Book of the Month April 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Book of the Mont
Book of the Mont

Bookspan’s Book of the Month Club is a  monthly book subscription box. Each month their panel of Judges selects 5 books, which they announce on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book (or books) they would like to receive. All books are shipped at the same time, so members can read and participate in their discussion forums as a group. One book per month is included in the membership fee, and members can purchase up to two additional books each month for $9.99 per title. The monthly price is $16.99 per month, $11.99 per month on a year long subscription. Get a 3 month subscription for 50% off! Use Book Of The Month Invitation code HELLOBOTM50 as the coupon for this deal.

Here are the choices for April!


Ellie Kemper was the guest judge for April.

TheApril 2016 Book of the Month selections were:

The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Guest Judge: Ellie Kemper, $16.19) This book will be an Amazon Movie!
Flight of Dreams, by Ariel Lawhon (Judge: Nina Sankovitch, $17.74)
Left of Boom, by Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo (Judge: Book of the Month, $17.70)
•  A Mother’s Reckoning, by Sue Klebold (Judge: Kim Hubbard, $17.62)
• No One Knows, by J.T. Ellison (Judge: Liberty Hardy, $17.77)

I had a hard time deciding! I already read The Nest. The other four books looked interesting. I want to read them all! I sent my two top choices to Brandy and asked her to select one for me.
A quick peek
A quick peek
 Brandy surprised me with No One Knows by J.T. Ellison. Excellent choice!
Well protected
Well protected
The books are shrinkwrapped onto cardboard and include a note from the judge.
The Note
The Note
 It says
This book has more twists and turns than a corkscrew! Every other page I had a new theory about what happened to Aubrey’s husband. (He’s dead! He’s alive! She did it! She didn’t do it!) ‘No One Knows’ is that intense thriller you need to pull you through the last days of winter, a mystery that will have you second-guessing everyone so often, you’ll start to eye your pets suspiciously. Have fun trying to figure it out! Liberty
It’s the perfect choice for the winter that never ends!
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots

I have my eye on you Puss in Boots. Your sleepy cuteness is fooling no one.

No One Knows
No One Knows by J.T. Elliot

No One Knows, by J.T. Ellison ($17.77)

In an obsessive mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret, New York Timesbestselling author J.T. Ellison will make you question every twist in her page-turning novel—and wonder which of her vividly drawn characters you should trust.

The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

I’m on Chapter 3 and am leaning towards that he disappeared. I reserved the right to change my mind as I read further into the book.


I noticed the logo again this month. After you read your book, you can rate it! There is also a discussion feature on the site.

It’s another great month for the Book of the Month! It’s a great way to build your book collection and even try out books that are outside of your regular reading habits. Skip the month if nothing interests you! Select a book by April 15!

Visit Book of the Month to subscribe or find out more!  Get a 3 month subscription for 50% off with code HELLOBOTM50.

The Subscription: Book of the Month
The Description: The Judges select 5 new books each month, one of which is included in your membership. Visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to us and we will choose one for you. Receive, read, and discuss with other members!
The Price: $16.99 per month


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  • SusieA

    I just finished the Nest 15 minutes ago! I loved it. This book looks great too. I’ll have to put it on my list. I’m trying to read 2 books a week. Unfortunately, I’ve only read one per week so far this year. My mom has an online bookstore, so I never lack reading material!

    • PA Anna

      Lucky you! I tried to read at least one book per week. It doesn’t always work out that way!
      Re The Nest – I had a difficult time feeling sympathy towards the characters in the beginning of the book. I started feeling invested in them in the middle and enjoy seeing their personal growth. It should translate well into a movie.

  • AngelaR

    I Love books that have twists and turns! This is a pretty neat sub box. The kitty picture is super cute.

    • PA Anna

      Puss in Boots meows his thanks. Now to find time to finish reading the book.