What if your next great read was a total surprise?
When you’re living overseas, finding good books in english is tricky. Most of the time, you’ve seen them all before.
You’re craving something new. Something different. You know there are plenty of hidden gems out there. Except… there’s one problem. They’re hard to find.
The convenience of your personal bookshop, delivered straight to your door
Have your next novel handpicked by a published author. And discover something unexpected
Choosing your next book shouldn’t have to be hard. It should be filled with joy.
We’ve curated the hidden gems of the literary world. Every single book is picked by hand. Rather than an algorithm selecting books that are similar, it’s the authors who share their recommendations.
A new type of book recommendation
Bonjour! I’m Angélique. A book lover who just so happens to live overseas.
I created Joya Books to share the joy of reading with you. So you can discover unique and original voices from the world of fiction, even when you’re living in a country far from home.
Every book is handpicked by me, before being wrapped and delivered to your door with the author’s favourite read tucked inside. You’re in for a joyful experience!
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The concept is great. I was very happy to receive my package with the surprise book! The parcel came ultra-fast with tracking. Everything was perfect, with special details in the package.
— Anaïs, a reader of Sisters by Daisy Johnson
Joya Books is great, very interesting and nicely wrapped. Designed with care and of high quality, I gifted this subscription for mother’s day and my mum was super happy about it.
— Alice, spoiled her mum with Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
The surprise books are really great reads. Good idea!
— Marie-France, an avid reader of Sisters and Rules for Perfect Murders
I received a very nice book box. Wrapped with great care. Fast delivery.
— Alisée, reader who loved Sisters by Daisy Johnson
Quick delivery, glorious wrapping, books that really appeal to me and off the beaten tracks and good quality additional items. Thanks!
— Corentine, a reader of Sisters by Daisy Johnson
I ordered a book box from Joya Books and I was not disappointed! I’m already half way through the first book and can’t wait to get on the second. The personalisation of the box was lovely and the contents were beautifully wrapped.
— Lizzie, an enthusiastic reader of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
I love everything in this concept. The engaging stories, the small attention to detail with the bookmark, the plantable confettis and the herbal teabags: a real moment of relaxation. I highly recommend it.
— La minute d’Emy, a reader & blogger
It’s a bit like receiving advice from a friend who would also be an author. An invitation to open the doors of his or her world, somewhere in between its own novel and the one he has chosen for you.
— Birds & Bicycles, spotter of beautiful things
Who has never felt sad after finishing an extremely great book? This box is a way to cope with the sadness and get directly into another book that is different enough not to get boring but similar enough to make you continue the reading session as if it had never really stopped.
— The English speaking frenchie, a French reader in English & bookseller
Angélique designed a box with her literary crush in contemporary literature and then asked authors of those novel to pick a book they like. This way, we start with what gripped Joya Books’ founder and we finish with what moved the author.
— Lettres et caractères, a reader who does not mince her words
Make your next read a surprise.
And take yourself on a new literary adventure
Your first book is picked. It’s always unique and always a surprise.
So you can feel that festive moment of joy when you open up your book box. Even when you think you’ve already read everything!
Your second book is selected. This is always a recommendation from the author of the first.
And yes, it’s a surprise too!
You’ll get to discover an author’s inspiration, and possibly a whole new genre too.
Both books are carefully wrapped and tucked inside your book box.
Ready to be delivered directly to your door each season.
You’ll be sent a tracking link as soon as they’re dispatched, so you can watch your book box on its way to you!
And you? What books do you recommend?
I’d love to hear from you. Discussing and sharing your favourite books is such a joyful part of the literary journey.
Whether you want to discuss our best books or share some of yours, there’s an email address waiting just for you.
Come and say hello!