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: have a food name in the title OR be about cooking/eating OR have a place name in the title OR be about one (or more) person's travel experience OR be about a specific culture OR be by an author whose ethnicity is other than your own (see, I squeezed it in!)I'll leave it up to you to choose how the three books you read fit the criteria.
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.
Here are my choices:
1. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson - (An American man's travels in Pakistan)
2. Wild Swans - Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (Chinese author and story)
3. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl (all about being a food critic, I've read the book that comes before this one, Comfort Me With Apples and really liked it.)