My Lit Box – December Unboxing

Last month, I introduced you all to My Lit Box and essentially gushed about how much I love this book subscription box and how honored I was to promote it on my blog for a few months. 

If you’ve never heard of My Lit Box, please visit their website to learn more about it. But in short, it’s a book subscription box that highlights writers of color and aims to take the guesswork out finding quality literature written by marginalized authors. The books will be delivered right at your doorstep along with bookish goodies. 

My Lit Box is only available in the U.S. currently. Sorry, international friends!

December sees a return to Literary Fiction for My Lit Box. Last month, readers received Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also A Star, which was the first YA release to be included and a pleasant surprise! This month, we see the latest release by acclaimed author Zadie Smith, who is famous for writing On Beauty, White Teeth, and NW. Zadie Smith will be in my city on January 10th, so I’m very excited to see her. I will do my best to read the book before then.

If you’re interested in subscribing to My Lit Box, be sure to use my promo code, RDB10 to get 10% off your first month’s subscription!

There are two buying options. Both are great deals:

  • Book Only Plan for $17 – A total steal for new hardcover releases!
  • Full Box Plan for $25 – includes 2-3 quality bookish goodies. Recommended for Bookstagrammers.

On to the unboxing!

What’s in the package:

Swing Time – by Zadie Smith

Ballet Slipper art print

Boy Meets World “TGIF” pin

LONDON notebook set from Hadron Epoch

Everything inside is perfect for Bookstagram.

I can already imagine the future photos I’ll take with these bookish goodies! The Ballet Slipper art print fits perfectly with Swing Time because the book is about two dancers. I’m not sure how the TGIF pin is associated with the book, but I love the style and color. Also, Friday are the best days, so this pin speaks to me. Finally, I think the London notebooks may be too cute to actually write in them. I will certainly be using them in future pictures and if I end up using them to take notes, I will do so very carefully and neatly. 

Seriously, My Lit Box is a Bookstagrammer’s dream. You’ll always get the cutest, high quality goodies for your pictures. Many of the items are practical too, so you can totally use them outside of book photography.

Here it is: The Bookstagram shot!

Have you read Swing Time yet? What did you think?

The official blurb for Swing Time (From Goodreads):

28390369Two brown girls dream of being dancers–but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.


Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

That’s all for December’s Box! If you like what you saw, subscribe

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35 thoughts on “My Lit Box – December Unboxing

  1. Swing Time sure is calling me smh lol. The colors on the cover are seriously PERFECT! and everything included in this box make for a great Bookstagram photo, love how you’ve arranged it. As always, I sort of stalk these sub boxes watching what they send every mth for a cpl of months before I commit…yea commitment issues are a thing lol. Hope you enjoy the box, it looks lovely & I’ll be checking out your review 😉

    1. I’m pretty excited to read this book. This is my second copy, though..haha so I will probably do some sort of giveaway when I review it. :p Be sure to enter it if you don’t get it before I review the book!
      I always enjoy My Lit Box packages. 🙂 Haven’t been disappointed yet, even if I got the same book twice. x)

      1. I will absolutely enter it! & may the best bookworm win 😉 I’m excited about all of the amazing diverse reads coming up. My 2017 TBR has me returning to my love of Fiction so I can’t wait to get to all my BOTM books. BTW I pre-ordered Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi the hardback from Bookdepository this morning, doesn’t come out for another 24 days but I’m excited! 😃 I’m thinking of putting My Lit Box sub on my Xmas list 💭🤔

        1. You got Homegoing, yaaaasssss. 24 days is a ridiculously long wait, but it’s not like you don’t have plenty of books to keep you occupied in the meantime. :p
          Oh, My Lit Box would also be a great bookish gift for friends & family!

  2. I too stalk lit boxes to see if I like them. I am always hesitant to commit to them. I mean I hve a few beuty ones but no book one. I need to correct that so I am going to give this one a chance based on your review.

  3. I really overspent on books this year so don’t have the budget for a regular subscription at the moment, but if I did, I think it would be this one. Both of the last two books you’ve gotten are ones I really want to read.

    1. I totally relate to this. I have spent soo much money on books this year, so I’m lucky to have 1 month left in promoting My Lit Box because’s it’s free this way. Once my partnership ends, I will keep my subscription and continue paying for it, but at least I saved some money for 3 months!
      If you ever have the money for a book subscription box, do consider this one! 🙂

  4. “Too cute to actually write in” is absolutely the definition of most journals. I’m afraid I’ll mess them up. If I were to do a subscription box, this would be it, cause I love everything I’ve seen come out of them!

  5. I am probably going to subscribe in 2017. I will probably ask for gifts in the future just to fund my subscription. All the stuff in the boxes look wonderful and their book choices look stellar! Thank you for sharing and I’ll let you know i I subscribe.

  6. I love reading these unboxing posts of yours. (Living vicariously!) I intend to read Swing Time, but then again, I’ve been intending to read her novel NW for years now! Ha ha! I have read White Teeth and liked it. I read an essay by her in an Oprah magazine last year about her passion for reading and now I want to read her book of essays too! 🙂

  7. Boy Meets World was my childhood, lol. I was quite small in the 90s, but still watched Smart Guy, Sister Sister, Kenan and Kel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and a show called Teen Angel which was weirdly compelling… basically my brother and I were Disney and Nickelodeon trash, lol 😉

  8. I tried signing up for this last month, but they were totally sold out! 🙁 But that just means it’s fricking awesome, lol. When the holiday craze is over, I definitely will be signing up. I’ve been searching for a bookish sub-box and I can’t think of a better one than one that promotes diversity!! Thanks for sharing, Naz. It was lovely, as usual. ♥ Have a wonderful holiday season, my friend!!

  9. Ahhhh whyyy isn’t this a thing over here? I’ll just live vicariously through your doolworthy Lit Box pics! 🙂 How wonderful that you’re doing a collab! Only distance and money is keeing me from susbcribing. Also, Swing Time sounds so good and love the cover/back cover!

  10. The TGIF pin is from Boy Meets World, and it says TGIF because back then it was a promotion on TV…they had “TGIF” for Friday lineup TV shows. I know…it’s gimmicky. Does the girl in the book love Boy Meets World? Or say that phrase? It was probably a promotion pin for thr network back in the day…like my day, lol!
    Nice pics and fun box!

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