Top Ten Tuesday | Books that Look Good Enough to Eat (ALMOST!! Or Books for Foodies!!)


(Forgive the mess! For some reason this theme decided today was a good day to have a temper tantrum. I'm slowly working on fixing and restoring everything.)

Hello, readers! I hope your new week has started off well. With the arrival of a new week, Finding Wonderland kicks off another week of content with another edition of Top Ten Tuesday.

Broke and Bookish October 17: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you'd love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don't read foody books.) – Broke and Bookish


Today’s topic allows me to discuss another of my hobbies: baking! Or cooking. But like all the rest of my pursuits, this one is of the amateur nature and isn’t anything I work at to become a "professional." Instead I enjoy discovering new recipes and trying new things without having to have any know-how of the science behind cooking or trying to build a new recipe.

That said, as I already mentioned, I do enjoy new recipes, all of which is fueled by the many amazing Instagram feeds I follow (or you know, the “old fashioned” way, and I Google it). IG feeds from food bloggers who know how it’s done. Some of my recent favorite finds include a chocolate recipe that this non-chocoholic girl thinks is divine; a butternut squash skillet meal that’s as tasty as it looks; and a salty (and sweet!) treat sure to satisfy those salty foodies.

But now I’ve rambled about recent recipes finds, let’s take a look at the books featured in this list. Before we do that, while on the subject of foodies, I will say, one of my recent reads saw the heroine ordering one of my favorites: a southwest salad. Because who doesn’t love those yummy tortilla chips drizzled in the spicy southwest dressing? Back on topic. Let’s (for real this time!!) have a look at the books. Because, they’re pretty awesome too – or they sure look to be.


1. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum | Waffles on the cover? (#WaffleFan) Check. Cute storyline? (#Bookworm) Check. Obviously the fact that I haven’t read this one is a travesty. Amazon | Goodreads

2. Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauk | Though I’ve read many of Rachel’s novels (and enjoyed so many), this Lowcountry series is one I haven’t. This one features a chef as one of its two main characters, so it fits nicely with today’s topic. Amazon | Goodreads


3. Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeyboun | Ok, so technically, this book doesn’t rock food on its cover, but there IS a food truck, so that totally counts. Plus, this book sounds darling. Amazon | Goodreads

4. Two Blue Doors (Trilogy) by Hillary Manton Lodge | A trilogy about an Italian family, and their many (many!) meals together. Plus, the protagonist and her brother own a restaurant. In short, this book (series) will make you want all the food. Amazon | Goodreads


5. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | Aside from the fact that I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve yet to read this book (which I hear is a Matson favorite), I decided to remind myself of its presence because ice cream. What better reason need there be? Amazon | Goodreads



6. When Dimple Met Rishi by | I’m not a coffee person unless it’s a. a Café Mocha (K-cup) or b. a Starbucks Frappuccino. I’ve simple never acquired a taste for the stuff. That said, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a “cute cover alert” featuring a girl holding a coffee! Amazon | Goodreads

7. Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay | This story does indeed tell one about a chef, but it’s so much more than this. It’s a tale of sisters and family and learning to forgive, and “let go.” Amazon | Goodreads



8. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine | Why I picked this one I don’t know. I mean, yes there IS an apple on the cover (which fits with the topic) BUT I have strong suspicions one wouldn’t want to take a bite out of this particular apple. #LetsBeHonest #PoisonApple Amazon | Goodreads

9. When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren | Another story that doesn’t feature food ON the cover, but its heroine, Grace is an aspiring chef. (Plus it’s partially set in Hawaii – that’s forever a great attention-grabber.) Amazon | Goodreads

10. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welsh | More ice cream. Enough said. Amazon | Goodreads

BONUS!! More Book Covers for Foodies

11. Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Never read this one nor do I know much about it, but how cute is its cover? Plus that color palette is to die for. Amazon | Goodreads

12. What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard | Almost bought this one a while back, and then opted for something else. Don’t let its chocolate coated cover fool you. This one has some weighty issues to deal with if the synopsis is an indication. Amazon | Goodreads

13. The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano | This one releases next year, but I’m stoked about it. A friend recently recommended it, which makes me all the more excited for the story inside. Amazon | Goodreads

*publishes tomorrow afternoon; channel linked above
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Though there are many other books that could be featured with today’s topic, these are a few I discovered. Do you enjoy cooking? What new recipes have you discovered? What books/topics did you feature today? Comment all the thoughts down below.

Let’s chat. Tell me all the bookworm, fangirl thoughts! I look forward to chatting with you and visiting your bookish spaces.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland
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  1. Ooh you've got some great choices here Rissi! How can they look so appealing?! I love the cover of Tell Me Three Things. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Chrissi - and yay! That was the goal because after all, it is a "foodie" Top Ten Tuesday. :)

      Me too! Cannot wait to read 'Three Things.' So fun to see it on your list too. Glad you visited, as always.

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  2. Great list of books! I'm definitely going to need to look into some of them.

    To answer your question, I do like to cook, although baking is where I shine (and it shows in my waistline). I don't often go searching for new recipes though unless I get a request for a type of cheesecake I've never made before (I'm kind of known for my cheesecakes). I used to pin all the things on Pinterest, but since I basically never use those pins for anything, I kind of stopped.

