Our favorite book subscription boxes of 2018
Our readers nominated their favorite subscription boxes,
Our readers have spoken! These are the best monthly book subscription boxes as voted on by YOU in our 2018 Subscription Box Awards.
Are you into YA fiction, bestsellers, thrillers, or even romance? Maybe you’d like to find a great gift idea for a teen or tween or loves to read? There’s a book club for you!
If you’re looking for something even a little more special, look out for boxes that come with bonus extras like tea, snacks, and other gifts.
Best Monthly Book Subscription Boxes
This list covers all genres and age ranges. These book subscriptions are recommended by readers and subscribers just like you:
The Cost: $14.99 a month. Sign up here!
About This Box: A perennial favorite, Book of the Month is straightforward and always has great selections. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. Do you go through a new book in a single weekend? You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each (or skip a month if none of the selections appeal to you). Check out our Book of the Month Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S. only
The Cost: $29.99 plus shipping
About This Box: OwlCrate is a YA book subscription box that’s popular with adults who love the genre, too! Each month, they send you a newly released Young Adult book, plus some goodies related to the theme. You’ll get items like pins, accessories like scarves and tote bags, home goods like candles and mugs, and even small notebooks and toys. Check out all of our OwlCrate Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: Worldwide
The Cost: $37.07 (26.00 GBP) per month + shipping. Sign up here!
The Products: This UK subscription is great for fantasy fans. Each month, you’ll get 5-6 exclusive book-themed surprises, plus a YA novel to read.
Ships to: US, UK, and most countries internationally
The Cost: $39.99 plus shipping. Sign up here!
About This Box: The Bookworm Box is a book subscription box from Colleen Hoover. Every month, you’ll receive 1-2 autographed books, from bestselling romance authors. Each box will also include some fun book swag, and they donate their profits to a different charity each month! Check out all of our The Bookworm Box Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: Worldwide
5. Once Upon a Book Club
The Cost: $34.99 a month. Sign up here!
Coupon: Save 10% off your first box with coupon code ADDICTION10
About This Box: Once Upon a Book Club is a uniquely engaging book subscription box. Instead of just sending along books and bookish items, this monthly subscription box sends you one book and a series of individually wrapped packages, each with a numbered tag that corresponds to a page in the book. As you read and come across those pages, you’ll open the packages and reveal items that relate to that moment in the story! Available for Young Adult as well as Adult readers. Check out all of our Once Upon A Book Club reviews to learn more!
Ships to: Worldwide
The Cost: $17.99 to $19.99/month, plus shipping. Discounts on prepaid subscriptions. Sign up here!
Coupon: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
About This Box: Bookroo is a subscription service that sends books for children every month. They have a board book plan (for ages 0-2.5), a picture book plan (for ages 2.5-6) and a chapter book plan (for ages 7-10). Check out our Bookroo Reviews to learn more!
Ships to: Worldwide
7. LitJoy Crate
The Cost: $29.99 per month + shipping. Sign up here!
Coupon: Save 10% off your first subscription box! with coupon code MSA10
About This Box: LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for babies, kids, and teens. They send books and interesting book related items. They have crates for ages 3-7 and 14+. Read our LitJoy Crate Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: $8.99 US shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 shipping internationally.
The Cost: $13.59/month. Sign up here!
About This Box: 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. Check out all of our Target Book Club reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US
The Cost: $46.50 a month
About This Box: Beautiful Madness Book Case is a subscription service for bibliophiles! Each month they send one book along with a few items that compliment the theme of the box, plus an exclusive item. Check out all of our Beautiful Madness Book Case reviews to learn more!
Ships to: U.S.
The Cost: $9.99 per month, plus shipping
About This Box: BookCase.Club is a subscription service for book lovers. There are eight different options: six monthly options are Teenage Dream (YA), Strange Worlds (science fiction/fantasy), Blind Date (paranormal romance), Thrill Seeker (mystery/thriller), Booking for Love (romance) and Read to Me (picture books), there are also two quarterly options that ship every three months: Quarterly Cookbooks and Quarterly Military History! Read our Bookcase.Club Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US
The Cost: $39.95 a month
About This Box: Each month, MyBookBox curates a list of recommended books that spans several genres. When you sign up, you’ll choose two genres that fit your interests. Your monthly box will contain two books, one for each of your chosen genres, plus a free gift. Check out our MyBookBox Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: Worldwide; Shipping is free to the US, but additional charges apply for other countries.
