LitCube Book Subscription Box Review – January 2016
LitCube is a book and reading inspired subscription box. I think book subscriptions are my favorite new subscription category, so I had to sign up for this one!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: LitCube
The Cost: $29.98
The Products: Hand-picked books with high quality literary themed products
Ships to: US
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Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is “Perfect Penpals.”
Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison – Retail Value $15.99 (On Amazon for $12.02)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Colleen Bradley is married with a teenage son, a modest business repurposing and reselling antiques, and longtime fear that she was not her husband’s first choice. When she decides to take a road trip down the east coast to check out antique auctions for her business, she also has a secret ulterior motive. Her one-woman mission for peace of mind is thrown slightly off course when sixteen year old Tamara becomes her co-pilot. The daughter of Colleen’s brother-in-law, Tamara is aware that people see her as a screw-up, but she knows in her heart that she’s so much more. She just wishes her father could see it, too.
The already bumpy trip takes another unexpected turn when they stop at the diner that served as Colleen’s college hangout and run into her old friend, Bitty Nolan Camalier. Clearly distressed, Bitty gives them a story full of holes: angry with her husband, she took off on her own, only to have her car stolen. Both Colleen and Tamara sense that there’s more that Bitty isn’t sharing, but Colleen offers to give Bitty a ride to Florida.
So one becomes two becomes three as Colleen, Tamara, and Bitty make their way together down the coast. It’s a road trip fraught with tension as Tamara’s poor choices come back to haunt her and Bitty’s secrets reach a boiling point. With no one to turn to but each other, these three women might just discover that you can get lost in life but somehow, true friends provide a roadmap to finding what you’re really looking for.
Peter Pauper Sparkly Garden Stationery Set – Retail Value $10.99
This set includes 30 sheets and 24 envelopes. And both are accented with gold foil.
Nourish Snacks Menage A Mix – Value $2
Pen – Value $1?
These Nourish Snacks are pretty good (and very crunchy!).
Insulated Lunch Bag – Listed Value $11.99
This is a LitCube exclusive, and it reads, “A good book, a close friend & an impromptu picnic. What could be better?”
Verdict: I think LitCube usually does such a fantastic job with curation, but I just am not feeling this box so much. It seems like it is missing an item compared the December box. Maybe that was just a super awesome box, though! What do you think of the January LitCube box?