The Book of the Month September 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 Scientist Testing Out Love
- The Memoir of a Young Chine Immigrant
- An Anniversary Gone Wrong Thriller
- A Neighborhood Book Club with Secrets
- A Woman Learning About Her Nigerian Heritage
Keep scrolling to see all the details about the Book of the Month September 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 at a discounted price!
September 2021 Book of the Month Selections
To convince her friend that she has a boyfriend, third-year Ph.D. student Olive Smith kisses the first boy she meets – a young hotshot professor who is remarkably full of himself. Surprisingly, Adam agrees to go along with their fake relationship. As Olive’s fake relationship spurs real feelings, Olive must decide how much she is willing to risk for love.
Qian Julie Wang
When Qian was seven years old, her family immigrated to the United States. As her parents struggled to cope with the transition from respected professors to “illegal” sweatshop laborers, Qian finds herself an outcast at school and seeks comfort in the library. When her mother becomes ill, Qian’s fears multiply in this moving coming-of-age memoir about the immigrant experience in the US.
After winning a trip to a remote Scotland getaway for the weekend, Adam and Amelia try one last-ditch effort to save their marriage. Amelia is tired of Adam putting his work as a screenwriter before her and Adam is just tired of Amelia. As things start to unravel and their past is revealed through secret anniversary letters Adam has never read, you find that someone is lying and someone doesn’t want them to end happily ever after.
L. Alison Heller
In the Cottonwood Estates, the perfect suburban enclave, the neighborhood book club serves as the perfect place for the women to gossip and read twisty thrillers and mysteries. When late-night acts of vandalism target the book club members, the women must decide how far to go to keep their secrets and protect their children.
Growing up, Hannah never knew her father, a Nigerian entrepreneur who had a brief relationship with her white mother. When Hannah’s father dies, Hannah travels to Nigeria for the funeral. There she meets the wealthy Jolade clan, learns about a culture she never thought she would understand, and has her heart stolen by a man who helps her see herself in a new light.
Not Feeling the September Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five September 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.
September’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.
September’s New Books:
My September Picks
As soon as I read the description for Qian Julie Wang’s memoir growing up as an immigrant, I knew it was the book I needed to choose this month. I love reading about the human experience, and I think, as an American, it’s so important to understand how the country looks through the eyes of an immigrant.
Because I have more credits than I can handle, I always add two additional books to my subscription book box. This month, I decided to go with two thrillers previously chosen for Reese Witherspoon’s book club.
Fingers crossed they live up to the hype because celebrity book club picks can go either way.
Which of the Book of the Month September 2021 selections are you going to pick?