Hello, everyone! Today, I’m trying something different. I was randomly scrolling through Instagram, as one typically does, and I came across an ad for a subscription box called “Literati”. I immediately thought it was like Illuminati but for book lovers, so I decided to test it out. I chose the young adult box, and here’s how that went down!
To start, let me explain what Literati is all about. You pay $9.95 a month, and Literati will pick 5 popular young adult books (or whichever age group you choose), and from there it’s much like Amazon Prime Wardrobe. You look over the book choices, keep the ones you want, and with a prepaid shipping label, you send back the ones you don’t. The subscription fee is basically paying for someone to “curate” a box. I decided to give one box a go since it’s only ten bucks.
In my initial first-timer box, I received these five books:
Based off of my preference for hardcovers, I immediately eliminated Pride, Fresh Ink, and Opposite of Always. Between the other two options, I decided to keep I Killed Zoe Spanos mostly because I loved the cover and blue sprayed edges. I almost debated not picking a book at all because I wasn’t super thrilled with any of the options, but one cool thing about Literati is the price of the books you keep. They give major discounts for what you choose to keep, even giving a bigger one if you decided to keep the whole box.
I ended up only paying $8.99 for the hardcover of I Killed Zoe Spanos, which beat out even Amazon’s price! Along with cheaper prices, Literati also included cute personalized stickers and an art print free of charge!
I was this close to calling it a one-time deal and canceling my subscription, but when I contacted Literati through their customer service chat, they offered me a free month to try out box number two. I couldn’t say no to a free box, so I’m curious to see what I’ll receive in this month’s box. I’ll be sure to let you guys know!
All in all, Literati is a good, cheaper option for someone wanting to build their YA library. The box offered a diverse selection of authors and genres, so there’s probably something for every reader.
Until next time,