I was invited to be an Autumn Ambassador for My Chronicle Book Box, so today I’m thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on a brand new book box from https://mychroniclebookbox.com/ not only that but followers of my blog can get a 10% discount on their first box (details can be found further down this post). The Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box, has everything you love about a quarterly book subscription box, but monthly! Before I share my thoughts on October 2020’s Box, here’s some information about the boxes.
Monthly Book Subscription Box – Gift Options
£27.78 Inc. VAT
The first theme is ‘there’s a new Detective in Devon’ and will feature The Long Call by Ann Cleeves.
Each monthly box will contain a signed hard copy first edition new release, 1 – 3 luxury bookish goodies and author interview.
Your first box will be the October 2019 box, shipping around 15th October 2019. Boxes will then ship around the 15th of each month
Choose the length of the subscription 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.
Gift cards can be sent out with your own message printed on and explaining what has been gifted and when the boxes or boxes can be expected. Choose a design for any occasion and tell us where to send it, direct to the recipient or would you like to receive it to pass on?
Please note I have not received payment for reviewing this book subscription, but I did receive a box in return for a honest and unbiased review.
There is nothing more exciting than receiving a gift in the post, and it’s even more exciting when it’s a book subscription, every bookworms dream. Personally I think these boxes would make the perfect birthday/Christmas or just a gift for someone special or even yourself!
First up I love the box, the blue and white theme looks fresh and inviting and perfect for a male or female I couldn’t wait to take a peek inside.
The first thing I noticed was how perfectly wrapped everything was, and in keeping with the box.
And then the unwrapping, I must say the gifts inside exceeded my expectations, they were all of a very high quality.
I did have one small quibble, I would suggest moving the card to the bottom of the box as it contains details of all the bookish gifts included, there is a warning saying **spoilers ahead** but it caught my eye immediately, so I spotted what one of the gifts was.
First up the book, beautifully and individually wrapped, in a heavy quality coloured paper which is secured with a string bow.
So what bookish gifts lay inside?
First up a signed hard back, first edition of The Long Call by Anne Cleeves. The first book in a detective crime series set in North Devon. I haven’t read a book by this author before, so for me the beauty of these boxes is that it gives you the opportunity to read books that you might have missed out on. I also love that it’s also a signed copy, so this one will be added to my treasured signed book bookshelf.
what else was in the box?
Its obvious Louise has thought long and hard about the gifts to include with this book, and all the gifts fit perfectly with the theme of the book. Included were the following…
An author interview on sturdy card rather than paper, and I loved the photo on the front.
A Devon inspired candle from https://happypiranha.com/ I do love my scented candles, so this was the perfect gift for me. It’s in a tin rather than a glass jar, which I prefer, it’s hand poured, and exclusive to this box, it smells beautiful, it’s fresh rather than floral, I immediately thought of the sea, and I can’t wait to light this one (and it has a 35 hour burn time)
Two glossy postcards, printed on high quality card of Devon, I love photos of the sea, I always find they evoke happy memories and relax me. I think these postcards will make excellent bookmarks as they are so sturdy, so an added bonus.
My overall thoughts
I think My Monthly Box Chronicle is onto a winner here, it’s obvious a lot of thought has gone into each box, they have definitely been packed with love and care. From the book, to the themed gifts there wasn’t anything in this book that I won’t be able to find a use for.
Personally I think it’s worth every penny, especially when you consider each box contains a signed first edition. I did think especially for the bookworms amongst us there is a chance you may receive a book you already have, but then I would keep the signed copy and give my other copy away, or keep both! I love browsing bookshops, but there was something extra special about receiving a book subscription in this post, it felt like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one.
If you have never had a book subscription before and are seriously considering giving it a try then I would definitely go for My Chronicle Book Box first.
If I have tempted you to buy a box for someone or even yourself, here’s a bonus, courtesy of My Book Box Chronicles….if you include the discount code CAFE10 it will give you 10% off your first box.
If you would like to know more about the founder of My Book Box Chronicles, you can read my interview with her here…interview with My Box Chronicles