This month's picks were
- Nicotine by Nell Zink
- The Trespasser by Tana French
- Every man a menace by Patrick Hoffman
- Swing Time by Zadie Smith
- A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem (picked by special guest Anthony Bourdain)
Several days later (I got expedited shipping because I added an extra book) the books showed up at the door. I felt like a five-year old opening a Christmas present, here is what was inside!
|Apple and coffee not included in the box|
The first box you receive comes with a cute navy tote with "Book of the Month" on one side and the logo on the other, your book(s), and a magnet which is now proudly on my fridge. The tote is of great quality and I've already gotten great use out of it. No flimsy bags here! Something that I didn't realize was that the book dust jacket and spine comes emblazoned with the Book of the Month Logo as you can see in the picture. The back of the book also does not contain any blurbs or summaries but just states "Book of the Month" along with the month and year in which that book was originally offered. This didn't bother me but then again I'm not too picky about how my books look on the shelf. Lastly there was a note from the judge who had selected the book you chose that month.
Overall I am very happy with my Book of the Month box and I'm already anticipating next month's box!