I Tried Three Subscription Book Services And They Were Actually Awesome

    Could a monthly book box cure my reading indecisiveness?

    Hi, I'm Farrah, and I'm a very indecisive reader. Actually — let's be real – I'm straight-up picky AF. (I JUDGE BOOKS BY THEIR COVERS!! I STOP READING IF THE FIRST PAGE ISN'T GOOD!! AND I DOG-EAR PAGES BECAUSE I'M A MONSTER!!)

    When I discovered that — like beauty boxes — BOOK subscription boxes existed, I was curious. If I was able to tell someone my taste, would they be able to send me an accurate box that piqued my reading interests from beginning to end?

    MyBookBox lets you choose two out of six genres: women's fiction, mystery, nonfiction, young adult, children 8-12, and children 3-7. I ended up selecting YA and nonfiction.

    PRICE: $39.95 for a month-to-month plan.

    More info here.

    Booksstache allows you to choose a "big stache" (2-3 books) or "little stache" (1 book). Their motto is that each box is arranged around a certain theme that is supposed to give you a "unique reading experience."

    PRICE: Starts at $30.

    *Bonus: According to its website, “Booksstache donates a portion of our profits each month to Room to Read, a non-profit dedicated to promoting childhood literacy.”

    The Book Drop lets you choose from a selection of cultivated themed boxes. I ended up picking "The Ernest" (mystery and thrillers) because I love suspenseful books that keep me hooked.

    PRICE: Starting at $16.

    More info here.

    Try 'em out:

    MyBookBox: Starts at $39.95 for month-to-month. (BuzzFeed readers can get 15% off their first box with the code BFBOOKS.)

    Booksstache: Starts at $30.

    The Book Drop: Starts at $16.

    These book subscription trials were provided to BuzzFeed free of charge.