Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday Favorites: A Favorite Book I Want to See Turned Into a Movie & Top Ten Books On My TBR Shelf With Some Sort of Food in the Title

Each week Maureen from Maureen's Books asks participants to share a favorite on the weekly designated topic.



This week's topic is My Favorite Book I Wish They Would Make a Movie Of.


So many of the books I can think of have already been made into movies or will soon be movies. I admit I have a weakness for a well done science fiction movie, and so choosing Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice seemed like a no-brainer. You can find my review of the novel here or click on the cover to go to its Goodreads page.


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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at Broke and Bookish.

This week's  Top Ten Tuesday is food related, and when I first sat down to prepare a list, I completely drew a blank. I know I have read a number of books featuring bakeries, restaurants, cafes, and bars, but none of them immediately stood out to me. Suddenly, staring out at me from my bookshelves, however, were several titles that I keep meaning to read with food-type items in the title. And so I am going with that. Here are Ten Books From My Shelves With Food or Food-Type Item In the Title (covers are linked to Goodreads):

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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  by Alan Bradley

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Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

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Chocolat by Joanne Harris

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Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin

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Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani


Have you read any of these? What did you think? What books on your TBR shelf mention a food in the title?


Dessert (and a pumpkin)

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44 comments:

  1. I like what you've done with the list this week! :-) I also struggled as I'm not much of a foodie. My list is somewhat similar to yours!

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    1. Chrissi - Thank you! I admit it was kind of a quick throw together, but I was glad I could at least come up with 10. Thanks for stopping by, Chrissi!

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  2. I 100% bought The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake for the title and cover. The magical realism took me by surprise!

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    1. Tara - I had the chance to hear Aimee Bender speak at a book festival once and was tempted enough to buy her book. One of these days I actually will get to it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I really enjoyed Water for Elephants, and I've got The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie society on my TBR.

    Have a great week. - Katie

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    1. Katie - One of these days I'll get around to reading Water for Elephants. I've had it on my shelf for quite a while now. Same with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I've heard so many great things about that one in particular. I don't know why I haven't gotten to them yet. Too many books, perhaps . . .

      Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Like Water For Chocolate is an old favourite of mine...and it made my list too :-)

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    1. Brona - I am looking forward to reading it one of these days. It's been marinating on my shelf for awhile. I am not sure why I keep putting it off. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I looove those cupcakes! They totally distracted me and made me forget all the rest, haha! :')

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    1. Kathy - My daughter and I both enjoyed them very much. They were from a new cupcake and espresso shop in town we just discovered. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oooh, I enjoyed the Waverly Family series by Sarah Addison Allen so I think I'll enjoy Sugar Queen! Thanks for recommending it!

    Haven't read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society but it's on my TBR list so I'm also looking forward to that one.

    Chocolat and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie were both great! Thanks for sharing and reminding me about these books!

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    1. Eustacia - One of these days I will read something by Sarah Addison Allen. I have three of her books on my shelf, and so I have them handy. It's just every time I set out to read one I get distracted by something else. I keep going back and forth about Bradley's series, but I at least have the first book to try. I keep hearing great things about it. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. This is a wonderful list of foodie books! Thank you.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/10/baking-bread-fiction-nonfiction-and.html

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    1. Deb - Hopefully they won't spend too much more time on my shelves unread. I think they all sound good too. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I've read half of the books on your foodie list. Adriana Trigiani is a favorite of mine and I loved Big Cherry Holler.

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    1. Kathy - I really do want to give Adriana Trigiani a try. I bet I will enjoy her books. Thanks for visiting, Kathy!

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  9. I haven't read any of those books in your list but a few titles did catch my attention. Hopefully someday I'll get to them.

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    1. Melody - Hopefully I will someday get to them too! Thanks for visiting, Melody!

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  10. Like Water for Chocolate was a very good story. Nice choice there.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. Astilbe - I am glad to hear you liked Like Water for Chocolate. I hope I will too! Thank you for stopping by!

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  11. Very interesting titles. I haven't read any, but I saw the movies Like Water for Chocolate and Water for Elephants-they were both excellent.

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    1. Ellen - I have heard good things about both those movies. I haven't seen them myself. I keep putting it off until I read the books. One of these days . . . Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Love The Sugar Queen, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Such great reads!

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    1. Lark - I look forward to reading all three. I am glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for visiting!

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  13. I need to read that Aimee Bender book. I’ve read a bunch of her short stories and really like them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. AJ - I haven't tried her work before, but I keep meaning to. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I love your picks to TTT! Sugar Queen is eye catching! I liked today's topic. I do want to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, too.

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    1. Charlie - Thank you! It was fun putting the list together--and being reminded of some of the books I've been neglecting on my shelves to read.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Ancillary Justice sounds like it would make a movie my husband would enjoy.
    I think I've only read one of your food books.

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    1. Carol - I can see it being a good one, but also one the movie people might terribly mangle if it wasn't done right. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I do love a good Science Fiction novel. It feels like I haven't seen one in ages.
    I'm not familiar with Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice. Sounds like an interesting read.
    Thanks for stopping by and joining My Favorite!

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    1. Maureen - I really enjoyed Ancillary Justice and look forward to reading the next book. Thanks for stopping by, Maureen!

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  17. I listened to The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and The Guernsey Literary Society. I also have Sugar Queen high on my list. I love all the foodie titles though I think I'd pass on a potato peel pie!

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    1. Katherine - I'm not sure I would want to eat potato peel pie either! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. LOVE THIS! I haven't heard of a couple of these but your list stirred my interest. It would be fun to see some of these on screen!

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    1. Jessica - I think so too! Thank you for visiting!

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  19. Like Water for Chocolate is one of my favorites! Great list of foodie book titles!

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    1. Iliana - Thank you! I hope I will love that one too. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  20. I loved Guernsey Literary and Like Water! I also almost included The Particular Sadness because it is such a beautiful book.

    Two novels I loved with foodie titles are: White Truffles in Winter and Feast of Sorrow.

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    1. Catherine - It sounds like a book I will love. I don't know why I haven't read it yet. It's been on my shelf for years now! I am glad to hear you enjoyed The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I just love that title.

      Oh! I love the sound of White Truffles in Winter! Thanks for visiting!

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  21. I haven't read Ancillary Justice, but it sounds like it would be a good movie.

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    1. Chrissy - I think it would be! Thanks for visiting!

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