12. Hello Book Lover
The Cost: $28 a month, plus shipping. Sign up here!
About This Box: Each month your box will include one book (your choice out of two), and two or three surprise items. The types of items you can expect to receive include: stationery, office supplies, beauty supplies, candles, specialty food items and more! Check out our Hello Book Lover Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US only
The Cost: £10.00 to £16.00 / month (About $14 to $23 USD according to current conversion rates when this post was published). Sign up here!
About This Box: The Bookishly Tea & Book Clubs ship you a monthly novel plus tea to enjoy while you read! Those who enjoy a cuppa can select a Classic book each month, or subscribe to Vintage Paperbacks. Coffee drinkers, don’t worry: they have an option for you, too.
Ships to: Worldwide. Free shipping in the UK and affordable £3 shipping to the rest of the world.
14. Uppercase Box
The Cost: $29 (If you want them to pick a book based on your tastes the cost is $35 each month)
About This Box: Uppercase is a YA book subscription box from Lisa Parkin. Each month Uppercase sends you a new YA book, a related accessory, and exclusive content from the author of the chosen book! Check out our Uppercase Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US and Canada
The Cost: $29.95 every other month. Sign up here!
About This Box: Boxwalla is run by a couple of self-declared “aesthetes” with a keen eye for meaningful details. They feature thoughtful literature from around the world, including both classics and potential Nobel Laureates. Boxwalla says they look for books that are “must-read but not as widely read as they deserve to be.” Check out our Boxwalla Book reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US (free) and international (additional charges apply)
The Cost: $12.95 / month for 1 book, $24.95 / month for 2 books, and $39.95 / month for 4 books. Sign up here!
About This Box: Romance Reveal subscribers pick from 1, 2, or 4 books a month, and receive signed editions of romance paperbacks! The 2 and 4 book plans also include extras like author swag, product samples, and a coloring card.
Ships to: Worldwide
The Cost: $34.95 / month. Sign up here!
Coupon: Use coupon code msa10 to save 10% off your first box!
About This Box: LitCube is a book and reading-inspired subscription box with a new theme every month. Each box contains a book, as well as other treats to fit the theme, like wearables, gifts, housewares, and snacks. Check out our LitCube Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S.
The Cost: $35 / month. Sign up here!
About This Box: Looking for something a little more spooky? Nocturnal Reader’s Box is a monthly book subscription box “for fans of Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Books and Psychological Thrillers.”
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping varies by destination)
19. My Thrill Club
The Cost: $14.99 / month
About This Box: My Thrill Club is a monthly subscription box that sends you two books, plus an eBook and other occasional surprises. (FYI: They used to send a DVD every month, but that has changed.) You get to pick the category from Crime & Mystery, Thriller & Espionage, Horror or a Surprise Me option. Check out our My Thrill Club Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S. & Canada
20. OwlCrate Jr
The Cost: $27.99 a month. Sign up here!
About This Box: OwlCrate JR is a monthly book subscription box for kids aged 8-12. They send one book per month, as well as interesting and educational book related items. Check out our reviews to learn more!
Ships to: Worldwide (additional charges apply)
The Cost: $44.95 / every 6 to 8 weeks. Sign up here!
About This Box: Powell’s Books Indispensable is a book subscription box by the iconic bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Every 6-8 weeks, subscribers will receive another box of expertly curated new books with a focus on indie publishers.
Ships to: U.S. for free, additional charges apply to international orders
22. Page Habit
The Cost: $29.99 to $49.99 per shipment (monthly and quarterly options available). Sign up here!
About This Box: PageHabit sends a title in the genre of your choice with annotations from the author, a bookmark, and other book-related goods. Choose between the monthly genres: Literary Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Horror, or Historical Fiction, and quarterly genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, or Cookbook. Read our Page Habit Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: Worldwide; additional shipping charges apply
That wraps up the list of 2018 Subscription Box Award Winners for Best Subscription Boxes for Books! What are some of your favorite page-turning subscriptions?