Well would you look at that, it’s Tuesday again and that means it is time for Top 5 Tuesday. This week’s topic is snacks for reading, but I have been thinking about this and I really don’t snack much at all (with the exception of Chocolate-chocolate coconut almonds, chocolate covered cherries…).
But I just finished a book on Sunday that really made me want to try the food they were describing in the book so I have decided to change the prompt a bit to Books with a Strong Sense of Food to borrow a phrase. Those books that you read and can almost taste the fabulous food, or for that matter wished it existed outside of the pages of the book. (Though that being said I know a lot of people who were enamored by the Turkish Delight in Narnia and I finally tried some a few years ago-from Turkey no less-and I was not a big fan).
1. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
This was the book that made me decide to go this way for the post because it was a) just so cute and b) because I really want to try all the Mochi flavors that they talk about in the book, they just sound so delicious.
2. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
This is another cute YA Romance that I read last year, a bit of a Romeo and Juliet retelling but with rival Pho restaurants.
3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Are you noticing a theme here? (I swear I tried to get a book in here from Italy, but I just haven’t read many, though I almost included Letters to Juliet because that movie really would fit in well with these picks too). There is a scene in the first book, when they first get to Singapore and go on a street food crawl that I still remember making me hungry years after reading it.
4. Harry Potter
All those feasts, and the candy shops, and the beverages, I would love to have some real butter beer (not the stuff that the theme parks came up with) I always kind of imagined it like cream soda. And the meals that Molly makes just sound like the prefect comfort food.
5. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Yay a Sci-Fi book where you actually want to try the food. I had to include this book because it is so unique in these sort of sci-fi books to have food that sounds great. I mean I get why so many people go for the protein bars and that sort of thing, but I have heard an interview where she talks about it and she makes such a compelling case for the importance of food that now I can’t help but take notice.
Happy Reading Everyone!