The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

 Goodreads Summary:

What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium Americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?

With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.

My Thoughts:

I started this book thinking I would leave it in the basement read it little by little when I was down there. Once I started reading, I realized it was not going to work out that way. The Espressologist is such a cute book and I just didn’t want to stop…so I didn’t. I ended up reading it all in one shot.

Matching people based on their drink choices is such a fun idea. If you think about it, a lot of times we really are what we drink. Our drink choices can easily fit to our personalities. For example, I don't go for anything complicated...just a regular coffee with a lot of cream and sugar. What does that say about me? Well I'm very sweet (haha) but I’m also pretty laid back and fairly normal…although some of my friends may say the normal part is debatable ;). I don’t live an extravagant life, nor would I want to.

What’s your favorite drink? How does it fit your personality?
Overall rating: 4 out of 5

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  1. You read books in your basement?
    I'm sure someone could write a book about that -
    "The Basement Reader"

    1. Lol. I sometimes read when I'm on the treadmill and the treadmill is in the basement so...


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