I'll give any book and genre a chance, so I chose "surprise me" for one of my choices. When the books came they were definitely books I would have passed over if I just saw them in a used book store, but I have started reading both of them and both have turned out to be gems!
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for in a book box! A great book, lots of little surprises to open when I am reading, and the quality of everything surpasses what I had expected. I feel like it was a gift from a dear friend who knows me very well, and took the time to thoughtfully choose every element. I can't wait for further boxes to arrive!