Thanks to Melissa at Book Nut for hosting this fun challenge. The theme of the Well-Seasoned Reader challenge was "interesting people, amazing places, and good food." Who could resist!
For the rules of the challenge, visit Melissa's post here. For my original book list, click here. I did have to make one substitution: When I made up my reading list, I had no idea the Cleopatra book was so long! Thus I had to find a short third book so I could finish the challenge on time.
Click on the link for my review; my rating is in parentheses.
Criterion 1: There must be a food name in the title
⇒ House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar (C+)
Criterion 3: There must be a place name in the title
⇒ The Beans of Egypt, Maine by Carolyn Chute (B-)
Criterion 5: The book must be about a specific culture
⇒ The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Maragret George (B+)
The Cleopatra book was by far my favorite of the three, and The Beans of Egypt, Maine was the oddest. I just noticed that all the books are about cultures or parts of society that are different from my own and two are historical fiction. I always say that I'm interested in books that take me to different places and/or different times, and my reading list for this challenge supports that statement.
Thanks again, Melissa for hosting. To see the other wrap-up posts, visit the Book Nut here.