Novel Editions July 2017 Unboxing & Review

Novel Editions is a Canadian monthly subscription box for book lovers. Each month a carefully curated box which includes a fiction novel released in the last 6 months, as well as 3-4 related items is sent right to your doorstep.

In each box you can expect to receive:
• A novel
• 3-4 related items: This is always a bit of a wild card but Alex, the owner, will typically choose things that are in some way relevant to the book or bookish in nature
• A letter from Alex explaining why she chose the book she did and a detailed description of each item included

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Novel Editions Book Club Novel Editions includes many community platforms which allow the reader to find other like minded readers to discuss the books with whether online within the forums or through the creation of your own book clubs with individuals who subscribe within the same city as you. On the website, you will find book club guides to help you create cozy atmospheres to meet and share these stories. The Book Club also provides a guide to help you with what questions to ask, what topics to discuss and even what wine to drink!

The Box

Novel Editions costs $44.99/ month.

There are also options to purchase a 3 or 6 month subscription which will save you money! If you purchase these subscriptions, you can:

  1. Receive a discount on your next 3 or 6 month subscription ($5 off per referral, up to $15 for 3 months, or up to $30 for 6 months. Discount balance will be transferred to the next renewal period).
  2. Refer 5 or more friends in a 3 month period? Receive a free box on us!

Refer-a-Friend Discount Program

Want to save on your boxes? For each new customer you refer to us who purchases a box you will receive a $5 discount on your next box!
How It Works:

• When a friend purchases a box because of your recommendation, they simply write your name (or social media handle) in the “note to sender” section of the form or send us an email.
• At the end of the month, before our next box goes on sale, we tally up how many friends you referred to us and send you a special coupon code that can be applied to your next order. Each month you can receive a maximum of $10 off your box (2 friend referrals). Referred more than two friends? We’ll transfer the discount balance to the following month. 
• Did you refer 5 or more friends in a 1 month period!? We’ll send you the next box free!   
• To be a “Referrer” and receive the discount you must have previously purchased or won a box. Referrals only apply to new customers. If someone has previously purchased or received a box a discount will not be applied. 

July Box

This box was kindly sent to livelaughblog for an honest review.

I really like the concept of a Novel Subscription Box. I really don’t think that enough Millennials are spending enough time with their noses buried in a book (they are more likely staring at a cell phone) and most of us have forgotten about the joys of reading a new book. I used to read novels all the time growing up but I guess I blame getting multiple jobs and school as the culprit for not continuing my reading hobby.

What I specifically like about this susbcription is that it doesn’t just include a novel- it includes 3-4 handmade items for you to enjoy before, during or after reading your book!

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Beat the Heat & Beach Day Iced Tea by New Moon Tea Co: $4.99

‘BEAT THE HEAT’ Iced tea is an Organic herbal blend of Hibiscus, Orange Peel, Lemon grass and Coconut Palm Sugar and it is CAFFEINE FREE! A fruity beverage served cold over ice and goes great with fresh or frozen fruit.

‘BEACH DAY’ Iced tea is an Organic herbal blend of Green Tea, Ginger, Dandelion, Lemon Peel, and Goji Berry.

I have tried New Moon Tea before (their detox kits) and loved the handpicked loose leaf tea along with the strong herbal flavours. I brewed a cup of this iced tea on the weekend and followed the instructions- it was delicious! It was hard to cool down with the hot water taking over the cold water but it was still a delicious morning treat!

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‘Winging It’ Make Up bag by The Gifty Room: $10.24

This zipper pouch makes an excellent makeup or wash bag for weekends away or everyday use, and is perfect for storing all your essentials when travelling, or even makes an interesting and unique clutch bags for nights out! Basically, its super useful.

Makeup bags are ALWAYS handy, especially if you like to travel and need something small to put cosmetics in.

 

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Pink Lemonade Lip Balm by Northern Dlights: $5.25

As refreshing as the fresh squeezed lemonade from your local stand, a delightful and sweet mix of lemon and lime with the perfect hint of pink sugar.
Made with pure beeswax and organic cocoa butter and shea butter, our Pink Lemonade lip balm is designed to give your lips that desired moisture without leaving them feeling greasy or waxy. It is the perfect blend of protection and softness.

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Washi Tape by Ginko Supplies: $3.72

+Can be used for scrapbooking or to embellish your journal/diary;
+Great for crafting or to decorate personal items;
+Great for gift wrapping and making assorted crafts;
+This listing includes 1 roll.

I have never got an item like this before in a box but I have to say I love the idea! Washi tape is super convenient for gift wrapping when you want something to look pretty, and awesome for decorating or scrapbooking.

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by: Gail Honeyman: $17.24

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
 
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 

I read the first two chapters of this book and found it very different and interesting. The main character certainly sees things from a different perspective and adds a humorous touch to her different perspective on life.

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Final Thoughts

I love the concept of a novel subscription box and I love that Alex, the owner of Novel Editions, has incorporated a Book Club to get readers interested in and talking about the novels that are sent monthly. I love incorporating handmade items that can compliment you while reading or to be used at other times. This makes for such a fun monthly surprise to be excitedly expecting; not only do you get a book, book club and great deals but you also get handmade, healthy items to accompany your reading!

Click here to subscribe to Novel Editions!

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