March 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | The Atomic Weight of Love


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a real life person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which […]

February 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | Outline by Rachel Cusk


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a real life person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which […]

Review | Call Number | February 2017 | Piecing Me Together by Reneé Watson


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 […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club February 2017 | Like Death by Guy de Maupassant and translated by Richard Howard


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 | 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 […]

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 | Call Number | January 2017


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! This was my first month with Call Number and there was a pretty big hiccup […]

January 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which cost me […]

Book Review | Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington | Quarterly Literary Box


The Quarterly Literary Box comes quarterly (imagine that!) and costs $49 per quarter if you purchase one-box-at-a-time or less if you pre-pay for the year. Each box includes an annotated new release (complete with hand-written notes) and two more books the author of the first book chose – plus “delightful bookish goods.” I can’t attest to […]