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6 Books About Baking That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

6 Books About Baking That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

One of the things we love most about reading is how we can connect to the characters through so many aspects of their personality. Everything from the sports they play, to the hobbies they enjoy, we love sharing things in common with our favorite characters! So, do you enjoy baking in your spare time? Then we’ve got just the thing! Check out these book recommendations all about baking that we know will satisfy your sweet tooth!

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The Heartbreak Bakery By A.R. Capetta

The cover of The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta.
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Syd loves working at the Proud Muffin, a queer bakery in Austin. Everything is going great until Syd is dumped and makes a batch of brownies that turn out to be magical. Now everyone who eats a brownie ends up breaking up, even the owners of the bakery. With chaos all around, Syd turns to Harley, the delivery person for the bakery, for help. With funny humor and actual recipes sprinkled throughout, this book is every romantic baker’s dream!

Content Warnings: None

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A Taste For Love By Jennifer Yen

The cover of A Taste For Love by Jennifer Yen.
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Are you a fan of baking competitions? Then, you should try out A Taste for Love! This book follows Liza Yang, whose family owns the popular Yin & Yang Bakery. Liza has always been a bit of a free spirit, but now she’s determined to prove to her mother that she’s trustworthy by helping with the junior baking competition her family holds each year. What she doesn’t realize is that all the contestants were picked by her mother with one thought in mind, finding a match for Liza to date. As she strives for her mother’s approval, Liza also realizes she might be falling for contestant James Wong. The fast-paced competition atmosphere and cute romance makes A Taste for Love a must-read!

Content Warnings: None

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The Secret Recipe For Moving On By Karen Bischer

The cover of The Secret Recipe for Moving On by Karen Bischer.
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Do you love this cover as much as we do? We immediately think of baking! After being dumped by her boyfriend, Ellie can’t think of anything worse than being stuck in the same life skills class as him and his new girlfriend. That is until she’s partnered up with a ragtag group of friends for their new project, an in-class cooking competition. At first, she’s determined to win, but soon she finds herself bonding with her group and discovering new things about herself.

Content Warnings: bullying, sexual harassment, cheating, death of a parent

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A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea And Tomorrow By Laura Taylor Namey

The cover of A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey.
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Lila Reyes has her life after graduation all planned out, including becoming the head baker at her family’s panadería. Except when everything suddenly falls apart, it leaves Lila reeling and her parents worried about her mental health. They hope that a change of scenery will do her good and send her off to England for the summer with some family friends. There, she meets Orion Maxwell, a teashop clerk who convinces her to let him be her personal tour guide. As she spends more time away from home, she starts dreaming of a new plan, one that would take her away from everything she originally planned.

Content Warnings: grief, death of a grandparent, gaslighting, dementia

You can order A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow here!

Heartless By Marissa Meyer

The cover of Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
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In Heartless, we follow the story of how the Queen of Hearts came to be. Cath is a talented baker with dreams of opening her own shop. However, her parents are determined to marry her off to the King of Hearts to secure a role as queen. To distract herself, she bakes everything from lemon tarts to macaroons, each more delicious than the last. She feels hopelessly trapped. That is until she meets the king’s new court joker, Jest. With his help, she begins to dream of a different future, one where they can be together and where her bakery is a reality. But as mysterious and dangerous things start to happen throughout the kingdom, it seems like fate may have other plans.

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Content Warnings: death, blood, grief

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han

The cover of To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.
Image Source: Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Now we couldn’t talk about main characters that love to bake without mentioning Lara Jean! When she’s stressed, Lara Jean turns to baking. Let’s just say there’s been a lot of desserts in the Covey household lately. Lara Jean has never actually told her crushes how she’s felt about them. Instead, she writes them a letter and keeps them all in a box under her bed. This system has worked well until one day, she discovers all her letters have been mailed out. As she’s left dealing with the aftermath, Lara Jean realizes this might not have been so bad after all.

Content Warnings: bullying, death of a parent

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That’s a wrap on our book recommendations all about baking! Do you have any more recommendations? What is your favorite thing to bake? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

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