Unboxing: Muse Monthly

Muse Monthly is the subscription box for books and tea. Each month you will receive a brand new novel and full box or tin of tea delivered to your doorstep. The books and tea are curated by them and paired together to create a unique reading experience, and there is nothing better than a hot cup of tea and good story. The novels are contemporary adult fiction with a focus on literary fiction from debut writers, along with a diverse range of novels written by women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQA+ community. When it comes to teas, they support local and small businesses in the US and Canada.

Past boxes have included the September collection with The Gentleman by Forrest Leo and Masala Chai tea; the August collection with The Muse by Jessie Burton and Flower Crown tea; and the July collection that brought you Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and Kenyan Black with Mango tea. There is a shop that offers books and tea from previous collections, along with some bookish goodies

When it comes to subscribing, you will choose a plan, whether it is month-to-month, or prepaid for 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. It automatically renews on the 20th of each month, and costs $29.50 plus shipping. One thing I appreciate and like with this subscription is you will know the upcoming month’s book selection prior to purchasing, so if you do not want it or already have it, you can skip that month easily in your account settings.

Muse Monthly offers a comfortable, warm experience with reading. Each box arrives in a white box with white wrapping paper and the logo. October’s collection was curated by author Margaret Atwood, including her newest novel, Hag-Seed, a signed bookplate, and English breakfast tea from teapigs. It was full of surprises, and felt like a personal gift arrived on my doorstep from a long-time friend. Also inside the box, a bookmark with a quote by the author, a coupon for teapigs, a Tempest themed Novelly Yours candle, and an Obvious State print.

The creator, Christina, carefully crafts such beautiful boxes each month that bring a whole new atmosphere to your reading experience. I’ve tried numerous subscriptions in the past, but this is one that brings quality collections of my two favorites to my door each month. I will be continuing this subscription, and I can’t wait to see what is to come in the upcoming months. Below you can find the link to Muse Monthly’s website to subscribe, along with their social media pages.

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