Book Box Guesses: November 2020

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed. These posts are typically scheduled around the 15th of each month.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post! If you think I’m wrong, please leave a comment as to which book is a better fit.

Let me know if I’m missing a box you think should be added to the list.

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

Book Box guesses

For the upcoming holiday season, here’s the bookish holiday boxes I’ve found.

Beacon Book Box: The Ravens

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ATTENTION BOOKWORMS! It is time to announce our November monthly box theme… SINISTER SISTERHOOD! 🌟 Our November box celebrates and explores the worlds of YA books filled with sinister plots and sisterhood, including sisters connected by blood and common interests. 🌟 Our November book of the month, co-written by two Young Adult leading voices, will transport you to a prestigious sorority (whose members are actually witches!) and follows the story of two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals. You will most certainly fall in love with the well-developed characters and their ~spooky~ adventures. A fresh take on modern-day witches, creatively mixed with college life and unique magic, this is not one to miss out on! 🌟 This book will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS! You can also expect an author letter to accompany it ☺️. 🌟 This epic book is perfect for fans of Mean Girls, City of Bones and The Raven Boys! 🌟 This box will also include TWO BONUS EBOOKS: a fantasy duology! 🌟 Sisterhoods being represented include those from THRONE OF GLASS, THE WICKED DEEP, SERPENT & DOVE and THE CRUEL PRINCE! With all of these epic fandoms, this box will truly be one not to miss. 🌟 This box will include our eleventh 2020 monthly collectible item, glass ornaments! This months’ ornament is inspired by THE CRUEL PRINCE and is seriously stunning!! Hint… THE CRUEL PRINCE will be featured on the ornament AND another item. 🌟 November boxes are available tomorrow, 10/11, at 8 AM EST for subscriptions and single purchases! Plus, if you purchase a subscription you are AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED to win 2021 SPECIAL EDITION BOXES!! Read our post from the other day for more details about this. If you are a current subscriber, do not fret as your subscription will automatically renew on November 1st ✨ 🌟 Due to the fandoms and book we are including in this box, we do expect them to sell out very fast. We have stocked up but cannot guarantee how long stock will last! ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ Theme artwork designed by @riddleandravens

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The Bookish Box: The Master of One

Fae Crate: The Key to Fear

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⚡️Catalyst⚡️ The turning point of a story, the final straw that makes a character snap, the character that turns the tide of a battle. November is coming and will be full of characters and fandoms we love that deal in Catalysts. Standing in for our 11th month of the Year of Olympus is none other than Maia and Edan from Spin the Dawn by @elimpix Maia and Edan are here to represent Nyx, Goddess of Night, and Erebus, God of Darkness. Stunning artwork as always by the equally stunning @gabriella.bujdoso Our featured book is from one of our favorite authors! This book drops us in a world left devastated from a pandemic (creepy timing I know) that has wiped out most of the human race and a group has taken power of the world. New rules rise: Touching is forbidden and books are banned. Our leading characters are total opposites thrown together in a world of chaos where truths are discovered as lies and those that are supposed to protect them are more than they appear. These books will come with TWO dust jackets! You will get the stunning original cover along with a second custom jacket! The artist who did the jacket will be revealed at a later date. AND these editions will be SIGNED!! Fandoms making appearances in these crates are Three Dark Crowns, Girls of Paper & Fire, Lobizona and more! We will be including items we have never included before and are so excited to see how you like them! Crates will go on sale October 1st at 9am EST so be prepared.

