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Full Disclosure: I’m not a representative of the box, but I will recieve a free box for every sixth person who signs up to bookboxclub using my code MAJA17

Are you a reader?

Do you like Bookboxes?

Are you interested in joining an online Bookclub?

If you can answer yes to anyβ€”or allβ€”of the above, then you’re my kind of person. Let’s be besties. πŸ˜„

You might have seen my massive unboxing post A Year With Bookboxclub and contemplated whether you should try it out.

Obviously, I think you should. And as another incentive, you can use MAJA17 for a discount on your first box. This is a code you can use whenever you want if you see a theme that you like.

So why am I sharing this now?

Because the December box sounds so amazing that I’ll think you’ll regret not getting it if you miss out. So let me tell you about it:

The theme is “WINTER FAIRYTALES” and will include the two first books in a fantasy series that’s described as perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Naomi Novik.

The first book is recently released in paperback, while the sequel doesn’t come out in the UK until January 2018.

After reading, you’ll have the opportunity to join the bookboxclub exclusive clubhouse for a chat with the author. In the box you’ll recieve a lovely scrolled invitation with a date and time.

That sounds amazing, right? BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE:

Apart from the two books, you’ll also recieve a wonderful selection of goodies and swag. For example, one of the amazingly talented suppliers will be T. J. Lubrano! πŸ˜ƒ

^Two of my favorite designs by TJ.

All of this, is of course not free. The box costs Β£27.99 which includes shipping in the UK. They do ship worlwide, though. And depending on where you live, the shipping cost will be between Β£12.50 to Β£18.15.

Of course it will be just a tad cheaper if you use MAJA17. πŸ˜‰

The book is of course a surprise, BUT if you’re curious, you can try messaging me on my instagram or on Facebook, and I’ll give you my guess. (no guarantees, but I’m 99% certain)

Edit: there’s only a limited number of boxes, so you definitely want to get in there fast for this one.

Anywho, have a lovely day. ❀️

A year with BookBoxClub

Obviously, I like book subscription boxes. In fact, I’ve tried quite a few of them so far. I only subscribe to two every month, though.

So, because I really liked compiling the last 7 months of fairyloot unboxings, I wanted to do something similar for my other monthly subscription box: bookboxclub.

It won’t be exactly the same format as last time, but I hope you’ll like it anyway.

Note: if you just want to see the contents of the September 2017 bookboxclub, simply scroll down to see an unboxing.

September 2016

Theme: Enchanted Forest

Featured Book: The Call by Peadar O’guilin

Fandoms: A Court of Mist and Fury, Harry Potter,

Items:

  • Spring Court necklace from Oh Panda Eyes
  • Enchanted Forest Notebook by Nikki Strange
  • Expecto Patronum Print from The Paper Trade
  • Founding Member badge from Book Box Club
  • Bookish extra: Samplers and badges

Opinion: I was pleasantly surprised to see the contents of this box. It was a strong debut, and the book it self was mysteriously creepy.

Furthermore, the online book club was amazing. We got inside scoops and was able to ask questions directly to Peadar.

October 2016

Theme: Freedom Squad

Featured Book: The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt

Fandoms: Hunger Games, An Ember in the Ashes, Hypnotist,

Items:

  • I have a dream-catcher web from DIY Blonde
  • Book Brooch by Lucie-Ellen
  • Elias candle from MerakiCandles
  • Fire is Catching print from Always Yesterday
  • Bookish Extras: Shadowhunter totebag, SJM promotional bookmark, postcard.

Opinion:

I wasn’t able to finish reading the book, but the bookclub meeting still provided exclusive reveals, tips on research and lots of fun with the author.

November 2016

Theme: Secrets & Sisterhood

Featured Book: The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

Fandoms: Sherlock, Classic Lit, Anne of Green Gables,

Items:

  • Water paint bookmarks from Till & Dill
  • Believe in Sherlock necklace by MadeByGoLightLyx
  • Sister-Lit Lipbalm from MedusaBijouxShop
  • Anne of Green Gables coloring print by Carror Top Paper Shop
  • Shelfie Bunting from Book Box Club Team
  • Bookish Extra: Diabolic badges, Stealing Snow mirror, The One promo postcards.

