Girl A Book Arrives From BOTM Club

I haven’t received any deliveries since last week due to the snow and ice. But I happened to look out last night and there was a blue box up against the wall of my porch. It was my Book Of The Month club (BOTM) book.

So whoever delivered it had to clomp through the many piles of snow to get to my porch. They don’t seem to shovel snow around here.

I brought it in and waited to open it this morning. I will say that it was nicely boxed and there were no dents or dings anywhere. I’m rather picky about that kind of thing.

Ivy was right on top of things, literally. She can’t leave any box alone. Do you want to take up reading, Ivy?

My book came with a bookmark and an instruction booklet about how the club works.

I was glad to get it because I finished a book just last night before bed. So I’ll dig into this one today.

Debut author Abigail Dean was about to turn 30 when she suddenly realized that her job as a lawyer was using up all the oxygen in her life. The Guardian

She took three months off writing every day at Dulwich library in London. And ended up with the seeds of what would become her debut novel, Girl A.

In June 2019, she sent the book out to agents and it ended up in a nine-way auction in the UK. It sold for a “major” six-figure sum.

North American rights went for seven figures. And more than 20 other territories have acquired the book, with screen rights going to Sony.

How’s that for a young woman’s debut novel?

You can read more of the article here.

Abigail Dean is 32 now and at work on her second novel. She continues her job as an attorney for Google.

Girl A Summary:

Has this Google lawyer written the book of the year? The part-time author talks about the inspiration for her thriller about siblings who flee abusive parents and their ‘house of horror’.

A literary thriller expected to take the book world by storm, Girl A is less about the horrors Lex Gracie and her many siblings endured at the hands of their father, and more about how the nightmare follows them into adulthood.

She thought she had escaped her past. But there are some things you can’t outrun.

Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A. The girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed her older brother and four younger siblings.

But when her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer.

Price For BOTM Club:

Someone mentioned that the Book Of The Month club books are expensive. But as someone who often orders hardback books from Amazon, that isn’t really true.

Most hardbacks these days cost around $20-$30 dollars. The BOTM club books are $14.99 per month.

When you sign up, you have the option of a monthly subscription ($14.99 per month) or a yearly subscription ($12.50 per month).

Your first book is $9.99.

If a month comes along with too many incredible options, you can add up to two additional books for $9.99 each.

So even at $14.99 per month, and up to two more books for that month’s box at $9.99 each, you’re still ahead of the game.

Not only that, but these books are the cream of the crop. Some of their previous books I’d already ordered through Amazon. And they were excellent books.



  1. My daughter gave me a membership for Christmas one year. I enjoyed most of the book and some I did not. I love that they include a bookmark with the book. Hope you enjoy it. pam

  2. I think Ivy is thinking “Get that thing out of my box!” She’s so cute. Sounds like a great book.

  3. Give me a nice bouncy Regency Romance. How I wish Jane Austen was still alive and writing, in slightly updated English. I used to read Stephen King in my younger days, and lots of scary novels – can’t handle them anymore. Too many real day horrors of all kinds to deal with. If your city has laws about snow removal (I would imagine so, since you live in a state where snow can be expected), I would ask about it at the “office” as a sort of gentle reminder. I can’t imagine if there are people, especially older people (like me) who want to access a walkway or get to the parking lot to get to their car navigating inches of snow and ice! If nothing is done, complain to the city about no snow removal. The mail carrier and deliveries should be able to make it to your front door, for goodness sake!

  4. I got mine Saturday. Going to start reading it this weekend . Thank you for sharing the book club!

  5. I am thinking Ivy has called dibs on the box to hide her treasures like the q-tips she steals. Love that cat! Brenda, I really think you should author a book. You have such an intelligent and creative mind and amazing writing skills.

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