Christmas is nearly upon us and the holiday shopping season is in full swing.
I thought about writing a full-blown literary gift guide this year, but the problem with gift guides is that everyone has such different tastes. It’s impossible to tell if two people who, for example, enjoy historical fiction will like the same book.
That’s why I decided to scrap the gift guide idea and write about the one gift that is perfect for EVERY book lover in the English-speaking world.
I’m talking about a Book of the Month membership. Every month, a panel of rad judges–including a guest celebrity judge–chooses five amazing new books. Members select the book they want to read, which is shipped to them along with a personal note from the judge who picked it.
Here’s why Book of the Month is such a great gift:
- It’s more personal and more of a surprise than a Barnes & Noble gift card, but it still gives the recipient a choice about which book to read.
- It’s not just a one-off gift. Your giftee will think about you every month when they receive their box in the mail.
- You’re not just giving a book subscription, you’re hooking your recipient into a whole community people who are reading exactly the same thing!
So, now that we’ve established that BOTM is the greatest gift you can give your favorite book lovers this Christmas, here are a couple of deals to sweeten the pot:
If you’re reading this on Cyber Monday (November 28), you can get 50% off a 3-month gift subscription + a FREE book and tote bag.
If you’re reading this AFTER November 28, you can get 50% off a 3-month membership for you when you give any subscription.
Pretty great, right? Plus, you’re Christmas shopping will be done in about three minutes without having to brave the crowds.
What are you planning to give the book addicts in your life this Christmas?