The Book of the Month November 2020 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.
This year, I’ve decided to run a monthly Book of the Month post. I’ll highlight the five books chosen each month 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 Literary Look at a Troubled Marriage
- An Opposites Attract Romance
- A Twisted Domestic Thriller
- Young Adult Romeo & Juliet Retelling
- Family Drama Set in Italy
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month November 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!
November 2020 Book of the Month Selections
Benson and Mike have hit a crossroads in their relationship, not sure why they are still together. When he finds out his estranged father is dying, Mike rushes to his father’s side in Osaka. Mike’s departure leaves Benson stuck with Mike’s strict Japanese mother Mitsuko, in an arrangement that strangely enough helps Benson clarify what he wants in life. Book of the Month calls it funny and heartbreaking but warns that the author doesn’t use quotation marks.
When Minnie meets Quinn at a New Year’s Eve party, it’s clear they have nothing in common except being born at the same time in the same hospital. Quinn is a privileged party boy who has been handed everything in life while Minnie is a hard worker struggling with the realities of life. As they keep encountering each other over the next year, they realize maybe their differences make them fit together better. This opposites-attract romance is suggested as a quirky light read perfect for the holidays.
In an idyllic college town, a beloved high school teacher goes missing. It’s the third unexplained disappearance in three years and police are scrambling to find a connection. The whole town is in an uproar about his disappearance … everyone except his wife. She knows he’s dead because she killed him. She just doesn’t know where the body went. A twisted domestic thriller that is said to be a quick and extra-creepy read.
Chloe Gong’s debut young adult novel is a clever retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In 1920s Shanghai, a blood feud between two rival gangs causes chaos in the city. Eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai has returned home to embrace her place as heir to the Scarlet Gang. When a contagion starts sweeping the streets, Juliette must work with her first love, Roma Montagov from the rival gang, to solve the mystery.
Lori Nelson Spielman
Two hundred years ago, Filomena Fontana cast a curse on her sister and, ever since, no second-born daughter has ever found love. Now a trio of cursed daughters head to Italy with their great-aunt to help her find love on her eightieth birthday and finally break the curse.
Not Feeling the November Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five November 2020 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.
November’s New Add-Ons
Recently, Book of the Month has started including a few extra releases on top of their five 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.
November’s New Books:
I was just not feeling the book selections this month.
At first, I was set on Bryan Washington’s Memorial. It’s the type of book I feel I should be reading. But once I saw that it doesn’t use quotation marks, I was out. Sorry, but that’s such a pet peeve of mine.
I might pick up some of the November selections later, but this month I decided to use the new member faves option. Going into the holidays, I wanted a charmingly light read, so I choose Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire. I’ve enjoyed her other romances, amd I have high hopes I’ll like this one as well.
Since I can never resist, I filled my box with two more add-on’s: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb, a memoir about a therapist in therapy, and I snagged the new offer of Lucy Foley’s novel, The Hunting Party, since I really enjoyed her current bestseller, The Guest List.
Which of the Book of the Month November 2020 selections are you going to pick?