Quarterly Wrap-Up: January Through March

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

Audiobook of Cleaving: A Stor of Marriage, Meat and Obsession by Julie Powell Read by the author

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!

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4 Responses to Quarterly Wrap-Up: January Through March

  1. Julie P. says:

    Thanks so much! I’m so excited. This is a terrific challenge — one of my favorites.

  2. BJ says:

    Wow, we’re doing a great job! I’m so excited, I never win anything!!

  3. Sherrie says:

    Hi Margot,
    Wow, thanks so much for the give-a-way. I’ve sent you an email with my mailing info. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. Louise says:

    So glad that you’ve had a great response. Congratulations. It’s such a fantastic idea, I’m not surpised. I have my next blog post half written, but just need time to get to it properly. And I have a few books lined up to get to sometime.

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