I saw this on Chocolate Pages and loved the idea, so had to do my own!
DARK CHOCOLATE: a book with dark content or theme.
A Place for Us, by Harriet Evans
This is tricky as I tend to read more light-hearted books, but from what I’ve read recently, A Place for Us definitely has many dark undertones. It’s a four-part serialisation, based on the Winter family, who’s lives are encompassed by dark secrets and lies. You can read my reviews on the first three books here.
WHITE CHOCOLATE : a light hearted read.
Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café, by Rebecca Raisin
The whole collection of Gingerbread Cafe are wonderfully sweet novellas, the perfect light-hearted read. Beautiful, warm and charming, I fully recommend them. You can read my reviews for them all here.
MILK CHOCOLATE: a hyped popular book that you really want to read.
The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
I can’t deny it, my initial attraction was a pure book-lust for that cover. Seriously, wow. But I’ve since heard such amazing things about it, I’m desperate to get my hands on it soon.
CHOCOLATE WITH A CARAMEL CENTRE: a book that makes you feel gooey inside.
A Christmas to Remember, by Jenny Hale
I won’t bore you with too much waffling on about my verging-on-obsessive love for Jenny, but wow. If you only read one Christmas book this year, this should be it. Jenny’s writing is so beautiful, in a very pure and simple way, that definitely had me all gooey inside. You can read my full review here.
A WAFER FREE KIT-KAT: a book that surprised you.
The Secret Place, by Tana French
I won an ARC copy in a twitter giveaway, but have to admit it’s not my normal taste in genre, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. However, the cover intrigued me so I entered, and was lucky enough to win. I was amazed by this book, which instantly had me captivated right till the last pages, and was one of the most exciting and engaging books I’ve read in a long time. It encouraged me to expand more with my book choices. You can read my review here.
A SNICKERS BAR: a book you’re going nuts about.
Love Me for Me, by Jenny Hale.
Yes, it’s another Jenny Hale book, no, I don’t care, because it’s perfect and I love her and you need to read them right now. I genuinely cannot praise this book enough. It was everything a romance should be, and I will read it time and time again, no doubt falling in love with it over and over again, and I will continue to recommend it over and over again too. Definitely the one I’m going nuts about! My full, gushing review is here.
HOT CHOCOLATE WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND MARSHMALLOWS: a comfort read that you turn to again and again.
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
I’m a huge Jane Austen fan, and read all six books in rotation every few months or so. Pride and Prejudice was the first I ever read, and the start of a long-term love. I even have a beautiful pocket-book version I carry in my handbag. This is definitely as comforting as a creamy hot chocolate to me.
A BOX OF CHOCOLATES: a series that has lots of things that many readers will like.
The Harry Potter Books, by J. K. Rowling
This is a tricky one, as generally speaking, you can’t please everyone. However, I’m a Potterhead to the core and I genuinely think everyone should love the Harry Potter books. (Not biased, obviously…!) They’re sweet, fun and easy, with topics of friendship, honour and loyalty. There’s romance, action and drama involved. So really, everyone should be able to relate somehow!