Target Book Club Subscription Review – September 2017


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Target has a new book subscription!

The Subscription Box: Target Club Pick Book Subscription

The Cost: $13.59

The Products: Target Book Club Picks Subscription gets you the newest Target Club Pick book delivered to your home every month! It’s the perfect way to get a head-start on some of the best reads picked by our book-loving team members. Every Target Club Pick is specially chosen by book-loving Target team members and includes a letter from the author, Q&A page/reader’s guide and select copies include authentic author signature tip-in sheet.

Ships to: US

The Other Einstein – Retail Value $16.99 (On Amazon for $8.88)

Book Summary from Amazon:

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

And good to know – this is a paperback made exclusively for Target. It includes a letter from the author in the front of the book:

I’m a little mixed on this book. The story is interesting, and it’s fascinating to learn more about life as a woman in nineteenth-century Europe. But, it feels slow, and I’m not sure how I feel about this historical fiction. I kind of want to read non-fiction about Mitza Maric instead! (I’m going to give it a few more chapters, though, and see if it picks up for me.)

Verdict: I love the idea of this subscription – it’s cheap, and it’s a great way to get a new and interesting paperback each month. The pricing isn’t bad, but it isn’t the best. (For example, I could just wait to see what the book is for the month and buy it cheaper on Amazon.) The question, though, is would I do that? Or is there value in having a book delivered to me because it forces me to read books I otherwise wouldn’t pick out?

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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!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Target Book Club Reviews| Tags: target book club | 7 comments

7 Comments

  1. For the price I think this is an expensive sub for a book that you might not even be interested in. I think book of the month is a better value and you get to choose your book.

  2. I’m an avid reader so a book sub sounds good to me, but in the end, I don’t think I want someone else choosing the books I’ll read. I think it might be a miss about half of the time.

  3. I am kind of with you on wanting it to be non-fiction… I am more of a non-fiction book lover though, so perhaps the majority of readers feel differently than I do?

  4. It would have been nice if they included a bookmark, a magnet or some other small promotional item too.

    • ^This.

  5. This book is $12.94 at my target right now so the only point of this sub is to read books you might not have picked yourself???

  6. I am reading this book right now and I love it so far!

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