Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made Me Hungry

Posted October 17, 2017 by Madalyn || 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “ten books that feature yummy foods,” so today I’ll be discussing books that have made me hungry and why!

madalyn’s top ten eight

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid // Two words: cinnamon buns. I don’t even have particularly strong feelings towards cinnamon rolls, but dang, this book made me crave them.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer // I expect this one will show up on a lot of people’s lists today, because it features ALL THE BAKED GOODS! I would kill to try Cath’s lemon tarts.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han // Another book with a main character who loves to bake! I love hearing about Lara Jean’s adventures in baking and all the recipes she tests out on her family.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli // Much like Lara Jean, Molly Peskin-Suso is a Pinterest queen who is great at baking and all things crafty. This book made me crave Cadbury mini eggs and Molly’s edible cookie dough!


Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman // This book mostly made me hungry because the main character, Anise, is always eating. (P. S. More girl characters who love to eat in YA, please!) Plus, she has a signature mixture of different cereals that I HAVE to try, especially since cereal is one of my favorite junk foods.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling // This goes for the whole Harry Potter series, but this first book especially always makes me hungry because we as readers get introduced to all the delightful foods of the wizarding world along with Harry. Plus, all the feasts at Hogwarts!

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore // Wild Beauty doesn’t feature any one specific food that made me hungry, but Anna-Marie’s books always prominently feature two things: food and family. Her books always make me homesick for being in the kitchen with my mom or grandma.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen // THE ONE TO RULE THEM ALL. Most of the books I’ve mentioned previously on this list have featured baked goods or other sweet treats, but if you know me at all, you know my true food weakness can be summed up in two words: French fries. This book had me CONSTANTLY drooling over its vivid depictions of French fries and pizza. I don’t know how anyone could read it without craving those two foods.

What books made you hungry? Do you agree with any on my list?

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