Review | Call Number | April 2017 | No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts


Call Number is a “library-inspired monthly book box that celebrates contemporary Black literature and authors.” It costs $35.00 a month and includes one book and an assortment of bookish goodies. Perfect! Sign me up! Or don’t, because I’m already signed up! Check out all my Call Number reviews if you’d like. As always, this box was […]

Book Reviews | The Miniature Wife and Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales | American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis


As promised in my review of Book Riot’s April Book Mail Box, I’m here to review the books I received in that box. We’ll start with American Housewife by Helen Ellis, which happened to be the book I read first and the one I enjoyed the least. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, […]

Review | My Lit Box | March 2017 | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes one or two quality bookish items. I got the full box because I love items! You can see […]

Review | Brilliant Books | February 2017 | The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is basically the same as Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one yer of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]

Review | February Blue Spider’s Attic


As you may remember from my first review of Blue Spider’s Attic, I loved the experience but wasn’t a fan of the books. This month was a little better, as far as giving me books it was possible I would like, though it turned out I didn’t. Still loved this box though! The curator describes Blue […]

Review | February Thrifty Books | The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel by Ronlyn Domingue


Thrifty Books was already one of my favorite book subscriptions but in February they really tickled my tickle bone by including a valentine with an owl and a terrible pun (“Owl always be your friend”)* that was hand signed. I’m a big fan of feeling like a human is putting my boxes together and this one definitely […]

Review | My Lit Box | February 2017 | History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera


My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes one or two quality bookish items. I got the full box because I love items! You can see […]

Review | Powell’s INDIEspensable # 64 | The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund


This isn’t my first go-around with Powell’s INDIEspensable book subscription and my thoughts this time are pretty similar to last time: Great books, but I have a hard time finding the value. The last time I tried the INDIEsepnsable subscription, the book was A Doubter’s Almanac, which was fantastic. The book was fantastic this time too (which we’ll […]

Review | Deep Vellum | Book Subscription


Like & Other Stories that I posted about a few days ago, Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103. So far I’ve received two books. First up is Recitation by Bae Suah / translated by Deborah Smith. The blurb […]

Review | Captain of the Steppe by Oleg Pavlov | Translated by Ian Appleby


One of the book subscriptions I chose for my 2017 book subscription challenge is & Other Stories, a community interest company that uses all its profits to continue publishing. This is unlike other subscriptions in that the money I paid for my subscription will go directly to pay for the production of the books I receive. From […]