Happy weekend everyone! Here in the UK we are celebrating having a three day weekend (hooray!) and a well deserved rest after a seriously busy week. Now that all of your August boxes are safely in the post, we thought it was time that we shared all the news on the lovely goodies we included in our I ♥ UK YA July box.
So before we put our laptops away (for at least a few hours), we have a sneaky little unboxing for you…
Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood: Meet adventure-loving Bea, doomed to a stuffy future on a languishing estate with a dull husband (chosen by her parents)… But Bea’s destiny takes an unexpected turn when she is banished to Italy for the summer as a punishment for her unruly behaviour! Bring on the parties, sun-drenched boy dramas and bohemian antics aplenty!
Heartstream by Tom Pollock: Imagine a social media app, through which you can broadcast your emotions: every joy and sadness laid bare for others to see. Amy has shared every moment of her emotional story with hordes of dedicated followers, but on the day where she’s struggling with the most heart-aching drama, a stranger walks into her kitchen and threatens to blow everything she knows and loves apart…
Clubhouse invite: Join us in our cosy online Clubhouse for an unashamedly bookish chat with the authors of our July reads. www.bookboxclub.com/the-clubhouse
I ♥ UK YA Notebook with artwork by Megan Tucker Illustration: Keep track of your TBR with this gorgeous exclusive notebook, featuring some of our UK YA faves. www.megantuckerillustration.co.uk
I ♥ Books Flag by Jay and Boo: Declare your status as a bona fide book-lover by flying this felt flag high on your bookshelf. www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JayAndBoo
Apple Crumble Tea by The Tea Crew: Is there anything more British than a cracking cup of tea? Well actually, yes! Try sipping on apple crumble flavoured tea whilst devouring your brand new UK YA reads! Simply divine! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheTeaCrew
Book-Lover Necklace by Book Box Club: Don our exclusive enamel necklace and let the world know just how unashamedly bookish you are.
Book Box Club’s UK YA Summer Reading Digital Zine: Here it is… your fast pass to all that’s great and good in the world of UK YA. Prepare for exclusive sneak peeks into some of the most brilliant British YA books on the horizon. All of our July members received exclusive access to this spectacular UK YA zine!
Bookish Extras: with thanks to our publisher buddies Usborne, Bloomsbury & Macmillan.
We had so much fun working with a whole host of British artists, crafters, designers and small businesses this month and we’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who helped to make our July box such a brilliant celebration of UK talent!
We’d also like to thank our members for sharing your unboxings with us. We feel really lucky to have so many talented photographers, bloggers and vloggers in our club and nothing makes us happier than hearing how much you’ve enjoyed your boxes!
What was your favourite item this month? Has anyone finished either of the books yet? We are so excited to discuss both Heartstream and Under a Dancing Star at our book group with Tom Pollock and Laura Wood on 4th September in a very special bumper book group! Because this is our first ever meeting featuring two authors, book group will be half an hour longer than usual (from 8pm until 9.30pm UK time), and we can’t wait!
If you missed out on our I ♥ UK YA July box, we do have a VERY limited number of boxes (and a small selection of goodies) available for sale over in Our Shop now so hurry over there now and get shopping!
Remember, lots of our boxes sell out so to avoid missing out next time make sure you’re subscribed to our September MAGICAL REALMS box. Read more about our September theme here!
Have lovely relaxing weekends everyone!
Lots of love, Libby & Kate xx