I thought, in the middle of the hot and blistering summer, what better than to read an irresistible love story set against the backdrop of the ice-cold Antarctic landscape? My Last Continent is refreshingly original, vivid, and an entirely authentic love story. I personally love Seattle Times review of My Last Continent the most: “You turn the pages quickly, caught up in the not-of-this-world drama of it all: Despite the heat of the central duo’s connection, this is a world of ice, where warm hearts struggle to thrive. … Raymond shines in capturing a shivery sense of place, in taking us somewhere most of us will never go. … Romantic? Absolutely. Ominous? That, too.” Included you’ll also find a letter written just for us and a post card signed by Midge. Enjoy!—AZ [This book shipped in our August box July 20th.]
“A spine-chiller for readers who appreciate language and refined, well-crafted plots” Quill & Quire
“A captivating psychological thriller that balances secrets & lies with identity and family.” Mystery Scene Magazine
“Equal parts disturbing, suspenseful, and raw, The Substitute will have you holding your breath until the very last page.” Ian Hamilton, award-winning author of the Ava Lee series
Included you’ll also find a signed bookplate from Nicole! Hoping for a certain type of mystery, thriller, or non-fiction? As we plan for our upcoming books over the next year, please feel free to email Amanda any
book-themed suggestions! Happy reading! —AZ [This book shipped in our August box on July 20th.]
Just Malice is a great summer mystery that leaves you wondering... If I were in Jill's situation what would I do? Do we ever really truly know ourselves or what we are capable of doing in the moment? If you woke up, didn't remember the last few weeks, and they told you that you were responsible for someone's death... maybe even using the word murder... what would you do? What would you think? This book kept me reading, I needed to know what happened. I also had a friend just like Simone. Needless to say, we are no longer friends. Included you’ll also find a letter from Eileen! Next month’s box will include a signed edition plus some extra exclusive goodies from the author! YAY! Enjoy! —AZ [This book shipped in our August box on July 20th.]
Growing up, my family and I vacationed in Outer Banks, North Carolina, so when I started reading The Summer of Lost and Found I immediately fell in love with the story! Nell spends her summer on Roanoke Island with her Mom, who is a botanist. Nell’s Dad disappears and Nell is quickly swept up in searching for clues and discovering the mysteries of Roanoke and its lost colony. Part historical fiction, part mystery, this is an adventurous novel we are sure you’ll enjoy! Happy reading!! —AZ [This book shipped in our August box on July 20th.]
Each month we will pick one of our favorite new reads that you may not have discovered otherwise. Our mission is to spread the love of reading by exposing people to really amazing books. We all have busy lives and unless you are surrounded by books all day (like us lucky folk), it's a bit overwhelming to pick out one REALLY good book when there are so many options. That's what we are here for... to pick out the best of the best and mail them your way, to be dropped on your doorstep or mailbox.
We understand that you can get a better deal on that site-that-shall-not-be-named, but this box isn't about getting the cheapest price, it's about having a small independent bookstore hand-select the perfect book for your subscription box and sending it your way once a month. It's about helping people discover fantastic reads and putting marvelous books into the hands of readers, books they probably would never have discovered otherwise. If you're looking for the cheapest box or the cheapest book, then this box isn't for you... we don't deal in cheap, we deal in fantastic, fabulous, & marvelous books.
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All Boxes Include:
Although the following each month, more often than not our boxes include:
Our most popular box & perfect for book clubs! You'll receive one historical fiction, contemporary fiction, or literary fiction paperback each month that we absolutely love. This is the curator's favorite box! (Don't tell the other boxes). If you enjoyed books like The Nightingale, Me Before You, All the Light We Cannot See, The Kitchen House, or The Light Between Oceans, this is probably the best box for you!
As an Ernest subscriber you'll receive one thriller, action, or suspense paperback each month! Sometimes we even sprinkle a little non-fiction throughout the year! If you enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10, City of Thieves, In the Woods, or Gone Girl, this might be your favorite box!
Our YA subscribers receive one paperback book each month appropriate for readers with a maturity level of age 14-15+. This box is perfect for the reader who likes to read a variety of books! We try to send an assortment of genres throughout the year while incorporating diverse characters.
Subscribers to our Children box will receive one paperback book each month perfect for children ages 8-12! We select an assortment of genres with strong characters, diversity, and positive themes! This is perfect for the child who enjoys a wide range of books and is currently at an average middle grade reading level. Please take a peek at our past books page to get a better idea of the books we send!
"What makes this subscription stand out from the rest is its loyalty to hidden gems. The Book Drop is dedicated to promoting books that are worth reading, even if they haven’t made the bestseller list. They actively select books that you could only find in an indie bookstore, or by talking to a fellow book lover. It’s all about the book community, not the book business."
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"I was sent the June Jane box and I absolutely love it. First off, the paperback they chose is absolutely gorgeous. This month we have a signed bookplate too! I am becoming a major fan of signed bookplates and signed books in general. They’ve become something that make the whole book a bit better. There’s a fantastic letter in here that explains more about the book FROM THE AUTHOR. Both of these unique touches really bump up the value of the box, in my opinion. BUT what really makes this book box so special, and worthwhile in my opinion, is the fact that you’re supporting an independent bookstore.
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