SO. My book guru Melissa hosted this challenge - and what fun. She encouraged us to read books about travel, food, culture - anything to make us a better seasoned person :)
1. Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China
2. Ava by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie
3. Hanna's Daughters
My favorite was truly a toss up between Serve the People and Hanna's Daughters - I liked them both for such different reasons. I loved the focus on food that was foreign to me that I got in Serve the People - and a modern look at a world culture. Hanna's Daughter gave me a sweeping look at Swedish history as well as an incredibly good mother/daughter/granddaughter story.
Ava wasn't far behind, though, it was just completely different also. A graphic novel about 70s culture in Africa - pretty unique.
This challenge certainly expanded MY horizons : ) Thanks Melissa!