ShelfloveReads Myster-Reads February Box

Who feels like seeing a Bookbox Unboxing?

In the past I’ve done a post about Shelflovecrate, which I hadn’t been to thrilled with. But they just came out with shelflovereads which is designed mainly for people over 21 and not YA Fantasy. This is a box I’ve been looking for for awhile now so I decided to give it a go.

The downside

  • This box is really expensive compared to other boxes that I’ve gotten, this one box, themed Mystery Reads was $45 — without shipping, so I knew if I was going to try this box it would be for one month and a theme that sounded interesting.
  • Shipping: I received a shipping notification the first of February, everytime I clicked on the tracking number it would say in pre-shipment…for 5 days. So I decided to email customer service, they said they start the labels a week in advance to make the process faster but actually start shipping on the 5th of each month and that I would have a shipping notification on the 5th.
  • The 5th comes around and I get the tracking email again, again, for 4 days nothing shows but pre-shipment on the link, totally frustrating. I’m not going to lie, this is a really big turn off for me. I emailed again and they said an item was delayed which cause shipping delay. It would have been nice if we had been notified but I’ll give them a little slack since this was their second or third box.
  • Missing item: But then the box comes around and it’s missing an item! We received an email thanking us for letting them aware of the issue and that they would send each of us the missing item separately.

So frustrating, I’ve never had a box subscription have so many problems in one month!

I also ordered the March box and still haven’t received an email saying they received my order even though money was taken out of my account.

The Upside:

Shipping: Once shipping was finally on it’s way, it delivered in two days! Now that’s what I’m talking about!

The Unboxing:


Let me just start off with how much I love items that can one day be used in my library and this Agatha Christie throw pillow is exactly that. I am stoked to add to my collection of book inspired pillow cases. I’ll use this cover while I lounge on my couch reading this month’s book: Truly Devious. The synopsis on goodreads is as follows:

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place” he said, “where learning is a game.”

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, Truly Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

I haven’t read a good mystery in awhile so I’m hoping this one is exactly what I need.


I’m also not a huge pin person but the read more pin is so cute, I’m actually really excited to have it.


I’m also super excited to have more tea to try (TheTeaSpot) and a Sherlock pipe inspired tea infuser! I mean who wouldn’t want this? I just hope it lasts longer than my tea strainer from TheBookishBox but goes so well with my Sherlock notebook I received from them (tea mug not from TheBookishBox or Shelflovereads).

The missing item was the Book of Puzzles. Hopefully I get this soon because I have someone in mind who would love it.

ALSO — totally random but they are also doing custom Harry Potter jackets. The Chamber of Secrets jacket is gorgeous I can’t wait to get more from them. I’ve already added it to my book, it fits perfectly.


The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the Pin Banner. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll do with this or if I’ll keep it at all. Still waiting on that decision.

Honestly, the stuff in the box was great but I think I’ll be taking April, and May off because the issues were just too much, I guess I’ll be able to tell you if March goes smoothly soon!

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