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Book Box Subscription: Capsule Books Review

Book Box Subscription: Capsule Books

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Continuing my series on Book Box Subscriptions, aka “Books Take All My Money”, I thought I’d highlight a subscription I see a lot on #bookstagram, Capsule Books.


I think we can all agree that the best books, the ones that stick with us the most, are the books that invoke the feels. The idea of picking how you want to feel, well that sounds pretty convenient to me! You’re not in the mood for a sad read, so you go for one that sounds light and happy. You’re feeling especially pensive today, so you want a book that provokes thoughtfulness. You get my drift here..Capsule Books does the hard work for you!

Each of the books that go into our carefully curated capsules is near and dear to our hearts. They are books we share with friends. They are books that we can’t put down – not because we want to know what happens next (although we do), but because they keep us company. We believe that the right book can change our perspectives, open our minds, and nourish our hearts.

We believe that words shape us as individuals. Words stay with us as we go through life, and the words we kept sacred yesterday may be different than the words we need today. Whatever you may be experiencing right at this time in your life, there are the right words for it. The right words comfort us in need. They breathe life into our beings. They show us how we feel. And we are here to give them to you. 

What we aim for is an education, but we don’t believe you need to be taught in order to learn. Fiction books often come with a life lesson, in the form of a captivating story, dynamic characters, and beautiful prose. 

Who are we? Individuals, just like you. We feel overwhelmed when we enter a bookstore, full of thousands of ideas, full of knowledge, all so far away. We feel that reading a book is a lost art, and that words on a page are far more moving than words on a screen. We want to offer you something that transcends genres and labels; we want to offer you more.

-Capsule Books website


Welcoming Emma from @emmasbooksandbubbles to give her review on Capsule Books! Emma was very responsive to my email, again, a big plus in my book since a lot of people either 1) don’t follow through, or 2) don’t even respond… Thanks Emma! Check out her YouTube channel here for more book reviews, recommendations and general bookish love!

“Capsule Books is one of the best book boxes out there in my opinion. The concept is brilliant and the boxes are beautifully curated. Capsule Books creates three boxes every season. Each box contains three books that evoke the same feeling. The three boxes each evoke a different feeling. If you want to read books that make you feel nostalgic you could buy a nostalgic box and be likely to find some amazing new nostalgic books. If you want to expand your literary horizons or you want to find more diverse books I HIGHLY recommend trying one of these boxes. I have been so impressed.

This season I received the Mono No Aware box. Mono No Aware is a Japanese term that translates literally to “the pathos of things” or “a sensitivity to ephemera.” This basically means the sadness that comes with the passing of time. All the books were written in different generations, but all of them take place in Japan. I had never read Japanese literature before the books in this box, and it has opened my eyes to plethora of diverse books I must be missing out on! The books are beautiful and so well written, you will not be disappointed!

You can watch me unbox my Capsule Books box here!”


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I love that Capsule takes the guess work out of choosing a book. I suffer from a bad case of decision fatigue, so anytime someone decides for me (with my consent, of course) I am all for it!




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If you’ve tried Capsule, let us know! I’ll be continuing my Book Box Subscription posts so let me know what you’d like to know more about OR if you have a subscription you’d like to tell the bookish world about!


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