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How to Eat a Cupcake- Fun Book for Bookclub

Updated on December 1, 2014
Lemon Cupcakes
Lemon Cupcakes | Source

Fun Book to Read for Book Club

How to Eat a Cupcake is a delightful lighthearted novel with a touch of romance, a bit of mystery and some interesting characters. I found it to be the perfect book for our book club meeting.

It was my turn for book club and I was looking for something light to read. The past few months we had read some great books that gave us some great insight into history, but now I thought we were ready for some lighter reading. A neighbor recommended How to Eat a Cupcake and it sounded like the perfect book for our next meeting.

The book turned out to be wonderful, everyone in our book club thoroughly enjoyed it and we had a great discussion on the characters and the relationships in the book. As an added bonus, the book lent itself to the perfect dessert for our meeting. Cupcakes!

photo is one I took of lemon cupcakes served at our bookclub meeting

How to Eat a Cupcake - Meg Donahue

This was the first novel by Meg Donahue and she did a great job. I love the way she entertwined relationships, mystery and romance into a delightful tale of two women opening a cupcakery.

I am not big on books that give so many minuet details that you feel overwhelmed right from the beginning. In this book, the author gives just the right amount of detail so you can follow the story and you want to keep reading to see what happens next. You are never quite sure what is going to happen and I was kept guessing about the mystery until the very end.

I highly recommend this book by Meg Donahue and I am looking forward to her next book.

Book Club Discussion

How to Eat a Cupcake

For our book club discussion, I used questions that I got from the author's website. I used question 2 through 9 and they worked great as discussion starters. Many of the questions centered on the two main characters and their relationships with each other and their mothers.

When I got to question 10 about how you eat a cupcake, I went around the room and each person talked about how they eat a cupcake. I then served some cupcakes for dessert and everyone sat around eating cupcakes. It was a great finish to a fun evening.

Meg's page also has some great ideas for cupcakes and decorations, so if you are using this book for book club, I recommend that you stop by her page.

Serving Cupcakes - cupcake server

I made my own server using a plate and an inverted liquor glass, but this design would be great if you had a lot of cupcakes to serve.

Sweet Service Cupcake Stand
Sweet Service Cupcake Stand

this is a perfect way to display your cupcakes.


Note from the Author

email from Meg Donahue

I was excited to hear that the author stopped by to read this page. Here is the email I got from her. I really appreciate her comments.

Hi Mary!

Thank you so much for your kind email and the wonderful review/article on Squidoo. I love it! I'm so glad you all enjoyed the book and had a nice sounds fabulous.



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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      This sure sounds like a fun, and great book to read. I do wish we had a book club around here. If we do, I am simply unaware. Of course, I could probably check at the library! Don't know why I haven't thought of that before .........

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Review of books are useful as we chose easily what we like or not to read.

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      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      another book to put on my list -

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      Although I've not read this book, I did enjoy this lens.

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      nicks44 5 years ago

      Off course I do! Everyone should belong to one :)

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      eiuol-airt 5 years ago

      i belong to history book club

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I belong to Crossings BoookClubl.

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      long ago and far away... I have not belonged to a book club in two decades now and this may not even be the type of book I would read today but I still enjoyed your review! It did make me miss my old book club group and put me in the mood for a super yummy cupcake:)

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I do belong to a book club. We usually manage to have a good discussion on anything. I'll put this one forward as a suggestion for an upcoming month.

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      Awesome review, MaryBeth and obviously the author was thrilled as well. Way to go!

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      Always nice to hear from the author. Great idea for this book,. too.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      I don't belong to a book club, but thanks for suggesting this book. It's nice to read personal reviews.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I will be ordering this book from the library. It sounds delicious! Angel blessings.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      You book club sounds like a lot of fun! I haven't seen this book. I will definitely have to check it out.

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I enjoy reading much! I have never been in a book club, but hope to someday in the future. :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I enjoy reading much! I have never been in a book club, but hope to someday in the future. :)

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I have to share the same sentiments as webrunner. Internet has had a definite influence on my book reading.

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      webrunner2023 5 years ago

      I don't belong to a book club. But I do have a nice library at home. Unfortunately, because of work and the internet, the number of books I've read this year has declined dramatically.