Nothing goes together like tea and reading. Whether we’re sipping a classic breakfast blend or lounging by the pool with a fruity iced tea, there’s a good chance a great book isn’t far away. So we were obviously super excited to partner with the book lovers at HarperCollins Canada to come up with a Summer Reading List just in time for beach season. Our teams worked together to pick four top novels – and put them all into a free e-reading sampler exclusively for our Frequent Steepers!
Want to get your hands on some hot new fiction? Check out our top book and tea picks and find out how you can score samples of all four novels for free. Grab your sunglasses and get reading…
Books and iced tea: The perfect summer combo
From uplifting romances to psychological thrillers, we’ve got the best summer reads for every taste. And we couldn’t resist pairing each one with an iced tea as juicy as our novel picks. Can you blame us?
MISS YOU by Kate Eberlen
Calling all hopeless romantics! Kate Eberlen’s Miss You is a witty tale of two strangers who meet in Florence as teens and whose paths criss-cross for 16 years before fate finally brings them back together. Pull this out on a train ride across Europe and prepare to lose yourself in Tess and Gus’ love story.
Pair it with: Grapefruit Granita
This lively blend of green tea and crisp grapefruit is inspired by icy Italian granitas – just what you’d be sipping on holiday in Florence. And like any great romance, it’s just the right side of bittersweet.
A SIMPLE FAVOR by Darcey Bell
Love a good thriller? Darcey Bell’s A Simple Favor is a mysterious page-turner perfect when you’re looking for something a little darker. The twists, turns and betrayals in this tale of a disappearing PR exec, her handsome husband and a curious blogger will keep you on the edge of your chaise longue.
Pair it with: Maracuja Mango
With a book this suspenseful, you’ll be pulling a lot of late nights – just one more chapter! This refreshing and energizing blend of black tea and tangy passion fruit will keep you on your toes.
THE COLOR OF OUR SKY by Amita Trasi
This riveting story of a young girl kidnapped from the home where she works will sweep you up into its complex web of friendship, betrayal and redemption. It’s sad, dark and uplifting, moving between Mumbai and Los Angeles, past and present.
Pair it with: Citron Oolong
Like the slow-blossoming Datura flowers of Tara and Mukta’s childhood, this jasmine-infused oolong iced tea will intoxicate you with its scent. Prepare to drift away…
GOODNIGHT FROM LONDON by Jennifer Robson
Inspired by a true story, this WWII-era novel is perfect for historical fiction fans. Ruby Sutton moves to London from the US to report on the Second World War. The novel follows Ruby’s triumphs and crises through the devastation of the Blitz, all wrapped up in a compelling mix of romance and rich historical detail.
Pair it with: Coco Colada
So maybe you couldn’t actually get a piña colada in ration-era England, but there’s something so deliciously escapist about this iced tea that we think it’s the perfect pairing for such an all-encompassing read. Cheers!
How can I get my summer reading sample?
Want in on the fun? Just make any in-store purchase (excluding stores in Quebec) using your Frequent Steeper account between May 22nd and June 9th and we’ll send you an e-reading sample of all four summer books. Not a Frequent Steeper yet? No problem – just ask your Tea Guide to sign you up at the time of purchase and we’ll email your automatic download link within 48 hours. Questions? Check out the FAQ.