Match your book with a beverage for 3-D reading.

Memorable reading experiences can evoke physical responses – from heart-rending to heckle-raising, tear-jerking to mind-blowing and beyond. When you complement your latest read with some real-world stimuli, you can transcend the page and embark on a full-bodied literary escape. Take some inspiration from the book–beverage matches below to help invigorate your senses and let the story engulf you.

 

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo: Coffee – You’ll need plenty because you’ll be up all night to finish it.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins: Water – The urgency of the writing demands hydration.

The Unmourned by Meg and Tom Keneally: Perfectly Infused Tea: Hugh Monsarrat’s loyal housekeeper and unofficial advisor, Mrs Mulrooney’s other special talent.

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys: Champagne – Enter a seductive world of black-tie balls and beautiful ocean-liner sunsets.

Congo Dawn by Katherine Scholes: Gin & Tonic – Keep the mosquitos at bay in the exotic jungles of central Africa.

The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades: Apricot Wine – A classic Italian aperitivo, to be enjoyed with friends, and lovers.

The Songbird Sisters by Rachael Herron: Honey & Tea – Perfect for warming up your vocal cords before singing some country tunes.