changing female friendships.
This month, Mexican Gothic is calling my name. I’ve had my eye on this June release for a while, and I’m excited to sink my teeth into its deliciously spooky story.
Not content to stop at one book for the month, I’m adding on two more. Ever since I received last month’s box, I’ve regretted not choosing Megha Majumdar’s A Burning, the story of a social media firestorm in India.
Into the box, I also threw in Fair Play by Eve Rodsky, the story of how the author sought to equalize the unpaid domestic burden in her household between her and her husband.
Which of the Book of the Month July 2020 selections are you going to pick?