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Sweet Pairings: Ice Cream and Book Combinations for Every Taste

July 24th, 2020

Rising temperatures have us melting in front of our fans and looking for some pick-me-ups to get through the extra-long days. In honor of Ice Cream Month, we’re treating ourselves to some frozen snacks paired to perfection with equally delicious books filled with hilarity, drama, history, thrills, and romance. Now, excuse us—we need to find where we left the sprinkles.

 

 

 


Rocky Road

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

What’s a little sweet, a little salty, and just a little bit nutty? Get your fill of chocolate swirl and quirky humor as you dive into a pint of Rocky Road and Bojack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s hilarious and heartbreaking look at love.

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A Magnum Bar

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

When it comes to a story of strong, smart secretaries-turned-spies with plenty of mysteries of their own, the Mangum bar, with its hidden layers of caramel and vanilla under a strong shell, makes for a perfectly enigmatic match.

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A Popsicle

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Nothing tastes quite as good as the nostalgia of biting down on a popsicle stick — or feels as good as immersing yourself in a big haired, big hearted, ’80s set exploration of friendship, mothers and daughters, teamwork, girl power and a dubious pact with the devil.

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Blue Bunny Chocolate Chip

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer

Based on a true story, Mary Toft; or, the Rabbit Queen is the strange tale of a woman who gave birth to seventeen rabbits — which means that you better have a container of chocolate chip Blue Bunny to keep your tummy full while you can’t tear your eyes from the page.

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Mint Chip

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

A little bit fresh, a little bit dark, mint chip is an intriguing experience in a cool green package — much like Sophie Mackintosh’s haunting, riveting, and fiercely poetic feminist revenge fantasy.

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Lemon Sorbet


Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Lemon sorbet is often used to refresh the palate between courses of a meal. Get a full feast of sweet and sour with this collection of stories from Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell.

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Rainbow Sherbet  

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

A charmingly dysfunctional hero with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a story as nostalgic as it is satisfying? Pull out the plastic tub of rainbow sherbet and grab a spoon for this unforgettable, funny, and moving debut.

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