Opinion:

This book was easy to read, which kinda made the subject a bit more creepy. It was easy to connect with the characters, a feat that surprised me since I have a sister, as well. Bookclub provided fun facts on inspiration and cover making, plus Cylin was amazing.

December 2016

Theme: Magic by Night

Featured Book: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Fandoms: Throne of Glass, Unicorns, J. K. Rowling,

Items:

  • Magical notebook by Fable & Black.
  • Magical iron-on patch by Rosie Wonders
  • Throne of Glass Wish Bracelet from The Woodland Folk
  • Unicorn Pencil by Lucy Made Me
  • Washi Tape from Unwrap Colour
  • Bookish Extras: Arc of The Memory Book, samplers and postcard.

Opinion:

Oh, Finn πŸ’™

Book club was every bit of magical and fun as you’d expect from this theme. With insights on inspiration and research, this bookclub meeting was one of my favourites.

January 2017

Theme: Immortal Stories

Featured Book: Ink by Alice Broadway

Fandoms: The Wrath and the Dawn, BookBoxClub,

Items:

  • Immortalitea by Spice Kitchen UK
  • Unashamedly Bookish Mug by The Book Box Club Team
  • INK’D (con)temporary tattoos by U Studio
  • The Wrath and The Dawn sticker from Chelley Reads Designs
  • Reading Resolution Card from The Book Box Club Team
  • Bookish Extras: samplers + promo postcard

Opinion:

Apart from being ridiculously stunning, the book also made me think about art, life and stories. It was fun to participate in the bookclub and see how the book affected the other members. Plus, I believe I got permission to write a Fanfic. πŸ˜†

February 2017

Theme: Troublemakers

Featured Book: All About Mia by Lisa Williamson

Fandoms: Six of Crows, Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby,

Items:

  • Kaz candle from Bookworm Candles & Craft
  • Cherry Kisses Soap from The Little Essex Soap Shop
  • Harry Potter earrings from BunnyBeadsUk
  • Great Gatsby Print from Little Tiger Designs
  • It’s all about me badge from BookBoxClub
  • Bookish Extras: Lord of Shadows Sample, Mortal Instruments coloring sheet, Adam Silvera Bookmark

Opinion:

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME! πŸ˜ƒ β€” At least, that’s how it feels when I get a personalised gift in the box. It amazing to feel like I’m such a part of everything. Plus Lisa Williamson was a star.

March 2017

Theme: Time Travel

Featured Book: Waking in Time by Angie Stanton

Fandoms: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Doctor Who,

Items:

  • Time Turner Print from Goodnight Boutique
  • Tardis Suede Twist bracelet from Starlight May
  • Alice in Wonder bookmarks from Infinite and Darling
  • Floral To-Do pad from Papio Press
  • Reading Time magnet from BookBoxClub
  • Bookish Extras: Melinda Salisbury short story prequel, the circus bookmark,

Opinion:

Before I flail about the book and bookclub, let me just, once more, squeal about that short story. I’m a huge fan of Salisbury, and I was so sad that the short story only was handed out at book con. But now I have it πŸ’™

The book was super cute with some suspense as we revealed the mystery, but also because of a bad case of feels for the leads. Of course Bookclub was a blast.

April 2017

Theme: Belles & Beasts

Featured Book: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Fandoms: Beauty and the beast,

Items:

  • Beauty and The Beast Quote Flag by Fox + Lilly
  • Belle Coaster by Bird Illustration
  • Mrs Potts & Chip Chocolate Lollies by Maple Molly’s
  • Beast Sticker by Cirtolthioel
  • Book Box Club Postcard set by Haxahmet Films
  • Bookish Extras: Promo postcards

Opinion:

It’s rare that I’ve been able to guess the books that were chosen for the box, but with this one, I pretty much hoped and prayed. It was a lovely retelling, and even more special for me, since I was asked to do the super special reading for the bookclub due to Meagan being sick.

