You always say you'd like to read more. But it can be hard to find the time, whether you're in school, go into an office every day, or balance your side hustles. How do you carve out time to research and find books to read in the first place when you've got, well, adulting to do?
Luckily, here at Cratejoy, we've got a whole host of great books to choose from. Whether you're into YA books, specific fantasy & sci-fi fandoms, historical fiction, or classic non-fiction, this roundup of the best book subscription boxes out there is sure to have something to appeal to you. Get cozy this winter and get your read on! You're worth it.
Price: Starts at $32.50/month
What's Included: This isn't any ordinary book of the month box! In addition to a new adult or young adult book, Once Upon a Book Club gives you 3-5 bookish gifts to go along with your reading experience. Each special item is directly related to that month's featured story and marked with the page number it corresponds to, allowing you to experience that story in real time.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-20th of the month
Price: Starts at £14.66 GBP/month
What's Included: Whether you love thrillers, chick lit, fantasy, sci-fi, romance, young adult, or award-winning fiction, Chocolate and Book has the story for you! To top it off, every box includes goodies like (you guessed it) delicious chocolates and a nice hot drink (like tea or hot chocolate!). Treat yourself as the fall temperatures get cooler!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK between the 17th-20th of the month
Price: Starts at $20.67/month
What's Included: Every month, Jambo Books sends your favorite kiddo 2 picture books starring multicultural characters and stories. This book-only box is specially curated to feature children's books with inclusivity in mind, so they get to experience brand-new stories every time.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 10th of the month
Price: Starts at £25.00 GBP/month
What's Included: Treat yourself to some elegance -- and a little indulgence -- with Vintage Teatime! Every month, subscribers will receive a brand-new book "with a feel-good theme," gourmet teas, tasty treats like cookies, china tea accessories, and a bookish bonus gift. Self-care never looked so good.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $20.99/month
What's Included: Discover a new paperback every month with Peace & Pages! This book of the month club offers self-care essentials like handmade candles, sweet treats, totes, bath bombs, stationery, and more.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the first week of the month
Price: Starts at £12.00 GBP/month
What's Included: This bookish box centers on a classic novel each month, with beautifully-designed bookmarks and a delicious hot drink of your choice, whether you love a calming mug of tea or literally need coffee to function. Treat yourself to this bookworm box for a relaxing, cozy reading experience!
Shipping: Ships worldwide (except France) from the UK between the 20th-27th of the month
Price: Starts at $22.25/month
What's Included: Muse Illuminate offers you the chance to elevate your career every month. This monthly box delivers a professional seminar experience straight to your door, with a motivational bestseller, workbooks, activity sheets, 3-5 bookish goodies, and access to Muse's exclusive webinars. Bring out your inner boss babe with this personal growth box!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 18th of the month
Price: Starts at $10.00/month
What's Included: Dive into a good book -- whatever it may be -- with Blind Dates with Books! Whether you select your favorite genre or prefer a variety, you'll receive a secret hardcover book of adult fiction or nonfiction every month. Each surprise shipment includes clues on the front to help you guess the book before you open it, too!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 21st and the 23rd of the month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What's Included: Catch up with Captain Marvel and all the rest with a monthly subscription to Comic Mystery Box, which includes 15 collector-quality issues in every box! From mint-condition vintage issues to more recent stories, Comic Mystery Box will curate your selection to focus on your preferred characters, so you'll receive first-edition prints on all your favorite superheroes and villains.
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. in 2-4 days; later boxes arrive every 30 days afterward
Price: Starts at $33.24/month
What's Included: You might love Westeros or Hogwarts, the Wheel of Time series or Station Eleven. But whatever flavor of fantasy fiction you prefer, you'll love Caffeine and Legends! Each monthly box comes with one new fantasy novel and the cozy, warm drink of your choice -- a relaxing tea or revitalizing coffee.
Shipping: Ships within Canada and the U.S. in the first week of the month
Price: Starts at $45.00/month
What's Included: Raise a toast to your TBR (to-be-read) list with The Intoxicated Intellectual, which pairs a classic or acclaimed modern novel -- anything from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize -- with everything you need to make a unique, delicious cocktail. Indulge your mind and your taste buds with a themed drink developed by expert mixologists while you relax with a great book!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 25th of the month
Price: Starts at $14.41/month
What's Included: Read new releases every month with And the Story Begins when you get two hardcover books in the genre of your choice! Each item is carefully wrapped in eco-friendly, recyclable materials for a true surprise. Choose between YA books, fantasy & sci-fi, mystery & thriller, horror (perfect for fall!), or a "surprise" mix of any genres.
Shipping: Ships within Canada and the U.S. by the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $31.10/month
What's Included: Be your best self this fall with Enlightened Warrior Book Club! This book club in a box includes one book -- adult fiction or nonfiction -- to inspire you, as well as calming self-care items such as handmade soap, hand-poured candles, relaxing teas, and more. Uniquely, Enlightened Warrior also includes one live call for a monthly book club discussion!
Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-6th of the month; later boxes ship around the 28th of the month