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Fairyloot: These Violent Delights

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We’re so excited to reveal the November theme for our monthly box and it is… ENEMIES TO LOVERS! 🖤 This entire theme is inspired by one of our favourite tropes ever. We love a good enemies to lovers story — the slower the burn the better! It leaves so much room for angst and tension when the main characters begin as enemies and cannot stand each other (or better yet, if they are trying to kill each other…) but also can’t help their growing attraction and feelings. 🖤 You can expect items inspired by The Cruel Prince, Shatter Me, The Wrath & The Dawn, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Angelfall. We're going to be revealing TWO things about this box. The first is that The Cruel Prince item features artwork by the incredible @rosiethorns88, and the second is that there will be a set of stunning foiled bookmarks inspired by Serpent & Dove, A Court of Thorns and Roses, The Iron Fey Series and the book of the month. Stay tuned for the artist reveal in the coming weeks! 🖤 Our featured book of the month is a heart-stopping imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. We have gone all out again with customisations this month! This edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, SPRAYED EDGES, ARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET by @monolimeart, a FOIL DESIGN ON THE HARDCOVER by @taratjah and a PRINTED SIGNATURE on the title page. It will also come with a SIGNED BOOKPLATE and an EXCLUSIVE ANNOTATED CHAPTER! 🖤 Spots for new subscriptions are currently CLOSED, but you can sign up to the waiting list here: Spots are full for October, but we will be sending out a few more invitations later this month for the November box. We hope to send out many more invitations in December for the January 2021 box as we will have many more spots available. Thank you for your patience as we grow! 🖤 If you already have a subscription you can sit back and relax – you will automatically get this box! 😎 🖤 Gorgeous art by Official FairyLoot artist @taratjah #fairyloot #bookbox #subscriptionbox #bookstagram #bookish

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Fox & Wit: Soulswift

Illumicrate: The Once and Future Witches

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Our theme for November is SPELLBINDING STORIES! These are books whose lyrical prose or enchanting plots have truly bewitched us. We’ll be including an officially licensed Strange the Dreamer item and items inspired by Circe, This Is How You Lose the Time War, The Starless Sea and more! This is our 5 year anniversary box and we are so proud of it. We have some exciting reveals to bring you, but we'll start with announcing our next Pauhami book sleeve is in this box! Our series with @Pauhami will now be inspired by our favourite magical places, and we've certainly started this series off with a bang! 💛 Our featured book this month is about three sisters who get involved with the suffragist movement and also begin discovering the lost ways of witchcraft. It's a truly magical read and we're so excited to be bringing you an Illumicrate edition with an exclusive hidden cover, exclusive sprayed edges and signed by the author! Both our full box and book only options will come with an enamel pin inspired by our chosen book and designed by @stacey.mcevoy.caunt 💛 Existing subscribers, your spot is reserved for you and any new spots for November will be offered exclusively to our waitlist. The link to join is in our Linktree! Anyone not offered a spot for November will remain on our waitlist 💛 Are you excited about this theme?! Thanks to @chattynora for yet another gorgeous graphic! 💛 [ #illumicrate #illumicratethemereveal #strangethedreamer #circe #thisishowyoulosethetimewar #thestarlesssea #bookbox #booklover #forbooklovers ]

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Litjoy Crate: Soulswift

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📣 Announcing our November YA theme: ✨STAR CROSSED LOVERS❤️ When fate and time collide, lovers steal a moment together. But will it last? Declare your forbidden love from a balcony. Come with us to the most mysterious circus. Defy the odds of death with teenage love and dark humor. What is more powerful? . . . Loyalty to your nation and family or true love? Is your love strong enough to defeat time, a curse, and a prince? This November our Young Adult Subscriptions will feature fandoms with some of our favorite ✨STAR CROSSED LOVERS❤️ of all time! . ✨ About the book: In our November book the stakes could not be higher! When our devote protagonist is stumbles upon a covert military mission, she is faced with alliances and choices that will forever alter the world. Packed with intriguing religions, goddesses, demons, and military missions, this YA fantasy is a pure page turner. Not to mention the gripping forbidden love story that unfolds! All around November’s book is a fantastic read! . ❤️ Book Customizations: The LitJoy Crate custom edition of our November book is signed by the author. It also includes the original dust jacket along with reversible art and tip-in artwork . ✨ Fandoms in this Crate: Romeo and Juliet, The Night Circus, A Fault in our Stars, An Ember in the Ashes and A Curse so Dark and Lonely . ❤️ Sneak Peeks to come – Dust Jacket Artist – Photo Strips – Item and Artist Sneak Peek . ✨ November Crates, Book-Only, and Item-Only are available now while supplies last! Renewals will occur on November 1st. Nov Crates will ship Nov 20-25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . 🎨 Theme art by . . #litjoycrate #starcrossedlovers #yabookbox #yalit #ireadya #yabooks #booksbooksbooks #bibliophile #bookolver #readingismagic #readergram #bookobsessed #readreadread

