"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin
Reading is an absolutely fantastic way to escape your thoughts, distract your mind and discover new worlds. Which is why it's my favourite thing to do when times are hard. What better way to take a break from life than by living someone else's through your imagination?
I am a massive fan of subscription boxes as I love surprises, and when I discovered The Willoughby Book Club I was so excited and had to have get my hands on a sample! See, I love reading, but I can just never pick one book. Put me in Waterstones and it'll take me a good half an hour at least to pick a book to take home. (My poor boyfriend.) So knowing that part will be done for me is just grand!
This subscription box works with your reading preferences and interests to handpick books that you'd like to read. So you can get a new, surprise book every month that's tailored to you!
There are different packages including; Young Adult, Contemporary, Bespoke, Classic and more. The subscription itself comes in 3, 6 or 12 monthly subscriptions with varied prices.
"Reading gives us some place to go, when we have to stay where we are." - Mason Cooley
The book arrives carefully packaged for you to unwrap (just like a present!) with a badge, sticker and bookmark as extra little gifts. It also comes with a slip saying 'This book belongs to...'. Nice touch WBC, I like that.
And if the whole idea wasn't lovely enough, for every subscription sold they donate one new book to Book Aid International, which supports the vital education and literary development work that the charity performs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Overall, I absolutely love the personalised feel, making you feel as though you'd been sent a real gift. If you're an avid reader looking to broaden your bookshelf, I would definitely recommend getting a subscription!