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. 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 subscription price is $14.99 per month.
The book arrived in a sturdy blue box.
The inner cover of the box says “You’ve got great taste.”
There’s also a bookmark that says “Oh, hello again.”
The back has the Book of the Month branding.
Everything in my box!
The Book of the Month subscription includes one book per month. You can add on extra titles for $9.99 per book!
“A feast of a read… I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.” ―Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light
In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.
With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie’s yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.
A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
At the back, there’s an icon showing that is a Book of the Month featured book for March 2020.
The synopsis is printed on the dust jacket’s flap. This one imposes the question “what happens when you try to do the right thing but it all goes wrong?” and then gave us a sneak peek of what the story is all about.
The story is about two families, and the complex situation they’re in as neighbors. The story is actually more than the title, as it tackles topics and conflicts about racism, social or class-separation, and even gender bias. The family who resided first in the neighborhood of Oak Knoll, the Alston-Holts, thought that they were living a peaceful and good life until the Whitmans arrive.
The story is told from multiple points of view. It’s really an unconventional story and we’re also intrigued by how the two families will come to terms, with the fight because of a historic tree and with their teens falling for each other. Since we have plenty of time, it was the perfect time for me to delve into this meaty subject matter.
Book of the Month is a subscription that caters to bookworms, even to the pickiest ones. They always have a well-thought-out selection of books every month, and most of the books are potential favorites. In case you can’t pick just one book, you also have the option to include an add-on. This subscription really makes it easy for us to fill up our shelves with the best books! We can’t wait to discover other promising authors and compelling stories in the upcoming months!
What do you think of this month’s book selections?