BooklyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
BooklyBox is a monthly book subscription box that features a monthly book and fun gifts for readers. Apart from great reading material, this box is committed to creating community—they have a subscription-specific social media platform called BooklyBuddy, a podcast, and a one-for-one initiative that donates books to less developed countries.
When you sign up, you’ll pick a genre: literary fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, sci-fi, or young adult.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Young Adult, $29.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: BooklyBox
The Cost: $29.99 a month
COUPON: Save 5% off your recurring monthly subscription when you sign up for the BooklyBox newsletter. No coupon needed - just use this link.
The Products: Each box contains a brand new book, reading-friendly items like a bookmark and tea, a report on how your donation is used, and access to the BooklyBuddy platform and podcast.
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This box is all about giving back to communities in need. I love not only that they have a charitable mission, but that they take the time to educate their subscribers about the communities they support, too.
This month, BooklyBox is benefitting Sierra Leone. The back of the card has an infographic explaining the struggles of this area.
Items in the box come packaged in this cute drawstring bag.
Bookly Box Bookmark – Value $1.00?
There’s also a bookmark from the company. The saying is always the same, but there’s always a new design to go along with it.
The reverse side has a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I love the colors and the way the script looks like it’s metallic.
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser – Value $11.34 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
How cool is that author name? This book takes the idea of getting lost in a story to the next level, with characters who literally can transport themselves into the worlds inside books.
Book Summary on Amazon:
Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.
Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House―but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts―at whatever cost.
The language and story feel just the slightest bit simplistic to me, but the concept was too intriguing to stop reading!
Green Ginger Tea Sachet – Value $0.17
There’s usually tea inside this box, and this month there were two flavors that I really enjoyed. This one, called “Green Ginger” was the more daring of the two. It’s sort of a spicier, brighter green tea, which was a fun new twist.
Awake English Breakfast Tea Sachet – Value $0.17
The other was this English breakfast tea. It tastes as traditional and proper as it sounds, with earthy, rich notes that feel right out of a tea party.
The Gimble Traveler Book Holder – Value $11.09
This little gadget is handy if you’re on a trip, or if you’re just looking to keep your book pages from slipping about when you’re reading in bed.
The arms of this tool extend to fit three different sizes of books, from very small to average size.
The claws on either end hold the pages just tight enough to keep breezes or gravity from flipping them for you.
I think this is pretty handy! Plus, it was easy enough to attach to my book, so it doesn’t take extra effort to get added convenience.
Rainbow Sticky Note Flags – Value $1.00?
These little flags are great for readers who really love marking up their books.
You can use the arrows to point out certain passages or quotes that you’d like to keep in mind, then write small notes on the flag end. I don’t usually take notes in my book as I read, but I would use these notes to point out items in catalogs, mark up my planner, and more.
Verdict: I liked this BooklyBox. I found the items inside handy, plus the book was fun and unique (I hadn’t seen that concept before, and I liked escaping into it!). The estimated value of the items was $24.77 (including the book’s Amazon price), which falls short of the $29.99 cost of the box. That’s not counting the cute drawstring bag, the thoughtful, eye-opening information about Sierra Leone, nor intangible value I got from knowing my purchase is helping a community in need. All in all, I think this box was definitely worth it.
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