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. 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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