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Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Box

Book Riot by Quarterly is a seasonal subscription box made for book lovers. In each box they include a mix of bookish things, plus at least one or two books. (Sometimes three).

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Items

The Subscription Box: Book Riot by Quarterly

The Cost: $50 a box (ships every quarter)

The Products: Books and book-related items selected by Book Riot

Ships to: US, (Canada extra $20 fee, International extra $30 fee).

Check out all of my Book Riot Quarterly Box reviews!

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Letter

Each Quarterly Box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why each was selected. A quote from Book Riot on this theme:

“We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the experiences that defined our year in reading, and the theme that really stands out is how much fun we had seeing writers and artists put new spins on familiar stories.”

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Beanie

Books Beanie – Value $25?

This is a custom Book Riot subscriber item made just for the box. It has two layers of knit – so it’s very warm!

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Fox

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi – Retail Value $16 (On Amazon for $10.15)

This book is completely new to me, and from both Book Riot’s description and the Amazon synopsis, I’m intrigued:

Fairytale romances end with a wedding. The fairytales that don’t get more complicated. In this book, celebrated writer Mr. Fox can’t stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It’s not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently. Meanwhile, Daphne becomes convinced that her husband is having an affair, and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox’s game. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl of his dreams, or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than he cares to admit?

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Sheet

The book was also accompanied by a print of a new Oyeyemi essay, provided by Riverhead books for Book Riot subscribers.

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Candy


Shakespeare Candy – Value $6

They really make sure you see Shakespeare’s face on all the candy wrappers! This will make a fun gag-gift for someone.

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 Ms Marvel

Ms. Marvel – Retail Value $16 (On Amazon for $10.51)

My husband has just started getting into reading comics (thanks to the Walking Dead), so I know he’ll like this. And while I’m not much of a comic reader, after reading the description of this one I want to give it a try:

Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways)!

(It also came with a note from Willow Wilson).

Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR05 tattoos

Litographics Temporary Literary Tattoos – Value $15

These tattoos include the quotes:

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $67 (that’s counting the discounted Amazon book prices, and my estimate on the value of the hat). I think the value is good especially when you factor in the little extras they include like notes from the author.

What did you think of the latest Book Riot Quarterly Box?

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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Comments (10)

  1. I love Book Riot but between the comic and the hat… this wasn’t my cup of tea so I sent mine back… they said they rcvd it so maybe they’ll have more to sell. I also noticed the most current Nina Garcia and Hitha to Go boxes are already on Best of Quarterly.

  2. That beanie is so cute!

  3. Oooh this box looks great! I was hesitant on getting this subscription because I wasn’t a fan of the prior boxes, but I love that they included a comic book in this one!

  4. I would love to get this box. I wish it were still available.

    • Just saw they posted this one up on the best of quarterly!

      • I was reading through the comments again, trying to decide if I wanted to sign up (which I did 🙂 ) and found your comment. I was so excited to hear that because I missed this box and love it! I grabbed this one and Book Riot box #3 which was on sale for $35! 😀

  5. I’m guessing it’s too late to buy this? I’d love to have this box.

    • Same. I would love to have this box. It looks like you can only buy the next one, though. :/

      • Email them and tell them you saw the spoilers and want the box. They may have some left from credit card declines etc. You’ll never know unless you check.

  6. This is my second box from them, and I picked up another one on Best of Quarterly. I love this subscription!!!

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