The Book of the Month November 2023 selections are here! Decide which of the 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.
Except for a curve ball they threw in March 2022.
Instead of the usual five books to choose from, Book of the Month says it will vary its selection count. I guess they want to keep us on our toes.
Still, 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 November 2023 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 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 $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 the subscription 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. 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!
November 2023 Book of the Month Selections
Two years after her husband’s death, Kate is trying – and failing – to balance it all as a single mother of a young son. When an airline complication leaves her stranded on the Australian coast with her boss, Kate finally has a moment to pause and reflect on her grief. Going through the love notes from her husband, can Kate finally let go of the love she lost and embrace what’s right in front of her eyes?
In 19th-century Buenos Aires, Inez Olivera dreams of leaving her sheltered upper-class life to explore the world like her parents. When her parents die tragically, Inez inherits a fortune and a mysterious guardian who is an archaeologist who works with his Egyptian brother-in-law. Sailing for Egypt, Inez learns there is more to her parents’ deaths than she realized. Thwarted by her guardian’s handsome assistant, Inez relies on old world magic to discover the truth.
Amanda Cole has followed in her father’s footsteps as an ambitious young CIA agent. When a Russian defector walks into the office warning of the assassination of a US senator, Amanda is the only one to believe him. When the senator is killed, Amanda teams up with a legendary female spy to uncover the truth of the Kremlin plot.
Geno Miles is a lonely old man living his last days in a nursing home. When he tells his nursing assistant Angel of his story, a complex tale of past lives. Geno claims he was a petty thief in medieval Spain who lost the love of his life and has spent the last thousand years trying to find her. Angel is obviously skeptical, but the more she learns the truth, the more she learns about life and love.
When Gemma gets dumped by her long-time boyfriend, she immediately gets drunk with her sister, her aunt, and her best friend Dax. In her drunken state, she concocts a love spell to forget her ex, sealed with a platonic kiss with Dax. The next morning she awakes to find her life completely different: she’s forgotten her ex but Dax doesn’t remember her either. Now she must convince Dax to kiss her again to break the spell and return to normal. Except, now she finds herself falling for Dax and wondering if love was right in front of her all along.
Blending magical realism with a reimagining of American slavery, Let Us Descend follows Annis, a Black girl sold South by the white slave master who fathered her. As Annis marches south, she finds solace in thinking of her mother and her warrior African grandmother. Communing with spirits, both good and bad, along the way, Annis’s descent toward the further hell of slavery is a surprising tale of rebirth and reclamation.
Not Feeling the November Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the November 2023 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 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:
My November 2023 Picks
Book of the Month is promoting a spy thriller with a great cover. Sign me up. The cover alone has had me wanting to read The Helsinki Affair for a while. Fingers crossed I don’t get deceived by a pretty face and that it has some fun substance to it. I’m not looking for book of the year quality, just an engaging story.
I debated whether to add any other books to my box. I really want to finish my 2023 reading challenge this month. I have six more categories left, but I have a hard time picking up backlist books when new releases are tempting me from my bookshelf.
I decided to limit myself to one more book: Naomi Alderman’s The Future. I had mixed feelings about her bestseller, The Power, which was inventive but also a bit darker than I like. However, it’s hard to say no to dystopian fiction, so I’m going to give her new one a shot.
Which of the Book of the Month November 2023 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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