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Riot Read Monthly Book Club Subscription Review #RRD04

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Riot Read Monthly Book Club Subscription Review #RRD04 Package

Riot Read is a monthly book club subscription box from Book Riot and Quarterly. They’ve made some changes to this box (seemingly based on feedback from subscribers) and I’m impresesd with the changes:

1) Added exclusive members-only Goodreads discussion group for the book

2) Reduced subscription price from $30 to $25

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Subscription Box: Riot Read – Book Riot’s Monthly Book Club

The Cost: $25 a month

The Products: 1 new book (released within the past few weeks) selected by Book Riot.

Ships to: US (free shipping), Canada ($10 shipping), Worldwide ($15 shipping)

Check out all of my Riot Read reviews!

Riot Read Monthly Book Club Subscription Review #RRD04 Letter

Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing their selections. The Riot Read team discussed why they picked Broken Monsters this month, gave a brief synopsis of the book, and also reminded readers to watch the Book Riot site for details on the live chat with author Lauren Beukes.

Riot Read Monthly Book Club Subscription Review #RRD04 book

Broken Monsters – Retail $26 (On Amazon for $23.40)

I love a book that I can’t put down, but I’ve never really read in the horror genre before, so I might have my husband try this out first and let me know if he thinks I can handle it. He’s a huge Stephen King fan, and the first quote on the Amazon page of this book is from him:
“Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn’t put it down…I’d grab it if I were you.” I don’t think I’ll need to do any convincing to get him to read it!

Here is a quick synopsis: A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes’s new genre-bending novel of suspense.

Verdict: I’m so glad they lowered the price on this subscription, I can justify spending an extra $1.60 over what I’d pay at Amazon to get a new recommended book delivered every month! So far they’ve sent out a good variety in genres, and I’m excited to see what’s coming next month!

What do you think of the Riot Read updates?


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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Oh, so glad I didn’t subscribe to this (I’d been contemplating it). I just read “Broken Monsters” and it’s one of the worst books I’ve ever had the displeasure of sitting through.

    Don’t worry–it’s not remotely scary. And it becomes so cartoonish toward the end it’s not even tense, just weird.

    I just subscribed to Powell’s, and I think that’s gonna be the better choice.

    • It is definitely time for me to subscribe to Powell’s – everyone loves it!

  2. I’m biased since I get my books from the library (FREE!!!) or on iTunes but this still feels slightly over priced even at $25. However, I do think the selection of books that they send is great!

  3. I think “genre-bending” is a new term to watch out for. I have seen it in like half the book descriptions I’ve read lately (and keep misreading it as “gender bending” but that’s a different story).

  4. Still too expensive for just one book. Powells subscrption may be more expensive but its signed 1st editions by rather famous writers. Plus, they put other goodies in the box.

  5. I love books and reading, but this is still too high for a book. $30 for one book is a lot, maybe if you got a couple of books in a box it would be better. Plus I’d like to pick any book I was buying, rather than throwing $30 away on a book you might not like at all.

    • It’s $25 and the surprise aspect doesn’t appeal to everyone, but I love it!

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