What’s the Story with Book Subscription Boxes? 5 Subs We’re Loving & Why


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Books supercharge your imagination and take you to new worlds. They look beautiful on shelves and are a comfort to see on your nightstand. So, whether you’re a bookworm who loves the classics or a busy parent looking to enrich your kids’ bookshelves, there’s a book subscription box to fulfill your every need. Book subscriptions are an easy, convenient way to get inspired, feed your guilty pleasures, or help you geek out on adventure.

Check out this list of the best book subscription boxes according to our readers, or read on to find the perfect box for you!

Inspire a love of reading in your kids with Bookroo

Teach a child to read and you’ve given them the world. When you start reading to your kids (or any kids) early on, the benefits are amazing. Reading builds critical thinking, self-confidence, and compassion.

There are lots of great kids book subscription boxes out there, but we’ve been loving Bookroo. This monthly subscription box is full of educational and practical picks, but it’s also a whole lot of fun! Each month, you’ll get 2-3 board books, picture books, or chapter books, depending on your preferences and your child’s reading level. Read these thoughtful titles along with your favorite kiddo, and watch them grow into a little bookworm!

Plans start at $16.95. Ships to US. Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box. Subscribe here!

Check out our Bookroo reviews and our Bookroo details for more info on subscribing.

Wow your book club with a pick from Book of the Month

Okay, so maybe your book club is more about the wine and conversation, but to really get the group talking, you’ll need a great page-turner. It can be daunting to choose a selection that everyone will enjoy. So when it’s your turn to name the next title on the to-do list, let Book of the Month be your guide!

Book of the Month curates a monthly collection of five titles, with a focus on notable debuts and early releases. You have the option to choose one of the five, be surprised, or skip the month if you’re already busy with another book. You can also add additional titles to your order! We love the award-winning stories you can get with this subscription—they’re the kind of books you want to gush about with your friends. Don’t have a book club to turn to? Read along with the entire Book of the Month community through their online forums and discussions!

Plans start at $14.99 per month. Ships to US. Get a FREE book credit when you sign up using this link and enter FRESHSTART at checkout. Subscribe here!

Check out our Book of the Month reviews and our Book of the Month details for more info on subscribing.

Spice things up with Bubbles & Books

Bubbles and Books May 2018 - Box contents

If you have a lust for literature, you’re going to love the idea of a book subscription box that amps up the romance. Bubbles & Books introduces you to 1-2 steamy new reads every month and gifts you a selection of self-care treats, too! They offer a Bad Boy box (’nuff said), a Swept Away box (romances with a historical slant), and a Mystic box (fantasy or sci-fi romances), so what you get is sure to be totally your type. Just picture it—a warm, fluffy bubble bath, new soaps sitting by your side, and a romantic book to take your imagination on a dreamy adventure.

Plans start at $24.99 per month. Ships worldwide. Get 20% off your first box with code ROMANCEME. Subscribe here!

Check out our Bubbles & Books reviews and our Bubbles & Books details for more info on subscribing.

Satisfy your inner lit major with Boxwalla Book Box

Boxwalla Book October 2018 Contents

If you’re a true lover of literature, your motto is “so many books… plenty of time!” There are so many great novels out there, spanning every era and culture. What you need is a book subscription that delivers little-known masterpieces on the regular so you can build your library, swoon over gorgeous prose, and discover new authors to fall in love with.

Boxwalla sends you two book selections of virtuoso literature every other month. You may receive an esteemed classic, something brand new, or even under-the-radar works with serious cred. The books, which hail from all corners of the globe, are reliably compelling—they’re must-haves for those who love great writing. Plus, the Boxwalla team thoughtfully introduces each book and the theme of each box via a detailed note. This box earns an A+ from us!

$29.95 every other month. Ships to US. Subscribe here!

Check out our Boxwalla reviews and our Boxwalla details for more info on subscribing.

Indulge your love of YA with OwlCrate

What’s the perfect literary guilty pleasure for anyone who’s young-adulting, young-at-heart, or who simply loves curling up with a great story? Fall into a great, can’t-put-it-down, young adult novel! OwlCrate is one of our favorite YA subscription boxes. Each month, you’ll get an awesome novel and a bunch of other bookish delights. Regardless of your age, we bet you’ll gobble up these adventure-filled stories!

$29.99 + shipping. Ships to US. Get 10% off your first month with code WELCOME10. Subscribe here!

Check out our OwlCrate reviews and our OwlCrate details for more info on subscribing.

Which book box subscription most inspires you? For more book subscription box ideas, check out our readers’ favorite book subscription boxes or our full book subscription box directory.

Written by Molly Pennington

Packages on my doorstep filled with all things lush and lovely? I am so here for subscription boxes! I love them best when they’re chock-full of tiny luxuries, natural beauty products, and any kind of lip gloss. I’m also a big fan of books, tea and stuff that sparkles.

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4 Comments

  1. I like reading these reviews so I know what to add to my reading list, but I just can’t bring myself to spend these prices on books that I can get from the library for free.

    • This. I love the reviews, but my library almost always has all of these books as soon as they are published. I get on the waiting list early and they are usually ready for me pretty quickly. Saves me a lot of money and reduces clutter! Rarely do a read the same book twice.

  2. Boxwalla is wonderful – such thoughtful curation!

  3. I love my Book of the Month. Now I’m tempted to add Boxwalla into my subscription collection! Great post!

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