The Book of the Month March 2020 selections are here! Decide which of the five books you want to add to your subscription box.
Exciting new releases at a discount price. Count me in!
With a subscription to Book of the Month, you get to choose from a highly curated selection of recent and sometimes upcoming book releases. All at discounted prices.
This year, I gifted myself a monthly subscription, and I am loving getting that little blue box in the mail. You get no knick-knacks that you don’t want – just amazing books at amazing prices.
Each month, I’m choosing one of the monthly picks (or two or three!). Just for you, I’m highlighting the five Book of the Month March 2020 selections to help you decide which book you want to pick.
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:
- An emotional what-if scenario
- An in-depth WWII history book
- A thrilling political read
- A thought-provoking romance
- A drama with heavy social issues
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month March 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!
March 2020 Book of the Month Selections
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Following the success of her last novel, One Day in December, Josie Silver lands among the Book of the Month March 2020 selections with an intriguing what-if scenario. After the death of her fiance, Lydia eventually begins to move on and love again. Unexpectedly in her dreams, she gets a chance to live the life she would have had with her fiance. Which life, and love, should she choose? Make sure to grab the tissues, because this emotional read is likely to make you cry.
The Splendid and the Vile
Bestselling author Erik Larson turns his attention to Winston Churchill’s first year as Prime Minister as he unites a nation in the face of the horrors of the London Blitz. With thorough in-depth research, Larson brings Churchill to life – sharing details on his political and personal life. At over 600 pages, you need to love history books to appreciate this thick tome. As long as you are expecting an informative read instead of a thrilling read, you’ll find this an excellent read.
Hour of the Assassin
Former Secret Service Agent Nick Averose now works as a security consultant. His job: to think like an assassin and test the vulnerabilities of the highest officials. When running a test on a former CIA director, he finds the man attacked. Nick is obviously being used as a scapegoat. Can Nick prove his innocence and stop the conspiracy he has become tied up in? Book of the Month rarely runs thrillers of the political variety, so you know this must be a grip the edge of your seat kind of book.
Writers & Lovers
Aspiring writer Casey Peabody is determined to make her dreams of a creative life come true. Even though she is not waiting tables and living a lonely life, she believes life has more for her. Then she falls in love with two men at the same time, causing her already precarious life to shatter even more. Listed as a cerebral millennial tread. Book of the Month editor Brianna Goodman says she loves the realistic portrait King paints of how dreams and reality don’t also meet as we expect.
A Good Neighborhood
Therese Anne Fowler
In a gentrifying North Carolina neighborhood, the clash between new and old has deadly consequences. Professor Valerie Alston-Holt has lived in Oak Knoll for decades. It’s where she raised her son Xavier, who is off to college soon. But things go horribly wrong when her new neighbors, the Whitmans, move in. Brad Whitman’s monstrosity of a house damages the root system of Valerie’s precious oak tree, an unforgivable offense in Valerie’s eyes. Yet despite the differences in race, class, and lifestyles, Xavier falls in love with Whitman’s stepdaughter. Far from a light read, the ending hit me hard, ringing a bit too realistic. A fitting choice for the Book of the Month March 2020 selections.
The March selections have so many good choices!Normally I would pick A Good Neighborhood or The Splendid and the Vile but I’ve already read them. Both are excellent choices, by the way.
Instead, I’m selecting The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. Despite my best efforts, I failed to get my hands on an advance copy. The Sliding Doors scenario has absolutely piqued my interest, and I am in the mood for a love story.
Since I have an excess of credits right now, I’m also going to pick up Hour of the Assassin. It doesn’t sound like Book of the Month’s usual pick, so I suspect its plot is beyond thrilling.
Lastly, I decided to pick up a copy of American Dirt from the February selections. I’m ready to see what all the fuss is about. I will say, I’m glad I’m reading it after the big controversy so that I can keep in mind what I’ve learned about authentic voices as I read it.
Yes, that’s three books! I might be a bit addicted to Book of the Month.
Which of the Book of the Month March 2020 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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