Target Book Club Subscription Review – September 2018
In addition to their beauty boxes, Target has a 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
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The Best Kind Of People – Retail Value $13.60
Book Summary from Target:
The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills, Connecticut. George is a beloved science teacher at the local prep school, a hero who once thwarted a gunman, and his wife, Joan, is a hardworking ER nurse. They have brought up their children in this thriving town of wooded yards and sprawling lakes.
Then one night a police car pulls up to the Woodbury home and George is charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughter’s school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, seventeen-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast—and finds refuge in an unexpected place. Her brother, Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause.
Provocative and unforgettable, The Best Kind of People reveals the cracks along the seams of even the most perfect lives and the unraveling of an American family.
It’s signed! (This is not a guarantee with 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’ve really been enjoying these letters. They are quick to read and give an interesting background into what inspired the author to write this story.
I’m about 60 pages in, and I’m sure I’ll be finishing this book within a week. It’s compelling from the start and the author’s approach to tell this story from the perspectives of the family members of the accused is fascinating. (Whenever there’s a terrible story in the news similar to this one, I often find myself thinking, “I feel so bad for the wife, children, etc.” But I don’t thoroughly dig in and try to imagine what they are going through – but this book does that 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?
What do you think of Target’s Book Club subscription? Did you enjoy this month’s book?