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.

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

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

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

Click to see what everyone else read in April 2020: here.
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

Click to see what everyone else read in May 2020: here.
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Click to see what everyone else read in June 2020: here.
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
Murder à la Carte by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Click to see what everyone else read in July 2020: here.
by Georgeanne Brennan
A Good Year by Peter Mayle
The Honey Bus by Meredith May

Click to see what everyone else read in August 2020: here.
Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Click to see what everyone else read in September 2020: here.
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
Becoming by Michelle Obama

Click to see what everyone else read in October 2020: here.
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister
Click to see what everyone else read in November 2020: here.
The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M Harris
The Restaurant by Pamela M. Kelley
The Man with No Borders: A Novel by Richard C. Morais
In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey by Samuel Fromartz

Click to see what everyone else read in December 2020: here.
The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner
Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai'i by Alana Kysar 

1 comment:

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