Book of the Month is now in Canada! Here are the May 2023 Book of the Month selections to choose from for your new favourite subscription box. What books will you pick?
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May 2023 Book of the Month Picks
Did you know that Book of the Month is now available in Canada?
One of the original (and most popular) book subscription boxes, Book of the Month now ships to Canada – and Canadian readers are celebrating the news! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on this legendary book subscription service.
Canadians can sign up to choose a favourite (or several faves) from Book of the Month’s curated list of new book releases. And then? Selections are delivered right to your door. Get ready to read your heart out!
Each month, I’ll share with you the Book of the Month picks and thoughts on each. I hope it will help you decide what books you’d like to read and pick for your subscription box! Not yet a Book of the Month subscriber? I’m still so happy to introduce you to the new book titles and to the service itself – maybe it will inspire you to become a subscriber (and get your read on)!
What is Book of the Month?
Book of the Month is America’s #1 book subscription box. And it’s now shipping to Canada! As a Canadian reader, I can’t wait to sign up for my subscription – it really is a book lovers dream! Book of the Month has the best new books in Canada.
In the book world, Book of the Month is one of the most (if not the most) popular subscription boxes. Every month, you get to choose an amazing book (or books) from their curated list of new releases and its shipped right to your door. As Book of the Month says, you’ll want to cancel all your weekend plans!
How Does Book of the Month Work?
“Choose from a curated selection of the best new reads every month and get them delivered.”Book of the Month
They pick a few, then we pick our fave!
Since 1926, Book of the Month has been curating the very best in books for their monthly list. That means we get to “choose from stories vetted by cool people with great taste” (Books of the Month).
After checking out the monthly selections, readers pick the book they’d like to add to their subscription box. It’s then delivered right to their door – in the famous, bright blue Book of the Month box.
Step 1. We feature a few wow-worthy reads.Book of the Month
Step 2. You decide if you want one (or more).
Step 3. Then you read, review and repeat.
All it takes is three easy steps.
First, we pick a book from the selections on the list. Book of the Month selections focus on exciting new releases, perspectives and authors. Second, we get our box. It’s always an awesome day when that iconic blue box arrives at the door! Third, we can skip a month at anytime. Behind on your reading? Don’t see anything that catches your eye on this month’s list? Just roll your credits over, no problem.
As an added bonus, many Book of the Month selections are often early releases. What does that mean? You get to read them even before the books are available in stores. It’s almost like you get an advanced copy. How cool is that?
How Much Does Book of the Month Cost?
A Book of the Month subscription costs $26.99 per month (definitely cheaper than buying hardcover new releases at the book store) and you even get your first book for just $19.99.
You can skip a month at any time (no questions asked). Want more than one book from the month’s list of selections? You can get extra add-on’s for a discounted price each month too. Also, you can easily cancel your subscription at any time if you wish – but I don’t think you’ll want to!
You can visit the Book of the Month website for more information on subscriptions here.
Are you ready to find out the May 2023 Book of the Month picks? Read on!
May 2023 Book of the Month Picks
A husband drowning in debt and a wife grappling with infertility have their relationship tested during a winter storm.Book of the Month
Struggling with infertility, Malcolm and Jess (a small town couple) stretch their finances to buy the local bar, the Half Moon. A marriage and business in crisis, Malcolm learns a shocking secret about his wife, a bar patron suddenly goes missing and a blizzard brings the entire town to a standstill. An exploration of the complexities of mid-life, marriage, parenthood, family and small town life, this book has been named one of the most anticipated of the year.
Prepare to shed a couple tears for this moving, inspirational story about a death doula learning not to fear living.Book of the Month
Clover Brooks works as a death doula in New York City, devoting her life to helping people die peacefully. She’s always had a deep connection to the dying since kindergarten (when her teacher died during class right before her eyes). In her dedicated work with death, she has forgotten how to truly live. That is, until a feisty old woman’s final wish forces her on a trip across the country – to uncover a forgotten love story – navigating uncharted roads of courage, happiness and friendship along the way.
Two doctors unlucky in love realize romance may still be in the cards – literally – when they start writing to each other.Book of the Month
Dr. Briana Ortiz’s life is bottoming out. Nothing is going according to plan – and her brother needs a kidney donor. When she finds herself dealing with yet another huge pain in the ass, she gets a letter. It’s from Dr. Jacob Maddox, and it definitely changes the game. It might be a terrible first impression, but they totally hit it off. And when this sexy doctor wants to give her brother a kidney, how can she possibly resist when he calls in a favour? Are they the perfect match?
One woman’s decision to pass as white reverberates through generations in this riveting exploration of race and fame.Book of the Month
Kitty Karr is a legendary, iconic white actress of Old Hollywood glamour, who dies leaving her multi-million dollar estate to the St. John sisters (three young, wealthy Black women) – and the media has lots and lots of questions. As Elise St. John sorts through Kitty’s journals, she makes a shocking discovery about Kitty’s rise to fame in the segregated South . . . that could unravel the entire St. John family. Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? is a Reese’s Book Club pick.
While house-sitting, Emma Carpenter starts encountering eerie things after posting a negative review of a horror novel.Book of the Month
Emma Carpenter lives isolated, in an old beach house on the coast with her dog Laika. After posting a one-star review of a gruesome horror novel, she finds herself in an online argument with the author himself. Not long after, strange events – that are too coincidental – start happening at night, and Emma begins to wonder if he might actually be stalking her. Digging deeper into his work, she discovers that all of his novels are about stalking and murder. Has he found her? What is he capable of?
Singed by New York’s melting pot, an immigrant family continues to fight movingly for a piece of the American dream.Book of the Month
What does it mean to be American? Tony (an engineer turned doorman) and his young daughter Tammy are a Chinese-American family striving for a better life. Oliver is a handsome, wealthy, white lawyer (with a dark family secret) who lives in the building where Tony works. After a violent attack intertwines their lives, they are all changed forever. An exploration of three perspectives of the American experience, identity and family (set in New York and China across three decades), Paper Names has lots of buzz.
May 2023 Book of the Month Picks, What Will You Read?
What book will you add to your subscription box? I hope this post helps you find some incredible new books to read! What do you think of the May 2023 Book of the Month picks? I’d love for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below (one of my favourite things is great conversation about books). And with that, let’s get our read on!
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