Books! Books! Everywhere, books!

Want more bookish info? Check out these links below!
  We’ve listed our favorite sites (from giveaways to book clubs) to indulge your favorite book obsessions.

 

The links below are websites we personally use and recommend. However, some of them may be affiliate links and will be indicated as such. View our Disclosure Statement here.


This page was last updated on 7/1/2019

Goodies & Giveaways

  • Bookery Bliss
    We host our own giveaways and other sponsored content from time to time. Check out the giveaways here or on our Instagram page.

 

  • Goodreads
    Goodreads is a great way to catalog your “want to read” and “read” books, but did you also know they have a Giveaway section too?  Many publishers will offer Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), e-books, and newly released books, and there is PLENTY to pick from. Winners are encouraged to rate and review afterwards, but it is not a requirement. See current giveaways here. You can also download their mobile app for Android or Apple products too!


  • Amazon First Reads
    As an Amazon PRIME member; you automatically get First Reads included in your subscription for free. It’s similar to a monthly book club, where they select a handful of books on the 1st of every month, you select which one (1) you want, and then download it to a Kindle device or app. You keep these books forever. Learn more here.


  • Amazon Prime Reading
    As an Amazon PRIME member; you automatically get Prime Reading included in your subscription for free. Prime Reading is similar to borrowing an e-book from your local library. You get ten (10) credits that you use to borrow e-books or magazines from the Amazon library (1 credit = 1 borrowed book).  You can keep the books as long as you want, however, in order to reuse your credits in the future you’ll need to “return” the books first. Learn more here.


  • Amazon Kindle Unlimited
    Don’t have an Amazon Prime account? That’s ok! Kindle Unlimited works the same exact way as Amazon Prime Reading, but is a paid service for $9.99 a month. The only noticeable difference is that Prime Reading offers 1,000 book titles that get rotated each month, while Kindle Unlimited offers over a million book titles, audiobooks and magazines to choose from. Learn more here


  • Epic Reads
    Also a service provided by Harper Collins Publishers, Epic Reads is specifically geared towards Young Adult readers. Their YA giveaways can be found here.


  • James Patterson: Official Website
    Bestselling author, James Patterson, hosts his own giveaways for his middle grade books on his website. Check them out here.


  • Book Riot
    Book Riot has a ton of articles, Podcasts, book reviews, author interviews, and much, much more. Their giveaways can be found here.

 

  • Bookish
    Giveaways can be found here.
    Bookish also offers a “BOOKishFirst” raffle where you preview a book and submit a mini review for a chance to win the full book and gain points towards future free books too. Check out their BOOKishFirst raffles here.


  • Read it Forward
    A nice collection of author interviews, anticipated releases, and weekly giveaways.


 

Book Mail Subscriptions

  • Book of the Month (affiliate link)
    Each month, five (5) newly released hardcover books are offered to members. You then pick which (one) book you’d like to receive and it gets mailed right to your door. There is also an option to “add-on” previous titles or skip a month if you don’t like that month’s selections.

    Membership plans include a Monthly Subscription option ($14.99) or Yearly Membership option ($149.99).

    DISCLOSURE: If you sign up using my referral link, I will earn a free book credit and you can get your first book for $5. You can also choose to use the non-affiliate link here.



  • My Book Box
    A monthly subscription service that sends you two newly released books from your favorite genres (one book from each genre you choose). Genre options include: Women’s Fiction, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children 8-12 and Children 3-7.

    Monthly Membership plans start at $39.95, and they even offer a One Time Book Box option to try it out first. Check out My Book Box here.


  • OwlCrate
    OwlCrate is a Young Adult (YA) subscription box offering newly released titles with themed goodies included. They also have an OwlCrate Jr. option for readers ages 8-12. The monthly cost is $29.99 (plus shipping).


  • Beacon Book Box
    This subscription box is pretty cool. Founded by a 13 year old bookworm, this box includes a newly released Young Adult (YA) hardcover book and other bookish goodies each month. Monthly prices start at $29.99 (plus shopping).


  • The Book Hookup
    Did you know that The Strand bookstore offers their own book box subscriptions? You get signed, first edition books of a highly anticipated title delivered every quarter, along with miscellaneous goodies to go with it. There are 9 boxes to choose from that vary in price, but most of them are $50 for one box or $200 for one year (4 boxes total). Themes to choose from are: Art & Photography, Fiction, Feminist Literature, Little Readers, Mystery & Suspense, Political Nonfiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Timeless Favorites, and Young Adult.

 

  • Bookspan
    Bookspan is the parent company to numerous traditional book club subscription services. Their book clubs include:

