The Bookish Box is a book-inspired subscription box from the online shop, Appraising Pages.
Originally, The Bookish Box was a subscription box filled with bookish objects only—no actual books involved. Recently, though, they changed up their game and added several subscription varieties to choose from, including one that does have a book inside!
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 Women's Sized, $29.99 a month, box that includes a t-shirt.
The Subscription Box: The Bookish Box
The Cost: $29.99 plus shipping (Shipping to PA was $4.50)
The Products: Every month you’ll receive a shirt by Appraising Pages Shop and 3-5 feminine home, beauty, and fashion items
Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month's theme is "Fantasy Kingdoms."
The items inside the box are listed on the back of the card. And you'll also see the items included in the upgraded subscription. The YA Book Box included Grit by Gillian French. And the Adult Book Box include Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Mass Shirt - Value $20
This tee is 100% cotton and fitted with a scoop neck. The ink has a subtle sparkle, too. (You can choose your size and style of the tee when signing up.)
And if you aren't a Sarah J. Mass fan yet, you NEED to read her books!
More Sarah J. Mass! I still can't comprehend how she is writing two amazing series at the same time, but I will preorder every book she ever writes!
This pillow material isn't the best (it feels a little cheap), but it looks lovely. And I'm hoping it might get a bit softer after it goes through the laundry.
Now I need a cozy little reading nook to display this pillow!
Authored Adornments Game of Thrones Bookmark - Value $18?
(I'm estimating the value based on their other products.)
Subscribers will receive one of a few different excerpts. I think I got the best one!
I have not read the Games of Thrones books, but I'm up to date with the show, and Arya's scene from last Sunday episode had me acting like this:
Plus fancy bookmarks = always a good thing!
This lip balm has a sweet flavor (think cupcakes), and I appreciate the nod to the Throne of Glass series. (So much Sarah J. Mass love in this box!)
SparkoSweets Lollipop - Value $2.50
This item isn't listed on the card, but it matches the lip balm! (I couldn't try it since I'm allergic to Red 40 dye, but I'm impressed with the design!)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love Promotional Pins
(Note: this bonus item was not included in all boxes.)
Lastly, this box included a promotional pin set.
Here is the summary of the book:
Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and never had a B. But in her charmed school life, there's one thing missing—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a known disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet. When the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides it's time to tackle her flirting failures. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has watched obsessively for years—in which the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos. All's fair in love and Korean dramas, right? But when the fun and games turn to feelings, Desi finds out that real-life love is about way more than just drama. Maurene Goo's I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE is a fun, heartwarming story of falling in love—for real.
I just added it to my Amazon cart - it sounds so cute and it gets great reviews!
One other thing to call out: my box was missing a print this month. (See the full box here.) I'm going to reach out to The Bookish Box to get one sent to me.
Verdict: If the fandoms featured in the box are ones you love, I think this box is the best! They support etsy shop owners and always put together such a thoughtful curation of bookish goodies.
What do you think of the June Bookish Box?