March Picks for BOTM
Every month BOTM makes five choices available to subscribers, plus a plethora of add-ons to choose from. Here are the picks made by reviewers Cat and Allyson.
March’s BOTM choices are:
-The Final Revival of Opal & Nev (Historical Fiction)
-What’s Mine and Yours (Literary Fiction)
-Too Good to Be True (Thriller)
-In a Book Club Far Away (Contemporary Fiction)
-The Lost Apothecary (Historical Fantasy)
In a Book Club Far Away – In a Book Club Far Away is one of those novels that immediately caught my attention. I imagine that there are many avid readers that will always find themselves lured to the concept of book clubs, libraries, and anything else deemed bookish. I’m clearly one of them! This is a novel that follows three (somewhat estranged) friends, and army wives who rally in response to a call for aid – and must overcome great distances to help one another. – Check back on March 19th for Cat’s review!
The Lost Apothecary – I have been hearing nonstop chatter about The Lost Apothecary, so you can imagine my delight at seeing it pop up as one of the options for BOTM! Plus that cover is absolutely stunning, and that’s enough for me. The Lost Apothecary is a historical fiction novel and is focused on a female apothecary. One that helps women find their freedom from the men who create a dangerous world for them. The story is set in two time periods, one in 1791, and the other in modern-day London. –
Mexican Gothic – Okay, so Mexican Gothic isn’t actually one of the options for this month’s BOTM, but it is available as an add-on, and it is a novel I’ve been meaning to pick up and read for months. Given that I just got a birthday credit from BOTM, now seemed like the perfect time to treat myself! This makes for my second historical fiction pick this month, but it’s going to be worth it. Noemi Taboada is about to set off on a fantastic and terrifying adventure – and it all begins with a letter. – Check back on March 29th for Cat’s review!
The Lost Apothecary- I have been anticipating the release of this book so you can only guess how excited I was when I saw it as an option on BOTM. This is categorized as Historical Fiction about a woman who crafts poisonous concoctions to help rid women of man troubles. I am usually not a huge fan of historical fiction books but given that this has a dual timeline and one of them is modern-day I thought maybe this one could change my mind. Also what a perfect read for Women’s history month.
Spinning Silver- This book was an add-on option that just caught my eye. Honestly, it was a total impulse buy. I believe this is supposed to be some kind of reimagining of Rumpelstiltskin. I’m excited to dive into this one!