Last year for my birthday, my sister and my mum bought me a reading subscription for Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. This is a wonderful shop in Bath, which we’ve visited twice for a reading spa. Read about our experiences HERE and HERE.
A reading subscription involves receiving 11 books hand-picked for you by a member of the bookselling team. After I received my little card informing me of my reading subscription I emailed Mr B’s and answered many questions about my bookish tastes and some random questions to go with it (to get to know me better!) I was able to name my sister as someone who would know if I had a book. She knows my reading tastes well! They emailed her every month to discuss books and quite often many emails would fly between them. Such dedication to finding the perfect book! Mr B’s do offer a 3, 6 or 11 month subscription (11 months due to a month off for Christmas!)
Each month, I received a beautifully wrapped book and bookmark for me to review the book and send back to Mr B’s.
I have attached my reviews to the books I’ve read from my reading year. 2 are to be reviewed and 2 need to be read. I shall edit the reviews in as and when I read/review them. For books not reviewed yet, I have added a Goodreads link to the book.
Book 1- Early One Morning– Virginia Baily
Book 2- Infinite Sky– C. J Flood
Book 3- Disclaimer– Renee Knight
Book 4- Uprooted– Naomi Novik
Book 5- The One In A Million Boy– Monica Wood
Book 6- The Sudden Appearance of Hope– Claire North TO BE REVIEWED
Book 7- The Girl In The Red Coat– Kate Hamer TO BE REVIEWED
Book 8- Waking In Time- Angie Stanton
Book 9- Spontaneous– Aaron Starmer
Book 10- The Miracle Life Of Edgar Mint– Brady Udall TO BE READ
Book 11- Fly On The Wall– E.Lockhart TO BE READ
I was a bit rubbish at sending the bookmarks back with my reviews, but I really did appreciate their pick books for me. I wouldn’t have picked some of them for myself but I ended up really enjoying them!
A big thank you to Beth and my mum for getting me this gift and for Mr B’s Emporium for selecting such a wonderful variety of books for me!
For more information, please check out their reading gifts on their website. It really is a perfect gift for a book lover!