Best Books to Read with a Cup of Coffee

April 25, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

Best Books to Read with a Cup of Coffee

Every now and then we all need a pick-me-up to get us through the day. Sometimes it's a cup of coffee, sometimes it's ten minutes alone with one of our favourite books, and sometimes it's both. Here's a list of some of the best vintage books and pieces of classic literature to get your mind racing while you sip at the nectar of the gods.

 

Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene (1958)

When it comes to coffee, there's nothing that hits the spot quite like a classic Cuban espresso. So what better book can there be to enjoy alongside such a beverage other than Graham Greene's spy novel Our Man in Havana? A classic black comedy novel following an MI6 spy, written by an author with personal and lengthy experience working for MI6 himself, this novel is sure to stimulate the senses just as much as daily dose of caffeine.

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1984 by George Orwell (1949)

If you're looking to ponder over a thought-provoking novel that was truly ahead of its time, look no further than George Orwell's 1984. A dystopian novel which has influenced many others in the genre since its release, 1984 is a book that will only be enhanced by an accompanying cup of coffee. As arguably the strongest contender for George Orwell's best book, it's a page turner ether way!

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937)

A fascinatingly fantastical adventure across the beloved lands of Middle-Earth, this classic fantasy novel is the perfect example of an adventure book you won't be able to put down until you're done. The predecessor of The Lord of the Rings books, Tolkien's The Hobbit is where fantasy as we know it today truly began. As a shorter, more fast-paced book compared to its sequel, The Hobbit is a children's book that adults can (and still do) equally enjoy. What better beverage for such a thrilling adventure that a cup of Joe?

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Tales of Life & Adventure and Tales of Wonder by H. G. Wells (1968)

The name says it all here, does it not? With this book of H. G. Wells' story collections, you can discover how he became such a timeless author for yourself. Best known for his classic science fiction novels such as his The War of the Worlds novel and more, the father of science fiction's books never really get old. With a coffee in one hand on this book in the other, you'll find yourself racing through these adventures and tales like there's no tomorrow - and in many of H. G. Wells' stories, there's often a real risk that there won't be!

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Ladybird: Coffee (1977)

What better way to appreciate the fuel of the 21st century than by learning all about it with this vintage Ladybird book? Ladybird: Coffee tells you all you need to know about the origins of a drink that gets so many of us through the day - so go ahead and show coffee the attention it deserves with this short Ladybird Leaders coffee history book!

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And just in case you're not sold on any of the above, make sure to check out our Books to Enjoy with a Coffee collection for plenty more!



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