This summer, in particular, we are craving activities that allow us to get offline, unplug, and relax. One of the best ways to achieve this? Go back to the basics and get lost in a really good book.
But where to even start? From best-seller lists to online bookstores and book clubs, it’s near impossible to sort through all the options out there! Thankfully, we found Book of the Month — and tried it out for you! Want to know all the deets on the coolest premium book service around? Read on.
How Does It Work?
Whether you’re an avid reader or you haven’t read for fun in years, Book of the Month makes the process easy. Every month, members pick from a selection of five curated books. There is truly something for everyone across all genres, from epic romances to captivating thrillers. The best part is that Book of the Month has an editorial team that reads and reviews every book before deciding which ones get selected. In other words, you can be sure it’s going to be a good one. No book buyer’s remorse involved!
While we like to believe reading is having a renaissance of sorts right now, Book of the Month has actually been around for quite some time. They first started back in 1926 and promoted books like “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Sun Also Rises” before they were huge best-sellers. It just goes to show, reading good books is a timeless hobby.
Honestly, the most challenging part of the process is deciding what book to choose each month. If you can’t choose just one, though, Book of the Month allows you to add-on two additional picks. Your add-on selections don’t even have to be just from the monthly picks, you can also choose from a wide array of additional add-on books.
For the more avid readers, one of the perks of Book of the Month is exposure to new and diverse reading options. Through their curation process, they are constantly discovering new authors. They also often have early release books as part of their monthly selection that you can’t buy anywhere else yet!
Do I Have to Get a Book Every Month?
There’s no required reading here. The service is super-flexible, meant to integrate seamlessly with your everyday life. They understand schedules get busy, so you can always skip a month if you know you won’t have time to read or don’t see anything that catches your eye. You can skip as many times a year as you need. Bottom line: Reading is meant to be fun, not stressful!
It’s really the little things that get us excited these days, and nothing beats seeing the little blue box of book mail delivered straight to your door!
Let’s Talk About $$
New members get their first book for $9.99 (use code INSPIRE), and after that, it’s $14.99 a month for one hardcover book. What’s more, the books are genuinely gorgeous and are definitely worthy of being displayed on your shelf. Plus, there is really something almost therapeutic about going screen-free and reading a physical book.
Especially in a season of life where we’re all looking for community and new hobbies, reading is the perfect activity for long summer evenings or your next staycation. Even better, we recommend getting your friends to sign up and hosting a virtual book club.
So go ahead, check out the July books and see if anything catches your eye! If you’re anything like us, you’ll want them all.
This article was sponsored by our friends at Book of the Month.
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