Coffee & Book Pairings Meme

I’ve been seeing this fun meme floating around for a while now, most recently at So Many Books, so I thought I’d give it a go as well since coffee and books are basically two of my most favorite things in the whole world.

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Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

I might be the only person on the planet who thinks this, but I’m going to go with George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. I’ve read two of the books so far but have had the third sitting in my TBR pile for over a year now. It’s a love/hate thing with me. The story is amazing, but it just wears me out that every time I become attached to a character, they seem to almost immediately meet with a gruesome end. It’s emotionally draining

game of thrones

Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of the year.

My peppermint mocha is book called The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. There’s something magical about this book and I think about it every time it snows.

snow child

Hot Chocolate: Favorite Children’s Book

Too many favorites to count – Charlotte’s Web and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to name a couple, but the one guaranteed to give me warm fuzzies just thinking about it is Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner. A. A. Milne’s characters, especially Eeyore, have remained sentimental favorites all my life.

Winnie the Pooh

Double shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

I’m going to go with Bram Stoker Award winner Phoenix Island by John Dixon. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first picked up this book since it isn’t typically the type of book I read, but I was interested in it because a television show I liked at the time was based off of it. Boy, what a ride it turned out to be! An action-packed adrenaline rush from start to finish!

phoenix island

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere.

I don’t come across too many people who read in my daily life so I can only go by what my bookish friends online are reading and everyone seems to be talking about A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I haven’t started this series yet but look forward to doing so soon.

court of mist and fury

That hipster coffee shop: A book by an Indie author.

I haven’t read too many indie authors yet but coincidentally did just finish Emily Carpenter’s debut Burying the Honeysuckle Girls. It’s a tale of mystery and suspense set in the deep South. I’ll be posting my review soon so you can learn more about it, but I definitely recommend it to fans of mystery.

burying the honeysuckle girls

Oops! I accidentally got decaf! A book you were expecting more from.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I guess maybe adoration of the Broadway musical put some rather high expectations on this book, but it was just meh for me. I honestly can’t remember if I even finished it.


The perfect blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. A heartbreaking subject but just a beautiful, life changing book.

all the bright places

Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful.

I’m going to say Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. It’s a coming of age story about a young Irish girl who travels to America to make a new life for herself. No whistles and bells in this one – just beautiful prose and a lovely story.


Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter fits the bill in the category for me. After I read it, I dreamed of traveling to Italy and, on a side note, am happy to say that my dream finally came true last summer.

beautiful ruins

Earl Grey: A favorite classic

I have to go with Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird since that’s the book that really began my obsession with all things bookish.

to kill a mockingbird

4 replies
  1. Stefanie
    Stefanie says:

    Oh that was fun! I love Pooh too! I totally agree with you on Wicked. I was so underwhelmed by it. And you remind me I really have to get around to reading Brooklyn. Everyone seems to be talking about it, maybe because of the movie?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Hi, thanks so much for commenting! I’m glad to hear I wasn’t the only one who was disappointed in Wicked. If you haven’t seen the musical though, totally worth it! It’s brilliant. And yes, I’m guessing the movie has probably generated a lot of interest in Brooklyn. I’ll admit that lovely cover is what initially caught my eye and that’s the movie tie-in cover, haha. Speaking of which, I haven’t seen the movie yet and need to do that soon since it’s supposed to be so good.

  2. Cait @ Paper Fury
    Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    AHHH I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! I agree with so many of your pairings here. 😀 TKAM is definitely an Earl Grey sort of classic. And omg Game of Thrones definitely has hardcore fans but is exhausting. *collapses in a puddle* I read all the books last year and felt like I’d had a mammoth workout. xD And All the Bright Places is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS BUT IT ALSO BROKE ME INTO 9 BILLION PIECES. I will probably never ever recover, but omg it was so so good. 😀

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks for stopping by my blog, Cait! Yes, Game of Thrones is insane. I can literally only stand to read one of the books a year because they’re so exhausting. The third is in my TBR pile right now, mocking me with its hugeness and the thought of who else is going to die, haha. And OMG, I just finished All the Bright Places a week or so ago and adored it! Isn’t it funny how we always love the books that destroy us emotionally? It’s definitely one of my favorites of all time and I can’t wait to read Jennifer Niven’s next book when it comes out.

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