Ice Cream Book Recommendations

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VANILLA

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 Storiesopens a new window, or teaches you something new about the world, like Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Mattersopens a new windowI Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Livesopens a new window and Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-speaking Secrets of the World's Top Mindsopens a new window. You probably like to dive in deep when learning, so try a microhistory: The Secret Lives of Colorsopens a new window, On Trailsopens a new window or Milk! A 10,000-year Food Fracasopens a new window.


CHOCOLATE

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 Tasteopens a new window). You're really good at taking time to enjoy the moment, too. Pick up a flirtatious romance novel by Julia Quinnopens a new window, savor your free time with easy meals from Sheet Pan Suppersopens a new window or indulge in the gorgeous pages of The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woodsopens a new window, or slow down with The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Livingopens a new window. You're probably a fan of lush historical fiction too: try novels like The Tea Roseopens a new window or The Fever Treeopens a new window or anything by Kate Mortonopens a new window.


STRAWBERRY

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 Fearopens a new window to unleash your inspiration). Pick up a classic novel like Jane Eyreopens a new window or Les Miserablesopens 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 Createdopens a new window or Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Wordsopens a new window. If you have a green thumb, try creating your owCountertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles for Year-round Enjoymentopens a new window or freshen up your home in Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Homeopens 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 Raceopens a new window), remarkable lives of regular people like Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Dayopens a new window, or people who set goals for themselves like Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wildernessopens a new windowThe Happiness Projectopens a new windowYear of No Sugar: A Memoiropens a new window and Year of Yesopens a new window.


ROCKY ROAD

You like things fast-paced and informative, so try a spy novelopens a new window or a legal thrilleropens 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 WWIIopens a new window, Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War IIopens a new window, The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasureopens a new window or Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Shipopens a new window. You're probably financially savvy (will you be the next Millionaire Next Dooropens a new window?) and like to read about what makes people successful, as in Outliers: The Story of Successopens a new window or The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Successopens a new window.


COFFEE

You don't find drama, drama finds you. You're introspective, bold, imaginative and probably well-traveledopens a new window (or at least adventurous!). You probably like story retellings (how about a sci-fi Cinderellaopens a new window or Pride and Prejudice retold from the servants' perspectiveopens a new window?). You work smarter, not harder (check out Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Daysopens a new window) and you're probably always thinking of the next move (try Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers--And Seize Successopens a new window). You're also creative (from drawingopens a new window to yarn craftsopens a new window and moreopens a new window) and you'd like to turn that creativity into a Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Daysopens 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 Brainopens a new window). You're drawn to complex human stories and probably have an interest in true crimeopens a new window and then humoropens a new window to lighten up. You most likely enjoy natureopens a new window or leaving for road tripsopens a new window when you need a break. You love animals, so check out a book like Inside Animal Hearts and Mindsopens a new window or The Art of Racing in the Rainopens a new window. You also love inspirational fiction like The Helpopens a new window, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fryopens a new window, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikryopens a new window and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweetopens a new window. For nonfiction reads, try The Last Lectureopens a new window and When Breath Becomes Airopens a new window.


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