With the holidays fast approaching it can be hard to come up with unique and creative ideas for gift ideas. I have the perfect gift suggestion for the bibliophile on your list (or for yourself!). It is called the Sweet Reads Box.
Sweet Reads Box is Canadian subscription box that brings a specially themed box to your door every month centered around one carefully chosen book. It’s Me Time. Delivered right to your door.
Life is busy
No matter what life stage you are at time for yourself seems to get lost in the everyday. Sweet Reads Box is your chance to sit down, relax and enjoy a great read, a decadent sweet and a carefully curated item that ties to your novel. When I learned about this wonderful Canadian company I new that I had to try it out. I love books and love to read, and thought that this would be a great way to pamper myself.
I received October’s subscription box which came beautifully wrapped. And while I am a bit late in reviewing it here, I LOVED everything included in the box and spent a whole weekend spoiling myself with me time while I go into the book. My October Sweet Reads box came jam packed with treats and goodness plus a wonderful card and quote from Leonard Cohen. The reverse side of the card explains everything that is include inside the box.
The book that was included in October’s Subscription box was Faithful by Alice Hoffman. I have never read anything by Alice Hoffman before and enjoyed being introduced to a new author.
About the Book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.
What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.
Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.
Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.
What Else Was In The Box
I found Faithful to be a captivating read filled with love, loss and Shelby’s journey to discover herself that while totally unique it is also familiar. The character Shelby’s love of dogs is featured in this month’s box including Little Blue House by Hatley Tiny Blue Lab Socks, Magnetic Pad, Fred Original’s “Mark My Words,” and a magnetic map of NYC.
The sweet treat for the October box was the truly decadent Cashew Toffee from Templeman’s Toffee made in Port Perry, Ontario. The October beverage was custom ground roasted coffee from Kyoto Coffee in Lakefield, Ontario. (They didn’t last long in my house!)
Subscribe now to reserve your box! It comes with over $60 worth of goodies inside every month!
Sweet Reads Box Promo Codes
Looking for a promo code on your first order? Sign up for their newsletter on the website (scroll to the bottom of the page) for 10% off a 3 or 6 month subscription. Visit Sweet Reads Box and cross someone off your holiday shopping list early!
Each month you will receive a carefully curated box showcasing the novel of the month.
The novel will be chosen from a top bestseller list (i.e. Globe and Mail, NY Times)
In addition to your novel you will receive:
- an item connected to your novel’s storyline/theme/setting
- a delicious drink to set the mood.
- a sweet treat to enjoy while reading
- a card explaining our choice of novel and how your items connect.
Disclosure: I received the Sweet Reads Box to facilitate this review. All opinions on this blog are my own. This post contains affiliate links.