Whether you hang out at Naked Lounge in Chico California, Coco Flow at Brick Town in Oklahoma City, or the Vagabond in Wichita Kansas, you always find books. Books are one of those Coffeehouse staples that a lot of people overlook. Books and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly.
What are the best books for Coffeehouse reading? If you want to look at the 'Best of 2012' lists for something to read you can check out:
These lists tell you what the top sell books are, but they don't tell you what the most popular coffeehouse reading lists are. Coffeehouses are a reading experience different from the 'bookstore' or the 'at home' experience.
Look around your favorite coffeehouse and you'll find an array of old classics like 'The Complete Poems' by Emily Dickinson and 'The Illustrated Man' by Ray Bradbury to nonfiction favorites like the Bible or 'A Brief History of Time' by Stephen Hawking, and even current favorites like Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl' or Hilary Mantel's 'Bring Up the Bodies'.
It's not as easy to determine a 'Best of Coffeehouse Reading List' but if there was a list dedicated to discovering and sharing the perfect top ten books for the coffeehouse, I would suggest the 'Hipster's Book List' from Good Reads?
Top 10 Books to Read at Your Coffeehouse
'High Fidelity', by Nick Hornby
'Love is a Mix Tape', by Rob Sheffield
'Famous Drownings in Literary History', by Kevin Haworth
'Office Girl', by Joe Meno
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', by Stephen Chbosky
'Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs', by Chuck Klosterman
'The Corrections', by Jonathan Franzen
'On the Road', by Jack Kerouac
'Choke', by Chuck Palahniuk
'The Life of Pi', by Yann Martel
Every coffeehouse is unique and maintains its own coffee culture because of the people that fill their four walls, so each coffeehouse will have a different taste in it's reading materials. What's your favorite coffeehouse reads?
If you have a favorite book that's not mentioned here, feel free share. If you know of another 'Best of Reading list' please share it with the rest of us here.
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