Pour a cup of coffee…and read on book besties. Welcome to special guest blogger and YA writer, Cassie Kolias. Follow her magic on Twitter: @earthtocassie
A rainy day, a cozy blanket, and a nice cup of coffee is a combination that is really hard to beat. Here are some contemporary YA book and coffee pairings for optimal reading pleasure.
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (October 4, 2016)
Libby may be the former “World’s Fattest Teen,” but learns to be proud of the skin she is in, and Jack Masselin is lucky to know her. Enjoy this love story about seeing the person you love for exactly who they are with an indulgent and creamy white chocolate mocha – don’t skip the whipped cream, either.
Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (August 30, 2016)
This unflinchingly honest account of addiction and self-harm is poignant and extremely moving. For a book with such an intense message that you won’t be able to stop reading, this book should be paired with good ol’ black coffee that you can drink by the pot to keep yourself up to read this book in one sitting.
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland (September 6, 2016)
Featuring a coming of age love story, paired with tragic loss and heartbreak, this debut novel trumps the traditional “boy meets girl” story. This story requires something strong, with just a little sweetness like a cold brew coffee with sweet vanilla cream to top it off.
What books and coffee pairings do you like? Share with us in the comments. I enthusiastically believe that a vanilla latte (NOT SKINNY) goes with anything.
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