Literary Lattes

During the cold winter season, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a good book and a hot drink. Resident newspaper staff writers and local coffee shop workers team up with Woodgrove English teachers to bring you winning book and beverage blends.


The Outlander staff’s hot take on which novels and drinks should be enjoyed together are as follows:


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The Secret History by Donna Tartt = Black Coffee

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott = Chai Tea Latte 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte = London Fog 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling = Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer = Peppermint Mocha


Woodgrove’s English teachers weigh in with their favorite books and their matching drink:


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Ms. In Sim would pair Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis with a glass of ice water, saying, “Kafka reeks of pretentiousness.”

Mr. John Maynard’s favorite trilogy is Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he pairs with tea. He pictures “hobbits sitting around their little hobbit holes and drinking tea around a warm fire” when he thinks about the Tolkien series. 

Mrs. Andrea Elbaum couples Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer with a log cabin latte. The buttery, maple tones, sprinkled with cinnamon are reminiscent of the wilderness. 

Mrs. Bethany Harar’s book of choice is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She says that because it’s a sweet romance, and she would enjoy reading it with a lavender latte.