Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s prompt is… Top Ten Books Every (fill in the blank) should read. Since I’m in the mood for chocolate, I’ve decided to fill in the blank with chocoholics! The list is mostly fiction, but there are a few non-fiction titles I’ve enjoyed that are included here as well.
Don’t forget to leave me a link to your own post if you have one, or mention your own favorite chocolate-related title in the comments!
10. Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle
I like this series and would have listed it farther up the list, but it’s a little more coffee than chocolate. Still a good one!
9. Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond
Follow Steve as he goes cross-country in search of old-time candy treats. This was an entertaining read, and had me searching drugstores and specialty shops in search of several of the candies mentioned in the book!
8. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
A sweet story about a woman who moves to a small French town with her daughter and opens a chocolate shop.
7. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Part cookbook, part historical fiction, and part fantasy, this is a wonderfully unique story.
6. Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
The second in the Goldy Bear culinary mystery series – Goldy investigates the death of a local shrink.
5. The Chocolate Cat Caper by JoAnna Carl
A series of mysteries set in a chocolate shop – and the covers look delicious. 🙂
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
More fun than the movie – who can resist this story of Charlie Bucket and the golden ticket?
3. Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco
A cozy mystery set on quaint Mackinac Island, featuring the proprietess of a local inn and fudge shop, would be sweet enough if it didn’t include several yummy sounding fudge recipes. This series does include fudge recipes though, so don’t miss it!
2. Desserts to Die For by Marcel Desaulniers
As you’ve probably guessed, this is not a low-cal cookbook. Even if you don’t bake, go check this book out of your local library just to drool at the beautiful photographs! I haven’t had the nerve to actually tackle any of the recipes yet, but I still love this book.
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
This is the first Hannah Swensen mystery. You can’t read this series without wanting a cookie or two, and there are plenty of recipes to try out when you finish reading it. The earlier Hannah books are my favorites.