Chocolate books!

Chocolate book tag

This week we’re playing chocolate book tag! Many thanks to Natasha Ahmed, author of Butterfly Season, for tagging me. Here’s my selection:




Dark chocolate: a book that covers a dark topicA High Wind in Jamaica


A novel about a group of children who accidentally stowaway on a pirate ship doesn’t sound dark, but what happens in this book sends shivers down my spine every time I read it. The ending is truly horrible.




White chocolate: your favourite lighthearted/humorous read

the picnic...



This book always makes me laugh out loud. The horse on the beach, and the Greek sailors in the ladies’ loos are absolute classics.





Milk chocolate: a book with a lot of hype that you’re dying to read

serpent house



This is Bea Davenport’s first children’s book, and what a stunning cover it has. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Annie, how she manages to travel in time, and where the serpents fit into the story!




executionCrunchie Bar: a book with a bite to it


I think this one’s my favourite Val McDermid novel. The setting is particularly memorable; it’s the kind of book that makes you feel cold just reading about the wind whistling over the moor.





Wafer-free Kit-Kat: a book that surprised you recentlychild's child


This is the newest novel by Barbara Vine aka Ruth Rendell, and while it’s not as dark as many of the other Barbara Vine books, the ‘tale within a tale’ format was interesting, and it certainly makes clear how much our attitudes to unmarried mothers have changed.




Lindor Balls: the ultimate luxury in books




I read quite a lot of this one at Heathrow Airport – it’s funny, touching and it makes you think. I hope I’m like that when I’m 100…





Chocolate fondue, warm and sweet: a comfort read

little women



One of my all-time favourites.  A rainy Sunday afternoon, curled up on the sofa with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – bliss. Wish there were more books like this one.





For next Wednesday, I’m tagging:

OOTTAlison Gray , a Scottish Indie Author who lives in the north-east of England. She published her first book, Out of the Tower – a psychological suspense novel set in Scotland – on April 22nd.










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