Do not read on if you are subscribed to the monthly book subscription box called Reading In Heels! I don’t want to spoil what is in this months box for you! BUT, if you are looking for a different book subscription box to invest in – and there are a few around! – then I thought I’d share my experience of unboxing this one for the first time!
I have been looking for a new box to subscribe to for a little while as I do love the surprises each month of discovering a new book and new goodies, and when I read about Reading In Heels I thought I’d give them a go! At just £10 each month, plus postage, it gives you a paperback book along with some lovely little extras!! And with their site they have an online bookclub so you can share your reviews and thoughts of the book each month!
And today I received my first box and I’m rather chuffed with it all! There’s always the nervousness with book subscription boxes that you already have a copy of the book – especially when you get through a lot of books! – but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the box and saw a book I’d never heard of!
So included this month was this little lot!!
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha
Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious, but when her rebellious sister Guida elopes, she sets her own aspirations aside and vows to settle down as a model wife and daughter. And yet as her husband’s professional success grows, so does Euridice’s feeling of restlessness. She embarks on a series of secret projects – from creating recipe books to becoming the most sought-after seamstress in town – but each is doomed to failure. Her tradition-loving husband is not interested in an independent wife. And then one day Guida appears at the door with her young son and a terrible story of hardship and abandonment. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao is a wildly inventive, wickedly funny and keenly observed tale of two sisters who, surrounded by a cast of unforgettable characters, assert their independence and courageously carve a path of their own in 1940s Rio de Janeiro. A deeply human and truly unforgettable novel from one of the most exciting new voices in world literature.
So what do you think? I’m loving it and glad to be signed up for a few more months so looking forward to sharing more treats in the future that appear through the letterbox!!