The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015
The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:
This review is of The Jane subscription.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: The Book Drop
The Cost: $20 for the Jane/Ernest version, $16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version
The Products: One book selected each month based on the book-type preference you select.
Ships to: US
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The box came with a note explaining why the book was selected, and a Bethany Beach Books bookmark.
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi – Retail Value $15.99 (On Amazon for $13,41)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi’s literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one’s own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.
In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.
But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.
Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?
I love that The Book Drop included a signed book this month – I hope the trend continues in future boxes!
This box also came with an Indie Bound flyer for additional book recommendations.
Verdict: I like that The Book Drop is starting to include additional perks for subscribers like a signed book this month, and the extra book last month. I also appreciate the thought that goes into picking the book each month – I can’t wait to read this one.
What do you think of The Book Drop?