Happy Easter everyone! In keeping with the Easter spirit, I found a chocolate book meme created by Well Done Books that I of course MUST participate in! The idea is to compare your favorite books with different types of chocolate. Check it out!
1.) Dark Chocolate: A Book with a Dark theme/content. This book, Such a Pretty Girl, by Laura Wiess, was just plain disturbing. They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three. Her father was supposed to be locked up until Meredith turned eighteen. She thought she had time to grow up, get out, and start a new life. But Meredith is only fifteen, and today her father is coming home from prison. Today her time has run out. I enjoyed this book, despite it’s dark theme. The ending makes it worth it. Trust me…
2.) White Chocolate: A Light-Hearted Read. This book, Sprinkle With Murder, by Jenn McKinlay, was a sweet, light read that I enjoyed curling up with. All in all, it’s a good book to read before bed. Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She’s a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding.
When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.
3.) Milk Chocolate: a Hyped/Popular book you really want to read. I’ve been wanting to read The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green, for awhile now and just haven’t gotten around to purchasing it. I’ve heard wonderful things about this book, and have even noticed there are separate books solely dedicated to discussing popular quotes of The Fault In Our Stars! All I’m sayin is, if there are books written that are based on the dialogue in this book…. wow. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
4.) Chocolate with a Caramel Center: A book that made you feel Gooey on the inside I introduce you, to one of my well-worn books, complete with a creased spine and dog ears…. Sex Murder and a Double Latte, by Kyra Davis! Part chick lit, part bad romance, and part murder mystery; this book is just one of my absolute favorites! Talking about it makes me feel all gooey on the inside, so if this isn’t a “Chocolate with a Caramel center,” I don’t know what is!
Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccinos can be. So Sophie knows it’s not paranoia or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can’t tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.
When a filmmaker friend is brutally murdered in the manner of a death scene in one of his movies, Sophie becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose — and that she’s the next target. If she doesn’t solve the mystery, her own bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her grisly imagination (why, oh, why did she have to pick the ax?), Sophie engages in some real-life gumshoe tactics. The man who swoops in to save her in dark alleys is mysterious new love interest Anatoly Darinsky. Of course, if this were fiction, Anatoly would be her prime suspect . . .
5.) A Wafer-free Kit-Kat: A Book that Surprised you.
To say that this one surprised me would be an understatement. My book club chose The, by Mathew Quick, and despite all the hype, I didn’t think I would enjoy it. Let me tell you, I LOVED it! I’ve even rented the movie to see how it compared… -Bad idea, very bad idea…
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending-the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.)
The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he’s being haunted by Kenny G!
6.) A Snickers Bar: A Book you are going Nuts about.
Another one from my book club, Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster, is definitely a book to go nuts for! I get a little bit nutty about memoirs in general. Two more memoirs that should be listed are, Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan, and January First, by Michael Schofield.
Bitter Is The New Black: This is the story of how a haughty former sorority girl went from having a household income of almost a quarter-million dollars to being evicted from a ghetto apartment…
Brain On Fire: A gripping memoir and medical suspense story about a young New York Post reporter’s struggle with a rare and terrifying disease, opening a new window into the fascinating world of brain science.
January First: A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, January First is the extraordinary story of a father’s fight to save his child from an extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity.
7.) Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream & Marshmallows: A Comfort Read that you turn to again, and again.
I had to dig a bit to find the original cover for Sister Light, Sister Dark, by Jane Yolen. Unfortunately, I no longer own this book. It must of gotten lost in the shuffle in one of my many moves over the past ten years. Just looking at the photo gives me a sense of nostalgia.
I bought it when I was about 12 years old at a grocery store, of all places. This book has at least been read by me a dozen times. It is most definitely a “hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows” book!
Raised on a mountainside, Jenna learned the arts of the warrior, and from the mountain women the magic of the ancient lore. But the greatest magic of all was her ability to call forth her dark sister from the depths of the mirror of the land of light and shadow.
Skada was the dark one, able to exist only when the moonlight cast a shadow or lamplight flickered in a darkened room. This is the story of Jenna and Skada. Sister Light and Sister Dark.
8.) A Box of Chocolates: A Series that Many Readers will like.
The Donovan Brother’s Brewery Series, by Victoria Dahl! This series has it all!
Good Girls Don’t
With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a business woman, or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective Luke Asher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break-in at her family brewery. He’s got his own problems;starting with the fact that his partner, Simone, is pregnant and everyone thinks he’s the father.
Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother’s playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tension could tear her tight-knit family apart. In fact, the only thing that could unite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their baby sister Especially a man like Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath. He’s not who people think he is, and neither is she.
Bad Boys Do
Olivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. And that’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She’s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble, in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan, may be too tempting to avoid.
Jamie Donovan doesn’t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now it’s time to grow up. He’s even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong?
Real Men Will
It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.
But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.
Well, that was my Chocolate Book Tag! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂 Hoppy Reading!