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Once Upon A Book Club: The Ravens

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We are so excited to announce our November Young Adult Hint, Blood-Oaths and Betrayals!. ​. ​This is NOT your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are the most elaborate affairs on campus. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters share a secret: they're a coven of witches. ​. ​A new pledge to the sorority, this is a chance to redefine herself. For the daughter of a sorority legacy, this is the task of living up to her mother's impossible expectations of becoming their next president…if she didn't have a human-sized skeleton in her closet. ​. ​When the two are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking deeper into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals, where the bond of sisterhood only is the only thing stronger than their magic. ​. ​​A novel by TWO bestselling authors, this story emphasizes the loyalty of deep female friendships while weaving a fascinating web of macabre and gothic aesthetics. Full of twists, turns, and revelations you will NOT see coming, this is a fantastic story that will only leave you wanting more. ​. ​A hybrid of The Craft and Mean Girls, this is the perfect blend of powerful women-supporting-women and magical realism. Pack your suitcases and tarot cards, because you've been chosen as a pledge. ​. ​Boxes are on sale now through November 14th or until we sell out, so grab one before they're gone!  Click the link in our profile to grab your box now!. ​. ​Remember! Anyone is welcome to email us at or private message us here or on Facebook if you'd like the title in advance. ​. ​. ​. ​#onceuponabookclubbox #bookclubbox #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerd #booklove #magic #mayhem #gothic #bestseller #novemberbox #youngadult #comingofage #meangirls #newbooks

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Adult: Miss Benson’s Beetle

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We are so pleased to share our November Adult hint – Thelma and Louise!. ​. ​A best-selling author brings an uplifting, irresistible novel about two ordinary women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything, break all the rules, and discover their best selves – together. ​. A schoolteacher and spinster trying to get through life, surviving on scraps in the 1950s. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession. ​. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving and beautiful in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals, she seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship. . Emotionally moving, magical, and captivating, this incredible author has created a touching, vibrant, humorous, and engaging read that we cannot WAIT to bring to life through some gorgeous gifts!. ​. ​Get ready to go on an off beat historical adventure set in the 1950s with these two quirky and very unlikely companions and open gifts as you explore!. ​. ​Boxes are on sale now through November 14th, so grab yours before they're gone!. ​. ​. ​#onceuponabookclubbox #onceuponabookclub #roadtrip #girlstrip #adventure #hint #bookbox #bookclubbox #bookstagram #booknerd #bookworm #trysomethingnew

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Owlcrate: Among the Beasts & Briars

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We are so excited to reveal that the theme for our upcoming November box is… GROWING WILD! 🌿 This box is not yet available. If you are not already a subscriber and you are interested in this theme, be sure to join our wait list at Once spots open up for November towards the end of October we will be inviting people on the wait list to subscribe first! 🌿 Our November book is about a humble gardener's daughter and the epic adventure she is thrust into. In order to save her kingdom, and her best friend who has just been crowned queen, she'll need to venture into the cursed woods in search of its ruler. With a couple of unique companions by her side, and a mysterious magic that thrums in her blood, she'll be tested in ways she never imagined. This book is perfect for anyone who loves fairy tales and enchanted forests! 🌿 We are so excited about the OwlCrate exclusive edition of this book! It will have an exclusive cover, sprayed edges, a reversible dust jacket with stunning artwork, and it will be signed by the author! 🌿 Items included will be inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic, Wild Beauty, The Lord of the Rings, as well as a few items not inspired by specific fandoms (but are still perfect for bookworms!). All of the items are so aesthetically beautiful – we can't wait for you to see them! If you love forests, florals, and plants – this is the box for you! 🌿 Already subscribed to OwlCrate? Your November box will be reserved for you – no need to sign up again. Just make sure your payment info is up to date and your subscription is active, so that you have a successful renewal on November 1st! 🌿 We hope you're as excited about this theme as we are! We'll be revealing more sneak peeks and sending invites to people on the wait list towards the end of October. 🌿 graphic by @heyatlascreative 🌿 #owlcrate #bookstagram #bookbox #mysubscriptionaddiction #subscriptionboxaddict #bookmail #readersofig #readingaddict

