Review | The NYRB Book Club March 2017 | Living by Henry Green


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this year doesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The […]

Review | April Thrifty Books | Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


I like the Thrifty Books box because it’s pretty darn affordable and it’s introduced me to some great books. I pre-paid for a year and it came out to just over $17 per box including shipping, which is on the lower end compared to other book boxes. You can read reviews of past Thrifty Books […]

Review | Call Number | March 2017 | The Wide Circumference of Love


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. Once again, there were a […]

Subscription Box Review | Indiespensable from Powell’s Books | Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders


I have complained in the past about the typically low value of Powell’s Indiespensable book subscription but this month I think they did a better job – though perhaps that’s just because I had so been looking forward to the main book, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. This subscription costs $39.95, comes out every four […]

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 | March Thrifty Books | Monkeys by Susan Minot


Okay, nobody freak out, but I forgot to take a picture or even note the coffee sent to me in the March Thrifty Books box. However, I know it was there and I feel confident telling you it was good because I’ve received two bags of coffee in boxes this month and I liked them both. […]

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 | Quarterly Literary Box | The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker


The Quarterly Literary Box is described thusly on their website: Receive three books a quarter, including a brand new release annotated by the author with hand-written notes, two more curated titles and delightful bookish goods—all delivered to your doorstep. Obviously I’m down with the idea of this box but I gotta start out by taking […]