I am so pleased and really quite amazed at the wonderful response to the Foodie’s Reading Challenge. After only three months, the challenge is progressing quite nicely. We have a total of 93 participants and all together we’ve read 109 books. Here’s how it looks (as reported through March 31)
- 40 Cookbooks
- 30 Food related novels
- 30 Memoirs and Biographies
- 9 Non Fiction books focusing on food
Congratulations to all participants and good luck with your future efforts in this challenge.
For me, I’ll confess this challenge has led to a little indulgence in some very tasty treats, but many of you are using this challenge to explore a healthier lifestyle via food. Whatever your goal in the challenge, I hope you’re having a good time.
I love the wide variety in the list of books we’ve read. In each of the four categories, there are very few duplications. If you’re looking for a suggestion for your next book, read through the list in each category (tabs above) and check them out. Please visit your fellow participants and comment on the books they’ve read. We have a couple of non-bloggers, BJ and Mainon, who are doing a great job in this challenge. Their views on the books they’ve read are in the comments sections and on GoodReads.
As an incentive or reward for posting your review links here, I’ve gathered a few food books to give away to randomly drawn participants. Each book entered on a category page was given a number and I entered 1 through 109 into random.org. Participants who read more than one book had their name entered for each book read. I’ll let each winner choose a book from those listed below, starting with the first winner, then the second winner and so on. Winners are:
Julie from Booking Mama
Sherrie from Just Books
BJ – a non blogger
Joy from Joy’s Book Blog
Books to choose from: (Book title links to the summary at Barnes & Noble.)
The Green Kitchen: Techniques and Recipes for Saving Energy and Reducing Waste by Richard Ehrlich
Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes From Mia Famiglia by Buddy Valastro
Table of Contents by Judy Gelmn and Vicki Levy Krupp
Cooking For Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity Chef by Ian Kelly
Don’t Fill Up On the Antipasto: Tony Danza’s Father-Son Cookbook by Tony and Marc Danza
Note: Books not chosen will be saved for the next quarterly giveaway. In case you were wondering, this really turned out to be a true but lucky random. Each of the numbers selected by random.org (14, 108, 63, and 79) gave us a winner from each of the four categories. Random Rules!