Perfect Pairings: Books and Brunch

Hey there, Savvy Readers!

It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of April!  Summer is right around the corner, and there’s nothing I like more than Sunday brunch on a nice warm patio.  Couple Sunday brunch with a great read, and that’s what we like to call a Perfect Pairing.  Check out our suggestions for books and brunches that go together like bacon and eggs.


Croissants with brie and strawberries & The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

After reading The Best of Adam Sharp, I was OBSESSED with croissants. Like, buy-a-six-pack-of-croissants-from-Costco-every-week obsessed. Adam goes to the bakery almost daily to get croissants, and if this brie and strawberry croissant isn’t my dream, I don’t know what is.  All you need for this delicious-looking recipe are croissants, brie (BRIE!), strawberries, and some flavourful lettuce (arugula for me!). Pair this mouth-watering brunch sammie with a glass (or two) of red wine – I know Adam would approve. Recipe here!

Italian brunch casserole and Miss You by Kate Eberlen

Tess and Gus “meet” for the first time in Florence, Italy… they just don’t know it. It’s the first of many times that their lives will cross paths.  Food is a central theme in this novel (seriously, don’t read this while you’re hungry!), and what better pairing than this savoury, spicy Italian brunch casserole?  Italian sausage, sautéed vegetables, bread, cheddar cheese, and eggs… The perfect amount of sweet and fiery to complement this lovely, passionate novel.  Recipe here!

Nutella and bacon stuffed french toast and The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

Bacon, Nutella, maple syrup… what more could you possibly want? This scrumptious, syrupy sandwich has a little bit of everything, just like The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue!  Seven kids, four parents, two cats, a dog, and a rat all under one roof.  This book is full of diversity, and this mishmash breakfast sandwich is the perfect match!  Recipe here!

Onion and bacon breakfast pizzas and Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

You and Ginny could totally be #twinning with this bacon and onion breakfast pizza! Bacon and onion is Ginny’s favourite, and who says breakfast pizza isn’t a thing?!  This meal is a bit more advanced than the others, but we believe in you! Or, if you’re like me, stay in bed and order in! Recipe here!

PB&J smoothie and Seven Days in May by Kim Izzo

This low-fat, high-fibre smoothie is the perfect companion to Kim Izzo’s Seven Days in May. Sisters Sydney and Brooke are on voyage across the Atlantic during World War I.  It’s a long, busy journey, and one that goes quite well with this on-the-go smoothie!  This super easy breakfast is a) delicious and b) nutritious. With lots of protein and potassium, this smoothie could get you from New York to England, no problem… just don’t hold me to that. Recipe here!


Rösti and The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman

The Finishing School centres around the suspicious death of Cressida Strauss and its haunting effect on her best friend Kersti. Set in Switzerland at the prestigious Lycée Internationale Suisse, this book will provide you with the vicarious Swiss vacation you’ve always wanted. What do you eat for breakfast in Switzerland? Rösti, of course!  This potato fritter is a great starting point for a number of different styles of breakfast.  Add bacon, cheese, and onion for savoury take on these potato pancakes.  Recipe here!

Orange juice mocktail and Crying for the Moon by Mary Walsh

Sparkling water, grenadine, frozen orange juice, rosemary, and vanilla syrup come together to make this refreshing mocktail! Have this delightful, fruity drink as a brunch side, or swap the sparkling water for champagne for a liquid brunch! 😉  If you’re pairing this with Crying for the Moon by Mary Walsh, you’ll want to check your orange juice… trust me on that. Recipe here!


Eggs on Potato Chips and When You Find Out the World is Against You by Kelly Oxford

Lazy Sunday mornings are the perfect kind for reading the hilarious Kelly Oxford’s new book, When You Find Out the World is Against You. It’s truly funny, heartbreaking, and honest all at once – the kind of book you want to read in one sitting while snuggled up with a blanket. This is my dream breakfast: eggs and potato chips. Kelly Oxford is quite the chip fan herself, and I know she’d approve of this easy, salty, satisfying breakfast!  Recipe here!

Full English breakfast and Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson’s new book is set in England where American journalist Ruby Sutton is reporting on WWII. While reading Goodnight from London, what better brunch is there than a traditional full English breakfast? Eggs, sausages, bacon, beans… the list goes on and on.  This brunch will transport you to London with Ruby by your side.  Recipe here!

Egg in a hole and Mitzi Bytes by Kerry Clare

This classic, simple brunch pairs wonderfully with Mitzi Bytes by Kerry Clare. A favourite breakfast of Mitzi/Sarah’s daughters, egg-in-a-hole is an very easy brunch to prepare.  Add herbs and spices for a little extra flare! So whether you’re reading Mitzi Bytes or writing your own blog, this quick and yummy brunch is for you.  Recipe here!

You’ll have to excuse me – I’m over here drooling over all these books and recipes.  I know I’ll be trying at least one of these during the summer months, and I’ll definitely be pairing them with some great new books!  I don’t know about you, but after this post I definitely need to go out and get my book brunch on.

What’s your favourite books/brunch pairing?  Do you have a favourite bookish brunch recipe?  Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader.


Happy reading,

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