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Pick Your Next Read Based on the Choice of Your Drink!

Winter is my favourite season. Not because the city I live in has the most irritable humid weather for almost ten months, okay it is one reason, but because this is the best time to read books, snuggle under the softest blankets. And drink my most favourite beverages. 

I love how different types of beverages can give you different types of feelings; warm and fuzzy, chilly, satisfactory, eerie and guilty (especially while drinking overly sugary carbonated drinks…my weight). Beverages change and uplift our moods.

But how about we do something new? How about this time we tell you to pick your next read on the basis of your choice of drink? 

Let’s dive in and see which drink can be paired with which genre and books.

Spicy Pumpkin Latte  

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A very Autumny drink and very delicious. It gives you just the right amount of warmth at the onset of winter. And spicy romance, dark fantasy and dark fiction with romance books are some genres that are perfect to go with it. If spiced pumpkin latte is your favourite drink I know enemies-to-lovers is your favourite fiction trope. 

Let me pick a dark fantasy book for you. The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci.

Hot chocolate

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The bookworm cult favourite drink. It is warm, fuzzy and satisfying. Do you know what more is satisfying? Cosy mysteries. Grab a cosy mystery book, cover your head to tow with your favourite blanket and sip your hot chocolate.

My pick for you: Cupcake Conundrum: An Indian culinary Cozy Mystery by Dola Basu Singh

 The Backyard Tales by Aniesha Brahma (if you fancy magic realism in mystery).

Earl Grey Tea

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I don’t know about you but drinking Earl Grey tea makes me feel like royalty. And I want to read classics and speak in posh English accents. If you are like me then it’s time for you to choose classics by Jane Austen, George Elliot and Bronte sisters and books that are known as high fantasy and royalcore like Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin, Lord of the Rings By J.R.R. Tolkien, A court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Mass.

Let’s move to stronger drinks now.

Bloody Mary

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Bloody Mary is one of the most popular cocktails due to its unique name and colour. The chilled Bloody Mary will give you a feeling like reading spine-tingling horrors with NSFW elements. Gothic fiction is the next genre for you or a story about a handsome vampire who glows in the sun *wink*.

If you are gutsy enough to gulp down a stronger cocktail, then we have some stronger horror for you. 

Zombie

Are you able to drink this bad boy and still high five your bestie without tripping your feet? You have earned the ticket to the exclusive “Pennywise the Dancing Clown” show, sponsored by Stephen King. Honestly, any book by Stephen King should be your jam. But It and Pet Sematary are some next-level horrors.

“Zombie” contains four types of rum that will make you feel like dying…literally. Reading anything by H.P. Lovecraft provides the same effect.

Bonus

There are drinks that want to read specific types of books and there are some books that need a few pegs of drinks in your system to digest. Ulysses by James Joyce and On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Take out your shot glasses people, you need a good amount of liquid courage to read and comprehend them.

Jokes aside, what drink reminds you about a specific type of book? Let us know.


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