Riot Read Monthly Book Club Subscription Review #RRD03
First things first – I do not recommend this subscription if you are looking for a good retail value. The goal of the subscription is to get you a new great book every month, but Book Riot and Quarterly can’t compete with Amazon, so you are paying a premium to get a monthly curated book sent to you each month. It’s not for everyone – but it does seem to be for a lot of people – it’s the 8th most popular subscription on Quarterly, and they are launching a YA and Nonfiction version soon!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Riot Read – Book Riot’s Monthly Book Club
The Cost: $30 a month
The Products: 1 new book (released within the past few weeks) selected by Book Riot.
Ships to: US (free shipping), Canada ($10 shipping), Worldwide ($15 shipping)
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Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing their selections. The Riot Read team discussed why they picked Lucky Us this month, gave a brief synopsis of the book, and also reminded readers that on October there will be a live chat with author Amy Bloom on the Riot Read site.
This book was actually on my Amazon wish list, so that worked out nicely for me!
Verdict: The big issue with this subscription is value. I know a lot of readers were disappointed that there weren’t more exclusive extras to make up for the price difference in what you would save buying the book from Amazon each month. It seems like Book Riot heard that feedback, and they now have a Riot Read members only Goodreads group for subscribers. I probably will end up canceling my subscription because of the value issue, but I just haven’t brought myself to do it yet – I love getting a surprise book each month!
What do you think of the members-only Goodreads group? Does that add to the value of the subscription for you?