    Doubleday Book Club
    Do you like entertaining books with fast paced plots and lots of drama? You can order them directly from Doubleday. Sign up includes 2 books for $9.99, then $29.98 (plus tax) each month after that. You receive 2 credits each month and can redeem them together or separately, in a single month or gradually over time. There’s also the option to skip a month and can cancel at anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    The Literary Guild
    Broaden your reading horizons with books from bestselling authors to new discoveries. Sign up includes 2 books for $9.99, then $29.98 (plus tax) each month after that. You receive 2 credits each month and can redeem them together or separately, in a single month or gradually over time. There’s also the option to skip a month and can cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    The Mystery Guild
    From cozy reads to spine tingling suspense, these crime fiction books are some of the best. Sign up includes 2 books for $9.99, then $29.98 (plus tax) each month after that. You receive 2 credits each month and can redeem them together or separately, in a single month or gradually over time. There’s also the option to skip a month and can cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    Science Fiction Book Club
    Offers science fiction and fantasy books. Sign up includes 2 books for $9.99, then $29.98 (plus tax) each month after that. You receive 2 credits each month and can redeem them together or separately, in a single month or gradually over time. There’s also the option to skip a month and can cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    History Book Club
    Historical event books including WWI, WWII, and the Civil War. Sign up includes 2 books for $9.99, then $29.98 (plus tax) each month after that. You receive 2 credits each month and can redeem them together or separately, in a single month or gradually over time. There’s also the option to skip a month and can cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    Crossings
    Christian literature. Sign up includes 2 books for $9.99, then $29.98 (plus tax) each month after that. You receive 2 credits each month and can redeem them together or separately, in a single month or gradually over time. There’s also the option to skip a month and can cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    The Good Cook
    Has an assorted variety of cook books. Sign up includes any book for $9.99, then 25% off Publisher prices after that. There’s also the option to skip or cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.

    Crafter’s Choice
    From quilting, crocheting, knitting and more, there’s lots of crafty books to choose from. Sign up includes any book for $9.99, then 25% off Publisher prices after that. There’s also the option to skip or cancel anytime. For more information about their book club membership terms click here.


 


Newsletters and Exclusive Deals

  • Book Bub
    Offers free and discounted e-Book deals and recommendations straight to your inbox.


  • Off The Shelf
    Brought to you by Simon & Schuster, this newsletter offers back-listed book recommendations to your email.


  • Shelf Awareness
    Shelf Awareness publishes two newsletters: one for general readers and one for people in the book business. Shelf Awareness for Readers appears Tuesdays and Fridays and helps readers discover the 25 best books of the week, as chosen by booksellers, librarians and other industry experts. They also have news about books and authors, author interviews and more. Shelf Awareness Pro provides booksellers and librarians the information they need to sell and lend books. It appears every business day and is read by people throughout the book industry. Both newsletters are free and you can find the newsletter signup forms here.


  • Amazon Kindle Email Newsletters
    If you have an Amazon account, you can subscribe to Amazon’s Kindle newsletters. Mailing lists include: Best of Kindle, Editor Picks, Exclusive Deals, Daily Deals, and various genre specific newsletters.

 

  • Open Road Media
    Open Road Media is a global e-book publisher whose catalog includes legendary authors and various branded newsletters and e-book deals. You can view all the provided newsletters here, or visit each newsletter separately below.

    Early Bird Books: A daily e-book deals newsletter. Genres include bestselling fiction, history, biographies, mysteries, and more. You can read them on any device and they’re yours to keep.

    The Lineup: For fans of true crime, horror, and the paranormal

    The Portalist: For fantasy and science-fiction fans.

    Murder & Mayhem: For fans of mystery and thriller.

    The Archive: For fans of history and non-fiction.

    A Love So True: For fans of romance.


  • Borrow Read Repeat
    Do you prefer to borrow books from your local library but hate the hold lists?  Receive the hottest new books being published before they even hit the library shelves and get a head start on your TBR library requests. This site is published by the library marketing team at Penguin Random House.

  • Crooked Lane Books
    A crime fiction imprint that publishes mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels. Sign up for their newsletter to see upcoming and newly released titles.

  • Glose
    Glose is a reading platform, ebook store, and community all in one! You can create reading goals, gain rewards for reading, and it’s multi-device compatible.




Book Clubs & Book Groups

  • Hello Sunshine
    Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine is a women focused online book club. Sign up and receive monthly book picks, Podcasts, essays, and exclusive giveaways straight to your inbox each month.


  • Silent Book Club
    Read.Wine.Repeat. This is a book club without the traditional book club rules. You read what you want, when you want, without the pressure of assigned reading tasks or guided group discussions. They have official (public) chapters across the globe or you can create your own if one doesn’t already exist. You can also host your own unofficial (private) club among your friends. If you rather participate without the formal commitments then you can also join their online community Facebook group here. Everyone is welcome and the community is very friendly. It’s definitely one of my favorite Book Clubs to participate in.


  • Oprah’s Book Club
    Oprah’s bookclub is a book discussion club segment of the American talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, highlighting books chosen by host Oprah Winfrey. Oprah picks a book each month and then hosts discussions for her bookclub followers.


  • ALA Book Club Central
    An initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), Book Club Central offers resources for book clubs and readers; including reviews, author interviews, book club book suggestions, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and includes her own book selections SJP Picks here.


  • My-Bookclub
    Want to find a book club in your area? My-Bookclub offers a searchable map of book clubs around the world. When I did my own local search there were a few clubs that I know exist but did know show up in the results. However, there were some new ones I wasn’t aware of that did. I recommend using this feature in conjunction with other search websites.


  • Biblionasium
    Similiar to Goodreads, Biblionasium is the largest online social book club for kids ages K-8. They offer educator and parent resources and supply a safe reading community for kids. Build virtual bookshelves, receive book club newsletters, and connect with friends and share their favorite books.


  • Read With Jenna
    Hosted by Jenna Bush Hager, the Today show offers the #ReadWithJenna bookclub. Each month Jenna picks a book for the month and hosts discussions.