Service Review: Book Box Club

A few months ago, I was overloaded on working overtime and I figured I may as well treat myself — I had been wanting a book subscription box for a while, and I was combing instagram eagerly every month to see the books and contents of all the different boxes as they arrived with their subscribers. I eventually decided that Book Box Club was the best pick for me.

First, let me explain a little bit about the subscription service. You can sign up month-to-month, with the option of skipping a month if the theme isn’t for you, or you can buy a subscription block of 3-months, or 6-months.

What drew me to this service is that they don’t stick with a particular genre. They may send out a fantasy book one month, a contemporary one the next, and a historical one next month. I like the variety and I feel like it makes the box more of a surprise.

So, what do they include in their boxes?

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January Book Haul

I have to say, since I delved into reading for pleasure again, I have been piling up the books! I think I went a little overboard. I couldn’t resist, though, with all of the credit I got from Amazon through December, and all the good sales in January!

So, here’s what I picked up this month:

Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence by Rebecca Fitzpatrick

The Sin-Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Me and Mr. J by Rachel McIntyre

Just One Day by Gayle Foreman

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

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The Willoughby Book Club – Review of Service

Today I am going to be reviewing The Willoughby Book Club! The Willoughy Book Club is a service that you can subscribe to that will tailor reads to your preferences, and send a selection they think you will love every month.

I first learned about The Willoughby Book Club from my husband, who told me to expect a package in the post. He had purchased it for me because I just completed writing a 16,000-word dissertation and received my Master’s Degree. It was such an amazing gift as I had just done an intensive year of reading, neglecting any sort of reading for pleasure.

From what I understand, he told them what kind of books I liked (he said I liked fantastical, magical type stuff with an element of fairy tale, but that I also loved historical fiction, and classics like Jane Eyre) and included a message, and it was up to them to choose the books! He got me a three-month subscription, which meant that I would receive a hand-chosen book at the beginning of the next three months. Continue reading