Welcome back everyone! When I first started this blog, I was reading (almost exclusively) Book of the Month (BOTM) club books. For those of you that are unaware, BOTM is a service where they pick 5 books that are coming out that month (or soon after). You get to choose at least 1 of those 5 books for your box (with a maximum of 3), and they ship it to your door. So essentially, it is a service that gives you an ARC every month.
I found this service in May of 2019. I was at a job where we were sitting around A LOT and I wanted something new to read. My first ever BOTM selection was Small Country by Gaël Faye, and I haven’t looked back since. I learned some tricks along the way (mainly to save your credits as much as possible by buying the add-ons out of pocket) and I track BOTM books rather religiously.
At the time of writing this post (August 9th, 2019) I have read 56 of the 80 books that have been offered by the service since I began using it. I have read books from most of the genres (even the ones I don’t like), and since the inception of this blog, I have been trying to share my thoughts on them with you guys.
As I am trying to both increase and systemize the content I create, I wanted to put emphasis back on BOTM and its roots on the blog. So this is the official announcement: I am going to be attempting (and let’s be real, attempting is the only word to describe it) to make the final FULL week of the month BOTM week! Meaning: that Monday through Friday, there will be reviews at 5 PM EST of the BOTM picks for that month! I hope you guys are as excited as I am, and I hope to see you all there!
If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!