This was one of the fastest boxes I have decided on in the last few months! Knowing full well that I am dedicating the next month and a half to mock award winning (children’s) books, I was hesitant to even ship a December box for BOTM. Luckily for me, one of my choices I have already read (and now will own a finished copy), and the other is one I put in for a giveaway and lost! I am perfectly happy with these choices.
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.
I guess I can talk about this now, but a few months ago BOTM reached out to me as a valued subscriber to their service, and asked me to review a book they were considering for the club. I was able to rate a few different titles by my personal interest in reading them, and this one received a 10 out of 10! I was anxious to read the next book by this dynamic duo, especially after reading and loving their first book The Wife Between Us. Needless to say, I have already read and enjoyed this book, but now I will have the finished (physical) copy to match TWBU.
One Day In December by Josie Silver
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.
Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
This just sounded like a super fluffy, light winter rom com. Something I can certainly use after reading all those heavy “award” books. It was featured in the email subscription book club called First Look Book Club, which is facilitated by Penguin Random House. They do giveaways each week for the books they are reading (I won A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult through them) and I put in for this one when they were reading it. Unfortunately I lost, BUT now I get to take it home through BOTM. All is well in the world. Update: It has also been selected as Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Book for December, how perfect!
I am particularly happy with this month’s choice, and one I have already read! Are any of these on your radar? What do you think? Let’s chat!