I've found a service that combines two of my favourite things - books and subscription boxes. BooklyBox is one such subscription box. Here's how it works:
1. Check out their website - www.booklybox.com
2. Pick which genre of book you'd like to have included in your box. There are nine genres to choose from (adult fiction, business, children ages 0-3, children ages 7-12, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, young adult, and self-help).
3. Sign up! The cost is $19.99/month. (Currently ships only the US.)
4. Wait for your goodies to arrive! Inside the box you'll find:
- a new book from the genre of your choice
- a custom bookmark designed just for BooklyBox members
- a sticky note booklet (perfect for keeping track of key ideas for book clubs!)
- two delicious Tazo tea bags
You can change your genre at anytime so if you'd like to get a book for yourself once and then switch it up and get a book for your little one next time, that's totally possible.
And I haven't even told you about the best part!! BooklyBox partners with philanthropic organizations to donate books to under-served communities around the world. They operate on a one-for-one model, so with every single book purchased through BooklyBox, another book is donated to a community in need. To date, BooklyBox has donated over 6800 books.
From their website: "Bookly Box is for the ones who want to be the change they want to see in the world by giving hope to someone else in the form of education, while simultaneously expanding their own knowledge and imagination."
I was really happy with the book selection I received this month. I chose the adult fiction genre and was sent a copy of If You Go Away, by Adele Parks. I love historical fiction, so this is perfect for me.
Here's a description of the book from Amazon:
1914. Vivian, a young, impassioned debutante is hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover a scandal. War breaks out on her wedding day - domestically and across Europe. Quick to escape the disappointment of matrimony, her traditionalist husband immediately enlists and Vivian has no alternative than to take up the management and running of his estate - after all, everyone is required to do their bit. Even pretty, inadequately-educated young wives.
Howard, a brilliant young playwright rushes to the front to see for himself the best and the worst of humanity; he cannot imagine what the horror might be. In March 1916, when conscription becomes law, it is no longer enough for him to report on the War, it's a legal requirement that he joins the ranks. Howard refuses, becoming one of the most notorious conscientious objectors of the time. Disarmingly handsome, famous, articulate and informed, he's a threat to the government. Narrowly escaping a death sentence by agreeing to take essential work on Vivian's farm, it's only then Howard understands what is worth fighting for.
BooklyBox is a really lovely treat and fun way to discover new books. The added bonus of knowing a book is also being sent to a community in need absolutely makes this box worthwhile.
If you enjoyed this, check out more book-related posts and reviews in my #WeekendsAreForReading series.
Disclaimer - I was sent a complementary BooklyBox for review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.