I subscribed to My Lit Box in June of 2016, immediately after I knew it existed because, like Read Diverse Books, it is also devoted to promoting writers of color and diversity in the publishing industry. Supporting marginalized voices with our money, when we are able, is a powerful way to demonstrate that we want change in the industry. Some of that change should come from non-marginalized writers including diversity in their work and writing stories that reflect the world we live in. But for meaningful and structural change to occur in the long run, we need writers of color and other marginalized voices to thrive and succeed in the industry. Small businesses like My Lit Box is helping them do just that, which is why it has my full support.
For the last four months, My Lit Box has proven to be a quality subscription box both in the books that are selected and the bookish goodies that come with the Full Box Plan. I have not been disappointed once and had therefore decided to keep my subscription indefinitely. However, the founder of My Lit Box, Sanura, reached out to me to collaborate with her to help promote her fantastic subscription box for 3 months. I happily agreed!
Yes, it does mean this post is technically sponsored by My Lit Box and I did receive the November package for free, but believe me when I say I genuinely love this subscription box, so my opinion remains unchanged.
Unfortunately, My Lit Box is currently only available in the United States. But if it keeps growing, perhaps one day it will be available worldwide. So help me spread the word about My Lit Box!
One thing to note is that My Lit Box does not generally feature YA literature. Most of the book selections are Adult Literary fiction. However, November sets a new precedent with its first YA book included in the box. This means that it is now possible other YA titles will be featured, but I would still wager most will be Adult literary fiction.
If after seeing my unboxing you decide to subscribe, please use my promo code RDB10 to get 10% off your first month’s subscription.
There are two buying options:
- Book Only Plan for $17
- Full Box Plan for $25 – includes 2-3 quality bookish goodies
That’s enough of the lengthy introduction. I’ll keep it shorter next month!
My Lit Box Unboxing
My Lit Box comes in simple packaging, so I’m just going to dive right into what’s inside November’s box because it’s my favorite one so far!
The Sun Is Also A Star – by Nicola Yoon
“Off the Bookshelf” coloring book
The coolest color pencils I’ve ever seen
Bookmark: “Because in the end we’re all just dreamers in an endless universe.”
As a new member, you will also receive cute new My Lit Box pins
I love purple books!
Surely you’ve heard of Nicola Yoon’s newest novel? It’s a National Book Award nominee, which is a pretty big deal. I desperately wanted to read this book, so I was ecstatic to see it come in November’s box. I certainly was not expecting it!
Official blurb for The Sun Is Also A Star (from Goodreads)
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
This coloring book is great. Look at this magnificent, mustachioed owl.
I haven’t spent any time with coloring books recently. Mostly because it never occurred to me to do such an activity. Are you an adult coloring book fan? I’m certainly going to try it now that I have such a cool one! I can already imagine the benefits. Coloring is an activity I could do while I listen to audiobooks. I think. For now, the only activities conducive to my audiobook reading/listening are walking or running. Another benefit is that I could use the pretty and colorful pages as Bookstagram props. Oh my goodness, yes, this is perfect. I hope I have a good eye for coloring…
And more owls! But my pretty fake flowers are not included.
These color pencils are too cool to actually use. I’m just going to keep them and use them as props for my photos as well. I’ll buy less photogenic ones to do the actual coloring.
That’s it for November’s box. I loved it!
Previous My Lit Box Packages
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