Sometimes, you just need a hot beverage and a good book to make your day a little bit brighter. So if you are on the lookout for new reading inspiration, I have an idea of which novel you should read next, based on your Starbucks order.
I can't name two acquaintances who order the same thing at a coffee shop, and I'll bet you can't either. Everyone takes their coffee, tea, or cocoa just a little bit differently, and you probably have friends who will argue for days over which creamer and marshmallow brands are the best, or what sweetener is — hands down — the best for hot tea.
That's what makes the humble coffee shop such a magical place. There is literally something for everyone because you have free rein to customize your drink however you see fit. You would be hard pressed to find a situation in which your friend says they don't want to go to your favorite java spot because it doesn't serve X, Y, or Z, because even if an item doesn't appear on the menu, your barista can often make whatever you desire, or perhaps suggest something better. That was the case when I ordered a pumpkin spice latte at a local coffee shop and was told, "We have those year-round, but you should try the pumpkin pie latte instead." Which I did, and here's my pro-tip for you: order your next PSL with an extra pump of cinnamon and some vanilla. You can thank me later.
Just like no single drink is for everyone, there is no one book that everyone will love, either. It is entirely possible that you will hate the novel or story collection I've picked out for you below, although I hope that will not be the case. You might also have read it before — and if so, there is no time like the present for a good re-reading — but I have aimed to pick books that, while they are critically acclaimed and have title recognition, aren't necessarily already crossed off of your TBR.
Now, obviously, because everyone likes something different at Starbucks, I probably have not included your favorite potable among the 15 drinks listed below. If you don't spot your Starbucks order on the list, be sure to share your regular order and your current or favorite book pairing with me on Twitter!