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Reel Bookish: Love & Olives

Spearcraft Book Box: Beautiful Wild

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Have you ordered your November box yet? . All NEW orders October 18th onward are for a November box that will ship out end of November. Please make note of this when purchasing. All sales and renewals are final. . 🎉 We are so excited to announce our November box theme 🤩: YA Ships We are going to have so much fun this month celebrating the most talked about couples in YA! You didn’t think this month was about boats did you? So roll out the red carpet and let's welcome our favorite YA Ships. 🚢 Cinder and Kai, from The Lunar Chronicles 🚢 Clary and Jace, from The Mortal Instruments 🚢 Exclusive Lara Jean and Peter, from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 🚢 Magnus and Alec, from The Mortal Instruments 🚢 America and Maxon, from The Selection 🚢 Kaz and Inej – Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom Our book this month: Stranded on an island our main character is torn between the life she’s always planned for, and a future she’s never dared to want. As they desperately plot a course for home, she will discover just which boy can capture her wild heart—and where her future truly lies. . We are so pumped for this book and these amazing couples! Each box will include a new hardcover book and 6 items celebrating our couples. 1 deluxe item and 5 smaller items. It’s not a box to miss 🥰. Boxes are on sale right now at Thank you for supporting my small business. . Theme card art by artist @rara_avis_nyc 🎉 . #spearcraftbookboxphotocontest #spearcraftbookbox #yaships #ships #yabooks #yabooklove #novembertheme #novemberbox #bestbookbox #bestsubscriptionbox #bestsubscriptionboxes

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Unplugged Book Box YA: A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

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🍂 November’s YA Theme is Here! “HEALING” The November YA box will focus on the concept of overcoming difficulties to better focus on bringing about good things. The characters and stories featured in this box represent healing in some form, and will hopefully inspire you! 📚 BOOK HINTS: 🖤 Our protagonist believes she has the next three months of her life planned out. She's to work at a family bakery, move in with her friend, and spend time with her boyfriend. However, her family notices her mental health has been on the decline, and they decide she's better off spending the next three months in the UK with family friends to relax and heal, but it's not a part of her plan. When she arrives, she meets a boy that is determined to help her heal in his own, special way. She soon discovers that maybe plans are meant to be broken… 🖤Fans of Love & Gelato, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and Don't Date Rosa Santos will adore this book! 🖤This book was chosen by two of Unplugged's reading ambassadors. It's been described as "cozier than a hand-knit gray cardigan." If you read one cozy, fun book this autumn, let this one be it! ✨ FANDOM HINTS: The Diviners, Serpent & Dove, Six of Crows, Delirium, & more! 💕 PRODUCT HINTS: This month will have some truly unique items! Expect a usable kitchen item, two goodies for your books, three epic self-care goodies, and something yummy to drink! 🚨 NOVEMBER BOXES GO ON SALE OCTOBER 1ST – Waitlist in stories 🚨 If you're a monthly subscriber, you're all set, yay! After selling out early every month this year, these boxes will not last for long.

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12 thoughts on “Book Box Guesses: November 2020

  1. Hi Alison! I just found out the YA book for Once Upon a Book Club Box is The Ravens (same as Beacon) if anyone was wondering 😊


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