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March 2018 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: An American Marriage, Not That I Could Tell and The Wife Between Us

Book Of The Month March 2018 Book Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

My March Book Of The Month selections ended up being pretty solid choices for me. The weightier one among the three is literary fiction novel An American Marriage, while the other two are lighter reads that would fit well for a more escapist mood. Not That I Could Tell was a mystery that – despite a few less intriguing characters – held my interest well from start to finish. While The Wife Between Us is a thriller that fell a bit flat shortly after the big midway twist.

Read my full reviews of all three below and let me know in the comments what you thought if you’ve read them as well!

November 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Future Home Of The Living God, And Then There Were None & The Remains Of The Day

Book Of The Month November 2017 Book Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

For my November 2017 Book Of The Month selections, I picked an (at the time) new release – Future Home of the Living God – and two literary classics – one more recent and one less so. I ended up absolutely loving classic mystery And Then There Were None (and thankfully so since I hated the first Agatha Christie novel I read).

The other two books were more of a miss though. Especially The Remains Of The Day, which was highly recommended to me, but to which I had to give just 2 stars. Hopefully there are no hard feelings among Ishiguro fans out there though! Read my full reviews below.

P.S.: If you have any suggestions about which Agatha Christie mystery to tackle next, let me know in the comments.

October 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Sing Unburied Sing, After The Eclipse and The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Book Of The Month October 2017 Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

Here are my October 2017 Book Of The Month reviews up on the same day I’m making my February 2018 selections – right on schedule! Well actually I’m slightly behind schedule but my November 2017 reviews will be up next week and I’m sure after that I’ll be caught up in no time! Right? Right! I like the enthusiasm.

Two of the books I picked for October 2017 turned out to be extremely popular – in fact one of them, Sing Unburied Sing, became the National Book Award winner for 2017. Can’t really beat that. Weirdly enough though I could only give each of them a ‘satisfactory’ 3-star review and ended up liking the much less well-known true crime memoir I also picked more. What can I say,? Reading is weird.

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover book per month out of five selections for a low monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’ve turned my monthly deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal. You can use my referral link to sign up if you’re interested in trying it. You’ll get your first three months for just $9.99 each plus a cute tote. And I’ll get a free book when you join. Win, win!

#NonfictionNovember 2017 Week 2: Nonfiction To Fiction Book Pairings

Nonfiction To Fiction Book Pairings On Novels And Nonfiction For Nonfiction November 2017

The Week 2 topic for Nonfiction November this year was Nonfiction To Fiction Book Pairings. It’s a review structure that I’ve been dabbling in recently, so I thought I would combine a new set of nonfiction to fiction reviews with links to two earlier ones I posted on the blog in the last few months.

The new reviews for today’s post are for memoir Born A Crime by Trevor Noah and novel Hum If You Don’t Know The Words by Bianca Marais. Both books are set during Apartheid in South Africa, but ultimately only have a few things in common. The most interesting and significant parallel I found between Noah’s true story and that of Marais’ young female white character Robin, are in the spunk and initiative that both show amid extremely trying circumstances. Somehow, Robin’s character felt like it almost had the same level of dogged perseverance as Noah, though they experienced Apartheid with different skin colors and in different decades.

Hope you enjoy my reviews and don’t forget to also check out my two earlier book pairings below.

September 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Little Fires Everywhere, Exit West And Emma In The Night

September 2017 Book Of The Month Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover book per month out of five selections for a low monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’ve turned my monthly deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal. You can use my referral link to sign up if you’re interested in trying it. You’ll get your first three months for just $9.99 each plus a cute tote. And I’ll get a free book when you join. Win, win!

I’m close to getting caught up with my Book Of The Month reviews, though my October books include a 600 page tome, so that might slow me down slightly. For September, I picked three books I’ve been hearing a fair deal about, and mostly on the positive side: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker. Read my reviews below to see what I thought!

August 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Fierce Kingdom, Killers Of The Flower Moon And 2 More Titles

August 2017 Book Of The Month Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover book per month out of five selections for a low monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’ve turned my monthly deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal.

You can use my referral link to sign up if you’re interested in trying it. You’ll get your first three months for just $9.99 each plus a cute tote. And I’ll get a free book when you join. Win, win!

I had a pretty lucky month for my Book Of The Month selections. I ended up with two five star picks (Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips and Killers Of The Flower Moon by David Grann) and one solid three star pick (The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan). I also ended up with a bonus book (The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healey) because Book Of The Month sent it to me accidentally. Once I let them know, they shipped the correct book out to me asap and let me keep The Sisters Chase as well (great customer service). I ended up not loving it, but I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Read my full reviews below!

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