The Book of the Month March 2021 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 Rock and Roll Oral History
- A Feminist Historical Fantasy
- A Twisted Domestic Thriller
- A Friendship Between Army Wives
- Two Mothers Facing a School Integration
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month March 2021 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 my 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 right now for just $5!
March 2021 Book of the Month Selections
In her debut novel, Dawnie Walton writes the oral history of a fictional rock & roll duo who rose to fame in the 1970s. Coming of age in Detroit, Opal knows she can be a star despite her unusual Afro-punk style and teams up with British singer Nev. When another band on the label uses a Confederate flag, Opal’s vehement protests have lasting repercussions. As Opal and Nev contemplate a reunion in 2016, dark secrets about their past start to surface.
In 1791, Nella uses her London apothecary shop to sell poisons for women to use against abusive men. The only rules are that the poisons cannot be used against another woman and that you must leave a record in the apothecary’s register. When she befriends a 12-year-old girl, the consequences will last generations.
After a whirlwind courtship, Skye Starling is thrilled to be engaged to Burke, a charming rich older man. Except things aren’t as they seem as revealed in Burke’s letters to his therapist; Burke is already married. As Skye plans her wedding and Burke continues his schemes, a third storyline – that of a teenage girl thirty years earlier trying to end things with Burke – winds its way to a twisted ending.
Regina Castro, Adelaide Wilson-Chang, and Sophie Walden used to be best friends. As Army wives all stationed at Fort East, their friendship formed through a book club and ended in a shocking betrayal. Eight years later, the three women attempt to put past hurts aside when Adelaide desperately asks for help watching her daughter.
In Piedmont, North Carolina, a county initiative to bring Black kids from the west side of town into a predominantly white school on the east side sparks fierce debate. To help with the integration, the school puts on a play which Gee and Nicole both join. Both of their mothers are determined that their daughters get the best in life, consequently leading to choices that will last decades.
Not Feeling the March Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five March 2021 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.
My March Picks
Just the other day, Christine at The Uncorked Librarian and I were talking about Sarah Penner’s The Lost Apothecary. She had been lucky enough to snag an advanced copy and her review made me regret I wasn’t as fortunate. When I saw it among the March picks, I knew it was the perfect selection for me this month.
I’m really in the mood for some rich historical fiction at the moment, so I also snagged Chloe Gong’s hit YA book These Violent Delights. It’s a Romeo & Juliet retelling set in a pandemic-ridden 1920s Shanghai, so I have high hopes it will be just what I’m craving.
Lastly, I threw The Push by Ashley Audrain to round out my box. It’s a thriller about a mother worried something is very wrong with her child. I’ve been debating whether I want to read it or not. The premise sounds terrifying, but I’ve been hearing such good things that I want to try it for myself.
Which of the Book of the Month March 2021 selections are you going to pick?