Top Ten Tuesday: A Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

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This week’s topic is…

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Booklovers

Books to Book-inspired Candles to Subscription Boxes


#1: YA Fantasy: 


#2: YA Historical Fiction:


#3: YA Sci-Fi:


#4: YA Contemporary:


#5: YA Magical Realism:



#6: NovellyYours: Created by a fellow book-blogger, Brittany runs my favorite book-inspired candle store on Etsy. I’m addicted to the creative candles that she makes. They always smell so amazing and delicious.

#7: The Melting Library: This is another bookish-inspired candle store that creates some of the best scents, which is run by Raquel Nevarez. My favorite candle from this store is by far Bite and Sting, which is inspired by Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy series.

the winner's trilogy haul


#8: UppercaseBox: A monthly YA book subscription, which always includes a signed, recently released YA hardback book along with other bookish goodies including tea samples, candles, scarves, nailwraps, buttons, bookmarks, etc. Expert Plan is $23.00 per month plus shipping ($6.00).

#9: OwlCrate: A monthly YA book subscription box, which includes a newly released YA hardback book with other bookish inspired goodies, including tea, Funko Pops, jewelry, candles, and etc. A 1-Month Box costs $29.99 plus shipping. 

#10: FierceReads GiftLit Subscription: This is one of my favorite subscriptions I discovered this year. You can choose between a 3, 6, or a 12-month subscription. For each month you subscribed, you will get a recently released YA Fierce Reads book (you can also pick and choose which books you want to receive). Along with the books, you will get one package filled with FierceReads goodies, which includes signed bookplates, posters, maps, nail polish, lip gloss, and tattoos. 

Note: If you have any questions about any of these gift ideas, please feel free to comment below. I will try to answer you as soon as I can. 

What are some holiday gift ideas you have for fellow booklovers?



FRIDAY RAVES is a feature on my blog, in which I “RAVE” about important news, authors, books, novelties, and other bookish announcements that all bibliophiles should know about.

Today I’m RAVING about…YUREKA Subscription Box

If you don’t know already, I am a self-proclaimed Subscription Box addict *cough cough,* I mean fanatic, especially when it comes to bookish subscription boxes. This month I bought and tried out Yureka Books‘ subscription box. In regards to subscribers in the USA, there are three box options to pick from: 

$15 SUBSCRIPTION = 2 paperback books

$25 SUBSCRIPTION =1 hardcover and 1 paperback book OR 3 paperback books

$35 SUBSCRIPTION = 1 hardcover and 2 paperbacks OR 4 paperback books

Personally, after selecting the $15.00 Subscription Box, I took a survey/questionnaire regarding books and genres that I have enjoyed, loved, and disliked. And around mid-May I received this beautiful package in the mail:


Contents Inside:

Yureka subscription

As you can see, I received a beautifully written welcome letter, which explained the books I received this month: a fantasy novel and a dystopian novel (both of which I do not already own…WOOHOO!). I also enjoyed the little bookish items that came along with the package: a magnetic owl bookmark and some pretty bookplates. After scrolling through Instagram pictures of other people’s Yureka packages, I noticed that a lot of subscribers received different books than me, which is awesome, because Yureka sends out books based on genres that you like reading. I also noticed that some subscribers even received extra swag like The Winner’s Trilogy items. I sadly did not receive these extra items.

Overall, I am happy with the books and bookish items I received, the great pricing of the subscription package, and more importantly, I was really blown away by the packaging/wrapping. 

If you love books and bookish items, this inexpensive subscription box is for you. 

Want to learn more about Yureka Books? Visit their main website, Yureka Books, or click on the link, How it Works.


Are you obsessed with subscription boxes, too? Which subscription box(es) do you subscribe to? Which box(es) do you highly recommend? 


Note: I bought this box with my own money. I was not asked or paid to write a review for this subscription box or company. All statements, pictures, and opinions are my own.