Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday post is books with candy! Four of the books I came up with right away, and the fifth book took a bit more thought. Either way, this was a fun topic to write about and very seasonally appropriate.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This was the first book that came to mind when I saw this week’s prompt. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is such a classic story and it’s full of sweet treats and confections. My fun fact for this book is even though I enjoyed this book as a child, I have not seen any of the film adaptions of it. There’s no real reason why I haven’t, I’m just really bad at watching movies.
The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings
This middle grade book is the first book in The Miraculous Sweetmakers series. In this book, the main character, Thomasina, helps run her father’s sweetshop. This book is full of magic, adventure, and lots of sweet treats. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Frost Fair.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
This is another classic that popped into my mind right away when I saw this week’s topic. I don’t remember much abut this book, but I remember that Turkish Delight is mentioned in the story.
The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams by Victoria Williamson
This recent middle-grade release is full of tempting confectionary delights. In fact, the treats in this book are so good that once you try one, you won’t be able to stop and this causes quite a few issues for the village of Witchetty Hollow. If you’re interested in learning more about these dangerous confectionary delights, here’s my review of The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams.
The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar
This one might be a bit of a stretch, but we’re going to go with it because this is a such a fun book full of pirate adventures. While I don’t remember if candy plays a role in this story, cake does play an important role in the story. One of the pirates, Frances, loves cake and is always sneaking cake from the kitchen of the ship.