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07 March 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #81

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 🍹
🍸 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.


  1. I don't know that I've ever tried Vodka and Diet Coke. I'm more of a bourbon and Coke kind of gal. Maybe I'll give it a go!

  2. I love the idea of this! I'm not really a reader and drinker. The drinks at my side are usually water or a diet coke. I will definitely pick on of these up and try the drink you've paired it to!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines
    My Top 10

  3. What an adorable topic! Rum with a pirate book sounds about perfect. :) Ha, and I love the lukewarm tap water pairing -- haven't read the book, but that tells me a lot about the mood.

  4. Ha! Some brilliant pairings here! I'm definitely up for a re-read of Pirates with a bottle of rum. Although I'm surprised you can remember anything at all about the time you drank THAT much vodka and coke xx

  5. You have some fantastic pairings there, but I think the one drink that goes with any book is a nice mug of hot chocolate.

  6. This is such a cute idea. I've been pairing books with tea lately. I love what you have done here!

  7. What a brilliant Top Ten!

  8. I've not heard of any of these, but 'Cosy Teashop' sounds cute! Plus it involves a castle, so obviously I'm curious. :) Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Cora.

  9. This is an absolutely genius idea! Now I'm imagining a whole range of YA cocktails...

  10. I don't think I'd do well following your combinations when I don't drink caffeine or alcohol! I used to be a gin or beer drinker at college but not now. Thanks for visiting my TTT!


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