The Book of the Month October 2022 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 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.
Instead of five books, 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 October 2022 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 $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 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 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!
October 2022 Book of the Month Selections
In Hell, Peyote Trip has a good job in the Deals Department. But if he can get one member of the Harrison family to sell his soul, he is in line for a big promotion. When the Harrisons spend the summer at the family’s lake house, Peyote sees it has his best chance. As old secrets are revealed, Peyote and the Harrisons learn that things are not as they seem.
When they learn they’ve been left a shared inheritance, estranged siblings Bellatine and Isaac Yaga finally reunite. Instead of land or money, they’ve been left a sentient house on chicken legs: Thistlefoot. When the Yaga siblings set out on a cross-country tour of the family’s traveling show, a shadowy figure pursues them, bringing with him dark memories from the family’s past.
Up-and-coming novelist Harriet Reed is ecstatic to be marrying Edward Holbeck. Although he’s been estranged from the Holbeck family for years, Edward’s engagement sparks the family to want to draw him back in, especially since he’s the heir to the family fortune. What seems like a lovely family reunion turns dark when Harriet is given a tape confessing to a murder. Now the game is afoot, and Harriet isn’t sure what part she is expected to play.
Laurie Lico Albanese
A reimagining of the life of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter. In the early 1800s, Isobel Gamble sets sail with her husband to start a new life in America, a new life from which her husband quickly abandons her penniless. Soon she grows close to Nathaniel Hawthorne, a storyteller haunted by his family’s past. Quickly Isobel learns that America’s promise of freedom comes with some major caveats.
In a spinoff of her bestseller These Violent Delights, Chloe Gong returns to 1930s Shanghai with a tale of dueling spies. After an experiment makes her ageless and immortal, Rosalind Chang becomes a spy for her country hoping to redeem her traitorous past. When the Japanese are suspected of a series of murders, Rosalind must go undercover posing as the wife of another spy to investigate a series of murders.
The coming of age story of First Lady Jackie Kennedy, who spent a year studying abroad in Paris in 1949. Knowing her family’s precarious finances, Jacqueline Bouvier knows she will be expected to marry well after graduating college. But for this one year in Paris, Jacqueline can just be herself as she falls in love with a writer … and with the city itself.
Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the war broke out in Syria. Although she loves her home country, Salama is desperate to escape before her sister-in-law gives birth. Volunteering at a hospital treating scores of injured people, Salama’s anxieties are embodied by her imaginary companion Khwaf. Yet, a fated meeting with a boy makes Salama question her desire to leave. For what if this dreaded war is actually a long-awaited revolution?
Not Feeling the October Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five October 2022 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 October Picks
Having enjoyed Chloe Gong’s These Violent Delights, I knew right away that I would pick Foul Lady Fortune when it was offered among this month’s selections. Foul Lady Fortune is a spinoff of the first two books, so I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’ve read Gong’s debut series.
I actually just finished reading Steadman’s Something in the Water, an early Reese Witherspoon book club pick from a few years ago. While the premise was good, I didn’t love the execution. However, I love reading twisted domestic thrillers, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy The Family Game.
Lastly, I want to read something Halloween-appropriate this month, but neither Sign Here nor Thistlefoot are calling to me. Instead, I went through the back catalog and picked Riley Sager’s Final Girls. It’s about a girl who is the sole survivor of a mass murder and is caught up in a new mystery involving similar survivors. I’ve heard it’s got slasher girl vibes, but it’s more psychological thriller than horror.
Which of the Book of the Month October 2022 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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