*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Novels about Texas Your Book Club Will Love, I provide your book club with 10 Novels set in Texas, plus food suggestions, discussion questions and more for your meeting!
As a native Texan, I sometimes forget there’s a sort of obsessive fantasy about the state. It’s a place where laws are meant to be broken, the people are as tough as nails, and everyone rides a horse. Those ideals are only partially true. While most of the people here are a tough breed and I have seen a horse or two ride through a fast food drive-thru (seriously), we aren’t all rebels and renegades and, like anywhere else, there is a diversity of people who call Texas home.
Still, there is some underlying truth to these stereotypes and the next ten books are just a few of the novels that capture the Texas spirit. They aren’t all about cowboys. You’ll find romance, historical, literary, contemporary, and adventure genres among them. If you are looking for something with a little grit, check out these novels about Texas your book club will love.
If your book club has another book in mind, please share in the comments below and be sure to check out the Texas themed food suggestions and discussion questions near the end of the post!Continue reading
*If you are new here, WELCOME! For News of the World, I provide your book club with a brief summary, a recipe, and discussion questions in that order!
Maybe before now you had not heard of News of the World or its author, Paulette Jiles. News of the World was a finalist for the National Book Award. It’s also slated to become a movie later this year starring Tom Hanks (who doesn’t love Tom Hanks?).
This novel is one of the more literary novels featured on Book Club Bites to date, but like the others (The Goldfinch, Peace Like a River, etc), News of the World has both strong characters and strong plot. Sometimes that is not always true of literary novels, which tend to focus on character development over plot.Continue reading
*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas, I provide your book club with a brief summary, a recipe, and book club questions in that order!
Do you love small town romances? If so, then you’ll love Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas. The novel is the first in a new series by Jodi Thomas, who, if you don’t know, is the queen of Texas romance.
Her books, set in Texas, range from historical to contemporary, from series to stand alone books. While she primarily writes romance, several of her books also lean towards women’s fiction like The Widows of Wichita County and The Little Teashop on Main. She’s won three RITAs for her romance books, which led to her induction into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame (with only 17 other romance writers!).Continue reading
*If you are new here, WELCOME! For this post, I provide you with a delicious recipe for French Toast Sandwiches!
Do you love French Toast, but hate the work of making it? Me too.
Plus, if you’re going to have French Toast, you need bacon, too. Obviously. So, that’s even more work.
I don’t know about you, but my one problem with French Toast is that it gets too soggy before you can eat it.
This recipe saves you time and texture. It’s also an easy way to make French Toast for a crowd!
This recipe is absolutely scrumptious, pretty easy to make, and sure to be a family favorite for breakfast.
If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created after reading Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe. If you love reading, check out more about this great book HERE!
This sandwich is DELICIOUS. I couldn’t keep from
taking several bites eating a whole sandwich before I took the pictures. This is definitely going on my menu of breakfast foods for the future.
This recipe combines bacon, sweetened cream cheese, and thick toast into easy-to-eat French Toast Sandwiches.
The flavors combine to create a warm and comforting dish heightened only by the fact that you can cover it in maple syrup!Continue reading