BookCase.Club May 2016 Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Booking for Love Case

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BookCase.Club  is a one stop monthly subscription service for book lovers. Each month, you’ll receive 2 books curated for one of eight genres.  For the Read to Me Case (children’s picture books), you’ll receive four books!  With each new subscription, a book is donated to Books for Keeps in Athens, Ga.  This is an inexpensive book subscription – less than $15 including shipping per month!

Select your genre when you sign up.  I love a good romance and am still searching for my HEA (happily ever after), so I got the Booking for Love Case.

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Your books arrive safely packed with paper to prevent them from moving around.

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This box contains two full-sized hardcover books.  This is a first for me; I’ve regularly gotten one hardcover and one paperback.

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The front of the information card always has a great quote about reading or by a well-known author.

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Inside, there is a brief synopsis of each title as well as a note to subscribers.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes.  We are so grateful for awesome subscribers like you.  Summer is fast approaching and you may be able to get some reading done pool-side.  Be careful.  Our picks this month will have you wishing for a cooling breeze.

How many notes have you received?  Tell us on twitter @Bookcase.Club #notes

Hope you enjoy!

Melissa

bcc52016Us by David Nicholls ($21.49):  I am excited to read this book.  I loved the storytelling and POV swaps in One Day (please read the novel – it’s much better than the movie).  Based on the reviews, Us seems to have the same humorous and heartbreaking elements.  I’ll let you know next month how this was.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together—and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart.

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date . . . and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce.

The timing couldn’t be worse. Hoping to encourage her son’s artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie.

Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view,Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls’s gifted hands, Douglas’s odyssey brings Europe—from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafés of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona—to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?

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The Swan Gondola: A Novel by Timothy Schaffert ($5.93):  On reading the book jacket, this reminded me of The Night Circus.  I just hope that it’s not too similar because it took me forever to finish that book.  Anyway, there’s a little bit of magic surrounding this love story, and I like the turn of the century backdrop.  Timothy Schaffert is a new author to me, so I’m keeping an open mind.

A lush and thrilling romantic fable about two lovers, set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair.

On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt, ventriloquist by trade, con man by birth, isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair.

One of a traveling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine, playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpetbag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, transforms changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.

Reminiscent of Water for Elephants or The Night Circus, The Swan Gondola is a transporting read.

[From Brandy: How did it take you forever to finish The Night Circus? Do I even know you? **dies inside**]

This month’s value was just over $27, covering the cost of the subscription and then some.  Each month, I look forward to my BookCase.Club selections.  The team has done a good job of finding hidden gems and introducing me to new authors.  Now, if only they could help me find more time to catch up on reading…

So, I am almost finished with Do or Die from last month.  This is a fast read, but I’ve been so busy with work.  Where’s vacation when you need it?  Let me just say that despite his complete alpha male personality and stubbornness, I kinda want an Ian of my own.  Well, without all of the high stakes action involved.

Have you tried any of the BookCase Club subscriptions? Save 10% on your first month with coupon code  CRATEJOY.

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The Subscription: BookCase.Club
The Description: Book Case is a one stop monthly subscription service for book lovers. Our team consists of certified book worms and we have a long history in the world of literature so you can be assured that the books we select for you each month will be a delight to read. With each new subscription we donate a book to Books for Keeps in Athens, Ga. Genres include YA, children’s picture books, mystery/thriller, sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal romance, and regular romance too!
The Price: $14.99 per month

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