    Hope you have a great week. - Katie

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    1. Fun! I do hope you find some exciting new reads, Katie. :)

      YUM! Cheesecake is one of my favorite things! I haven't successfully mastered it, but I did find a no-bake key lime/cheesecake pie this summer that's divine. And I need to take your advice: I'd do a lot better if I unfollowed some foodies on IG. ;)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  3. "Tell me three things" is a really cute book and with waffles on the cover it's even better. Great post and choices :)


    Here's mine: Books That Made Me Hungry

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    1. I haven't read Julie's book yet, but the cover alone tells me it must be lovely. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Yulia.

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  4. The only one of these I've read is When Dimple Met Rishi. I'll need to look for the others.
    I run a monthly link up for books about food. You are welcome to link up your post at http://www.spiritblog.net/october-2017-foodies-read. We have a monthly giveaway for books about food awarded by a draw from all the reviews posted.

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    1. Fun! Thanks so much for letting me know about your monthly link meme, Heather. I really appreciate this. :)

      'Dimple' is high on my must-read TBR... just have to make the time to read it.

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  5. I love the way you went about the theme this week. The Shadow Queen is already on my TBR but When Dimple Met Rishi and Tell Me Three Things are both super cute too.

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    1. Thanks, Louise. It was really fun to put together. :)

      SO glad to know 'Dimple' and 'Things' are cute reads. Those are my favorite.

      Appreciate you stopping by.

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  6. You're really making me hungry, Rissi!!!!! Yay for similar titles on our lists: Hillary's, Susan May Warren's, Carla's and a different one of Katherine Reay's (Emily Price). This is such a FUN topic!!! I could talk about/eat food all the time, haha. Some of these other covers you're featuring are adorable, too! Especially Tell Me Three Things and Peaches.

    Here's my TTT

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    1. RIGHT?? This week's topic totally lends itself to that! And I REALLY need to stop following so many foodies on IG. It's become a problem. ;)

      Glad we have all the favorite authors!! 'Emily Price' should have made my list too, but I picked Lizzy and Jane for the added benefit of a foodie cover. :D

      I agree! Plus Peaches and 'Things' sounds adorable as well as look it. :)

      Glad you visited, as always.

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  7. Several of these covers made my list too. I can't wait for Carla Laureano's new release!

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    1. *high five* Here's hoping we both really enjoy Carla's book, Brittaney. :)


      Glad you stopped by!!

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    1. Thanks, Erica - and for stopping by. :)

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  9. Tell Me Three Things has the CUTEST cover! Since You've Been Gone was fantastic and super adorable. I love Morgan Matson's books! And that cover is #goals. Ice-cream can only make a book better, amiright?
    I read What I Lost and thought it was incredible. Huge trigger warnings, but it was an incredibly important novel that I highly recommend!

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    1. SO agree, Sophie. It's too cute. :)

      I've only read 'Amy & Roger' from Morgan... but 'Gone' is one I cannot wait to read. Especially since I had heard it's Morgan's best. :) YES! Ice cream makes any story all the better. :)

      Good to know 'Lost' is a great read. It always makes those "dark" themes worth wading through when the novel does a nice job with its topic.

      Thanks, as always, for visiting, Sophie. :)

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  10. Dude, The Shadow Queen cover IS pretty but yeah, avoid actually eating it for sure. I mean, a black apple is, at the very least, quite expired haha. Tell Me Three Things, Love & Gelato, and When Dimple Met Rishi are PERFECT choices, I love them all! Great list!

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    1. RIGHT?? Like, I don't really know why I added that cover (I filmed the booktube video a couple weeks prior to the graphic prep, etc.). But, well... it's there. ;)

      YAY! Glad to know which of these you recommend and like for this list. :)

      ...as always, glad you stopped by, Shannon - thanks!!

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  11. I don’t know about the black apple, but I could really use some ice cream right now!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Ice cream ALWAYS wins!!

      Thanks so much for visiting, AJ. :)

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  12. I haven't read any of these, but many of them are on my tbr. Great choices though!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Ah, yes! That TBR is forever over-the-top growing, right?? :D

      Thanks so much for visiting, Lauren. Hope you're doing well!!

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  13. I love the cover of Tell Me three Things, with the waffles! Two Blue Doors sounds great too, and Love & Gelato is a great pick! I liked that one.

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    1. The Two Blue Doors series is excellent, Greg. Especially if you like family "dramas." Hope you enjoy - and I agree! 'Three Things' has a great cover. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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  14. Read Tell Me Three Things right now. I know you'll love it! I also enjoy baking though I don't do it as often as I'd like. Great list!

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    1. *happy face* I'm so glad to know this, Alicia!! Thanks for the must-read ASAP encouragement - it's really short too, so I feel like I could totally slip it in between review books. :)

      I bake more often than I used too (not sure that's a good thing!), but still try not to make it a habit in that I bake something every week, or the like. Still... it's fun to try all the new recipes!

      Glad you stopped by, as always.

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  15. I haven't read What I Lost, but that cover does look yummy. :)

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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    1. Doesn't it?? :)

      Thank you for the return visit! :)

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  16. Well your intro already made me hungry and then these delicious looking covers made it worse, haha :)
    I loved Tell Me Three Things, hope you'll love it just as much (Yay for waffles!)

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    1. Sorry... ;)

      Thanks! I'm so excited to read Julie's 'Three Things.' Especially since I did really enjoy her newest - waffles are always a win!

      Thanks for visiting, Lindsey - as always. :)

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