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Book Subscription Box – unwrapping

Rare Birds Book Club

“Rare Birds Book Club brings together all the curation of an independent bookshop and all the convenience of online shopping under one roof.

Join our secret society and every month a new book will drop through your letterbox like a special treat. We know you’re not always reading, but when you are, we want to make sure you have a book in your hand that’s truly worth your time.

Read along with us every month or save them up and go at your own pace – we’ve got a special members’ area where our community of readers come to meet and share their thoughts and have a bit of fun while doing it.”

I’ve been considering a book box subscription for a while. I love the idea of having a book sent to me every month, maybe something I wouldn’t have picked up otherwise… I do have a tendency to only read things I’m 100% sure I’m going to like. My bookish diet is getting a little stale, let’s be honest…

So I came across the Rare Birds Book Club through Bookstagram, and it sounded interesting, so I thought “why not”! And my first book arrived yesterday…

If you’re one of those people who like watching other people unwrap things, then do I have the video for you…

My Haul

Our House

Author: Louise Candlish | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Things I like…

  • Getting a book through the post is awesome, and I was very excited
  • The packaging is super pretty
  • They only choose books written by female authors

Things I don’t like…

  • I’m not mad about this sort of modern thriller, they don’t interest me at all – this isn’t a book I would have picked up myself, which I know was the whole point… But I highly doubt I’m going to enjoy it
  • There’s just nothing else in the packaging… A card with some information about the book, which I could have gathered from reading the back, and a welcome note – it’s a bit boring…
  • I’m not sure it’s worth £10 a month just for a book… I could have bought the book for less – why am I paying the extra £6? Postage? Pretty wrapping paper?

Verdict

I’m going to give the book a fair shot. But, if as I suspect, I don’t enjoy it, I won’t be continuing with the Rare Birds Book Club. I like their ethos, but I was hoping for a more interesting book. And I really don’t think this is value for money. However, I will be continuing with my search for a book subscription box, because it was super fun getting a book through the post!

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