If This Novel Was a Type of Food

After digesting too many serious book reviews for our Bestseller Code 100 Reading challenge, let’s have a little fun. If the novel you are currently reading was a type of food, what kind would it be?



Novel 100

The first book we read for the Bestseller Code 100 challenge was Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island.

What food would it be? With the prevalent theme of oceans and water, this one deserves to be seafood.  Something dark and mysterious. How about mussels?


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Novel 99

The second novel we read for the challenge was Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder.

This one is a little trickier. What is good for you, yet maybe not completely enjoyable? Some sort of vegetable?


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Brussels sprouts! These miniature cabbages are nutritious and delicious, yet leave some diners holding their noses. Personally I love Brussels sprouts, but rarely have them because no one else in my family does.

It’s you turn now. If the novel you are reading was a type of food, what would it be?


  1. Karen

    Interesting idea!

    My food choice for “State of Wonder” would be raw oysters. Much touted, slippery and viscous and earthy, and not something I care to repeat.

    “Shutter Island” is a bit trickier. Maybe some sort of layered food, lasagna or trifle. No! Baked Alaska. It looks like one thing on the outside, but as you pierce into the center, it’s something totally different.

    I’m currently reading a piece of fluff, “The Angel’s Share,” book 2 in The Bourbon King’s series, by J.R. Ward. The perfect food to describe this book is a hot fudge sundae. Decadent, hot, and you have to devour it quickly because it’s going to melt away. Oh, and the cherry on top represents everyone in the book having crazy sex, anywhere and everywhere!

    • Roberta

      Sometimes you need a good dessert. Great description of Shutter Island.

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