#Unboxing Reading In Heels July Subscription Box #spoileralert

It’s that time of the  month again! The GOOD time of the month when the book subscription boxes start arriving in the mail once more!!  And one of my new favourites is from Reading In Heels who are wonders at choosing a fabulous new paperback to send your way, along with a few other treats – and all for £10 plus p&p!!!  Who can resist?! Not me!!! 

So if you haven’t signed up already, here’s a little look at the goodies that arrived in the mail for me yesterday!!

Gorgeous colour co-ordinated goodies galore!!! 

Kamila Shamsie – Home Fire

From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.

Practical-minded Isma has spent the years since her mother’s death watching out for her twin brother and sister in their North London home. When an invitation to grad school in America comes through unexpectedly, it brings the irresistible promise of freedom too long deferred. But even an ocean away, Isma can’t stop worrying about her beautiful, headstrong, politically inclined sister, Aneeka, and Parvaiz, their brother, who seems to be adrift—until suddenly he is half a globe away in Raqqa, trying to prove himself to the dark legacy of the father he never knew, with no road back.

Then Eamonn Lone enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The instrument of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined.

Home Fire is a nuanced, searing, and exceedingly timely novel about love and loyalty, ideology and identity, what we choose to sacrifice for and why. With uncanny insight, Kamila Shamsie reflects our world back at us, dramatizing the complicated humanity behind the headlines. 

 Have heard so many amazing things about this book – mainly via YouTube and GoodReads – so delighted to finally have my mitts on a copy!

 Taylors of Harrogate Hot Java Lava

This coffee bag is a powerful, punchy coffee perfect for the mid-morning slump!  Think I’ll be putting this to very good use! 

Sweet Theatre Honeycomb Milk Chocolate

No better combination than books and chocolate and this  is a bar from Sweet Theatre – they make the chocolate bars you see in Theatres – and this is from a range inspired by William Shakespeare’s leading ladies! Yum!! 

 Phase Zero Liquid Lipstick

This is a luxury lipstick at factory prices – I like the sound of that!!  You can find more of the Phase Zero range at @LoveMeBeautyUK

And a rather cute and gorgeous little handbag mirror – the perfect size to take with us at all time!!


Good value or not?!  Always like to hear your views on subscription boxes and if you’ve read this book too! Let me know what you think!


#Unboxing Reading In Heels – June book subscription box #spoilers

My love of Book Subscription Boxes is seemingly never-ending – and thankfully there are a few around now for us bookish folk to sample!  

One of my recent discoveries is Reading In Heels! It’s a monthly box which costs £10 (& P&P), and inside you get a lovely paperback book along with a number of beauty and lifestyle treats – the perfect mix!!   

So here’s a sneaky peek – look away if you don’t want spoilers!! – of what I got in this months’ box and can I just say how blooming gorgeous it all smells too!! If only blogs had smelly vision then I could share it with you all!


Pure loveliness!!! I was rather happy with all the goodies this month so let’s have a closer look at the treats, before a closer look at the book! 

T2 Sleep Tight Tea – this is lemon balm tisane to sip before bedtime! And for someone who struggles with sleep issues I can’t wait to try this out! 

Hopping Hare Relaxing Candle – a beautifully scented candle to help keep me chilled with scents of lavendar and ylang ylang! @HoppingHareCandles 

Made by Coopers Sleepy Head Beauty Balm  – this is to be massaged into temples or onto wrists to help you drift off to sleep! It smells delicious!!

Chinskitchen Rose & Cardamom Nankhatai – Indian shortbreads that are supposed to melt in the mouth! Can’t wait to try them! 


Tales from the happily never after

At a wedding, one woman’s revenge comes in the shape of her heavily pregnant belly. As a career girl attempts to climb the ladder she slides down into ever more grotesque flatshares. A single woman who always attends parties alone realises that the truth might not always be the best answer. And one Londoner learns her most important lesson since moving to the city – never act friendly towards a stranger.

Bad Romance is dark, hilarious and moving by turn as Emily Hill’s acid wit gives life to the women whose tales never normally make it into the storybooks.


I just love the mix of book and treats with this book so am already eagerly awaiting the next box arriving!  Do you subscribe to any monthly/quarterly boxes? Has this tempted you to try out Reading In Heels? I hope so!!