Ice Cream Book Recommendations

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You lead a colorful life full of many friends and you're always on the move. Read something that makes you feel connected to the people, like A Year Between Friends: 3,191 Miles Apart: Crafts, Recipes, Letters, and Stories, opens a new window, or teaches you something new about the world, like Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters, opens a new windowI Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives, opens a new window and Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds, opens a new window. You probably like to dive in deep when learning, so try a microhistory: The Secret Lives of Colors, opens a new window, On Trails, opens a new window or Milk! A 10,000-year Food Fracas, opens a new window.


You love love and the finer things in life (try Cork Dork: A Wine-soaked Adventure Among the Obsessive Pros, Tipsy Hedonists, and Mad Scientists Who Live to Taste, opens a new window). You're really good at taking time to enjoy the moment, too. Pick up a flirtatious romance novel by Julia Quinn, opens a new window, savor your free time with easy meals from Sheet Pan Suppers, opens a new window or indulge in the gorgeous pages of The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods, opens a new window, or slow down with The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, opens a new window. You're probably a fan of lush historical fiction too: try novels like The Tea Rose, opens a new window or The Fever Tree, opens a new window or anything by Kate Morton, opens a new window.


If you had to choose between going out or staying in, you'd probably choose staying in. You find comfort in routines but you're also kind, generous, conscientious and creative (try Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, opens a new window to unleash your inspiration). Pick up a classic novel like Jane Eyre, opens a new window or Les Miserables, opens a new window. Or read a book that shows you the world in detail like Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through 100 of the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created, opens a new window or Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, opens a new window. If you have a green thumb, try creating your owCountertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles for Year-round Enjoyment, opens a new window or freshen up your home in Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home, opens a new window

Mint Chocolate Chip

You're the kind of person who's up for a challenge but also looks at the world realistically with a healthy dose of confidence. You probably like to read about others who changed the world (try Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, opens a new window), remarkable lives of regular people like Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day, opens a new window, or people who set goals for themselves like Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness, opens a new window, The Happiness Project, opens a new window, Year of No Sugar: A Memoir, opens a new window, and Year of Yes, opens a new window.

Rocky Road

You like things fast-paced and informative, so try a spy novel, opens a new window or a legal thriller, opens a new window. Or try unraveling a history mystery or an action-packed survival story like Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of WWII, opens a new window, Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II, opens a new window, The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure, opens a new window or Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, opens a new window. You're probably financially savvy (will you be the next Millionaire Next Door, opens a new window?) and like to read about what makes people successful, as in Outliers: The Story of Success, opens a new window or The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success, opens a new window.


You don't find drama, drama finds you. You're introspective, bold, imaginative and probably well-traveled, opens a new window (or at least adventurous!). You probably like story retellings (how about a sci-fi Cinderella, opens a new window or Pride and Prejudice retold from the servants' perspective, opens a new window?). You work smarter, not harder (check out Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days, opens a new window) and you're probably always thinking of the next move (try Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers--And Seize Success, opens a new window). You're also creative (from drawing, opens a new window to yarn crafts, opens a new window and more, opens a new window) and you'd like to turn that creativity into a Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, opens a new window.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

You're really good at reading other people's emotions (try How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, opens a new window). You're drawn to complex human stories and probably have an interest in true crime, opens a new window and then humor, opens a new window to lighten up. You most likely enjoy nature, opens a new window or leaving for road trips, opens a new window when you need a break. You love animals, so check out a book like Inside Animal Hearts and Minds, opens a new window or The Art of Racing in the Rain, opens a new window. You also love inspirational fiction like The Help, opens a new window, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, opens a new window, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, opens a new window and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, opens a new window. For nonfiction reads, try The Last Lecture, opens a new window and When Breath Becomes Air, opens a new window.