July 2017 BookCase.Club review time!
If you haven’t heard, BookCase.Club is a monthly subscription box that sends you a selection of handpicked books in the genre of your choice. There are currently 8 different genres to choose from including Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Cookbooks, and Children’s. Each box will consist of two carefully handpicked titles, with the exception of the Children’s subscription which includes four books. The Cookbook and Military History genres are sent quarterly, while the rest are shipped on a monthly basis.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are just $9.99/month (plus $5 shipping), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first month with coupon code “Rosebuds15“!
Let’s see what’s in my July 2017 BookCase.Club box!
Everything was shipped in a white and blue box with the BookCase.Club logo on top.
A peek inside! — As always, I chose the “Read to Me” Case which includes 4 children’s books.
Don’t Eat the Baby! by Amy Young ($13.96, Amazon)
A silly story about a boy named Tom who recently got a new brother, whom he fears everyone is going to EAT. With comments from his relatives like “Look at his plump, juicy thighs!” and “I could swallow him whole!”, it’s no wonder why Tom is confused — and very worried. Of course, no one actually eats the baby and Tom ends up showing everyone what a great, protective big brother he is.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket ($11.89, Amazon)
A somewhat eerie, almost dark tale about, well, the dark. Laszlo, a little boy, tries his best to avoid the dark — until one day it calls to him from the basement. The illustrations do a wonderful job at taking you into Laszlo’s world as he cautiously moves throughout his house following the commands coming out of the darkness. Thankfully, the book ends on a light note (har har) with Laszlo making peace with his fears.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn ($12.17, Amazon)
A New York Times #1 Bestseller, this book is about a little raccoon named Chester who’s worried about going to school and leaving his mom. To help him feel better about going, his mother tells him about a secret called “the kissing hand”. She opens his hand and gives him a kiss right in the middle of his palm. She then explains that whenever he’s feeling lonely, he can put the kissing hand near his cheek to feel his mother’s love. Awww. A sheet of heart-shaped stickers was also enclosed at the back of the book to carry on the secret with your own child.
The Only Child by Guojing ($12.15, Amazon)
This absolutely beautifully illustrated book has no text, relying entirely on the images to tell the story. It follows a little girl on her way to her grandmother’s house who falls asleep on the bus and misses her stop. After walking alone in the snowy woods, she comes across a deer who takes her on a fantastic adventure, meeting other friendly creatures on the way. While clearly a fantasy, the book was inspired by the author’s own childhood living under often lonely one-child policy in China.
July’s BookCase.Club box was one of my favorites to date! There wasn’t a bad book in the bunch and I was happy to see that they were all hardcover this month. Using Amazon prices, the total value was just over $50. 😀 — Remember, if you’d like to sign up you can save 15% on your first month with coupon code “Rosebuds15“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome