I signed up for Book of the Month, and received my first pick in the mail this week: Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey.
Here’s my thoughts on BOTM so far:
- The five book options were so limiting! I almost didn’t pick one
- I think $14.99/month is perhaps too much. (This is on me – for reasons unknown I had it in my head that it was $9.99/month and was surprised when I got to the checkout screen and saw that it was more)
- It’s nice that you can “skip” a month if the book selection doesn’t interest you, but you will still be charged either way so that’s not really skipping, is it? You are essentially forced into buying one of their “book credits” to use in the future
- I’m really bad with reading books I’m “supposed” to read so the expectation that I will read whatever book they send me each month, and the following month and so on, is a little daunting
Why did I sign up then? Well the answer is simple. The first month is free. Yes, really! And because I work at a library and can get new books for free at essentially any time, it begs the question of why I even signed up. A question I can’t answer, either.
This book did sound interesting don’t get me wrong, but the main reason I chose it is because of the short number of pages. It’s a thin one and hopefully shouldn’t take me too long to finish, whenever that happens to be. As you can tell, I have no idea if I will continue with this service in the future.
Are you a member of Book of the Month? How do you like it?