Foodie Reads Challenge

Back in 2016 I jumped into a reading challenge hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story. I had so much fun, I've been signing on every year. If you're local to me (Monterey Peninsula, California), be sure to check out the newly-opened The Friends of the Marina Library bookstore.

Food. Books. What's not to love?

I hope you'll enjoy following along. I will post the titles I've read, on this page, as well as linking to the monthly lists at Based On A True Story. You should gain some great titles to add to your own shelf - or use as gifts for your favorite foodie bookworm. Heather has five Foodie Read Challenge Levels...
  • Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
  • Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
  • Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
  • Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
  • Cordon Bleu Chef: More than 19
She also says that you can opt for an a la carte option and just read a book about food anytime you can fit it in. But I like the accountability and a year-long goal. Any genre of book qualifies for the challenge if food is a major part of the plot; it can even be a cookbook! This makes it easy for me to embrace the challenge level of Cordon Bleu Chef. In all the years I've participated, I have logged over 30 books; in 2019 it was nearly 50! I'm going to try for, at least, 40 again in 2020.

This year's links are below. You'll see my 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 links at this tab. I hope you'll be inspired to join the fun.



January
Click to see what everyone else read in January 2020: here.
Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi
Delicious! A Novel by Ruth Reichl
Sugar by Kimberly Stuart
Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen

February
Click to see what everyone else read in February 2020: here.
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle
Alpine Cooking: Recipes and Stories from Europe's Grand Mountaintops by Meredith Erickson
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

March
Click to see what everyone else read in March 2020: here.
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

April
Click to see what everyone else read in Apri 2020: here.
Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman

May
Click to see what everyone else read in May 2020: here.

June
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Kitchen Chinese: A Novel About Food, Family, and Finding Yourself by Ann Mah

July
Click to see what everyone else read in July 2020: here.

August
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Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

September
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October
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The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

November
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December
Click to see what everyone else read in December 2020: here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining. I'm looking forward to hearing about what you read!

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