Book of the Month Canada Review: October 2023

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Every month they release 5 new books which they have narrowed down from hundreds of new releases (so you don’t have to).

I signed myself up for a subscription back in June, mostly because one of the book choices was “She Started It by Sian Gilbert” and it seemed like the perfect creepy Summer read…..and update….it was! I skipped a couple months between now and then (it’s super easy to skip a delivery anytime) and now here we are with my October selections.

Subscription Details

How Book of the Month works:

  • New selections are announced on the 1st of the month: The BOTM team selects 5 new books each month, one of which is included in your membership.
  • Choose your Book of the Month by the 6th: Visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to them and they will choose one for you.
  • Read, react and discuss with other members: All books ship on the same day. Return to the site to share and discuss with other members.

Your Book of the Month is $24.17-$26.99 CAD depending on your membership plan. Once you are a member, any price changes will be communicated to you in advance via email. The cost of an add-on is $14.99 CAD. You can add up to two add-ons in each box after your first box. Once you ship your third box and become a Friend, you can add up to four additional add-ons in each box.

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Here’s a peek at my October 2023 Book of the Month Canada picks…

October Book: When I’m Dead

On a bone-chilling October night, Medical Examiner Rowan Winthorp investigates the death of her daughter’s best friend. Hours later, the tragedy hits even closer to home when she makes a devastating discovery—her daughter, Chloe, is gone. But, not without a trace.

A morbid mosaic of clues forces Rowan and her husband to question how deeply they really knew their daughter. As they work closely to peel back the layers of this case, they begin to unearth disturbing details about Chloe and her secret transgressions . . . details that threaten to tear them apart.

Amidst the noise of navigating her newfound grief and reconciling the sins of her past, an undeniable fact rings true for Rowan: karma has finally come to collect.

Add-On Book: Gone Tonight

Catherine Sterling thinks she knows her mother. Ruth Sterling is quiet, hardworking, and lives for her daughter. All her life, it’s been just the two of them against the world. But now, Catherine is ready to spread her wings, move from home, and begin a new career. And Ruth Sterling will do anything to prevent that from happening.

Ruth Sterling thinks she knows her daughter. Catherine would never rebel, would never question anything about her mother’s past or background. But when Ruth’s desperate quest to keep her daughter by her side begins to reveal cracks in Ruth’s carefully-constructed world, both mother and daughter begin a dance of deception.

Final Thoughts

I just received my October Book of the Month Canada a few days ago so I haven’t started the books yet but here are a couple reviews for each book via Goodreads….

When I’m Dead:

  • “This is the third book in the Black Harbor series, but the first one I’ve read. I will be going back to read the others though, as I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one.”
  • “What a gripping and darkly twisted psychological ‘mystery’ thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end!! “

Gone Tonight:

  • “This book has a very slow start and was not what I was expecting, but the plot was original and piqued my interest enough to keep me reading.”
  • “A great psychological mystery that I finished in a day. Unfortunately for me it was a bit slow, with not very much going on in the first half of the book. “

-AYOB Sarah

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