My second Quarterly box from Book Riot came in just a couple of days ago, and I could not be happier. My first Book Riot box was BKR02, and I was pretty bummed not to have gotten the first box. I even tweeted Book Riot to see if they had any leftover but they said they ran out a long time ago. So, sad face.
But anyway, onto what I’m sure you are super curious about: The contents of my box!
Don’t know what the boxes are? Book Riot collects random collections of book goodies (usually with cool extras from authors or publishers) on a central theme. The boxes are shipped with a quarterly subscription and are $50 each. Last month, I wasn’t sure if the contents of the box were worth $50, but this time, I definitely think I got more than my money’s worth!
The theme for this quarter’s box was: “books you are scared to read.” Basically, YA, science fiction/fantasy, and romance. Because this was the theme, there were a lot more books this time (fine with me!)
Here is what I got:
- The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin (fantasy)
- Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (YA)
- A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean (romance)
- Evil Librarian ARC by Michelle Knudsen– Lottery bonus (YA horror romance ?!)
- A fun flowchart about how to write a book by A.S. King.
- A handwritten entry from author N.K. Jemisin’s dream journal (my favorite part of this box aside from the library card bag).
- A poster stating 10 reasons to read romance from author Sarah MacLean.
- 2 free months to Oyster e-books.
- A cool red button that says, “I read YA.”
- An amazing pencil case bag that looks like a vintage library return card (I put my business cards in it).
- Playing cards with famous authors as the face cards.
A word about the library bag: I had to explain to my 8-year-old what the bag was even supposed to be. She has never seen a library return card! When I showed it to my husband, he said he thought it was an accounting sheet. That’s what happens when you work in finance!
Now, I am not someone who shies away from any of these genres. I’ve read romance and science fiction and fantasy are some of my favorite genres. A lot of people I know are fonder of YA than anything else, so I’m not sure what audience the box was aimed at, but I don’t actually care because I love these goodies so much!
I am still sort of on a BKR box high even though I received the box a few days ago. I can’t wait to start reading these books!
So, if you are interested in books, sign up for this right now. This is probably the best $200 I could ever spend in a year.
And if you don’t follow Book Riot, you’re missing out. They have all kinds of amazing book-related posts. I’m always impressed by the topics they come up with!
Now I’m off to go enjoy my goodies!