Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
In light of all the yummy foods that we are surrounded by at Thanksgiving time, I’ve decided to list the top 10 books that made me HUNGRY while reading them!
(I will admit that when trying to come up with this list, I drew a huge blank after coming up with 7 books, but thankfully I had my beloved Scrill to help remind me of the rest!)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
From giant magical feasts, to butter beer and chocolate frogs! Not just this book specifically but in all the Harry Potter books, I found myself drooling at all the amazing food that they have to eat! I’d like a Thanksgiving Feast at Hogwarts!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I don’t think that I have ever been so hungry as I was reading about all the amazing delicacies that Catherine cooked up in Heartless. My stomach was growling after the first chapter! I’d gladly be her taste tester, move over Cheshire Cat!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas, so all the scrumptious candies and chocolates and fizz poppers and wing dingers in this book made me crave a trip to the store to buy all giant bags of candy to devour! And even if sweets aren’t your thing, there’s even the gum that contains an entire meal in one piece of bubbly deliciousness! Are you hungry yet?!
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
This book is literally about baking magic into food. I’d like a cinnamon roll with a little bit of happiness thrown in there please!? This could be an excellent way to keep family function dramas to a minimum! I’m thinking that we might be onto something here!
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
I don’t think it would be fair to include a list of foods but not have Berdie’s famous fish stew on here! I’m not a big fan of fish stew myself, but the way that it is described in here, I might be willing to give it a try! And if Berdie’s as good of a cook as they say she is, I’d be willing to bet that I’d actually enjoy it!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Can I PLEASE get a bite of that infamous Chocolate cake of Celaena’s?!! I don’t think I’ve ever craved chocolate cake more! That, and all the delicious meals shared between her and Chaol had my stomach growling for dinner at all hours of the day and night. I’d go for a run every morning if I knew a big delicious breakfast was waiting for me!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Even something as simple as homemade bread cooked on the hearth by the fire can get my taste buds watering. What can I say, I’m easy to please when it comes to food. But just thinking about warm, fresh bread on a cold winter day gives you the feeling of comfort and home.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean is the master of baking, and there’s no better way to my heart. I’ve heard that’s also the way to any man’s heart, through his stomach. It’s no wonder then that Lara Jean had all the boys then! Make sure you have plenty of baked goods on standby when you pick this book up!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Although it might be dangerous for our dear sweet Jude to take a bite of, the fairy food at all the parties in The Cruel Prince had me wanting to join in on all the never ending dancing for a sweet bite of the food they had. If only it wasn’t all a trick of the mind to begin with. I’m glad my Thanksgiving will actually consist of real food!
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Could this list possibly be complete without Nina and her waffles?!! I have never craved those syrup covered squares more than when Nina describes her love for them! Just thinking about it now has me wanting to star planning my brunch! Nina is the queen of sweets and I adore her for it! She’s welcome to do Thanksgiving with me any year!!
Hope I didn’t make you too incredibly hungry with this list, I know I’m reading for some waffles and bread and butter beer now! Do you have any books that made your stomach growl with all their talk of food? Any that I missed on my list?! I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving filled with all these goodies and more!