Hello Beautiful Bibliophiles!
So I’ve been pretty busy reading lately and I simply haven’t had the time to write reviews for all my reads. So I’ve compiled a kind of reading mood board for my recent reads. Here you can find my suggestions on the best location, drink or food pairing, atmosphere etc to read these books with, basically how these books made me feel 🙂 Consider it a recommendation list based on where the books take you
“The Odyssey” by Homer
Best read on a beach where you can hear the waves beating the shore and the salty breeze can make you feel as wind-swept as our hero.
“Wicked Lovely” by Melissa Marr
Best read in the spring, preferably in a meadow, but if you’re short on meadows your back yard with a picnic blanket will do just fine, while sipping on a light and refreshing white wine – I would suggest a sauvignon blanc.
“The Strange Library” by Haruki Murakami
Best read in a library (where else?). Read in one sitting with a box of warm fresh doughnuts and lemonade.
“A Study in Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Best read in a cozy chair by a fire while drinking something to keep off the chill—I suggest an Irish coffee or English breakfast tea (hounds tooth hat optional).
“Stardust” by Neil Gaiman
Best read by candle light. Be sure to go star gazing when finished.
“The Magicians” by Lev Grossman
Best read in throwing range of a lake in Central Park so that the book can be easily tossed in at your earliest convenience.
“A Little Something Different” by Sandy Hall
Best read at the College of William and Mary on a bench just outside of the English department overlooking the Sunken Gardens with a Starbucks coffee.
OR: Best read at Starbucks sipping on a latte and dreaming of your college crush.
“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
Best read in the Fall and in costume – black and white attire topped with a cozy yet fashionable red scarf. A bag of popcorn or a caramel apple will complete the experience.
“Hawksong” by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Best read on a balcony over looking a forest while listening to the songs of the woodland birds.
“Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
Best read during a trip to Hollywood or Italy when your agenda is packed with nights at old cinemas and your days are full of antique shopping and dreaming of lost loves.
“Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
Best read aloud with friends so you can laugh together.
“The Immortals” Series by Tamora Pierce
Best read in nature – in a wooded park where you can hear the animals or in a comfy mood for a fluffy easy yet genuinely enjoyable at all ages read.
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Best read when feeling homesick when craving comfort, and a little bit of magic. Obviously in a warm fire-lit parlor of an English castle with a mug of butterbeer in hand.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little book mood board! Let me know if you liked it and I’ll continue to post more as my “to read list” become my “read list”!