Book of the Month – Giveaway, August 2016 Review & 50% off Coupon

A fun adventure through the multiverse…


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Book of the Month is (you guessed it) a monthly book subscription. Each month, a panel of five judges select five new book selections. Picks are announced on the first, and subscribers get six days to make their book selection. Recently, BOTM has added a ship early feature which I love. Seriously, why don’t more subscriptions ship during the first week?


Out of the five books this month, it was a bit hard for me to pick. They all looked very readable, but ultimately, because of my love of time travel and science fiction, I chose Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.


I read it in two days, and I am begging my husband to read it next.


“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.


Maris Kreizman, the Slaughterhouse 90210 author, was the judge who selected Dark Matter. She included a little intro letter. I happen to agree with everything she said, and I actually enjoyed her letter more once I finished the book.


For some reason, I kinda like that this edition was printed for BOTM, and that the date is right there on the cover.


Yes to this quote on the included bookmark, and yes to Lena Dunham.


This wine koozie made me laugh. I’m not sure glasses of wine last long enough at my house to be koozied (pretty sure koozied is a word). I don’t think BOTM usually includes extras, but this month, they are having an Instagram photo contest and challenged their readers to use this in a photo. Here’s my attempt:


Oh, if every day could be spent drinking koozied wine, reading books and lounging in the hammock. What a life! “I have to finish this book, children! I have a review to write.”


Book of the Month Club allows members to select two extra books for $9.99 each, and I kinda wish I would have done that this month. I inhaled Dark Matter, and I’m pretty sure I would have been equally happy with All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

September’s selection will be live on September 1st, and you can save 50% on a three-month subscription with code REFER50 HERE.

Super exciting news: One of our readers is going to win a THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to Book of the Month club! Three months! I wish all of you could win this, so we could have a BeejuBoxes book club.

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I live in Utah with my carnivorous husband, three swell daughters, and two semi-trained dogs at the base of some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Sometimes I write for money, but usually I just play Candy Crush.

I am a vegan, homeschooling mom who might be a tad obsessed with subscription boxes. My infatuation is evidenced by my uncanny ability to recognize the sound of my mail carrier’s truck engine. I’d like to say don’t judge me, but if I were you, I’d judge me. I love vegan/eco-friendly, literary and thoughtfully curated boxes.
  1. I chose the same book this month! I haven’t started it yet but I’m even more excited about it now after how quickly you read it.

    Oh, and my favorite book is Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

  2. I have a difficult time with this because I have so many! I will go with a couple I read very young that shaped my personal viewpoints on people and life: Catseye by Andre Norton and Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Two very different books – one outwardly philosophical, the other a children’s science fiction book with a hidden message. If you saw the world through the mind, eyes, and emotions of another (in the story it is several intelligent animals), how would your world change? JLS, of course, is about not only surpassing your own limitations but guiding others to do the same.

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