BOTM 2019

What is Book of the Month? It is a monthly subscription book service, costing $13.99 a month. You get to choose one out of five books from different genres. Once you carefully make a selection, they ship it to you right away and receive it within five to eight business days. BOMT bills on the 25th of every month. 

March 2019

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a must-read for anyone who loves 70s rock music. It is written in a documentary format and doesn’t read like fiction. It is an intriguing, unique, and creative story that keeps you wanting to read more. The novel reminds me of the movie Almost Famous, that follows a band in the 70s on its way to both fame and self-destruction. It covers the relationships of its members and their struggles and triumphs focusing mainly on Daisy and Billy. It captures the whole groupie scene, sex, drugs, and rock & roll. The story culminates in the band falling apart at the height of their fame, everything leading up to the implosion causing their split.

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

February 2019

It is unfortunate to say that I could not get into the novel, Early Riser, by Jasper FForde. It is my fault for choosing a genre I am not interested in and find it difficult to read. There are events regularly happening, terms I’ve never heard of. There is too much going on that I could not follow, which led me to pass it on to someone that enjoys reading sci-fi novels.

 January 2019

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“ The system kept me locked down, scraping the bottom of the barrel, without a plan to climb out of it.”
– Stephanie Land
4 star

The novel Maid by Stephanie Land touched my heart in a way no other book has. Stephanie portrays my own mother’s struggle during the 90s– a single mom on welfare juggling a part-time job, two kids, and no help while trying to complete a degree. There aren’t many contemporary authors writing books about single mothers and the stigma of having to take money from the government to survive. Stephanie is like the modern, Jacob Riis, but tells her own story; her personal experience on how the other half lives and reminds us that not much has changed for the poor from the time Riis published his book in 1890, regardless of the improvements made over the years. The memoir also sends a message that with determination, anything is possible no matter the circumstance, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive