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.
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