The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – July 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 Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman – Retail Value $15 (On Amazon for $11.31)
Book Summary from Amazon:
As a child in 1913, Malka Treynovsky flees Russia for New York with her family–only to be crippled and abandoned in the streets. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, Malka survives. When she falls in love with Albert, they set off together across America in an ice cream truck to seek their fortune; slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, “The Ice Cream Queen of America”–doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated television personality.
Spanning 70 years, Lillian’s rise–fraught with setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies–is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. And when her past starts catching up with her, her world implodes spectacularly.
This book was included as a bonus item this month – I hope they continue this in future boxes!
This box also came with an Indie Bound flyer for additional book recommendations.
Verdict: In previous reviews for this box I mentioned that I love the concept of getting a curated book pick each month, but the value isn’t that great. But this month the bonus book makes the value so much better! I really hope they continue to add bonus books or items in future boxes – I will definitely keep subscribing!
What do you think of The Book Drop?