National Chocolate Day is coming up this weekend! As chocolate and sweet treats play a big part in my novels, I felt I’d be remiss not to invite you to celebrate with me.
And, although mindfully enjoying a few squares of chocolate is clearly part of my plan, I wanted to offer some other ways to celebrate chocolate, too. The most obvious is to read about it. How many of these tasty novels have you dipped into?
- Chocolat by Joanne Harris (also a good choice if you want to snuggle with a DVD)
- Chocolate for Breakfast by Martha Reynolds (first in a 3-part chocolate series!)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (ahh, what child doesn’t adore reading this?)
- The Chocolate Lovers’ Club by Carole Matthews
- Sweet Pursuits by Pauline Wiles (clearly, I had to mention my own!)
- The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan (it’s been a while since I read it, but I enjoyed it very much)
- Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (I haven’t read this one so I’m not sure how much chocolate is actually in in)
- The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors (imagine the magic ability to turn milk into chocolate!)
- The Chocolate Moose Motive by JoAnna Carl (love that title!)
- The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek (part of a huge series about love at a chocolate shop)
If you do choose to eat it, my favourite sources include:
- Marks & Spencer (UK, everyday)
- Hotel Chocolat (UK, special treat)
- Trader Joes (USA, everyday)
- Sees Candy (USA, special treat).
What are your favourite chocolatey books? Or , what’s your ideal chocolate treat?