Book of the Month | May Unboxing

Book of the Month is such a great subscription box! If you haven’t checked it out already, you really should.


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May Book of the Month

Each month you get to choose your BOTM, which are all new releases. This month I chose Aimee Molloy’s The Perfect MotherI hadn’t heard anything about this book prior to adding it to my subscription box, but the description sucked me in!

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Book Description (from Goodreads): Vanity Fair calls it one of the most anticipated books of the summer. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal’s Kerry Washington.

An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.

They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.

When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn’s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie’s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media.

Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.


Extra Book #1

In addition to your BOTM, you also get the option to add on an additional two books. The first extra book I added this month was The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. I’ve been on the fence about adding this book for the past couple months, but after reading some reviews, I was sold.

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Book Description (from Goodreads): Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.


Extra Book #2

The second extra book I added to my box was Still Me by Jojo Moyes, the third book in the Me Before You trilogy. I’ve enjoyed the first two books in the series, so I’m looking forward to this one as well!

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Book Description (from Goodreads): From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.

As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she navigates how to stay true to herself, while pushing to live boldly in her brave new world.


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18 thoughts on “Book of the Month | May Unboxing

  1. I have thought about signing up for this, just haven’t done it. I think that’s awesome that you can add an extra two books! These look interesting. I haven’t looked into them much but have been seeing them around the blogging world 🙂 Enjoy!

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  2. I’m signed up. This month I also got “The Perfect Mother” and have added it to my pile of books to read. Last month I had received “The Woman in the Window” – I read it over a weekend. Very good and fast read. I was not blown out of the water by it – a lot of the twists I was able to figure out before they were revealed, but it was good enough to keep me reading through the weekend. Definitely recommend it for a quick and enjoyable read.

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  3. I’ve been thinking about signing up for this subscription box, but I haven’t done it. I love your unboxings because I’ve added a few adult fiction books to balance out the fantasy books on my TBR.

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