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Yesterday was National Cheese Lover’s Day, and while we could spend hours waxing poetic about brie and gouda and blue cheese and oh wow is it lunch time yet? Does anyone have a perfectly curated cheese plate we could just, um, have? No one? Well, in that case, let’s use our cheese powers for good and recommend some books based on your favorite fromage.

 

 

Goat cheese

If your go to is a soft, tangy goat cheese, chances are you like the unexpected – with a hint of the familiar to keep you grounded. We’re recommending you turn to a backlist book from one of your favorite authors; something you haven’t read, but have had on your TBR for ages. We’ve all read The Handmaid’s Tale. Heck, we’ve probably all read The Tempest by William Shakespeare. So give Margaret Atwood’s retelling of the classic Shakespeare play a spin and pick up Hag-Seed on your way home from the cheese monger today.

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Gorgonzola

If your favorite cheese is veiny, unexpectedly wonderful gorgonzola, we’re willing to bet you like to really investigate the books you read. Which is why we’re recommending the equally veiny, deeply wild ride that is Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. It’ll have you doing a million double takes as you devour this deceptively delicious cheese perfection. 

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Brie

If soft, buttery brie is your cheese of choice, you’re likely a fan of comfort, melt in your mouth novels about Paris. Oui? Which is why we’re recommending Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins to accompany your brie and baguette combo. Trust us, you won’t find a sweeter, more comforting rom com than this. And isn’t finding the perfect brie kind of a meet cut in itself?

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Mozzarella

If a big ball of fresh mozzarella is your personal favorite – perfectly torn and topped with olive oil and sea salt – chances are you’re into simple, familiar tastes that feel like home. Which is why we’re recommending you pick up a favorite book you’ve read a million times. Don’t fight the urge to crack open Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, snuggling under a pillow fort like you’re in elementary school again. We all need a whip smart heroine in our lives – and a cheese that reminds us the heroine was us the whole time.

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Danielle Mohlman

Danielle Mohlman is a playwright, bookworm, and library connoisseur. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr. (She has a lot to say.) And on Instagram. (She never foodstagrams.) When she grows up, she wants to be Leslie Knope.