Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Hungry


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Books that Make Me Hungry. Honestly, most books make me hungry at some point. Any time food comes up, I end up with odd cravings. Needless to say, this list could have been like a hundred books long, but I managed to wrangle it down to just ten.

  1. Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey – The main character in this book spend a ton of time trying to perfect her pie recipe.
  2. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – This one is more about drinks – every time they mentioned a tropical drink, I wanted one (it didn’t help I was reading it on a beach in Mexico)
  3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston – This book takes place partially in a food truck – I ordered take out at least once while reading.
  4. Well Met by Jen DeLuca – I wanted a turkey leg and some mead while reading this.
  5. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – When Esme started working at a restaurant while taking night school, the author described the food so incredibly well.
  6. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – The scene where Stella goes over to Michael’s house and eats with his family, I wanted to try all the foods.
  7. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell – I WANT ALL THE PUMPKIN FLAVORED THINGS.
  8. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – If this book doesn’t make you crave strawberries, did you even read it?
  9. One Day in December by Josie Silver – This book wasn’t food centered, but I really wanted hot chocolate the whole time I read it.
  10. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – I wanted iced coffee. If you know, you know.

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  1. Great list!! A few more suggestions for readers who are also perhaps foodies … Deborah Crombie, A BITTER FEAST, a mystery about a restaurant in a small town in the Cotswolds, England. Also BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE (and the rest of the series) by Martin Walker. These are cozy mysteries sent in the French countryside and I swear they pull out French bread and cheese and pate and wine every few pages …. Oh, and A YEAR IN PROVENCE, which is an oldie but goodie, a fun read by Peter Mayle. 🙂 Happy Monday, heading into Tuesday, and holy cow is it already September tomorrow?

  2. YES! Pumpkinheads made my list this week too (surprised I haven’t seen it more since it was SO foodie!) but ugh, reading that GN made me SO hungry! Haha I was constantly craving all the fall themed foods that I’d never be able to find here 😂 Great post!

  3. Ha, I so agree about Pumpkinheads! It was supposed to be on my list this week, but I seem to have forgotten to include it. 🙂 And yes to all the iced coffee in Dimple’s book and the tropical drinks in Unhoneymooners — either one sounds perfect.

  4. The Kiss Quotient had me drooling over the food they were making. I feel like we need a copy of these recipes to sate the cravings haha.

  5. Oooooh, amazing list! Books don’t actually make me super hungry all that often, but not gonna lie, Pumpkinheads made me want to live at a fall festival with an endless supply of snack money haha! So many yummy things!

  6. Not Like the Movies sounds so fun and cute, and also, someday I still need to read “Geekerella”! Hope to remedy this soon. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week! 🙂

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