Rule #1: The challenge runs from January 1 to March 31. (No cheating and starting before!)
Rule #2: You must read three books. After that, it's up to you how much you want to read.
Rule #3: The books must:
I'll leave it up to you to choose how the three books you read fit the criteria.
have a food name in the title
be about cooking/eating
have a place name in the title
be about one (or more) person's travel experience
be about a specific culture
be by an author whose ethnicity is other than your own (see, I squeezed it in!)
Rule #4: They must be middle-grade on up, but can be either fiction or non-fiction.
The purpose, this winter, is to take yourself someplace out of the ordinary, to go on a literary trip, whether that be challenging your expectations, discovering a new place, or enjoying the experience of reading about good food, places, and people.
My starter three books:
1. Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China by Jen Lin-Liu (how's that for four birds with one stone? Chinese-American author who writes about food IN CHINA. I read about this one on my library's blog a while ago and thought it sounded great!!)
2. Ava by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie (author from Ivory Coast, graphic novel set in the Ivory Coast)
3. Hanna's Daughters (Swedish author, book takes place in Scandinavia)