Friday, September 30, 2016

Five Books for Coffee Lovers on (the day after) National Coffee Day

We are a little late for the actual holiday, but it's always a good day to celebrate the hot drink that fuels many a YA character. Here are five books with baristas, cool coffee shops and characters who just really love their lattes. A little something to give your rainy weekend a pick-me-up.

Descriptions from the catalog unless otherwise noted

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

At college, Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world. . . For Cath, the question is: Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction? (read our posts on this title here).

Bonus: If you want to really experience Levi's Pumpkin mocha Breve, here's a barista's tips on what to do.

Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?

 The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

Madison, whose life is turned upside down by a family friend's visit, and heartbroken barista and guitarist Jesse, who is trying to find the inspiration to write music again, form a friendship that soon grows into romance.

Infinityglass by Myra McEntire

Each book in this exciting series could pretty much stand alone, there's a different set of narrators and a different quest in each. Though if you have read all three, in Infinityglass, they come together into one very satisfying conclusion. It's Southern, full of super powers, kissing and good coffee (from this review).

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Elizabeth Gehrman

While working at the Triple Shot Betty during summer break, Geena's great plans are ruined when her best friend and cousin meet and instantly hate one another, but as the weeks go on and endless dramas unfold, the three finally put their silly differences aside in order to have great group adventures that no one will ever forget!

More to read:

Radio Week: You Belong With Me-- Taylor Swift

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Spotlight on Summer Reading: The Winner's Circle

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

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