A couple of years ago my family and I decided to start a book club. The book club consists of six members and we all have a difference in opinion on our go too books and wanted to read outside our comfort zone. With each book we read we have a get together where we have a cook off of sorts with a theme inspired from the book we are reading. The Hazel Wood was one of our most recent books and we did a fairy tale theme menu. We didn’t divulge what fairy tale we were making which made it fun to guess what it was.

I made this black forest cake for Snow White and my niece did this swirl bread for Hansel and Gretal. More often then not the food is good, there have been a few hit and misses though.

Our next book is Kindred by Octavius Butler Our theme is updated twists on classic food since it is a book that has time traveling in it. We hope to meet in August to discuss this one.

September book is Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – theme Dive Bar Food

October The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith and JK Rowling -theme to be determined

November The Meries by Kiran Milwood Hargrave -theme Norwegian food

December Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – Theme to be determined

January The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

If you would like to join in discussion will have a post each month focusing on these titles. If you want to participate in the cooking challenge, post your pictures this is a fun twist for book clubs.