Hello Book Lover

Bookworms shouldn't miss Hello Book Lover, a new monthly subscription box that lets you choose one book a month from their themed selections.

It’s no secret that I love trying new subscription boxes, so I was beyond excited when I got the chance to collaborate with a brand new book subscription this month. Hello Book Lover offers two books every month and you can choose one or let them surprise you. Plus, each package comes with additional goodies.

An email is sent the 15th of the month with your book selections for the following month, and you have three days to choose. The May selections were Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and Longbourn by Jo Baker. I decided to be surprised, so let’s see what’s inside…

♥ The Subscription: Hello Book Lover
♥ The Cost: $28/month plus shipping
♥ The Products: Choice of book plus 2-3 surprise items
♥ Ships to: US

Bookworms shouldn't miss Hello Book Lover, a new monthly subscription box that lets you choose one book a month from their themed selections.

Inside the May box:

♥ Longbourn by Jo Baker

♥ Heart tote

♥ HBL bookmark

♥ HBL sticker

♥ HBL info card

I really like that Hello Book Lover lets you choose your book because it can be frustrating to receive a book you already have. And, if you do a month to month subscription, you can skip a month, which is nice if you’ve already read both books.

Like many book subscriptions, this box isn’t a steal, but the books are thoughtfully curated, and I like that each month has a theme. At the end of every month, there will be a book club, where you can share your thoughts on that month’s selections.

The June theme is In Bloom and the selections are Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave and The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. You have until the 15th of the month to subscribe to the next month’s box, so it’s not too late to grab a June selection. Plus, you can save 10% off your first month with the code HAPPY10. You can subscribe here.

Do you have a favorite book subscription?

Hello Book Lover sent me this box to review, but all opinions stated are my own. Also, this blog uses affiliate and referral links. Clicking a link costs you nothing, but the small commission from your click/purchase helps support this blog. Thank you!


  1. No.Way. I’ve never heard of this, but totally want to try this out. Thanks for the introduction to Hello Book Lover (what a cute name!).

  2. It seems like a cute idea but that sure does seem like a lot, I was expecting more than 1 book for that price.

    Corinne x

  3. It’s always so interesting to me how much better priced books (often) are in the States, as here I was, a Canadian, thinking that two books plus the extra goodies were rather a nice deal for just $28.00. 🙂

    This looks like a great subscription service and one that would definitely appeal to me (a perpetual bookworm) as well.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. I’ve never really done a subscription box of any kind, but as a book lover, I can so appreciate something like this:)

  5. You are truly the queen of subscription boxes! What a cool idea! I just might look into this for my mom – she loves reading!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this! I had never heard of it before. I love the idea of a subscription book service, especially one that gives you the option to pick the book and to skip a month. My only issue is that it costs $28 for one book. I don’t really care about the little extras that come with the package, just the book. I’m paying around $10 per book these days. But I will check out their blog for great recommendations (but you always have good recs, too).

  7. This is a monthly box that is great if you are a fast reader, or have to read a lot, what a great idea. But yeah the price is a bit high unless you average two books a month. But for those that do it sounds like a no brainer.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  8. I didn’t even know there was a book subscription! That sounds amazing for someone like me who loves to read but doesn’t always have time to pick out a book!

  9. Oh! This one is new to me. I love that you have a selection to choose from…yay! I have Longbourn on my shelves but haven’t read it yet. I can’t wait to see how you like it!