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Target Book Club Subscription Review – April 2018

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 27, 2018 | 3 comments

Target Book Club
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Target has a new book subscription! Every month, you’ll receive the paperback version of their latest book club selection.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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

Check out all of our Target Book Club reviews!

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glagow – Retail Value $13.99

It’s signed! (This is not the norm for Target Book Club, but a nice bonus this month!)

There’s also a letter from the author at the beginning of this book for Target Book Club members.

I love the design of the book cover and inside cover pages, too.

Book Summary from Target:

Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people do in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.
Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.
A deeply moving portrait of a girl in a world that owes her nothing, and has taken so much, and the journey she undergoes to put herself back together. Kathleen Glasgow’s debut is heartbreakingly real and unflinchingly honest. It’s a story you won’t be able to look away from.

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?

This book falls into the category of books I wouldn’t pick out for myself, but I’m glad Target forced my hand. Both the topics and the writing style (like diary entries) are outside of my reading comfort zone, and a nice change of pace.

What do you think of Target’s Book Club subscription? Did you enjoy this month’s book?

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 a... read more.
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!

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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3 comments

Jennifer Candler

Do you get a notification about what the book is? Is it shipped on the 1st of the month? When do they charge your cc? I have different book subscriptions and don’t want to get the same book twice.

Elena

Awesome that its signed! But otherwise, as you note, this book is $10 at B&N and Amazon. Part of the benefit of a subscription is value, and other than the surprise factor, its just not there for me 🙁

Alex N

This would be a nice gift for a reader!

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