May 2017 Uppercase Box | Windfall
This is my 29th box from Uppercase!
Uppercase Box is the subscription service I have been subscribed to for the longest period of time. I became a member in January of 2015. That means I only missed their first 5 boxes. I have seen this company blossom and evolve and it’s been glorious. For $23/month you receive a brand new hardcover book that is autographed or a bookplate signed by the author, 1-2 exclusive bookish items, reading experience with bonus content, & a nice letter to tell you why the book was chosen, etc. They also offer a Book Exclusive Plan that includes the book (signed or book plate), the letter, and bonus content. That plan is $13.99/month for a limited time. They also offer popular add on items each month. One of the best selling points of Uppercase Box is their low price point. What you get for the money you spend is 100% worth it.
The May box included:
- hardcover copy of Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith (signed)
- mismatched bookish earrings by @yellowowlworkshop
- 2 iron on patches by @erikbuikema
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Let luck find you.
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.
At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect. (Goodreads)