The Book of the Month September 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 September 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!
September 2022 Book of the Month Selections
Sarah Addison Allen
After her mother’s death, Zoey Hennessey moves into her apartment at The Dellawisp along the South Carolina coast. When a neighbor dies the night she arrives, Zoey is caught up in the mystery of The Dellawisp. As Zoey gets to know her quirky neighbors and searches for a lost manuscript, unfinished stories seem to permeate the premises in this tale of magical realism.
When NASA offers Bee Königswasser the lead on a neuroengineering project, she is thrilled until she learns she must work with her grad school archnemesis, the handsome Levi Ward. When her equipment goes missing and the staff begins ignoring her, Bee realizes that Levi is starting to support her at work, and must decide if she has the guts to lay her heart on the line.
After spending a lifetime as deadly assassins for The Museum, four women are given an all-inclusive vacation to celebrate their retirement. Once the network’s most prizest assets, Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie are being cast aside now in favor of younger more tech-savvy individuals. When they realized they are being targeted for assassination, the four women turn against their organization and prove that killers of a certain age can still be deadly.
In 1907, twelve-year-old Celestine is locked in the attic room of a large house by the sea, stolen from Africa and held against his will as kept as an unpaid servant. Decades later, Lowra, a young orphan girl from a privileged background, finds herself captive in the same attic room. When she’s older, Lowra tries to cope with her childhood abuse by searching for the truth of the other child from the attic.
Mai Nguyen knows that she and her daughters are cursed never to find love or happiness thanks to her ancestor who left her husband for true love and was cursed by a Vietnamese witch. Desperate, Mai consults a trusted psychic who predicts the family will have a marriage, a funeral, and the birth of a son, a prediction that will bring together the estranged women in Nguyen’s family.
Not Feeling the September Books?
Sometimes, it happens. If none of the five September 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.
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
I have to say, the biggest surprise of Book of the Month’s September 2022 picks is that Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Carrie Soto is Back is nowhere to be seen. Her last three novels have been stars of Book of the Month’s selections, but maybe they couldn’t negotiate for her newest.
In case you are wondering, expect to see it all over the bestseller lists this fall because it’s a brilliant book, though you really need to like tennis to enjoy it.
When I first looked at the September picks, I was all set to get Sarah Addison Allen’s Other Birds. It’s been on my radar for a while as a book that could be big this fall or be ignored. I even added it to my cart and then changed my mind. It probably is a really good book, but I honestly don’t enjoy magical realism as a genre. So I’m going to pass it up for now.
When I read the description for Killers of Certain Age, I laughed so hard that I knew it was exactly what I needed this month. Or at least I hope it is.
Last month I chose Karin Slaughter’s latest thriller, Girl, Forgotten. Yet, when I started to read it, it quickly became apparent that the novel is a sequel to an earlier book. So this month I added the first book, Pieces of Her, to my box. Apparently, Netflix just turned it into a miniseries, so as a bonus, I can use it for the “Book Becoming a Movie in 2022” prompt in my 2022 Reading Challenge.
Lastly, I picked Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a fairy tale retelling of Cinderella set in 1920s Mexico involving a girl who accidentally releases the spirit of the Mayan god of death. I’ve heard great things about it’s rich imagery, so I think it’ll be a fun option to balance a few of the more serious tomes currently on my bookshelf.
Which of the Book of the Month September 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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