A big thank-you goes to Gill Edwards for inviting me to this challenge. 'Thanks Gill, I am now several pounds heavier!'
You can see Gill's, far more sensible, Chocolate Book Tag Challenge here.
So here's what you have to do - you choose some favourite books (6 - 8 of them) that you think will go with certain chocolate bars (its just for fun) and then at the end you tag others to continue. I've enjoyed this challenge so let me know what you think of my choices.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as everyone will know, is full of colourful characters with a chocolatey theme running right through the middle. I have a bit of a penchant for Oompa Loompas and would like to own a couple myself.
This is a classical children's favourite, and is still one of mine.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you what it's about as you will already know.
Incidentally, I love Roald Dahl's books, so don't be surprised if another one crops up in here.
In stark contrast to my first choice of book, this is one of the most harrowing true stories I have ever read. A truly dark tale of child abuse, mental cruelty and neglect.
Dave Pelzer retells the story of his childhood in this very moving and disturbing book.
The story continues throughout Dave's adolescent years and in to adulthood with the following two books called, 'The Lost Boy' and 'A Man Named Dave'.
I cheated a bit by getting three books in here, for the price of one.
Sophie Kinsella's 'The Undomestic Goddess' certainly gave me a few snickers here and there. I could definitely relate to the protagonist Samantha, and her inability to cook anything. I'm renowned for being capable of burning a jelly!
Samantha gets herself in to a rather nutty situation which goes from bad to worse. Thankfully there is a beautiful, soft caramel ending when things fall in to place for Samantha and just at the right time.
This is one of my favourite Marian Keyes novels. 'Anybody Out There?' is a story with a hard outer shell, as the protagonist comes to terms with grief.
Once you bite off the outer shell, this story is full of lush gooey sentiment and peacefulness.
Marian Keyes has dealt with the subject of death and grief in a most compassionate way, capturing the spiritual enlightenment of a woman in mourning. I consider this book to be a beautiful story for those that have lost loved ones in the past.
This lovely story about Billie Baskerville, who hates the thought of weddings or anything else to do with them, is full of whiteness.
When Billie is asked to take over the running of her aunt's wedding shop, she reluctantly agrees. During the course of events that follow, Billie begins to soften and melt as she realises that she quite likes running her aunt's wedding dress shop. As the story unfolds, Billie starts to look at weddings and all things white, in a completely different way.
Yes Gill, I had to get this one in and also for the sake of my dear friend Sarah and a new friend Fiona - I'm sure they would love this too.
Meet Frog - he's a hero in the making. Although he lives in a slightly delusional world on the wrong side of 'The Inbetween', Frog takes flight to discover his true heritage and claim his princely rights to the throne...
Unfortunately, Frog doesn't quite get things right and instead of revelling in all his princeliness, he manages to bring about an all-out alien invasion.
Susan Buchanan is the author of three books, namely, 'Sign of the Times', 'The Dating Game' and 'The Christmas Spirit'. She also runs her own proofreading, editing and translation business called Perfect Prose Services. You can find out more about Susan on her blog here.
Terry Tyler is the author of seven novels and a collection of short stories, her latest novel, 'Kings and Queens' is an absolute must read for me, being an avid fan of King Henry Vlll. Here is Terry's Amazon author page as there are too many books to link here. Also you can check out her blog here.
Sheryl Browne is the author of six novels, her latest being a change of genre for Sheryl, 'The Edge of Sanity' was launched at the end of April 2014 and has many rave reviews already. You can discover all of Sheryl's books and her blog on her website here.
Last but certainly not least, meet...
Keri Beevis, the author of 'Dead Letter Day' which won the runner-up prize in the first Rethink Press New Novels Award, 2012 and 'Dead Write'. Keri is currently writing her third novel in the series. You can find out more about Keri on her website here.her oflaunched.......
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