October 2021 Book of the Month Selections

Main Picks | Add-Ons | My Choices

Main Picks

The Lincoln Highway

Amor Towles

In this 1950s-set novel, shenanigans ensue when Emmett Watson hits the open road with two friends and a brother in tow.

Historical Fiction

The Ex Hex

Erin Sterling

This quirky, steamy rom-com about a major post-breakup hex will put a powerful spell on you.


Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead

A riveting and wily historical heist story from a contemporary master that will leave you feeling in on the deal.

Literary Fiction

Everything We Didn’t Say

Nicole Baart

Pushed out of her hometown after high school, a woman returns to solve the riddle of her family and a horrific crime.


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The Ex Hex
Harlem Shuffle
Everything We Didn’t Say

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The Perishing

Natasha Deon

Set in a hazy 1930s LA, this genre-bending tale of a pioneering journalist explores shifts in time, identity, and love.

Speculative Fiction


The Book of Magic

Alice Hoffman

The final installment in the “Practical Magic” series is a whirlwind journey of magic, curses, and familial love.


What Storm, What Thunder

Myriam J.A. Chancy

Told in a chorus of compelling and diverse voices: a dirge for a small island wrenched apart by a powerful earthquake.

Literary Fiction

Monster in the Middle

Tiphanie Yanique

Many challenges confront a couple trying to survive in the Big Apple in this multigenerational novel about love tested.

Literary Fiction


Chibundu Onuzo

A lyrical story of a woman seeking answers abroad and finding the unexpected: her father, who might just be a dictator.

Contemporary Fiction

Crying in HMart

Michelle Zauner

A vibrant memoir of heritage—cultural, culinary, and otherwise—rediscovered in the wake of a shattering loss.


Apples Never Fall

Liane Moriarty

The latest from the author of Nine Perfect Strangers follows a wealthy family whose matriarch goes missing.

Contemporary Fiction

My Choices

Main Picks

Prior to the selections being available, I read The Ex Hex, Harlem Shuffle, and Everything We Didn’t Say. So I chose the remaining two main picks – The Lincoln Highway and The Perishing. The Lincoln Highway is by Amor Towles, essentially making it an autobuy. The Perishing seems to be a book that I would not normally choose with its science fiction undertones; however, I am curious enough to give it a read.


I have all three of the other books in the Practical Magic series from Book of the Month (BOTM). It was a no brainer to pick up The Book of Magic from BOTM also so that all my copies match. Not only do What Storm What Thunder and Sankofa sound like great books, I saw some advance buzz about them.

What books did you choose for your BOTM selections? Let me know in the comments!

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