Books That Give You A Jolt

These reads are like an espresso shot for the soul.

coffee and book

Coffee—it’s what makes the world go round, in more ways than one. How many times have you needed to pair your current read with a steaming cup? How many times have you Instagrammed your current read alongside your favorite mug? How many characters do you empathize with who can’t kick their own coffee addiction? (We’re raising a go-cup to you, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.) These books feature coffee shops as the backdrop for murders, coffee beans as currency in far-off galaxies, lattes as tools of rebellion and peace, sociological studies about caffeinated drinks as status symbols, and a whole lot of great coffee puns—and they’ll give you a much needed jolt.

 

Which books perk you up like a great cup of coffee?

 

Bookshelf curated by Natalie Zutter.

 

Image credits: Svetlana Lukienko/Shutterstock.com

 

 

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About Natalie Zutter

Natalie Zutter

NATALIE ZUTTER has always been a voracious reader, from reading Agatha Christie and Entertainment Weekly above her age level as a kid to squeezing 52 books into the year whenever podcasts aren’t taking over her commute. A 2016 Amtrak Residency writer, Natalie also writes plays about superheroes and sex robots, and Tumblr rants about fandom. You can find her giggling over pop culture memes on Twitter @nataliezutter.