Okay, so you all have heard of Book of the Month right?! If you aren’t in the bookish world or somehow haven’t heard of it before, Book of the Month is a monthly subscription service that selects five hardcover new releases each month, and you get to pick your fave for just $14.99 a month (also yes, shipping is FREE)!
You heard me right- $14.99 for a BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER. Want more than one of the choices for the month, or a previously selected title? Add up to TWO of those to your box for $9.99 EACH per month! Not loving the choices for the month? No problem- you can skip and your credit rolls over to the next one!
So why am I going on and on about Book of the Month now, seeing as it’s been around since 1926?
Well guys, gals, and non-binary pals- they’ve debuted a BOOK OF THE MONTH YA BOX! *insert high-pitched squeals* I hadn’t subscribed to the box in the past because to be honest, I read YA far more than I read Adult Fiction or Nonfiction, so I wasn’t sure the picks would be for me…but thanks to Garan at @gobletoffiction (sidenote: his Booktube is one of my favorite things in existence- watch it and thank me later), I’m a new enthusiastic subscriber to BOTM YA! If you’re interested in trying BOTM YA, follow this link and use the coupon code FLEX this month to get your first book for just $9.99!
Can you handle more exciting news?
Y’all I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I have been chosen as a Book of the Month YA Affiliate! This is so exciting, as I’m incredibly passionate about YA and promoting diverse authors, stories, and experiences, and BOTM does an INCREDIBLE job of selecting books that fit these goals! If you want to learn more about the affiliate program or sign up to join, follow this link to get started (full disclosure: you help support me and my book addiction by signing up)!
So what book did I pick for my August box? That would be none other than Natasha Díaz’s debut Color Me In! I do book selection for my library’s Teen Collection and let me tell you, this book is getting RAVE reviews (so much so that our Teen Services staff included it in our most anticipated new releases for the month)! I can’t wait to get a chance to sit down and read it, and scroll down to learn more about the book!
Who is Nevaeh Levitz?
Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom’s family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time. Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but one of her cousins can’t stand that Nevaeh, who inadvertently passes as white, is too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices they face on a daily basis as African Americans. In the midst of attempting to blend their families, Nevaeh’s dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. Even with the push and pull of her two cultures, Nevaeh does what she’s always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent.
It’s only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom’s past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has a voice. And she has choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she find power in herself and decide once and for all who and where she is meant to be?
I’ll be posting more about BOTM YA as the months go on but if you have any questions about the service or about the affiliate program, feel free to comment below or email me/DM me on my Bookstagram and I’d be happy to answer!
Until next time friends!