Chocolate Book Meme

I love love LOVE chocolate. I’ve always been a fan of it. So I thought it was fun when Camille of Girl Meets Books tagged me for the chocolate meme. This meme mixes two of my favorite things: chocolate and books.

Aix-en-Provence - real chocolate

Slabs of chocolate in Real Chocolate, Aix-en-Provence

Dark Chocolate — A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, domestic violence, rape, loneliness, bullying, death, etc):
So many good ones to choose from! For contemporary, I’d go with Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, which is not an easy read because there’s so much pain and suffering for two generations of characters but it’s totally worth reading. For fantasy, I’d go with Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows, both difficult reads but oh so rewarding.

White Chocolate — Your favorite light-hearted/humorous read:
Julie James’ novels are always light and fun reads. I feel like they’re the book version of chick flicks so I always enjoy reading them. My favorite is still Something About You.

Milk Chocolate — A book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read:
I’ve seen several bloggers raving about I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson so I’m really curious about it. I’m looking forward to its release day since I remember enjoying her debut novel. It doesn’t hurt that I think the book has a pretty cover.

Chocolate with a caramel center — Name a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it:
Books that make me feel all gooey are usually romances. I think Laura Florand’s books are a perfect choice for this category, especially since her Amour et Chocolat series focuses on chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Although I think I would have to change this category to premium chocolate ganache or truffle to satisfy her MCs (who tend to look down on mass-produced chocolate).

Wafer-free Kit-Kat — Name a book that surprised you lately:
I feel like I keep talking about them lately but I was really pleasantly surprised by how much I loved Andrea K. Host’s Touchstone trilogy and Medair duology. I knew I was going to enjoy them but I didn’t expect to get a book hangover after reading them.

Snickers — A book that you are going nuts about:
I think the last book that I loved was Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews, which is a fitting choice for this category since I’m crazy about the Kate Daniels series. It’s my favorite urban fantasy series.

Hot Chocolate with cream and marshmallows — What book would you turn to for a comfort read?
I consider most of the books in my list of favorites as comfort reads. I reread them based on how I’m feeling. Most recently, I’ve reread Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore (for book club discussions) and Silent Blade and Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews.

Box of chocolates — What series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner! It has action, adventure, clever writing, wonderful characters and a complex, slow burn romance.

Swiss and Russian chocolates

Swiss and Russian chocolates from co-workers

I’m not going to tag anyone for this meme but share a link of your post if you’re doing this. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Chocolate Book Meme

  1. Nice idea for a post! And I love your choices. I definitely agree with Marchetta for “dark.”

    For “box of mixed chocolates,” I like your choice, but I don’t like having to stay with one series, because how mixed can that be? So for one AUTHOR who offers something for everyone, I’d pick Lois McMaster Bujold, who writes great space opera (Vorkosigan series) and great fantasy (Curse of Chalion series) and sweet romantic fantasy (Sharing Knife series).

    • Let me know if you plan to do this, Rachel!

      Hmm I get your point regarding the box of mixed chocolates, you’re right that Lois McMaster Bujold is a good pick for that because she writes various genres. Andrea K. Host would also be a good choice because she writes both sci-fi and fantasy. Ilona Andrews also writes across different genres/sub-genres.

  2. I love that you did this meme! It’s from YouTube 😀 I was considering just doing a post about this since I don’t feel like making a video for it… And LOL about the premium chocolate ganache comment. 😆😆😆

    • Really, this is from YouTube? Haha I don’t really follow Book Tubers so I wouldn’t know. Share a link once you’ve done this. 🙂 I had to mention that premium chocolate thing because Laura Florand’s guys have such high standards for chocolate. 😛

    • I’m glad you like the chocolate shots. 😀 Yes, Daughter of the Forest was a difficult read! I know what you mean, I think I’ve seen some reviews that said they felt that Daughter of the Forest had too much pain and suffering and they couldn’t get past it.

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