Honestly, I have a book hoarding problem. I have at least a thousand unread e-books on my kindle and an endless TBR on my bookshelf, but the idea of a month book subscription box is a very tempting idea.
(I’m hopefully going to try one new book subscription service a month.)
I’m starting out with the cheapest one I could find first: The Book Drop!
The Book Drop is run through an independent bookstore called Bethany Beach Books located in Bethany Beach, Delaware, which is something I love. They offer four different kinds of boxes
I was really surprised that they actually offered a children’s book box. I’ve honestly never heard of them; unless I’m living under a rock and there are really tons of children’s book subscription services ha-ha.
They offer different payment plans going from a month to month plan, a three-month prepaid plan and a sixth-month prepaid plan. I picked the Young Adult month to month plan for the month of June for this post.
Shipping was pretty fast, it got here right when they said it would!
This month’s box came with the book More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, a signed Leteo Insitute pamphlet (an institute in the book that has figured out a way to erase unwanted memories), a sneak peak of Sophie Kinsella’s new book Finding Audrey, a Bethany Beach bookmark, and a promotional bookmark for the new Harry Potter “special rehearsal edition book” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
I have yet to sink my teeth into the book (once I do I’ll post a review on my book review blog), but here a snip bit of what it’s about:
“Sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto is struggling to find happiness after a family tragedy leaves him reeling. He’s slowly remembering what happiness might feel like with the support of his girlfriend Genevieve, but it’s his new best friend, Thomas, who really gets Aaron to open up about his past and confront his future. As Thomas and Aaron get closer, Aaron discovers things about himself that threaten and shatter new-founded contentment, revolutionary memory- alteration procedure, courtesy of the Leteo Institute, might be the way to straighten himself out. But what if it means forgetting who he truly is?”
I most likely won’t be using the subscription box again. Don’t get me wrong I love helping out independent business and such, but I found it to be a bit underwhelming. It’s $13 a month for the box, but the shipping and handling is around $11, so in the end you’re paying about $24 a month for a paper book and a knick-knack. All personal opinions aside, if you decide that you want a simple book subscription with nothing too flashy or distracting, you should totally give them a try.