Good morning, bookpups! I am so beyond excited for my most recent Book of the Month picks that I decided to do an October BOTM Un-boxing! Are you a Book of the Month subscriber? What were your picks for October?
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For those of you who have been around the blog a bit or seen us on Bookstagram, you are probably already aware that I’m in a serious reading slump. I’ve set aside all romance books for the time being and switched genres in an attempt to pull myself from it. So you can imagine how excited I was when my Book of the Month box showed up on my doorstep this morning! I put on my warmest hoodie and ran outside to take one of the last outdoor unboxing photos I’ll do this year (because it’s just brrr!)
My October BOTM Picks
Disclaimer: book covers courtesy of Book of the Month
by Alice Hoffman
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape.
One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back – almost as if by magic …
I have loved Practical Magic since the first time I saw the movie. I love the Owens sisters and how the story can be creepy, yet sweet and touching at the same time. The family sticks together and I just adore all of it. Not to mention this gorgeous 25th Anniversary Edition! I added it to my box purely because of that.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
V.E. Schwab is an author who has been on my TBR pile for years, ever since I first started book blogging back in 2017. Except I’ve never actually picked one of them up. Of course, when I read the synopsis for Addie LaRue, I had to have it because I am (sort-of) obsessed with stories about immortal creatures. And a girl that finds one person in 300 years who remembers her name … now, that’s a story I’m going to like! It’s definitely first up on my Book of the Month TBR 🙂 Anyone want to buddy read??
The Girl in the Mirror
by Rose Carlyle
Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.
Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes. When she makes it to land, Iris allows herself to be swept up by Adam, who assumes that she is Summer.
Iris recklessly goes along with his mistake. Not only does she finally have the golden life she’s always envied, with her sister gone, she’s one step closer to the hundred-million-dollar inheritance left by her manipulative father. All Iris has to do is be the first of his seven children to produce an heir.
Iris’s “new” life lurches between glamorous dream and paranoid nightmare. On the edge of being exposed, how far will she go to ensure no one discovers the truth? And just what did happen to Summer on the yacht? Only Iris knows …
This is another exciting one I can’t wait to read! Twins and a crazy jealousy that leads to … what? What happens to Summer on the yacht? And can Iris really pretend to be her perfect twin sister for the rest of her life? I have my suspicions about what’s going to happen but I’m looking forward to seeing how everything plays out. October is the perfect time to read a thriller, right?
>> Like twin stories? Check out our review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett <<
What book(s) did you choose for this month’s BOTM?
If you’re a Book of the Month buddy, let us know in the comments below which book(s) you chose for October BOTM picks! Did you snag a copy of the gorgeous 25th anniversary edition of Practical Magic? DM us on Bookstagram if you’ve read any of our picks and would like to chat about them!