Monday, May 15, 2017

6 Series to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

For some reason I seem to have an obsession with sweet-themed book series. So here are six different series (for different ages) that can satisfy your sweet tooth. 😊

If I've written reviews for any of these, they will be linked below.

Confectionately Yours by Papademetriou

This is a super cute series about a seventh grader who spends a lot of time in her grandmother's tea shop/bakery. I've only read the first one (review forthcoming), but it seems like a great series. The main character is struggling with the relationship with her two best friends as they are all discovering who they are as people. She is also dealing with her parent's divorce. She takes her experiences and turns them into unique cupcakes - which you could even make yourself as the recipes are included.

1. Save the Cupcake! (review coming soon)
2. Taking the Cake!
3. Sugar and Spice
4. Something New

Love and Chocolate by Farr

This is an adult romance series that follows the family and friends of a large chocolate corporation. While baking/sweets isn't a huge part of the series past the first book, it was still a fun way to meet all of the characters involved.

1. Corporate Husband
2. Marry the Doctor
3. Something Sweet

Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls by Neeley

I loved this series! It is a super cute series that takes place in the fictional town of Buttermilk Falls. Once a week, the owner of a local bakery holds "batter up" night, where she picks one lucky bachelor to have their true love's name spelled out in her cupcake batter. There's a lot of mix up and magical confusion that happens in this series, and I enjoyed reading it. (This is adult reading level as well.)

1. Batter Up
2. Tangled Up
3. Kiss and Make Up
4. Holiday Hook Up

Cupcake Club by Kauffmann

This is another adult level romance that takes place in a super small ficitonal town called Sugarberry. I've only read the first book in this series, which follows a girl named Leilani who has recently moved to the town and is trying to get her bakery off of the ground with such a small local clientele. It was a pretty classic romance, so nothing too exciting, but the cupcakes were cool. :)

1. Sugar Rush
2. Sweet Stuff
3. Babycakes
4. Honey Pie

Cupcake Queen by Helper

It's been a while since I read the first book in this series, but if I remember correctly, it's an upper middle grade/young adult novel. I won't try to review it, because I don't remember it, but it's another one to add to the "sweet" list of novels!

1. The Cupcake Queen
2. Frosted Kisses

French Twist by Byrd

I'm not 100% sure, but this may have been the series that kicked off my whole obsession with bakery themed books. I liked this series because it doesn't follow your typical romance plot, nor does it follow a bakery that is super successful without a lot of hard work. It's realistic and has more of an overarching plot throughout the three books. Plus, there are a lot of options as to where the books are going. I know the main character works with many chefs that speak french as a native language (and not English, like her), and I love that the books address the language and cultural barriers she faces while working in her environment.

1. Let Them Eat Cake
2. Bon Appetit
3. Piece de Resistance

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