Book of the Month YA: August Selections

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Perhaps you’re already heard of Book of the Month, a monthly subscription box (U.S. only) that offers five newly released hardcover books for you to choose from for $14.99/month (free shipping!). I had to cancel my subscription I have a huge number of unread books on my shelf, but I love seeing their selections every month, which range from non-fiction to thrillers to fantasy—there’s bound to be something that interests you! You can add additional books for $9.99, which is such a steal for a hardcover.

Recently, Book of the Month launched a Young Adult subscription box as well! Previously, there were a couple YA selections every once in a while, but if you love YA or are looking to read more YA, this box is perfect for you. Sign up today and get your first book for $9.99 with the code FLEX!

August Selections

For August, I picked the YA historical novel The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee, and I absolutely loved it! Set in 1890 Atlanta, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a maid by day and writes an advice column under the pseudonym ‘Ms. Sweetie’ by night. I immediately loved Jo because she’s witty and self-aware, and she explores race and gender in her column. I loved seeing the perspective of a Chinese-American girl in this time period in the South.

The other August selections are:

  • House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (fantasy)
  • Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry (thriller)
  • Mind Games by Shana Silver (sci-fi/dystopian)
  • Color Me In by Natasha Diaz (contemporary)

Past Selections

You can also add additional books from the current month & past months for $9.99. My recommendations from past selections are:

  • Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (fantasy) – see my review!
  • The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (contemporary)
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (contemporary)
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (fantasy) – see my review!
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (contemporary)

If you’re a BOTM YA subscriber, let me know what you picked this month!

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