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Candy Book

A book read solely for enjoyment that has a simple plot and guaranteed happily-ever-after. These books are like candy: short, sweet for the sake of being sweet, and they bring happiness at the time of consumption. Most short romances fall into this category.

Cozy Read

A close cousin to the candy book, cozy reads are more focused on characterization and have deeper themes, and they can be darkly whimsical or comforting without a romance. These are the sort of books you can read with a hot drink as you get whisked away to an enchanting setting. Cozy reads range from comfy fantasy romances or mysteries to fairytales and dark academia, so long as they leave one feeling...cozy.

Emotional Read

These books are character-driven emotional rollercoasters meant to explore human complexities, questions about life and love, and emotions in general. Or maybe the author just wants us to have a good cry and we got suckered in.

Epic Read

Buckle up, buttercup, because things are about to get epic. Epic reads contain a layered plot, three-dimensional characters with rounded arcs, believable world-building, and action/adventure with perhaps some romance or mystery thrown in. Here you'll find epic fantasies, action adventures, and any other book that has readers speeding through pages.

Hilarious Read

Satire? Funny comics? Romantic comedies that are heavier on laughs than a candy book? It all goes here. Plot and characters may range in complexity, but if the biggest takeaway from the book was that you could not stop laughing, it's a hilarious read.

Spooky Read

From old folktales that leave you chilled to modern horrors that make you want to sleep with the lights on, if it left you afraid of the dark or more unsettled than comforted, then it's a spooky read.


Candy Books


Cara Lynn Schultz


Meg Cabot

Angels Fall

Nora Roberts

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Cozy Reads

Sorcery of Thorns

Margaret Rogerson

The Iron Fey series

Julie Kagawa

Dance of Thieves

Mary E. Pearson

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi

Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen

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Emotional Read

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë


Angel series

L. A. Weatherly


Epic Reads

Six of Crows duology

Leigh Bardugo

Throne of Glass series

Sarah J. Maas

The Witcher series

Andrzej Sapkowski

Heroes of Olympus series

Rick Riordan

The Lunar Chronicles series

Marissa Meyer

Darkhunters series

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Hilarious Reads

Alien series

Gini Koch

Vampire Crush

A. M. Robinson

Agnes and the Hitman

Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer

The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett


Spooky Reads

Odd Thomas series

Dean Koontz

Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux


Candy Books

The Guardian

Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks

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Cozy Reads

The Language of Thorns

Leigh Bardugo

Sorcery of Thorns

Margaret Rogerson

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland &Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll


Neil Gaiman


Emotional Read

A Court of Silver Flames

Sarah J. Maas

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

Me Before You series

Jojo Moyes


Epic Reads

Throne of Glass / A Court of Thorns and Roses / Crescent City series

Sarah J. Maas

Six of Crows duology

Leigh Bardugo

The Lunar Chronicles series

Marissa Meyer

House of Night series

P. C. and Kristen Cast

Splintered series

A. G. Howard


Hilarious Reads

Help Kori find hilarious reads! Follow @coffeebookandcandle to suggest books in our comments <3

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Spooky Reads

Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo

Terrifying Tales

Edgar Allan Poe

Jordan's Shelf

Kori's Shelf

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