The April Book of the Month Club included many wonderful options and I’m excited to share the three I selected!
Book of the Month Club is a monthly subscription box that scours the new release line for the best upcoming books! They then offer the top 5 to their subscribers to select for the given month at a discounted rate.
This month’s box included an adorable Book of the Month coloring book along with a mini set of colored pencils. Also included for ambassadors was a wonderful pair of socks featuring the Book of the Month logo! These will definitely come in handy for some Instagram photos as well as keeping me cozy come wintertime!
This month’s Book of the Month Club included an array of selections, but my selected three were clear from the moment I saw their descriptions!
My first selection was One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul. The cover was so intriguing, I knew I simply had to grab this!
In One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it’s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world; dealing with Internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself. With a sharp eye and biting wit, incomparable rising star and cultural observer Scaachi Koul offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.
My next selection was American War by Omar El Akkad which sounded like an incredibly interesting concept!
Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling her story is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born during war – part of the Miraculous Generation – now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past, his family’s role in the conflict and, in particular, that of his aunt, a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others.
Finally, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann was a non-fiction with a description I simply couldn’t pass up.
From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z , now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI’s first major homicide investigations.In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed , the FBI took up the case . But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Overall this was a stellar box with a lot of serious reads, but all that I’m eager to give a try! I cannot wait to check out these three and I invite you to grab a copy and join me on these journeys!