Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.
This week is Ten Book and Drink Pairings.
I wanted to do something a little bit fun with this pairing. Usually when I'm reading, I'll have a drink of sorts to hand. Sometimes a book just begs you top pick up a certain drink. There are my favourite pairings, handily split in to two - the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic.
🍹 Non-Alcoholic 🍹
- A Girl Called Malice by Aurelia B. Rowl
- Costa Coffee Hazelnut LatteI had never had one until I picked up this book, but the main character drinks them. Now they're my go-to treat when I need a pick me up.
- The Cosy Teashop in the Castle by Caroline Roberts
- Rington's Northumbrian BlendA strong, traidtional brew with a smoky aftertaste, grounded in the heritage of the region in which this book is set. I'd hope that Claverham serves Ringtons.
- Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
- Yorkshire TeaSomething well-known and reliable is definitely needed for this creepy story. Preferably served with jam on toast or jam donuts.
- The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
- Luke warm tap waterJust give yourself over to the total despair and hopelessness that this novel invokes.
🍸 Alcoholic 🍸
- The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
- A champagne cocktail
I don't think any other drink would go quite as well with this lavish prohibition-era tale of crime, punishment and mystery.
- Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
- Hepple Gin, Fevertree Tonic, Cracked Black Pepper
You need a strong drink for this one. The black pepper adds an extra bite, although this book can make you angry enough (in a good way) that you won't need it.
- Pirates! by Celia Rees
- Alnwick Rum
Drink in shots, every time someone dies by the hand of Nancy, Minerva or their fellow crew. Quickly feel like you're on a ship yourself.
- The Tribute Bride by Theresa Tomlinson
- Aegir Dragonsbreath Mead
Sip it slowly as you sink in to Acha's world, and let the richly described setting surround you.
- Darkmere by Helen Maslin
- Vodka and Diet Coke
Think back to your teens and remember TFW you managed to mix a quarter bottle of Glenn's Vodka into a single small bottle of Diet Coke 🙊
- All of the Above by Juno Dawson
- Ye Olde English or Lambrini
Ahh, the sour taste of cheap alcohol. Nothing better to bring on heartburn and remind you of your misspent teen years, which this book nails perfectly.