It’s only in the past year or so that I’ve really been aware of book subscription boxes and now that I am, I am always on the lookout for unique ones. I was very kindly gifted a Books That Matter box recently so I thought I’d do a review on here! As ever, my review is my own honest opinion.
Books That Matter is a monthly subscription that is focussed on empowering and inspiring women. I loved the idea of a feminist book box pretty much immediately. There are so many book boxes available but I’ve found that a great deal of them are geared towards the Young Adult market. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy YA but I also like to read other genres too and I am always on the lookout for both feminist fiction and non-fiction.
I think the most important part of a book subscription is of course the book choice itself. I was sent the December Books That Matter box which had the theme of self-love and self-care. The book featured was What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue. I’d seen a few promising reviews of it and I think the idea of the book which is that ‘you are already enough’ is really inspirational. I’ve already started reading it and so far it’s a fun and important read that genuinely promotes self confidence whilst never feeling preachy.
There were also a few really lovely additional gifts. The sloth of self care sticker is already gracing my laptop and I LOVE the anxiety narwhal badge. As someone who has dealt with anxiety for a long time I like the idea of bringing a lightness to a difficulty that can sometimes feel very dark. It’s a big part of many people’s lives so why not look at it in a way that makes you smile.
Next there was a bookmark and a tote bag promoting a charity aiming to tackle period poverty called This Is Our Period. I hadn’t heard of them but I’m very pleased to have now. It is an issue of vital importance that is still depressingly seldom discussed. No girl or women should have to deal with being unable to afford or obtain sanitary products. It’s something a lot of us take for granted and I am so there for anyone talking about this issue.
Overall I adored this little box and the beautiful illustration on it is a really nice extra touch. It’s not a huge box and therefore not quite as pricey as many others but it is carefully curated and has a message of great importance and interest. There are so many different aspects of feminism which offers a lot of scope for variety here.
Link to Books That Matter website : https://www.booksthatmatter.org.uk
I was sent a box by Books That Matter. My review is my own honest opinion.