5.2.19

Behind The Scenes At Book Of The Month With Siobhan Jones



Gayle and Nicole chat with Siobhan Jones, Editorial Director at Book of the Month, about how BOTM has transformed the reading community. We talk about how BOTM selections are picked, a bit about BOTM readers and why BOTM sticks to 5 books each month. Plus, we cover 3 backlist picks and 5 books we’re excited to read in May. If you’ve wanted to go behind the scenes at BOTM, this is the episode for you.

Books and resources mentioned in this episode:

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves (read Gayle’s review)
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (read Gayle’s review)
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Stay And Fight by Madeleine ffitch
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
This One Is Mine by Maria Semple (read Nicole’s review)
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Daughters Of The Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver (read Gayle’s review)
Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Bitcoin Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
Christodora by Tim Murphy
Correspondents by Tim Murphy
How Not To Die Alone by Richard Roper

Sarah’s Bookshelves Book Of The Month Guide
Book Of The Month Facebook Group

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