I happen to love subscription boxes (love.) The ones I typically try out are beauty or lifestyle-related (ipsy, birchbox, etc.) but did you know there are some great book-related subscription boxes out there as well? I don’t have room to list them all (there are a lot!) but here are my top three:
Book of the Month: I received an annual subscription to this as a Christmas gift and I’m absolutely loving it! Each month you choose between five titles. The books are chosen by various judges and there is usually a new guest judge each month (Mayim Bialik, David Sedaris, and Whoopi Goldberg have been past judges.) Every title you get is a hardcover!
Pros: You get to choose your book, you can add on extra books, you can skip a month if there is nothing that sounds interesting.
Cons: The forum to discuss books isn’t very active.
LitCube:This is a fun subscription for people that love all things book-related! Each month has a theme and the boxes come with books and goodies such as book-themed coffee mugs, jewelry, and snacks!
Pros: You get fun items in addition to your books, the themes are fun (past boxes include Home Sweet Oz, Royals, and Supernatural), and they have limited edition boxes as well – Gilmore Girls is up next!
Cons: Unlike Book of the Month, you do not get to choose your book titles.
Powell’s Indiespensable:This subscription is delivered every 6-8 weeks and features books from independent publishers. This is a great way to discover books you may not normally be aware of.
Pros: The books are often signed first editions! You also tend to get extras in the box including bookmarks and snacks.
Cons: I find that it’s often hard to get signed up for this box. They sell out quickly and you have to wait weeks until you can subscribe.
If you read a lot of YA, Owl Crate is also really popular, though haven’t tried it yet!
Do you get any book subscriptions? What is your favorite?
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