Wednesday, April 5, 2017

{Bookish Subscription Box} The Book of the Month Box #1: March!

Hey, guys!

Around the middle of March, one of my online bookish friends told me how to get my first box for $1! (DM me if you want to too!). I only ordered 1 book for this box just to see what would come with just the book. 


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.


The March Box:

~  Book: Marlena by Julie Buntin
~  Two Bookmarks: 1 blurb from a judge & 1 looking for new judges

The Book I Chose: Marlena by Julie Buntin

A note from one of the judges, Steph

Become a judge promo bookmark!

About the Book:

Goodreads synopsis: 

An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades

Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena’s orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts—first drink, first cigarette, first kiss—while Marlena’s habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past.

Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Julie Buntin’s Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.

Average GR Rating: 3.89 (540 ratings)
Release Date: April 4, 2017 
Genres: Fiction, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Adult Fiction, Coming-Of-Age > Relationships


I will have a review up for this book within the next few months. I'm so busy these next four weeks with my last jaunt of my first year of college. This doesn't mean I won't be posting, but when I write reviews, I want to write a review that will fully explain my thoughts as I read. I don't want to leave out anything that could potentially be important for the review. I hope you all understand. 

Until then, if you're interested in getting yourself a Book of the Month box for yourself (for $1!!!) then please contact me! I'll give you the hook up!

Happy reading, all!
@LivTheBookNerd on Books Amino