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So while I feel the February 2023 Book of the Month picks are little bit of a letdown, I am still excited because I predicted 4 of the 7 new selections! And one of the picks was the book I was hoping for most.
I used this month as a chance to grab some older books as add-ons since I only wanted one February book. I filled my box with The Writing Retreat, The Hacienda, and The Reunion.
In case you didn’t know, Book of the Month (BOTM) is my favorite monthly book subscription box. I love the anticipation of finally seeing the monthly picks and always have fun trying to guess what may show up on the app on the first of every month.
If you aren’t familiar with BOTM, you can check out my full review of this subscription service. The basic idea is BOTM chooses 5-7 books from different genres every month and members can choose their pick when the books go live. You can also add on up to two more books for only $10.99 each.
If you don’t like any of the picks, you can choose to skip and save your credit for the next month, which is honestly the best part of this service to me. I don’t like subscription boxes that only offer one book selection that you don’t know ahead of time. If you are interested in trying BOTM, you can use my link to get your first book for only $5!
February Book of the Month Picks
Release Date: January 24, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 4.34
The acclaimed author of Love Lettering weaves a wise and witty new novel that echoes with timely questions about love, career, reconciling with the past, and finding your path while knowing your true worth.
Release date: January 31, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 4.35
Rare. Moving. Powerful. This beautiful, page-turning and redemptive story of a mother’s gripping journey across the Caribbean to find her stolen children in the aftermath of slavery is a remarkable debut.
Release date: February 7, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 4.16
A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances. Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes?
Release Date: February 21, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 3.84
The Plot meets Please Join Us in this psychological suspense debut about a young author at an exclusive writer’s retreat that descends into a nightmare.
Release date: February 6, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 4.31
Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George’s Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and poignancy: from familial duty and racism, to female pleasure, the complexity of love, and the life-saving power of friendship. Most important, it explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and cultures―and it celebrates finally being able to find where you belong.
Release date: February 14, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 4.07
A sumptuous, gothic-infused story about a marriage that is unraveled by dark secrets, a friendship cursed to end in tragedy, and the danger of believing in fairy tales–the breathtaking adult debut from New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi.
Release Date: January 17, 2023
Current Goodreads Rating: 3.37
A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman’s messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter Monica Heisey
What book(s) did you end up picking in February? Let me know in the comments!