· By Sydni Kreps


what’s jolabokaflod, anyway?

jólabókaflóðið (jolabokaflod) is the old icelandic tradition of gifting books paired with chocolates on december 24th. (how cool is that?!)

to get you inspired, we've put together an official jolabokaflod tasting menu! a special MTW curation of books + chocolates, perfect for the one on your shopping list this holiday season.

1. for the curious mind…

  1. How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex by Samantha Cole

  2. Strangers to Ourselves by Rachel Aviv

  3. The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

Chocolate Bar: Compartés Everything Bar

2. for the thrill seeker…

  1. We Spread by Iain Reid

  2. White Horse by Erika T. Wurth

  3. Blue Monday by Nicci French

Chocolate Bar: Terroir Cardamom Krumkake

3. for the history nerd…

  1. Fight Like Hell by Kim Kelly

  2. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

  3. Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke

Chocolate Bar: Compartés Pistachio

4. for the hopeless romantic…

  1. You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

  2. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss

  3. Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

Chocolate Bar: Compartés Red Velvet

5. for the escape artist…

  1. The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

  2. Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

  3. How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann

Chocolate Bar: Compartés Tie Dye

6. for the film buff…

  1. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

  3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Chocolate Bar: Compartés Drive-In

7. for the too-cool teen…

  1. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

  2. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

  3. The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

Chocolate Bar: Terroir Lavender Latte

8. for the youngest readers…

  1. Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest

  2. Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder

  3. Good Night, Little Bookstore by Amy Cherrix

Chocolate Bar: Compartés Cereal Bowl

9. for the literary lover...

  1. Portable Magic by Emma Smith

  2. How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo

  3. The Novelist by Jordan Castro

Chocolate Bar: Terroir Coffee & Cream