I became a member of Book of the Month (BOTM) in January of 2017 and just cancelled in July of 2018. In a year and a half, I collected 32 books. Of those, I have read 20. This is one of the reasons I decided to cancel my subscription. If I’m not actually reading the books I’m picking, then what’s the point? Since my unread shelf has gotten entirely out of control I’ve decided to make reading my Book of the Month books a priority until I have read them all. Then, maybe I can think about rejoining.
January 2017 (I was studying for the bar exam at this point so I have no idea why I thought it was a good idea to join, honestly)
Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally. Unread.
The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy. Finished 5/30/17. 4/5 ⭐
March 2017 (also known as the month where I got two books even though I hadn’t read the last two yet)
Dead Letter by Caite Dolan-Leach. Finished 7/11/17. 4/5 ⭐
The Girl With Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. Unread.
April 2017 (I finally realized since I had yet to read any of my 5 selections that I should cancel for May lol)
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Unread.
June 2017 (but then I read one so I decided to rejoin? I think they offered me credits lol)
A Million Junes by Emily Henry. Finished 9/28/18. 3/5 ⭐
The Windfall by Diksha Basu. Finished 8/25/17. 4/5 ⭐
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. Finished 8/27/17. 5/5 ⭐
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. Finished 7/29/17. 4/5 ⭐
The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh. Finished 8/11/17. 4/5 ⭐
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Finished 9/14/17. 4/5 ⭐
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Unread.
The Power by Naomi Alderman. Finished 11/6/17. 4/5 ⭐
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang. Finished 1/11/18. 5/5 ⭐
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks. Finished 11/30/17. 4/5 ⭐
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter. Finished 5/31/18. 3/5 ⭐
This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibie. Unread.
The English Wife by Lauren Willig. Unread.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon. Unread.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. Unread.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. Finished 1/29/18. 4/5 ⭐
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. Finished 2/19/18. 5/5 ⭐
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Unread.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Unread.
Not that I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser. Finished 3/25/18. 3/5 ⭐
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs. Unread.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya. Unread.
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. Unread.
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri. Unread.
July 2018 (went out with a bang lol)
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Unread.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Unread.
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. Unread.