I decided to send out one of my absolute favorites for June because what better way to kick off summer than with the most fabulous book... plus it's my birthday month & I hold this book close to my heart. by Erika Robuck is a true hidden gem and I usually pitch it as the unofficial sequel to by Paula McLain because now we see Hemingway with his second wife, Pauline. What I liked most about is we get to meet Hemingway through the eyes of a young maid who is hired at his home in Key West. We see Hemingway enjoying life in colorful, exotic, steamy Key West. This is a standalone novel that will WOW you without any prior Hemingway knowledge so dive in & enjoy. In addition to the book, you'll find a letter & signed bookplate from Erika, who is absolutely amazing. -AZ [This book shipped in our June box May 17th.]
"My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted." This is an up-an-night book - one of those reads that you sacrifice being tired the entire next day because you absolutely must finish it before going to bed. From the first sentence, we were hooked. This is a haunting and brilliant debut novel from Gina Sorrell, who was born in South Africa and grew up in Canada (where she now resides). This is the story of the secrets we keep and the complex ties of parents and children. Included you'll find a signed bookplate from Gina! Enjoy! —AZ [This book shipped in our June box May 17th.]
We dare you to try and not read this book in one go... it's THAT good! This is a coming of age novel "about real issues: loss, staying true to yourself, family crises, abandonment, change, identity, flawed relationships, and so much more. From start to finish, it is a book that demands to be read in one sitting" (Jay Coles, Goodreads). We loved that the characters are diverse and oh so real, we loved how much this book made us FEEL, and how fantastic the author is. Included you'll find a signed bookplate from Laura! Yay! Enjoy! -AZ [This book shipped in our June box May 17th.]
Blurb coming soon! Yay! [This book shipped in our June box May 17th.]
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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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.
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"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.
Lili - Utopia State of Mind
"Box #2 in my subscription gift! Can't wait for my bath & book evening!"
Amber - @adskahl