As with my post about brilliant bookish food the other day, today I’m going to be talking about one food in particular (one of my favourites), chocolate and some books it features in prominently.
Onto the books! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl- this is the story of Charlie Bucket as he wins the opportunity the worldbuilding of this book is exceptional, and I for one would love to explore the Chocolate Factory and sample all the delights it has to offer. It’s probably in my top 3 of Rolad Dahl books after Matilda and the Witches, though it’s been quite a few years since I read it.
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders– this is the story of siblings Lily and Oz as they discover their ancestors were magical chocolate makers and set off on an adventure to defeat villains who want to get their hands on old stock. This is a magical realism triumph with humour, heart, friendship and plenty of chocolate. And adorable animals in hilarious cat Demerara and rat Spike (I have a special fondness for rats, even though I didn’t actually include any on my list of favourite animals later in blogmas 🙈. The rat in the Last Wild trilogy is really sweet too!)
The Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan– this is a more recent read, about Jelly as she investigates the supposed “chocopocalypse” that is hitting the world in just a few days, and discovering it may not be all that natural a disaster… It’s zany, silly and well worth a read if you enjoy slightly younger MG. I’m very glad there isn’t a real chocopocalypse coming though!
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis– this is the tale of dragon Aventurine as she is turned into a human by a food mage and develops an affection for chocolate and her subsequent journey of finding a job and keeping it. I loved this an awful lot, and I’m very excited for the companion novel coming out next year, which I hope is just as chocolate focused!
The Chocolate Box Girls by Cathy Cassidy– this series is mainly about the Tanberry-Costello siblings and their personal lives/problems, but it also features their parents chocolate business the Chocolate Box. I genuinely can’t describe to you how much I desperately wish this business was real, because I would buy so many of their flavours I’d go bankrupt (I’d especially enjoy Coco Caramel I think). Maybe it’s just as well it isn’t real after all…
What are your favourite books which feature chocolate? Do you agree with any of my choices? I’d love to hear from you in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!
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I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! And I’ve been wanting to read The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart. I really liked The Sweetest Spell, which is a fairy tale retelling that revolves around chocolate! Very charming.
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I highly recommend Dragon, it’s LOVELY! Thank you for reading x
I loved The Chocolate Lovers Club by Carole Matthews! I don’t usually read food themed books but that one was really good xxx