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The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – Oct 2015

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanOct 29, 2015 | 2 comments


The Book Drop
4.1 overall rating
7 Ratings | 2 Reviews

The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:

Book 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

Check out all of The Book Drop reviews!


The box came with a note explaining why the book was selected, and a Bethany Beach Books bookmark.


Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall - Retail Value $16 (On Amazon for $9.55)

Book summary from Amazon:

Whistling past the graveyard. That’s what Daddy called it when you did something to keep your mind off your most worstest fear. . . .

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.


And the book is signed!


This box also came with an Indie Bound flyer for additional book recommendations.

Verdict: I like that The Book Drop is starting to include additional perks for subscribers like a signed book. The value for this box isn’t great – $9.55 on Amazon for a $20 box, but occasionally they include a bonus book, so the value will be a little better over a few months. If you value signed books, and a thoughtfully curated book, this subscription might be worth it to you!

What do you think of The Book Drop?

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The Book Drop offers a variety of book boxes for women, men, children, and young adults! Receive a hand-picked book once a month, hand-chosen by our book-loving staff at Bethany Beach Books! Prices range from $9 for children's, $13 for YA, to $16 for adult readers.
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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I really enjoy this sub’s choices, and I really like supporting a small, independently owned bookshop of the variety that Amazon has been putting out of business for years. And I love saving the time spent trying to find something good to read.

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I subscribed for my 9 year old which the children’s sub has a lower price point. The value is in 1. the idea of my daughter getting mail & 2. the thoughtful curation. That being said, it makes up for the couple bucks I would have saved on Amazon, not to mention time researching a book choice.

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