Chocolate and book - HomeLove your summer reading? We all know the power of a good book, but finding the time to seek out the latest bestseller or discover your perfect reading companion can be time consuming. If you begun your year with the intention of swapping your electronic devices for a paperback on a more frequent basis, then signing up to a book subscription box can take you one step closer to achieving your goal. Many of the boxes offer added extras as a companion to the book; as well as the chance to join a thriving online book club community to share your thoughts and insights. We tested out the latest book boxes, measuring them on value for money, content of the box and of course… the book itself.
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Channel your inner chocolate nerd and invest in a subscription that will teach you a thing or two, taking you on a cocoa tour around the world complete with tasting notes, or take things easier with sprinkles of jelly hearts and marshmallows. We were on the hunt for hand-crafted, artisan producers, exciting flavours and subscription perks. Choose from a monthly rolling subscription, or pay up front for a pre-determined amount of time, with easy cancellation policies should you change your mind highly unlikely! So get ready to seriously upgrade your post, with our round up of the best chocolate subscription boxes. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice.
But between finding the time to research what books to add to your list and actually buying them, these good intentions often go out of the window. This is where a book subscription comes in handy. An added bonus is that many of them also host online forums, so you can chat with a community of people reading the same thing - like a book club for the internet age. A relatively new one, the Books That Matter box is run by a team of women whose mission is to educate and enrich readers through exciting female fiction. Each month has a different theme, such as gender, race or religion and comes with a gift created by an independent female, trans or non-binary artist. After filling in a questionnaire about preferences, subscribers will receive a new book each month handpicked for them by the in-house bibliotherapists. Not only does this add a little sense of ceremony to the proceedings but it also makes you appreciate the book inside a lot more.