Our October theme will bring you a box unlike any other. Whilst we always try to champion lesser known voices and bring you the books that you might not have discovered yourself, this October our whole box is dedicated to celebrating diversity, difference and the great wide world. Enough with the clues, it’s time for a theme reveal!
Pack your bags book-lovers, our theme for October will be FROM AFAR and will celebrate cultures, places and people from around the world.
About the Book: Our October book is a tale of twin sisters, separated by a brutal raid in their hometown; they will spend their teenage years trying to find their way back to one another. As they are cast adrift, they will face danger and discover new places, cultures and families, but can their shared dreams pull them back together again?
Written by a brilliant Ghanaian author and set partly in West Africa and partly in Brazil, this stunning paperback will transport you with its evocative language, historical detail and vivid characters.
Here in the UK, there’s a real shortage of YA books with non-western authors writing about their native countries. We are so thrilled to be able to introduce you to this brilliant book, which is not only a wonderful heart-felt story, but a fascinating insight into a part of the world and a culture that we knew so little about.
If you love stories set in far-flung places, by writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ruta Septys and Awaeke Emezi – you will adore this book. Or, if you (like us) are on a mission to read more books by Black authors and champion Black voices, here’s your chance.
As ever, our featured read will arrive beautifully gift-wrapped and will be accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author.
There will be Goodies! This October, we’re including some beautiful items from artists and small businesses who celebrate faraway places, or the culture of their homeland! Standby for a supplier reveal soon!
There will be an exclusive author book group: October members will be invited to join us for a virtual book group in our Clubhouse. You’ll get the chance to chat with the author of our featured read, ask your questions about this month’s book (or pretty much anything else) and make new bookish friends!
Check out our PURELY BOOKS subscription. Our books-only parcels include the same great featured read and membership to our awesome online book group, just without the extra themed accessories.
It is now possible to purchase our Purely Books parcels on a one-off basis. Check out Our Shop to find out more.
How to join us: October From Afar boxes and Purely Books memberships are available from our Subscriptions Page now. As ever, we only have a limited number of boxes available so get yours before they all disappear!
Existing Book Box Club members can relax, we’ve already got your FROM AFAR themed bookish parcel set aside and we’ll be sending it to you around October 15th, unless you tell us not to before renewal day on September 25th.
What do you think of our FROM AFAR theme? We would be so grateful if you’d help spread the word about our October box across the book-loving land. You’ll find all the theme info over on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. We love welcoming new members to our bookish gang!
A big thanks goes out to our resident artist Ali Jo Art for creating the gorgeous artwork to accompany this month’s theme reveal.
Thanks for reading everyone!
Love, Libby & Kate