Perfect Pairings: 6 Books & their Ideal Drink Matchup

The Perfect Book & Drink Pairings

I saw a really great article on the Washington Post on “the best new thrillers” and it includes “the typical protagonist tipple“. I had to look up the word and the definition of tipple, because I had no idea what it means…

A tippleis an alcoholic drink! I should know that, because I enjoy alcoholic drinks all the time now and then.

So, in honor of that article, here’s my take on what I’ve been reading lately, and the perfect drink to compliment each book (and why):

Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

What to Drink: Merlot

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Publish Date: January 2, 2018

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her days and nights drinking merlot, popping powerful uppers/downers/sleeping pills, watching classic mystery movies, and spying on her neighbors with her Nikon camera on zoom. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, and sees a horrible crime… but did she really? Or did the alcohol and pills make her imagine this?

Merlot is the perfect accompaniment to this book in honor of Anna Fox’s favorite drink. Merlot is her favorite because she drinks this from the time that she wakes up until the time that she passes out. Cheers!

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

What to Drink: Stoli

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Publish Date: March 13, 2018

Poor Cassie Bowden. All this attractive flight attendant wanted was a good time, great cocktails, and hot date night. Instead, she wakes up in a ritzy Dubai hotel room with blood in her hair and a dead date. She does what many people would do in that situation – she FREAKS OUT and RUNS! This book has so many glam locations – Dubai, New York, Paris, Rome, Russia  – and you’ll get an inside peek into the wild, crazy, and fun life of a flight attendant in this fast paced thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Have shots of Stoli while reading this book. Our main character Cassie was doing shots of this on that fateful evening when her date Alex was killed. It probably contributed to her blackout, so just be cautious because Stoli does go down easy. Cassie can attest to this. Continue reading “Perfect Pairings: 6 Books & their Ideal Drink Matchup”

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2017 Bookish Reflections



2017 was huge! I unexpectedly accomplished so many bookish things. I didn’t even make any bookish resolutions at the beginning of the year other than to read some books. I certainly didn’t expect to be writing a post on bookish reflections for my very own blog!

Here are some of my milestones:

I became a member of NetGalley.

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One day as I was adding a review to my Goodreads account, I stumbled upon some NetGalley mentions and I thought, “WTH is that?” and then I googled it. Lo and behold, welcome to one of THE COOLEST resources EVER for book lovers, avid readers, and recreational writers. This is a real place where you can pick books, read books for free, write your opinions on them, and then someone might actually care to read what you wrote? It’s TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

I ended up reading 21 books for NetGalley this year.

I surpassed my planned goal on Goodreads.


Goodreads is such an awesome, amazing, friendly, and supportive community. Did you know that they are owned by Amazon? I hope that someday they can create a button that posts your Goodreads review to Amazon books. That would be very handy.

I set a goal of 35 books and surpassed this goal. I think I’ve been reading a book per week as time permits. I read mostly in the evening, specifically before bed, so I can only devote about an hour of reading or so per night. It’s how I relax.

Goodreads Challenge

I started THIS BLOG!

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