Love coffee and books? Let your drink of choice lead you to your next book recommendation (in this very unscientific and completely made up blog).
If you like black coffee, you like things straight to the point, fresh and compelling. Why not see what new nonfiction books opens a new windoware on order, and see if you'll be first on the hold list? You may also like sweary self help books opens a new windowand true crimeopens a new window, and you're not afraid to hunker down with a classic novel opens a new windowor classic-style mysteryopens a new window either, when the mood strikes.
The Coffee Special:
If you like Chai, you like to linger over your drink and imagine far off places. Try reading a travel memoiropens a new window or choose your next travel destination, via road tripopens a new window (of course) so you can see the sights and take your time. You may also have a light heart, so you'll likely enjoy books that feature funny travel mishapsopens a new window too. You appreciate art, so spend time poring over the artwork and design that goes into graphic novelsopens a new window. You also enjoy reading novels in translation, like these French authorsopens a new window translated into English, and you know the pleasure in rereading booksopens a new window.
The Chai Special:
If you like espresso, you're always on the move. Take a minute to read about mindfulnessopens a new window and, you know, stop and smell the roses. Can't sit still long enough for that? Pick up Atlas Obscuraopens a new window and see the world's hidden wonders, or use some of your energy to explore Coloradoopens a new window with free museum and state parks passes. You also appreciate traditions, but like twists, so try some strange science booksopens a new window, horror novels penned by womenopens a new window or a weird westernopens a new window. You don't believe the adage "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," so read a book by authors who debuted over the age of 40opens a new window.
The Espresso Special:
If you like lattes, you probably enjoy a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Browse monthly staff picks and our favorite listsopens a new window for books to add to your to-be-read list. You're probably also interested in reading local Colorado authorsopens a new window and seeing all that Colorado can offer in a go outside guideopens a new window. And you probably have a soft spot for animalsopens a new window and picture booksopens a new window.
The Latte Special:
If you are always curious what the next coffee trend is (remember unicorn frappuccinos?), then you're always checking to see what our cafésopens a new window are offering each month. You're curious about what book clubs are reading, so see what Reese Witherspoon readsopens a new window. You might also be mourning the end of Harry Potter ("Always"), but you don't have to be with these books for grown up HP fansopens a new window. But you also have a surprising interest in history, even if it's not your own family historyopens a new window, and you've always wondered what drives people to be successful entrepreneursopens a new window.
Like macchiatos? You're still high energy, but you probably enjoy sitting down to learn something new, from cool facts to interesting personal storiesopens a new window. Coffee table booksopens a new window are sure to please you. You likely have a soft spot for mysteries too, so read about some lady sleuthsopens a new window. You also probably enjoy historical fiction that has a blend of fact and fictionopens a new window, and you've been known to sit down with a book of poetryopens a new window when the mood strikes you.
Enjoy a cold brew? You have unique tastes, from prehistoric historical fictionopens a new window to controversial books to bicker overopens a new window, and you're not afraid to expand your reading horizons (ever read grimdark fantasyopens a new window, afrofuturismopens a new window or teen novels in verseopens a new window?). You also ask big questions, like what if people were immortalopens a new window or if you'd be brave enough to defy the rulesopens a new window? You'll also pick up books on animal intelligenceopens a new window and you're always interested to know an author's backstoryopens a new window.
"Coffee? I'm just here for café snacks." You're honest about what you like (and don't!) and the first one to hear about new restaurants in town. Check out these blogger-turned-author cookbooksopens a new window. Make a recipeopens a new window from staff's favorite cookbooks. Try a novel that features recipesopens a new window. If you like stories with your recipes, these cookbooksopens a new window are sure to fill you up. And stop by Koelbel and Smoky Hill libraries for a snack! And if your hands are full of tasty treats, then you don't have hands free to turn the pages, so download an audiobook that begs to be listened to instead of readopens a new window.
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