Every month there is an aura of excitement that awakens my bookworm persona whilst I wait for my quarterly book box subscription to arrive from Books and Beyond, one of the best book boxes in India. And, this month too it is no different as I patiently wait with full exhilaration and bated breath. I am super excited to find out what this month's book box has in store for me. Also, like always I would love to give everyone a sneak peek as I un-box and review the June book box.
The theme for June month was ‘Longing of the Heart’ and need I say more about the content? you can have a look for yourself. The Box contained 4 books, yes. 4 frigging books!!! and some awesome bookish merch! I know, I sound over hyped. Books n Beyond surely did spoilt me with all the gorgeous new release, a vintage mini classic and so much more, here join me as I unveil the content of Book N Beyond June Edition.
Book of the Month of your Choice
The Hate U Give: I have been meaning to read this book for a while, and I remember marking it as ‘want to read' on my Goodreads list, so I was overjoyed when I got to choose it as my first option for book of the month choice. I am already halfway through the book and I LOVE IT.
Here’s the blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterwards, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gang-banger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord trying to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Book 2 of the month of my choice
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) – Another anticipated book which I was longing to read was the ‘Leah on the Offbeat' by Becky Albertalli. This is the sequel to the famous book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which I haven't really read, so I don’t know if is okay to read the book before the prequel. Hmmm...! I guess that is okay.
Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on the beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
Book 3: An Extra Book- Vintage Mini
Desire by Murakami: Well, who does not love Murakami's work? and that too a mini vintage? Glad to add this one in my vintage book collections. I read it the moment I got the box and now it left me wanting for more
You’ve just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you’re destined for – what do you do? In Murakami’s world, you tell them a story. The five weird and wonderful tales collected here each unlock the many-tongued language of desire, whether it takes the form of hunger, lust, sudden infatuation or the secret longings of the heart.Selected from Haruki’s Murakami’s short story collections The Elephant Vanishes, Blind Willow Sleeping Woman and Men Without Women
Gift from Books Beyond: Pan Mc Milan Classic
The 4th book is a pan mc Milan classic ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Another classic added to my collections. Yayay!! I got this one as a special gift from the very generous Papiya, the curator of this awesome book box.
An Exclusive Bookish Pouch designed by Books n Beyond for their love of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl:
You can take a moment to admire this cute pouch and the design is inspired by Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl: I am going to be carrying it around wherever I go.
A TFIOS inspired infinity neckpiece:
This is probably the prettiest looking neck piece ever. Do you agree? I Love it!
An Archie inspired notepad:
This surely takes me back to the times when Archie comics was my favourite summer read. It still is, btw.
Some Cool Bookmark Swag:
Just look how cute those cool bookmark swag are. TBH It looks edible to me
A badge inspired by a ‘The Bitter Pill Social Club’ book: Me love it!!
So, that’s all, Folks! Hope you enjoyed finding out the content of Books N Beyond June Edition. Do let me know which book/merch you like the most?
Happy reading! See you, until the next un-boxing!