This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books that Make Me Hungry. At first, I wasn’t sure what to do for this because I don’t know if books have ever made me feel hungry, but I have read books where the food sounds good. So here are ten books I associate with food in some way.
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: Other than the obvious cliche that this book is about people starving in order to control them, the way the food is described in this book… wow. There are foods in this book I probably would never eat except the way it’s described makes my mouth water!
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: I will always associate this duology with waffles because I counted how many times waffles are mentioned in Crooked Kingdom and it’s… a lot. I love it.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater: Okay, but a book that includes a recipe for a delicious treat from the book automatically tops my list. Also, November Cakes are delicious.
I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn: How could I resist a punny title like that? I also like that this book shows the process of how to make mochi!
Holes by Louis Sachar: Whenever I think about onions or peaches, I think about this book and Sploosh!
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: Like a good hobbit, I think about all the food the characters eat (or don’t eat) in these books. Dwarf and elf feats, po-tay-toes, lembas bread, Bilbo’s birthday party delights. Ahh, to live in Middle-earth… or at least The Shire!
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder: I’m sure there are tons of food descriptions in the Little House series, but I always remember the part where Almanzo’s mom makes him donuts and where he cooks a potato and it explodes, hitting him in the eye.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: Like with Middle-earth, Narnia is full of delicious foods I’ve always wanted to try. Silver apples, Turkish delight, the meal at the Beavers…
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: Blue food forever!
Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu: This graphic novel series is insanely adorable and fun with lots of mouth watering desserts! I love volume 2’s punny title: Sticks and Sconces!