Pairing books with some delicious drinks

Hi readers! IT’S SPRING! Thank goodness. Recently I’ve been experimenting with a bunch of different kinds of drinks and so I decided, as with everything else, to make them about books. So here’s a list I made! Warning: if you do not want to crave sweet drinks and great books, I suggest not reading this.

Red White And Royal Blue + Pink Lemonade

I don’t know what it is about this book but I feel like it’s best enjoyed with a tall glass of pink lemonade. It’s got a summery vibe to it, and I feel as though it needs to be bumped up to the “next level” of lemonade because it’s so good.

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. 

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you? 

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares + Hot Cocoa

My dare for you is to spend an afternoon sipping a warm mug of hot cocoa and reading this delightful wintery book. Sadly I’ve only watched the show, but this book is high on my tbr!

“I’ve left some clues for you.

If you want them, turn the page.

If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

They Both Die At The End + Iced Coffee

I mean, they’ve got twenty four hours to live there lives to the fullest… they’re gonna drink some coffee! Preferably iced, because iced coffee is gay culture thank you very much. *Also your iced coffee may be splashed with tears because of the ending. Just a warning*

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

The Cruel Prince + Some Crazy Fruit Juice

This one’s pretty self explanatory, because in Holly Black’s book there’s such interesting world building and interesting fruit! Drink up!

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. 

Anne Of Green Gables + Rose Tea

This one is all for the atmosphere. Can’t you just imagine running through a flowery field and coming home to a warm mug of rose tea? Drinking it with your friend Diana Berry (and not making her drunk)? And making up amazing stories?

Also, grab some raspberry cordial!

This heartwarming story has beckoned generations of readers into the special world of Green Gables, an old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea. Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts—elderly Matthew and his stern sister, Marilla—want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redheaded girl. But before they can send her back, Anne—who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home—wins them over completely. A much-loved classic that explores all the vulnerability, expectations, and dreams of a child growing up, Anne of Green Gables is also a wonderful portrait of a time, a place, a family… and, most of all, love.

Drama + Bubble Tea

I read Drama a looong time ago, but I do remember a scene with bubble tea, and I think it suits this book perfectly!

PLACES, EVERYONE!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

That’s all for today, folks! Have you read any of these? What’s your favourite drink? Are you happy it’s spring?

14 Comments

  1. Ahhh yes The Cruel Prince one is so apt – 100% agree with crazy fruit juice reflecting the intricate and crazy world Holly Black created! And ooh rose tea and raspberry cordial are perfect for Anne of Green Gables, the vibes are immaculate… thank you for the lovely post, Maeve! 💖

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