Book Riot Best of 2014 Box Review
Book Riot recently launched a limited edition Best of 2014 Box, and since I’ve really been enjoying my Book Riot Quarterly subscription, I decided to give this one a try! (FYI – this box is not associated with Quarterly).
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Book Riot Best of 2014 Box
The Cost: $100
The Products: “Get 4 of the best books of 2014 and a bunch of bookish goodies in this exclusive holiday box. (Does not contain any repeats from Book Riot’s Quarterly or Riot Read subscriptions. Total retail value of contents exceeds $100. )
Purchase of this box sends one book to a community in need.”
This box came with a letter detailing each of the four books selected for the “Best of 2014” collection.
Station Eleven has been on my Amazon wish list for a while, and it also is on a ton of “best of 2014” lists, so I think this will be the first one I read!
The Empathy Exams is a series of nonfiction essays, and Shoplifter is a graphic novel. I like that they included a variety of book types in the box.
Out of Print Library Card Coaster Set – Retail Value $20
Out of Print Matchbook Set – Retail Value $8
The non-book goodies weren’t specifically outlined in the letter, so I’m guessing they could vary box-to-box.
Banned Books Notebook – Retail Value $6
Composition Book Pouch – Retail Value $12
Verdict: If you count the Amazon prices on books and not the retail values of the books, this box has a value of about $103. I went into this purchase knowing that the value wouldn’t be great since Book Riot can’t compete with Amazon, so I’m glad they supplemented the box with enough Out Of Print items to make the value at least equal to what I paid. I also like getting new books in the mail – especially if they aren’t books I might not normally pick out myself, so that’s an additional benefit to me personally. (I’ve never read a graphic novel, but now I’m interested!)
Did you get the Best of 2014 Box? What do you think of it?