May 2017

Theme: Wizards at War

Featured Book: Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

Fandoms: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, A Darker Shade of Magic,

Items:

  • Dumbledore Pin by The Potter Emporium
  • Sorting Hat Bathbomb by Scento
  • Darker Shade of Magic Print by Sip and Read
  • Unicorn Gandalf Notebook by Neon Magpie
  • Bookish pencils by Book Box Club
  • Bookish Extras: Spellslinger Swag, promo Bookmark, ACOWAR preorder print
  • + a wooden wand I won from bookboxclub (YAY)

Opinion:

Spellslinger was probably one of my favorite reads of 2017 (And I’m eagerly waiting for my Shadowblack to arrive). Sebastien revealed some insights about sequels, publishing and even some earlier ideas for a character I adored. The book club was definitely one of my favorites.

June 2017

Theme: Schoolroom Scandals

Featured Book: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Fandoms: Looking For Alaska, One of Us is Lying

Items:

  • Reader’s Ring by The Locket Library
  • Stylish Sticky Notes by Paper Pipit
  • Hurricane Pencil Case by Book Box Club
  • Bayview Bad Boy Candle from Meraki Candles
  • Jelly Beans from Book Box Club
  • Extra Goodies: Promo Postcard, Badge, Mystery Bonus Book

Opinion:

I… Did not see that twist coming. Like, I suspected a thousand different things, but… wow. Amazing book and amazing book club. Talking about the good bad boys, and the really awful ones. Yikes.

July 2017

Theme: Spells & Remedies

Featured Book: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Fandoms: Shakespeare, The Raven Boys,

Items:

  • Spells and Remedies Bunting by The Literary Omnistore
  • Wonders Bookmark by Holly Grace Illustration
  • Hocus Focus Tea by The Bluebird Tea Company
  • Raven Boys Soap by Just Fribble
  • Unashamedly Bookish Mirror by Moon Kestrel
  • Bookish Extras: Promo Bookmark, Samplers,

Opinion:

One of the things I often wonder when I read, is whether the plot or the characters came first. In The Disappearances there’s a mystery interwoven in the plot and I was baffled by the way it wrapped up. Book Club provided me with a way to ask the author directly, and it was fun to see how the book came to be. Plus, it was nice to share the thoughts that this book brought forth.

August 2017

Theme: Fearless Females

Featured Book: Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Fandoms: Throne of Glass, Harry Potter, Six of Crows,

Items:

  • Hermione Candle by Meraki Candles
  • Girl Boss Notebook by Nikki Strange
  • Girl Gang Necklace by Compton Four
  • Fight Like A Girl Coaster by Munky Make
  • Heir of Fire Magnet by Book Box Club
  • Bookish Extras: Badges, promo postcard

Opinion:

I’m not usually a fan of Historical Fiction, but with Book Box Club I’ve come to appreciate it a bit more. Not only does the book provide insight, but also the book club meetings reveal fun facts about our history.

September 2017

Theme: Outlaws

Featured Book: A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe

Fandoms: Harry Potter, Six of Crows, Robin Hood,

Items:

  • Sante Socks by Book Box Club
  • Marauders Postcards by The Imaginative Illustrator
  • Inej Lipbalm by Oriandle
  • Robin Hood Magnetic Bookmark by Marked by Hephaestus
  • Birthday Cookie by Nila Holden
  • Bookish Extras: John Green Pencils, Samplers, Witchborn ARC
I am genuinely surprised at how much time it took to write this post. Happy birthday, Book Box Club. πŸ‡©πŸ‡° πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

If you’re interested in a subscription you can use my referral code MAJA17 for a discount on your first box. The october box is all out, but the November “Haunted Minds” is on sale now!

I hope to see you in book club!

Alphabet Reading Challenge

So, I recently took this picture of my TBR pile:

And by “pile”, I obviously mean bookcases. (Fun fact, there’s one more TBR bookcases to the left with all my mismatched series)

Bottom line is; I have over 600 unread books, and I should really do something about that.

My solution?

Alphabet Reading Challenge

The idea is simple. Read a book with a title that starts with A, then B, then C, etc. I will attempt to choose books from their starting letter, but since I don’t own a book that starts with X, I will choose a book where X is somewhere in the title (like Nyxia, for example).

I’ve already read the first book:

And I Darken, by Kiersten White.

Next up is B.

How about you? Have you ever done these challenges? Would you want to?