When the weather starts to turn chillier, there is no better way to relax than getting cosy with a book. This sounds simple, right? Wrong! We would all love to read more but our busy schedules tend to railroad us. Between researching new releases and actually purchasing them, it doesn’t leave much time. Don’t panic, book subscription services have taken the stress away. There is a multitude of choice when it comes to these services. So whether YA is your thing or you fancy a thriller to sink your teeth into; then we definitely have you covered.
A UK based book box service, founded in 2016. This Book crate features a recently released Young Adult novel and 4-6 bookish treats. This service features fantasy titles and encourages its customers to create a community. This is achieved as they give you a unique hashtag in the box which pairs you with another customer; making you reading buddy’s. They also host monthly twitter chats, to discuss the novel of the previous month, where the author usually joins in. This is perfect if you are a fan of YA and enjoy getting goodies that relate to your favourite stories. This service is £26 monthly.
Reading in Heels
This service launched last year, following the success of its sister magazine Running in Heels. Reading in Heels was developed to help intelligent women read more, without the stress of searching for a good title. Customers receive one pre-selected book along with some goods that will make the reading experience more enjoyable. These items tend to include coffee, flavoured tea, face masks or bath salts. After all, you’re probably reading to relax after a hard day. So these treats will set you up for a night of pampering. This book box is only £12.80, including postage.
Mr. B’s Book Emporium
This book box is supplied by the shop of the same name; located in Bath. Mr. B’s Book Emporium asks the subscriber to fill in a questionnaire about their preferred genres and sends a book based on these. Making it increasingly more likely, that you will enjoy whichever book lands in your lap. This subscription is perfect for people who love receiving mystery packages. The book is wrapped in brown paper, tied with string and stamped with a wax seal. Giving you a guaranteed piece of magic. This service is £25 a month.
Abominable Book Club
This book box is perfect for lovers of the horror/ thriller genre. By being part of the abominable book club, you will welcome a new release as well as a vintage book in the thriller or horror genre. The books are also accompanied by an artisan snack or chocolate that are sourced by independent businesses in Wales. Furthermore, they include a hot drink to wash it all down. Get ready to accept a dose of dark storytelling, that will land directly on your doorstep. This subscription is £17 a month.
If you are looking for a book box that will deliver you a great read but also do some good; then this is the box for you. This service supplies a book that the subscribers have collectively voted on. This is chosen by picking five book titles and letting the community vote until they have a winner. The unique part of this service is that a portion of the subscription is given to families who are surviving disasters. The company supplies the families with toiletries, first aid kits and tents. The subscription is £10 a month but you can opt to donate more.
Book Box Club
This book club instils a sense of community among its subscribers. The service invites you – by scroll- to an online book club. Where members and authors can ask and answer questions about that month’s feature. Book Box Club has a theme every month which makes each box unique. The service completely embraces its theme each month. It perfectly picks the 3-5 bookish items to coincide with the latest release. Another great thing about the book club is that it allows its members options. If you would rather not receive the bookish items, you can pick a books-only membership; at a reduced cost. The overall subscription is £28.99 but purely books is priced at £12.08.