Top Ten Books That Make Me Hungry

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday

Well, this is a fun idea! Top Ten Books That Make Me Hungry! I’m not a foodie by any means. I used to be a ridiculously picky eater, in fact. But my husband is a bit of a foodie and as I get older, I’m trying to incorporate more new things into my diet. I could be a lot better but I used to be a lot worse. I don’t actively seek out books about food, and I’m definitely not a cookbook browser (I still despise cooking), but I have stumbled on some books that incidentally made me hungry.

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, read by Deanna Hurst

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen–Most if not all of Sarah Addison Allen’s books involve food in some fashion.

Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson–This entire cozy mystery series centers around a caterer. Each book ends with pages of recipes.

By Bread Alone by Sarah-Kate Lynch

The Food of Love by Anthony Capella

Sourdough by Robin Sloan, read by Thérèse Plummer

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, read by Julia Whelan

That’s my list! Have you read any of these? Did they make you hungry? Which books did/would you choose? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

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  1. I am so glad to Food of Love on your list. That was on my list but I had too many books so left it off. I enjoyed the book her wrote about ice cream too.

    1. It’s been so long since I read Food of Love that all I really remember is that it made me hungry! I should pick up more of his books.

  2. I’ve read Delicious, Garden Spells, and (maybe) The Food of Love and Bet Me. A few of the others have been on my TBR for a while, especially The School of Essential Ingredients. I don’t remember the food in Garden Spells (I read it a long time ago) but I do remember all the talk of recipes in Delicious. I didn’t like Ruth Reichl’s fiction as much as I do her nonfiction.

    1. The School of Essential Ingredients is so good! It’s a slow, thoughtful book. I haven’t read Reichl’s nonfiction but I thought Delicious was just okay. It was the food descriptions that really stood out.

    1. Sourdough is *very* different from Mr. Penumbra. It got crazy! I love anything written by Sarah Addison Allen, the author of Garden Spells.

  3. I had no idea that Ruth Reichl had written a novel. Wow. And I thought Sourdough was one of the most quirky books I’ve ever read. Bliss, I think, is the first book in the series I read a little of this summer (I read book #2.) Interesting.

    1. Sourdough went a bit off the rails but I do love sourdough bread. And I enjoyed Sloan’s first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

  4. I have read two of Ruth Reichl’s books but none of her fiction. She is a good writer. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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