BookCase.Club is a monthly book subscription box offering different genres: Children’s, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance, and Historical/New Age/Contemporary Fiction. Each box contains 2 hand-picked books, except for the Children’s box which includes 3 books. It costs $9.99 per month, making it one of the most inexpensive book subscriptions out there.
This is the review of Surprise-Me Fiction, a new offering that includes two engaging debuts and stand-alone fiction titles which may include historical, family saga, new age, literary, and contemporary.
When you sign up, you’ll pick the genre.
The books were wrapped with a tissue paper featuring the BookCase Club logo and social media handles.
This month’s Surprise Me Fiction book picks are The Runaways by Sonia Terjanian The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.
Everything in my box!
For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life.
Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.” As Arthur’s neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew.
Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age.
There are great reviews at the book’s back cover.
The synopsis is printed on the flap of the dust jacket. This is such an interesting story, which features the unlikely friendship of an 85-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl.
It explores the life of the elderly, as well as themes of friendship and family. The story is written in such a heart-warming way, we can’t help but feel a bit sentimental!
If anyone’s looking for a light read, this is it! You’d surely pick up a lesson or two from the main characters as well!
The Runaways by Sonya Terjanian ($15.99)
Ivy is on the run. She is finally ready to trade in a dead-end future of college debt and family obligations for the thrill of a fresh start. But when she finds herself in an isolated cabin in the Poconos, she realizes that starting over is more difficult than she thought.
Especially when a stranger stumbles into her hiding place.
Mary Ellen is attempting to reinvent herself. Dissatisfied with her career and family life, Mary Ellen is finally pursuing art, something she has put aside for years. So, when she arrives at a cabin in the woods for an artist’s retreat and finds a teenage girl instead, she realizes this is her chance to start new.
But in the midst of a dangerous snow storm, the truth waits to be set free.
In this coming-of-age meets coming-of-middle-age novel, Ivy and Mary Ellen must confront what kind of people they want to be―and when it really matters, what kind of people they are.
The synopsis of the story is printed at the back of the book.
The story focuses on two characters, told in alternating chapters. One is a high-school student and the other is a middle-aged woman, and they were both trapped in a cottage because of a snow storm.
The contrasting characters are interesting. Although the story did not wrap up the way we want it to, we still think it’s still a great read especially for people who like character studies.
Through BookCase.Club, we’ve come across a lot of hard-to-put-down books and we couldn’t be happier! This month, for Surprise-Me Fiction, we got two well-written books exploring different people and relationships. We loved the unlikely friendship of an elderly man and a teenager in the first book, while we got really intrigued about the student and the middle-aged woman in the second book! If you’re a bookworm looking for new and promising reads, this subscription is for you. They have a lot of genre offerings! In case you’re not into contemporary fiction, they also have sci-fi, mystery/thriller, and more!
Have you tried BookCase.Club? What are you currently reading?