The Willoughby Book Club
I love the idea of a blind date with a book, but with so many titles already on my shelves, I'm often too worried that I'll get another copy of a book I already own to sign up for a surprise book program- until I was introduced to The Willoughby Book Club.
Willoughby offers subscriptions for a variety of ages and interests - from picture books for babies and children, to books for young adults, fiction fans, foodies, and even couples or buddy-readers. Available in 3, 6, or 12 months packages, every book that WBC subscribers receive has been handpicked to match their own personal reading tastes by our team of literary experts based on information that you provide, and you can even refer them to your Goodreads profile!
If you're still concerned that you'll end up with a book you already have, WBC offers two great options: They will send you a replacement book to make up for the duplicate, or you can opt it for the Spoiler Service so you know it advance exactly what you're getting. That being said, half the fun is getting to unwrap a mystery read!
I enjoyed the anticipation of holding this beautifully wrapped book in my hand and tearing off the paper to reveal an intriguing read. "Burial Rites" sounds like it will hit that sweet spot of great writing and mystery, two of things I mentioned as being things I look for in a great book. And this edition is especially lovely, with it's black painted edges. I could tell that care and consideration had been put into providing me with a great experience.
The Willoughby Book Club has thousands of subscribers in over 35 countries across the world, and recently launched their range onto the British high-street. Delivery is free in the UK and varies elsewhere depending on country.
And for every book subscription box sold, WBC donates one new book to Book Aid International. These donations support the vital education and literacy development work that the charity performs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Which means that for every book you enjoy you can also enjoy the fact that you're helping promote literary enjoyment in others.
If you're interested in joining the fun of The Willoughby Book Club you can get 10% off your subscription with my affiliate link!
This is a great option for you and your bestie to enjoy, for that student headed off to college at the end of the summer, for your favorite book addict's birthday, or really, best of all, as a treat for yourself.
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