Happy Thursday and early blog post day, everyone! I’m posting Saturday’s post today since I’ll be busy Saturday entertaining my little sister and BBQ-ing! And watching football, of course. 🙂
This week, I was really trying to think of ways to get more involved in the book blogger community and it hit me that I have never tried a book subscription! It’s been in the back of my mind for a while, but I just never found one that seemed perfect for me.
But after a bit more research, I found four popular book subscriptions that seem like great options for anybody that really likes books and bookish items.
Here are four popular book box subscriptions and the pros and cons of signing up for each. (FYI, I wasn’t paid by any of these companies for my opinions and I haven’t gotten to try any of them…yet. 😉 However, I did just sign up for OwlCrate! I will, of course, let you all know how that goes with my first un-boxing post next month!)
Every month, this club picks out five popular or up-coming books and you get to choose which one you want shipped to you for $14.99. You can also add more books for an extra $9.99 each.
Pros: You get to pick one pick from a variety of genres. It’s one of the cheaper boxes out there. You can skip a month if you’re not interested in any of the books or can’t afford it that month.
Cons: Possibility that you won’t like any of the books or genres that month and miss out. Doesn’t include any fun, bookish items.
Uppercase sends members a signed copy of a YA book every month, along with 1-2 bookish item, access to a video from the author, and a personalized note. The book package with items costs $23.00 a month.
Pros: Bookish items that are actually useful and not fandom-related. Fandoms can be fun but if you aren’t a part of it, it’s not as much fun for you. Exclusive content from the author. Signed copies of books for collectors! Price is mid-range for book subscriptions.
Cons: Might not work for you if you don’t like YA. Doesn’t include as much stuff as other boxes out there.
OwlCrate is another YA monthly book box that ships their members a book box centered around a theme. It includes a signed book copy, 3-5 bookish items (can be fandom related), and goodies from the author. They also have OwlCrate Jr., for kids. Each box starts at $29.99 plus shipping.
Pros: They offer add-ons with each box. Themes can be fun. They offer a lot of stuff! Signed copies and exclusive author content.
Cons: YA only, if that’s not your thing. One of the more expensive boxes. Themes might not be your jam. Also, fandom items can be alienating to people not a part of them.
LitJoy is almost the exact same as OwlCrate. For $29.99 a month plus shipping, you get a YA book and 3-5 bookish items to enjoy. They also do monthly themes for their boxes.
Pros: Same as OwlCrate.
Cons: Most of the same as OwlCrate. However, I will say that I’ve looked at their past books and boxes and I think OwlCrate does a slightly better job at picking books that will please more people. But that’s just my personal taste and what books I hear people talking about!
Do you have a book subscription that you would recommend to other book bloggers or just readers in general? Share in the comments!