With winter practically here (although it doesn’t really feel like it *ehm, global warming, ehm*), it comes with a change in our daily routines. What with the new COVID strain, the ever increasing number of cases, and winter break, we’re practically stuck home – again. Nearly all of us know a person who has COVID right now, so we’re all required to stay mostly home and keep our social interactions outside safe. And what’s a better pastime than a good book? Here’re some novels you should read, and their accompanying drinks to warm you up.
Click on the book titles for a book review and the drinks for a recipe!
Your classic holiday romance, paired with a classic holiday drink. This book tells the tale of 3 different love stories and is written by 3 authors: John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson.
Make sure you make yourself a nice, big mug when reading this. Telling the story of a future American society where books are illegal and burned, Fahrenheit 451 should definitely be on your book bucket list, especially if you’re a fan of dystopian novels.
3. Eleanor & Park + Caramel Cappuccino
Two misfit teenagers fighting for their love, it’s only appropriate it’s paired with something as sweet as it.
She’s just moved to London. He lives right across the hall. You can put the rest together.
If you love a good fiction read, this is for you! Two young kids build a child out of snow, and wake up to find that she has come to life. What awaits? A fairytale story requires a sweet drink with a little bite.
This book tells the tale of a man wrongfully accused of a crime, and shows us the racism Japanese-Americans faced from their white neighbors post World War II. So really, sahlab seems rather appropriate for this heavy but intriguing read.
A collection of essays and short holiday stories, Holidays On Ice is written by one of the funniest authors out there and Pumpkin Spice Lattes aren’t just a fall drink, you know?
8. The Child Finder + Coffee
This one is for all you crime/investigation lovers. Naomi is a private investigator who spends the winter days searching for a girl who’s been missing for 3 years. You’ll need the coffee for this one, because you’re guaranteed to stay up reading it.
Through the point of view of Susie, a girl who was murdered beforehand, The Lovely Bones shows us how her family and town move on after her death.
10. The Thursday Murder Club + Hot Milk + Cinnamon
A group of old friends join together to discuss unsolved murders just for fun, until a real life murder takes place nearby. Will they find the killer? Only one way to find out!