Are you an avid reader? I am! Although for the past 7 years most of the books I’ve read are of the picture book variety. But that’s okay! Because of it, I am raising an avid reader! And he’s older now so we are getting to read some chapter books together – classics like The Wizard of Oz (that I never read as a kid!), Dr. Doolittle, Little House in the Big Woods, and some for the Box Car Children’s series (also, that I never read as a kid).
And because he’s reading on his own now, instead of constantly asking me to read him this book and that book, and able to read to himself with fluency and comprehension, I have found myself with a little more time to start reading for ME again. I’ve picked up a couple books at the library by my favorite author recently and have been working my way through them.
But aside from picking up books from my favorite author, I’ve been so out of the “grown-up books loop” that I wouldn’t know where to turn next. What’s good to read? What is right for my preferences? Who are the new authors worth reading?
Well, Bookspan’s Book of the Month Club has the answers! From their website:
If you’re an avid reader, one thing is for certain: there are a lot of books out there, and if you just shop the “best seller” lists, you’re going to miss many of the best stories. That’s why we work hard to discover and bring you the hidden gems that most people never hear of—well-written, immersive stories that will transport you, give you thrills, and tug at your heartstrings—the types of books that are truly worth reading. Book of the Month Club has been championing these literary diamonds for the past 90 years. And we help narrow it down. Our list is curated to feature a smaller selection of only the best stories, so you don’t have to take the time to click on hundreds of different titles. We invite you to learn more about our book selections, our Judges, and our members. We know that once you get hooked, there’s nothing like that feeling when you know that your next Book of the Month is on its way to your doorstep.
Yes, you read that right – Book of the Month has been picking out great books for 90 years! All Book of the Month members have access to 5 selections that are chosen by a panel of judges. This month’s guest judge is Ellie Kemper, who chose The Nest!
Book of the Month has a great lineup of books for April that are sure to delight readers of all kinds, including:
The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Guest Judge: Ellie Kemper)
Flight of Dreams, by Ariel Lawhon (Judge: Nina Sankovitch)
Left of Boom, by Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo (Judge: Book of the Month)
A Mother’s Reckoning, by Sue Klebold (Judge: Kim Hubbard)
No One Knows, by J.T. Ellison (Judge: Liberty Hardy)
Book of the Month is now offering 50% off a 3-month subscription to new members with code APR50. This is their best introductory deal ever! Members who use it will get 3 new hardcover books (one per month) for just $7.50 each.
You can even give Book of the Month as a gift! This might just solve the “What to get Mom for Mother’s Day” conundrum. You can send Mom her Book of the Month gift in two ways:
1. Send By Email – Book of the Month will email the recipient a gift code with a message from the sender on the date of their choice.
2. Print A Gift Voucher – Book of the Month will generate a printable gift voucher which the sender can give to the recipient by hand (or in their Mother’s Day card!).
Give Mom the gift of Book of the Month this Mother’s Day. It’s the gift that will keep on giving!
Now on to the most exciting thing! Book of the Month is giving one lucky reader a FREE 3 Month Subscription!
Use the entry form below to enter! (entry form will not show in email or feedreader so if you are viewing from either one of those you will need to click here to be taken to the blog page to find the entry form)
US entries only. Giveaway ends 5/15/2016 at 11:59 pm cst.