Sunday, November 15, 2015

Foodies Read 2016

One of my favorite reading challenges is now up for next year.  The Foodies Reading Challenge has moved to a new host for 2016,  Heather at Based on A True Story.


Do you love reading books about food?  Do you want to find more recommendations of books to read and to sing the praises of books that you’ve loved?

You’re in the right place.  Starting in January 2016, I’ll be taking over Foodie Reads.
We will still have a challenge levels and for those of us who don’t like to plan that much there will be an a la carte option.

Want to challenge yourself?  Pick a level below.

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

Don’t like to plan?  Choose the a la carte option and let us know when you read a book about food.

What counts as a food book?  Any genre – fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, etc.  If food is a major part of the plot then it counts!
Each month I’ll have a new page for book reviews that you post.  You can find the page for the month linked here and on the blog’s right sidebar.  Each month will feature some posts from the last month.  Posts will be pinned to Pinterest and publicized on Twitter to get the word out.  Along the way there may be giveaways for participants.
 I'm signing up for the highest level as always. I know I can get that many. Here are my books:
  1. The School of Essential Ingredients--Erica Bauermeister
  2. Kitchen Princess Omnibus Volume 1--Natsumi Ando
  3. It's Raining Pigs and Noodles--Jack Prelutsky
  4. Glazed Murder--Jessica Beck
  5. Hooked on Murder--Betty Hechtman
  6. Dead Men Don't Crochet--Betty Hechtman
  7. Garlic and Sapphires--Ruth Reichl
  8. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake--Amy E. Reichert
  9. Until There Was You--Kristan Higgins
  10. Afterburn/Aftershock--Sylvia Day
  11. Savannah Breeze--Mary Kay Andrews
  12. A Sheetcake Named Desire--Jacklyn Brady
  13. Such a Pretty Fat--Jen Lancaster
  14. The Girl Who Chased the Moon--Sarah Addison Allen
  15. Double Fudge Brownie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  16. The Night Before Thanksgiving--Natasha Wing
  17. Turkey Trouble--Wendi Silvano
  18. The Penalty Box--Deirdre Martin
  19. Gingerbread Christmas--Jan Brett
  20. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto--Michael Pollan
  21. Margarita Nights--Phyllis Stallman
Challenge completed on December 6


heather said...

Thanks for joining us!

Stephanie Faris said...

Does "Julie and Julia" count as a foodie book? Because that was a great one!

Jamie Ghione said...

Yes. When I did this challenge in 2014, it was one of the books I reads then.

A Day in the Life on the Farm said...

I am anxious to get to know everyone and see what they are reading. This is a great idea.

Dorette said...

What fun! Glad to meet you Jamie, and look forward to hearing more about the books you'll be reading. Definitely "Julie and Julia" count - did you see the film, too?