Ice Cream Book Recommendations


Choose your favorite ice cream flavor to find out what to read next!


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


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 Taste). You're really good at taking time to enjoy the moment, too. Pick up a flirtatious romance novel by Julia Quinn, savor your free time with easy meals from Sheet Pan Suppers or indulge in the gorgeous pages of The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods, or slow down with The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living. You're probably a fan of lush historical fiction too: try novels like The Tea Rose or The Fever Tree or anything by Kate Morton.


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 Fear to unleash your inspiration). Pick up a classic novel like Jane Eyre or Les Miserables. 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 or Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words. If you have a green thumb, try creating your owCountertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles for Year-round Enjoyment or freshen up your home in Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home


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), remarkable lives of regular people like Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day, or people who set goals for themselves like Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia WildernessThe Happiness ProjectYear of No Sugar: A Memoir and Year of Yes.


ROCKY ROAD

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


COFFEE

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


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


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