Top Ten Tuesday #279


Hi everyone! I hope you had a good week since I last did one of these, mine was pretty quiet really.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana At That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Books That Made Me Hungry and honestly just rounding up this list made me want a lot of the food mentioned in these books!

  1. Heartless-Marissa Meyer

I challenge anyone who reads this book not to feel hungry while reading it. I mean Cat is always baking some new sweet treat that sounds completely delicious and I definitely came away from it with a craving for baked goods!

2. The Daevabad Trilogy-S.A. Chakraborty

So much amazing sounding food is mentioned in this book, I could feel my mouth watering at the mentions of some of the food Nahri was eating in Kingdom of Copper!

3. Percy Jackson and The Olympians-Rick Riordan

The blue chocolate chip cookies, the daily camp meals, ambrosia and nectar, bottomless drinks, it definitely seems like you will never go hungry at Camp Half-Blood! Also in the sequel series, Heroes of Olympus, at the Roman Camp, your plate will automatically fill with whatever food you want and this is a power I would like to have!

4. The Exact Opposite of Okay-Laura Steven

It’s impossible not get hungry reading this book because Izzy is constantly thinking about/talking about food (can relate). Whether it’s nachos or milkshakes or popcorn or burgers, there’s always some food related item on the page and I definitely remember feeling very hungry whilst reading.

5. Six of Crows-Leigh Bardugo

WAFFLES. Nina and her love of waffle is pretty infamous by now and I have to admit, I di get a craving for waffles on more than one occasion whilst I was reading this book.

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone-Laini Taylor

Who didn’t wish that Poison Kitchen was a real place after reading this book? If it did exist I would definitely be there, enjoying the goulash at the coffin shaped tables! Also the number of pastries mentioned in the book…….

7. The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins

I know it seems odd to include a book where a lot of it revolves around people not having enough food/starving during the games, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense because Katniss is always talking about food, whether it’s not having enough at it or drooling over all the lavish dishes in the Capitol.

8. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory-Roald Dahl

Honestly you’d probably have rotten teeth after a very brief time at Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but I’d be lying if I said when I was a kid I didn’t want to try some of the weird and wonderful sweets that Roald Dahl described in his book.

9. The Crown’s Game-Evelyn Skye

LUDMILA’S BAKERY. What can I say, I’m a sucker for any kind of pastry or baked good and so many of the treats that Skye described Ludmila making sounded completely delicious.

10. The Lulu Baker Trilogy-Fiona Dunbar

This is kind of an old one that I read when I was a kid but it definitely fits the bill, the main character, Lulu Baker discovers this magical recipe book which helps her solve problems in her life.

So there we go, those are some books that have made me feel hungry over the years! Have you read any of these? What books make you hungry? Let me know in the comments!

I will be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, the topic is meant to be Books For My Younger Self, but I did a topic similar to that a couple of months back and I’ve already done childhood favourite books so instead I’m going to do a different topic, and talk about Side Characters I’d Like To See Get Their Own Book.

38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #279

  1. lydiaschoch 01/09/2020 / 4:00 pm

    And now I’m craving chocolate chip cookies. Ha!

    My post .

  2. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books 01/09/2020 / 4:14 pm

    It’s interesting how these are a lot of popular books but I’ve heard nobody ever talk about the food in them. I guess it’s such a small detail nobody generally mentions it, but once you really pay attention.. šŸ˜‹

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:41 pm

      I think food is often one of those things that’s just kind of in the background, people are paying more attention to the characters and other aspects of the world building that they don’t really notice the food.

  3. vee_bookish 01/09/2020 / 4:23 pm

    Have you read Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes yet? All Snow does for the whole book is THINK ABOUT EATING. It gets really, really tedious after a while. šŸ˜©

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:40 pm

      Yes I have and yes, he does go on and on (and on) about food!

  4. Leah's Books 01/09/2020 / 4:54 pm

    Great list! I definitely had the urge for chocolate chip cookies while reading Percy Jackson!

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks! Oh me too, any mention of cookies makes me hungry šŸ™‚

  5. nbiblioholic 01/09/2020 / 5:14 pm

    Chocolate! Great list šŸ™‚

    Here’s my TTT post.

  6. lulucatherine 01/09/2020 / 5:54 pm

    Percy Jackson does have an awful lot of food, doesn’t it? Blue chocolate chip cookies always sounded delightful!! ā¤

  7. lindseyhabets 01/09/2020 / 7:18 pm

    SIx of Crows definitely made me crave waffles too! Oh and Percy Jackson made me want to try blue food too, and especially those blue chocolate chip cookies, they sounded delicious šŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:37 pm

      I think it made everyone crave waffles! Yes, I mean I know it’s just food with blue food colouring but it just sounds so fun šŸ™‚

  8. Catherine 01/09/2020 / 7:55 pm

    The Hunger Games always makes me hungry too, the stew she goes on about sounds lovely!

  9. FangirlFlax 01/09/2020 / 10:22 pm

    I also had Six of Crows and The Hunger Games, for the same reasons! Great TTT šŸ™‚

  10. AB_likes_books 02/09/2020 / 12:53 am

    Great list! Now I have to bump Daevabad trilogy up my TBR.

  11. Jaime 02/09/2020 / 1:31 pm

    Heartless is such a good choice for this one! And I completely forgot about the Poison Kitchen. Yes, all the yes. I wish I could go there!

    Great list! šŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, Heartless came to mind pretty much instantly when I saw the topic. It would be so cool if somewhere like Poison Kitchen really did exist šŸ™‚

  12. Mareli Thalwitzer 02/09/2020 / 1:47 pm

    I forgot about the waffles in Six of Crows! Can’t believe it….!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

    Elza Reads

  13. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den 02/09/2020 / 2:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’ve gained five pounds just looking at all these TTT books. xD Nina and her waffles makes me giggle. I want waffles now. But then again, what kind of person doesn’t like waffles?!

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:32 pm

      I mean personally, if given the choice, I would pick pancakes over waffles, but waffles are still very good. I know all these lists this week made me hungry!

  14. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 02/09/2020 / 4:46 pm

    I STILL need to read Heartless and Six of Crows. Now I’m even more anxious. šŸ™‚

  15. anovelglimpse 02/09/2020 / 6:09 pm

    I haven’t read Heartless specifically because I heard about the cravings it caused.

    • iloveheartlandx 03/09/2020 / 1:30 pm

      Ha ha best to make sure you have food on hand whilst reading!

  16. dinipandareads 04/09/2020 / 11:13 am

    Oh yes, Nina and waffles! šŸ˜ I still have Heartless on my TBR but the fact that it’s popped up on several lists for this food prompt makes me want to read it even more now! Great list šŸ™‚

  17. Annemieke 07/09/2020 / 8:42 am

    I always wanted chocolate when I thought of Charlie as a child haha.

  18. areadingwriter 08/09/2020 / 7:13 am

    definitely echo your thoughts about The Hunger Games!

  19. Rissi 15/09/2020 / 2:43 am

    I already needed to make a read through of Six of Crows happen, but add in some waffles, and well, it for sure needs to happen! šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the visit to Finding Wonderland last week. Appreciate this.

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