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Book Crate Unboxing – Cozy Reader Club (October 2016)

The Cozy Reader Club subscription box is pretty much the best thing ever. And I feel I am more than qualified to say that, as this is the third box I’ve received from them, and I have no complaints. I don’t eat sugar, but that’s more of a nuisance than it is a complaint.

How It Works

When you sign up for the Cozy Reader Club, each month you’ll receive a specially curated box full of everything you need to cozy up with a good book.  

I cannot recommend this box more. I use the hot corn pouch pretty much every day from last month’s box, though I still have yet to read last month’s title, Leave Me. I should probably read it because I’m still sort of freaked out by how much I hated Truly Madly Guilty, which was the title I received my very first month with them.

In this month’s box we received:

  • A LOT of goodies

One of the hot chocolate sticks is absent because…


I ate it within the first five minutes of opening the box, even though I don’t like sugar. Though, if I’m being honest, it really wasn’t very good. I haven’t yet tried the other two.

I stuffed one of the pumpkin spiced marshmallows in my cup of meltable hot chocolate–that wasn’t my favorite either.

And I haven’t tried anything else. But I will say this, the whole package was so fall, I’m willing to completely overlook how gross the goodies are so far. Keep in mind, I don’t eat sugar, so that could be part of the reason I didn’t enjoy the offerings.

  • A VERY fall bookmark

This was definitely my favorite item in this month’s box. It’s equal parts fall AF and equal parts beautiful. The little charms at each end are made of plastic, but even so, I’m still worried about breaking it.

  • A knitted headband

Which I won’t ever wear because I look stupid in them. Lol. But again, so fall I’m overlooking that completely.


I read this book’s reviews on GoodReads and am so happy to announce that they’re positive, and, for the most part, higher than four stars out of five. So, brilliant selection this month, Cozy Reader Club.

I really appreciate this box, because it is one of a kind. The majority of book boxes, I’ve noticed, are catered towards Young Adult readers with an affinity for fantasy. I’ve received the same book in two different YA crates before and can rest easy with this crate knowing I won’t get duplicates.


Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.


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