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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Picture this: You're snuggled up in your favorite reading nook, wrapped in a cozy blanket, with a captivating book in hand. Now, what's your drink of choice? These days, I'm savoring the warm embrace of pumpkin spice chai tea or coffee. And yes, I know the stereotype, but trust me, you don't want to miss out on this tall mug of cinnamon and nutmeg colliding in your mouth. There's no judgment because I myself used to be a "black people don't do pumpkin we do sweet potato pie type of girl until this pumpkin spice surprise changed my life". To all my sweet potato pie lovers, it's totally okay to give pumpkin a try adding it doesn't exclude your sweet potato love for pie.

At Book'ED and Co., we're all about celebrating the joys of the season, and that includes indulging in the autumnal goodness of pumpkin spice. Today, I'll recommend some delectable pumpkin spice beverages and pair them with fall books from our website. Plus, I'll share a homemade recipe for you to try. So, grab your cup, and let's dive in!

Pumpkin Spice Beverages to Savor:

  1. Pumpkin Spice Latte: The classic. Creamy and indulgent, it's like a hug from the inside out.

  2. Pumpkin Chai Tea: A delightful blend of spiced chai and pumpkin that will warm your soul.

  3. Iced Pumpkin Coffee: For those who prefer a refreshing twist on the fall favorite.

Fall Books to Pair with Your Pumpkin Spice:

1. "Maame" by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

Fall Recommendation: There's something about the autumn season that invites reflection, and "Maame" by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is the perfect book to accompany your contemplative moments. This heartfelt novel explores the complexities of love, family, and identity through the story of Maame, a Ghanaian woman who navigates the challenges of her life with resilience and grace. As you cozy up with "Maame," you'll find yourself transported to a world of emotions and connections that resonate deeply with the spirit of fall.

2. "White Smoke" by Tiffany D. Jackson

Fall Recommendation: If you're in the mood for spine-tingling suspense and gripping storytelling, "White Smoke" by Tiffany D. Jackson is an absolute must-read for the fall season. Set in the mysterious town of Cedarville, this psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow the chilling story of a family whose dream home turns into a nightmare. As the days grow shorter and the nights cooler, "White Smoke" will add an extra layer of excitement to your autumn evenings.

3. "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhimes

Fall Recommendation: As the world outside transforms, why not embark on a personal transformation of your own? "Year of Yes" by the extraordinary Shonda Rhimes is an inspiring and empowering memoir that will encourage you to embrace change, say yes to new opportunities, and step outside your comfort zone. Rhimes' journey from introverted to empowered is the perfect narrative to align with the spirit of fall—a season of transformation and growth.

Pumpkin Spicke Coffee
Pumpkin Spicke Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Recipe: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Now, let's bring that pumpkin spice magic into your home. Here's a simple recipe for a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte:


  • 1 cup of brewed coffee or espresso

  • 1/2 cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy)

  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar or sweetener

  • 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

  • Whipped cream (optional)

  • Cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat over medium heat, stirring until hot but not boiling.

  2. Remove from heat and whisk until frothy.

  3. Pour the brewed coffee or espresso into your favorite mug.

  4. Pour the pumpkin spice milk mixture over the coffee and stir.

  5. Top with whipped cream (if desired) and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Try it Out and Share Your Thoughts:

Give this homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte a try and let us know how it turned out in the comments. Did you like it? Love it? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Shop Book'ED and Co.

As you sip your pumpkin spice creation and lose yourself in a captivating autumn read, don't forget to explore the wide selection of books available on the Book'ED and Co. website. It's your gateway to a world of literary fun waiting for you.

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