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RA Roundup – Food and Booze Edition

Who doesn’t love a booklists that gathers the perfect pairing of a new read and an adult beverage or some bites? Or how about a list of food-centric books that’ll make your mouth water? Check out these fun booklists and share any of your recommendations with us in the comments below.

Vancouver Public Library’s Books and Beers Booklist

vpl books and beers booklist

VPL’s Readers’ Advisory team partners with Chester Carey, a cicerone and co-founder of the B.C. Beer Awards, to curate a beer lover’s dream booklist. The list features some amazing craft beers (and the Irish classic Guinness) paired with a range of titles that include fiction and non-fic titles.

Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books: Food in Fiction

A list of 100 food-centric novels? Don’t mind if I do! Check out this amazing booklist that gathers a wide range and diverse titles for any reader, including children’s and YA titles. The list is also broken down by different categories: sci fi and fantasy, historical, and contemporary. Also there’s a list of titles where food is used as magic!

Bustle’s 9 Book and Wine Pairings that are Perfect for a Boozy Book Club

Screenshot of a booklist from Bustle.com that pairs 9 book titles with the perfect wine.

A slightly older list from 2015, but it still holds strong with its recommendations! It’s an eclectic list for any reader including some excellent titles such as The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Bookstr’s 10 Perfect Food and Book Pairings

A list of some popular contemporary (soon-to-be classics) titles that include a match made food pairing. Some of the writer’s choices are obvious, whereas others are a little more tongue and cheek such as popcorn for Stephen King’s It.

Stephanie Hong is a library technician for Surrey Libraries and Vancouver Public Libraries. She often pairs her reading with donuts.

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