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Target Book Club Subscription Review – December 2017

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Target has a new book subscription! Every month, you’ll receive the paperback version of their latest book club selection.

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The Subscription Box: Target Club Pick Book Subscription

The Cost: $13.59

The Products: Target Book Club Picks Subscription gets you the newest Target Club Pick book delivered to your home every month! It’s the perfect way to get a head-start on some of the best reads picked by our book-loving team members. Every Target Club Pick is specially chosen by book-loving Target team members and includes a letter from the author, Q&A page/reader’s guide and select copies include authentic author signature tip-in sheet.

Ships to: US

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The Party by Robyn Harding – Retail Value $16.99 (On Amazon for $8.88)

Book Summary from Target:

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

One invitation. A lifetime of regrets.

Sweet sixteen. It’s an exciting coming-of-age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?

But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim’s flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders’ marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter is exposed.

If you loved Liane Moriarty’s and HBO’s Big Little Lies, you’ll love The Party by Robyn Harding. This fast paced book exposes how even the most perfect of families can be shadowed by lies and betrayals. This is one page-turner you’re going to want to bring with you on vacation, to the beach, and add to your nightstand to be read.

And good to know – this is a paperback made exclusively for Target. It includes a letter from the author in the front of the book:

Typically, it’s difficult for me to get into a book if I don’t love any of the characters, but in this case, the book instantly grabbed my attention, and I was over a hundred pages in before I even stopped to check the time. Well done, Robyn Harding!

This isn’t a book I love so much that I’m keeping it to read again in the future, but I think it’s a perfect summer read. (Or cold winter/not-leaving-the-house read in my case!)

Verdict: I love the idea of this subscription – it’s cheap, and it’s a great way to get a new and interesting paperback each month. The pricing isn’t bad, but it isn’t the best. (For example, I could just wait to see what the book is for the month and buy it cheaper on Amazon.) The question, though, is would I do that? Or is there value in having a book delivered to me because it forces me to read books I otherwise wouldn’t pick out?

What do you think of Target’s Book Club subscription

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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7 Comments

  1. I really like this subscription so far. If you don’t like the book that month, you can skip it. It is a few dollars more than buying it on Amazon, but there is some exclusive content, and Imfind books that I might otherwise not hear of or select. There is some value in that. If we always go for the cheapest, companies may stop even offering these subscriptions.

  2. It looks like the book is damaged? And it has that “Target Club Pick” printed on it which means it can’t really be gifted. And with it being less than $9 on Amazon, I just don’t see the value 🙁

  3. I love book subscriptions but this one seems pricey. I’d rather get a hardback book from BOTM or be surprised by Owlcrate (although I don’t always like YA).

  4. I wouldn’t use it myself either, but I could see it as a considerate and economical gift for someone who is home bound or any other person who loves books but just doesn’t have the means to get them themselves.

  5. Not sure that is see the value in this sub compared to say BOTM especially since this book is older. But that being said I read this book when it came out and really enjoyed it!

  6. I tried this subscription and I didn’t like it because they sent the book at the end of the month via UPS. I think customers should get the club pick of the month as early as possible so they can enjoy it throughout the month. If Target is going to take that long to ship, I’m better off going to Target in person or ordering from Amazon.com.

  7. Did the book arrived bent?

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