I read Chocolat (£7.99) by Joanne Harris every year – this book epitomises the tastes, smells and traditions of Easter to me… When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock.

As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Beautifully written and filled with delicious foods – what’s not to love!