"Every page of Leah Weiss' debut, If the Creek Don't Rise, has a pulse as fierce and unyielding as its Appalachian setting. Told through an ensemble of narrators, men and women of all ages bound by the
inescapable power of place and belonging, it is a lush exploration of the darkest rooms in the human heart, and the brightest fires of the human spirit. Weiss' remarkable gift for language left me breathless, and her characters, distinctive and unapologetically-human, will haunt me for some time." - Erika Marks, author of The Last Treasure — Any quote I would have written about this book would come no where close to how accurate Erika Marks’ description is. This book will leave you with a book hangover, of that I am sure. Enjoy! —AZ [This book shipped in our September box on August 22nd.]
“James Ziskin has written another great read, imbued with a rich cast of characters and a tight plot that bristles with tension. Ellie Stone is the perfect protagonist—extraordinary but with enough girl-next-door charm in her that she instantly becomes a friend. This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors, and it belongs on every mystery lover’s to-be-read list.” —Allen Eskens, bestselling author of The Life We Bury (and previous Book Drop author). Included you’ll also find a fascinating interview with James Ziskin, conducted by Lori Rader-Day. Although Heart of Stone is the 4th in the Ellie Stone series, you do not have to read the books in order, but we do urge you to read the rest in the series; they’re so good! Enjoy! —AZ [This book shipped in our September box on August 21st.]
Our September YA box was extra special this month! Subscribers received a signed copy of Blood, Ink & Fire, a custom-designed "Books Have Power" bookplate, a "Keep Books Alive" sticker, and an autographed photo featuring Alex Pettyfer (actor, director, and founder of Upturn Publishing) on one side and the book cover on the other side. About Blood, Ink & Fire: "Imagine a world without books…In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist. But where others see images in the stream, teenager Noelle Hartley sees words. She’s obsessed with what they mean, where they came from, and why they found her. Blood, Ink & Fire is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?" [This book shipped in our September box on August 21st.]
"This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. It tells the story of Aref Al-Amri, who must say good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye's first novel set in the Middle East since her acclaimed Habibi.” (Publisher Blurb) We love how timely and beautiful this book is! Enjoy! —AZ [This book shipped in our September box on August 21st.]
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.
Decide which box is right for you & then decide how long you want your initial subscription to be. You can switch from box-to-box between months in the event you want to mix it up a bit!
We'll start packing your box around the 18th of the month. We'll even send you an email with tracking information when we start the packing process!
Sit back, relax, put your feet up, and tuck into your new hidden gem of a book! Bask in the fuzzy, warm, good-for-the-soul feeling you'll have because you decided to support a little, independent bookstore.
We pride ourselves on providing a simple box that focuses on a spectacular read that we are passionate about.
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."
Gabrielle - Gabriellenblog
"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.
Lili - Utopia State of Mind
"Box #2 in my subscription gift! Can't wait for my bath & book evening!"
Amber - @adskahl