Anyway, first up The Foodie's Reading Challenge which was hosted by Margot at Joyfully Retired
I did 'Bon Vivant' the aim of which was to read 4 to 6 fiction or non-fiction books that are: 'centered around food and/or drinks. That could be a cookbook, a food biography or memoir, a non-fiction book focused around a specific food, wine, chef or restaurant. Also allowed is a fictional story in which food plays a major role'.
I read four books:
1. Eating for England - Nigel Slater
2. Garlic and Sapphires - Ruth Reichl
3. Thyme Out - Katie Fforde
4. Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
I planned to read more but it just didn't happen and really I'm quite happy with simply finishing the challenge. I enjoyed it very much and thank you to Margot for hosting.
Lastly I finished the What's In A Name Challenge that was hosted by Beth Fish Reads.
For this, various books had to be read which had certain words in their titles. This is what I read:
A book with a number in its title:
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
A book with jewellry or a gem in its title:
The City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
A book with size in its title:
The Small Hand by Susan Hill
A book with travel or movement in its title:
Murder on the Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn
A book with Evil in its title:
Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
A book with a life stage in its title:
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
I enjoyed all six of those but my favourite would probably have to be The City of Pearl by Karen Traviss. It was great fun doing this challenge and my thanks to Beth Fish Reads for hosting.