Rad Reads

8 sweet reads we're drooling over

We’re told to never judge a book by its cover. But sometimes, sugarcoated cover designs are too sweet to pass up! These eight titles and their dessert-themed prints totally catch our eye at the bookstore—especially when we’re craving something sweet. And the stories inside? Equally delicious.

Which sweet novel will you read for dessert? Share in the comments below.

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    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

    When Rose Edelstein’s mom bakes her a cake on her ninth birthday, she realizes she has a superpower like no other: she can actually taste her mom’s emotions between the lemon layers and chocolate frosting. Rose is about to become more aware of her family than ever before.

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    Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

    While Primrose Squarp’s parents are out at sea, she moves in with her uncle and finds friendship at Miss Bowzer’s restaurant, where any topping you can dream of is served on a waffle. With a quirky recipe at the end of each chapter, this novel also serves as a cookbook!

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    All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown

    The Miller ladies have a handful of problems and everyone is trying their best to keep quiet about them. Margaret’s boyfriend just dumped her, Lizzie’s getting into trouble at school, and their mom is trying to keep the neighborhood out of her recent divorce drama. Turns out that pretending everything’s A-OK isn’t as sweet as it may look on the outside.

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    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    This magical read was originally written in Spanish. As the youngest daughter of the De La Garza family, Tita is forbidden to marry and forced to stay home and care for the house. Somehow, the food she cooks for family and guests reflect how she’s feeling: angry, joyful, sick or even romantic. One meal she cooks even grabs the attention of a boy named Pedro, and there are plenty of recipes to follow.

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    The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

    Penny’s mom moves the fam from the city to a small town in order to fulfill one of her dreams: opening up a cupcake shop. But adjusting to a new life and new neighborhood isn’t quite as sweet as her mom’s tasty creations. Get a taste of this story to see what Penny cooks up, from friendships and love to creativity and big decisions.

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    Chocolat by Joanne Harris

    This story takes place in a tiny village in France where a free-spirited woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop. The strict town leaders see this sugary stop as a source of temptation, but this mother-daughter duo refuses to close their doors. Who’s too sour to pass up a tasty treat and an equally yummy book?

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    Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne

    Celeste Harris was perfectly comfortable in her own skin before her aunt entered her in the Miss Husky Peach Pageant for plus-sized girls. Now she’ll have to sacrifice her love of cookies in order to lose weight and drop out of the plus-size runway (to avoid humiliation, of course). This read is as sweet as the cookies on the cover as Celeste learns to let her voice speak louder than her looks.

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    This is Where We Live by Janelle Brown

    Claudia is psyched to start decorating her first house, but her relationship with Jeremy starts to take a turn for the worse. Will this adorable duo be able to stay strong and trust each other? You’ll have to flip open the pages for a slice of their story!

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by Caroline Cassard | 2/1/2016
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