Reading is one of those things that as you get older you either enjoy doing, or you decide never to pick up a book again once you are finished with school. I am personally on the enjoy reading end of the spectrum and can never have enough books. As with many things in life, a lot of readers fall into the same pattern and read the same genre over and over. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is the equivalent of never leaving your hometown and seeing what else the world has to offer. So how can someone get out of this pattern and keep their mind entertained while doing what they love? With the GiftLit subscription service, you can get new books delivered right to your doorstep.
GiftLit offers personalized book of the month gifts selected by literary experts. Their subscription based service will send you a book every month based on a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription purchase. The prices of the subscription vary depending on the category you choose, but I didn’t find the pricing to be too much more than what you find at everyday bookstores such as Barnes and Noble, but the fact that they’re individually selected for me by book experts, packed, and shipped makes them a real bargain.
They have books for men, women, and couples depending on what it is you are looking for. Plus they have a Children’s Book of the Month Club for kids ages 2 and under, 2-5, 5-8, 8-10, 10-12, and teens. Participants have a choice of choosing a particular category where you can see what you will be receiving ahead of time, making your own box, or you can send GiftLit your Goodreads list and say surprise me!
Since I did a random subscription, I had no idea what was going to arrive. If you’re anything like me, you rarely check your mail and forget that you have a subscription on the way, so when it arrives it is a nice surprise.
The first book I received was Red Rising by Pierce Brown and since it was my first book, I also received a letter with customized bookplates. This book was action packed and right up my ally with my love for “young adult” series such as The Hunger Games or The Divergent Series. It helped that I sent my Goodreads read list so that the elves at GiftLit could see what kind of books I enjoy. I had never heard of Red Rising, so it was unlikely that it would end up in my collection voluntarily. That is what makes a service like this so fabulous, it forces me to look outside of my usual genre and discover amazing books in the vast world of literature.
GiftLit Book of the Month Subscription: Give the Gift of Reading
I would highly recommend GiftLit’s Book of the Month to anyone who loves to read or anyone who has children that enjoy reading. Gift it to yourself or someone you love. Don’t worry that you’ll be overwhelmed trying to choose the right subscription, GiftLit has made it easy to shop for everyone on your gift list.