Wednesday, April 26, 2017

{Bookish Subscription Box} Book Of the Month Box #2: April

Hey, guys!

     I ordered another BookOfTheMonthClub box! This month was weird because I somehow ordered a second box, but it's okay because I'm going to do another giveaway on here and on Instagram after my current giveaway is over. Keep an eye out for that!

What Is The Book Of The Month Club??

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each.

How It Works:

1. New selections are chosen each month. On the 1st of the month, the site announces the 5 books that they chose for the month.
2. Choose your book! Choose by the 6th, or skip the month. 
3. The boxes are shipped and you get a beautiful BOTM box and book! 

Shipping: U.S. only (apologies to my international readers! 😔)

Overall Product: Subscribers will receive a hardcover book from the books that were selected that month. You can add up to 2 extra books for $9.99 each plus BOTM goodies for an additional fee.


April BOTMs:

  • American War a novel by Omar El Akkad
  • The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann 
  • One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
  • Startup by Doree Shafrir 

My April Box:

Book of the Month: Startup by Doree Shafrir

Reader-Friendly Coloring Book!

A blurb from Glory, one of this month's book judges!

About the Book:

Goodreads synopsis:

From veteran online journalist and BuzzFeed writer Doree Shafrir comes a hilarious debut novel that proves there are some dilemmas that no app can solve.

Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech and he's about to launch a new and improved version that promises to bring investors running and may turn his brainchild into a $1 billion dollar business--in startup parlance, an elusive unicorn. 

Katya Pasternack is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic. An ambitious young journalist at a gossipy tech blog, Katya knows that she needs more than another PR friendly puff piece to make her the go-to byline for industry news. 

Sabrina Choe Blum just wants to stay afloat. The exhausted mother of two and failed creative writer is trying to escape from her credit card debt and an inattentive husband-who also happens to be Katya's boss-as she rejoins a work force that has gotten younger, hipper, and much more computer literate since she's been away. 

Before the ink on Mack's latest round of funding is dry, an errant text message hints that he may be working a bit too closely for comfort with a young social media manager in his office. When Mack's bad behavior collides with Katya's search for a salacious post, Sabrina gets caught in the middle as TakeOff goes viral for all the wrong reasons. As the fallout from Mack's scandal engulfs the lower Manhattan office building where all three work, it's up to Katya and Sabrina to write the story the men in their lives would prefer remain untold. 

An assured, observant debut from the veteran online journalist Doree Shafrir, Startup is a sharp, hugely entertaining story of youth, ambition, love, money and technology's inability to hack human nature.

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.4 stars (292 ratings)
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary
Page Count: 304
Goodreads Giveaway: {click here}

I can't wait to read this book. It sounds really interesting! I'll try to read it ASAP, but with finals, who knows when I'll have so much free time. Until then, if you've read this book let me know what you think of it! I'd love to know!

Happy reading, all!
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