I feel like it’s time to mix things up a bit over here. I love writing reviews, but I sometimes feel that only reading reviews can be a bit tiring and boring. Great self-promotion, huh? πŸ™‚

So since it’s Tuesday today, I thought it’d be the perfect day to introduce you to Top Ten Tuesdays, which is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. They challenge you every week to come up with a list of ten books that fit a certain prompt. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I love book lists as I’m always looking for new inspiration. So Top Ten Tuesdays are perfect for me!

This week, the prompt is all about “yummy foods mentioned in books” which sounds pretty perfect to me. I mean: have you seen my little cute shop collection? No? Well, then be prepared to be wowed. πŸ™‚

I originally intended for this post to be about all the amazing culinary themed books I’ve read in the past. There are thousands out there. But when I browsed my bookshelves and took out all the yummy food themed books that I loved, it looked something like this…

Top Ten Tuesdays, Yummy Foods, UnwrappedDreams

Can you recognize a pattern? It’s fairly obvious, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

It seems that I’m somewhat obsessed with Jenny Colgan’s books. And it might just be that said obsession has something to do with my love for cute little shops. So without further ado, here’s the list for this weeks’ Top Ten Tuesday or maybe better put: this weeks’ Top Ten Jenny Colgan books. πŸ™‚


My Top Ten Picks

  1. Meet me at the Cupcake CafΓ©
  2. Christmas at the Cupcake CafΓ©
  3. Little Beach Street Bakery
  4. Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
  5. Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery
  6. The Summer Seaside Kitchen
  7. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams
  8. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop
  9. The Christmas Surprise
  10. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

What I love most about Jenny Colgan’s shop books, is that there’s almost always a whole part of the books dedicated to recipes mentioned in the stories. What more could you want, really? She literally gives you a great story featuring yummy foods AND all the recipes to recreate that deliciousness. This is bookish and foodish heaven in one!

I have linked the titles to my reviews if I have reviewed them in the past. Otherwise just head on over to goodreads or amazon to get some sort of idea on what the books are all about. OR, just go to the comment section and ask away. πŸ™‚

If you haven’t done Top Ten Tuesdays yourself, why don’t you start today? Leave me a link to your blog and I will head on over and check them out. And if you don’t have a blog, just leave me your top ten picks in the comments. I’m always looking for new books to pick up. πŸ™‚

P.S. A huge thank you to CΓ‘tia and her blog the girl who read too much. I might not agree with you when it comes to the name of your blog (one can NEVER read too much! :)), but I’m very grateful to you for introducing me to Top Ten Tuesday! πŸ™‚

4 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Mentioning Yummy Foods”

  1. This is such a fun prompt! I recently finished reading The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, and although food isn’t the main focus or plot point, it’s definitely noticeable – which is something I’ve never experienced before. The characters are nearly always eating something, and I loved it! Especially because the foods are all things I ate and loved in my childhood. I’d love to try some Jenny Colgan, do you have a favourite favourite? πŸ™‚ On first glance, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris is one I’d like to pick up – I LOVE chocolate and I’m currently living in France, so it could be perfect!

    1. I’m jealous! I’d LOVE to live in France once! I feel like the French just know how to live and enjoy life. As for a favourite favourite Jenny Colgan book… This is REALLY hard πŸ™‚ I started my Jenny Colgan journey with the Cupcake series and really enjoyed them. But the again, the others are really good as well. Funnily enough, I think I liked The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris the least. There is a great part of the book that is dedicated to the main character’s old French teacher and her past relationship with Thierry, a master chocolatier. Their story is beautiful as well, but I sometimes don’t like the jumping back and forth between sub-stories. But other than that, the book is definitely one to go for. It certainly has all the French charm. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha. I hope you find something yummy to eat πŸ™‚ I also tend not to pay attention to foods in books. Never actually thought about it being something one should pay attention to. That’s probably also why my selection is so Jenny Colgan themed. Made picking the books a lot easier πŸ˜›

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