Sweet Reads Box Review - May 2018 - Canadian Book Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Sweet Reads Box
How much? $149.97 for 3 months ($49.99 each) or 287.94 for 6 months ($47.99 each). $54.99 for single month, non-recurring. Tax and $12 shipping per box is extra. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What's in it? A bestselling fiction novel and other goodies curated to match the theme of the book

Sweet Reads Box is a Canadian book subscription founded by a book-loving couple in Ontario. Sweet Reads Box is your chance to sit down, relax and enjoy a great read. It's me time, delivered. Each monthly box includes a bestselling fiction novel, an item connected to the novel's story-line or theme, a delicious drink to set the mood, a sweet treat to enjoy while reading, and a card explaining the novel choice and how all the items connect. Kerrie and Mark read and carefully select paperback novels from the Globe and Mail Best Seller list and the New York Times Bestseller List. Boxes ship on the 15th of each month via Canada Post.

Sweet Reads Box recently started a Facebook Group for subscribers to connect, share, and discuss the monthly picks. They plan to start hosting monthly book chats as well!  
Sneak Peek!

First look!

The Sweet Reads team chose a philosophical but suspenseful. The author "visits the fine line between sanity and madness and plays these states out through the clash between science and faith".

The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson (Paperback, $19.99 CDN Retail)
The paperback version of this book was just released at the end of April! This book also appeared on the NYT Bestseller List!

Meet Thomas Rosanoff: med student and researcher.
Meet his subjects: three homeless men who believe they are God.

Ever since his girlfriend ended things, Thomas’s life has been on a downward spiral. A gifted medical student, he has spent his entire adulthood struggling to escape the legacy of his father, an esteemed psychiatrist who used him as a test subject when he was a boy. Thomas lived his entire childhood watched over by researchers lurking behind one-way glass.

 
But now the tables have turned. Thomas is the researcher, and he’s convinced an experiment he has concocted will cure three homeless men of their delusional claims. When the experiment careens out of control, however, Thomas is forced to confront the voices echoing in his own head and the ghosts of his own past.
 
An explosively imaginative tour de force, The Shoe on the Roof questions our definitions of sanity and madness while exploring the magical reality that lies just beyond the world of scientific fact.

Kyoto Coffee Colombian Irish Cream Coffee (Custom for Sweet Reads ~$5)
This was included because when Thomas visits Sister Frances they drink coffee and talk. The Irish Cream flavour was inspird by the fact that Boston, the setting of the book, is home to make people of Irish decent.

The Perth Soap Co. Leather & Vanilla Cleansing Bar ($10)
In the book, three homeless men needed cleaning up after Thomas took them into his care. Sweet Reads picked this scent thinking it's something Thomas would have in his bathroom.

Sweetsmith Candy Co. Sea Salt Toffee Caramel ($4.99)
Boston is the location for this story, but Boston, Massachusetts was named after Boston in Lincolnshire, England. Hence we have a delicious English Toffee treat to munch on while we read the book. Full disclosure - I didn't wait for the book. This was too good to sit on.

Fred and Friends Shoeraser Sneaker Erasers ($4)
This little sneaker eraser is an obvious connection to the title of the book and a metaphor for what Thomas is trying to do with his past.

Walton Wood Farm The Week from Hell Hand Lotion (Samples)
The novel covers more than a week, but the Sweet Reads team loved the name of this lotion, especially given the hell that Thomas goes through in the story.

The May Sweet Reads box included six items, valued around $50 Canadian. The newly released paperback looks like a great read. I can't wait to give it a go with a cup of Irish Cream coffee!

Interested in ordering Sweet Reads Box? You can save 10% off your first order using promo code SWEETREADS at checkout.

The May box is sold out but the June box is still available. Order before the end of the month and the June box ships June 5. Don't forget to join the Sweet Reads Box Facebook group so you can take part in the book discussions.

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