I have concocted a new type of reading challenge for myself this year that combines two of my favorite hobbies: reading and cooking!! For each title I read on the list, I will make a food inspired by the story. There are 16 slots on this Reading challenge; 15 of them are preselected titles and one is a wildcard spot. You have to leave some room for some spontaneity! I put 30 titles from my to read (or reread) list and drew 15 of them out. Iron Gold luckily was selected or I would have cheated to get it on the list!!!!
I want to write more this year, and this format will force my hand to do that. For each selected title I want to read, I will review each title on the list and also let you know how the recipes turned out and why I selected each dish.
2018 Delicious Reading Challenge
1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown complimented with Iced Blueberries and Sweet Cream
2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck complimented with Bean and Bacon Soup
3. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown complimented with Pan Roasted Duck
4. Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien complimented with Mini Pork Pies and Honey Biscuits
5. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey complimented with New Orleans Bourbon Chicken
6. The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka complimented with Buckeyes
7. The Outsider by Stephen King complimented with Maine Corn Chowder
8. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black complimented with Honeyed Chicken
9. Windwitch by Susan Dennard complimented with Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packets
10. The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens complimented with Beef Jerky
11. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky complimented with Russian Apricot Chicken
12. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson complimented with Potato Cakes
13. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt complimented with Beef on Weck
14. Death Sworn by Leah Cypress complimented with BBQ Chicken Kebobs
15. The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst complimented by Ribs with Garlic and Herb Crust
16. W I L D C A R D S L O T
The rules are simple, I have until December 31st to read these books, make these recipes, and write my reviews. No order needs to be followed, and I can make the recipe before, during, or after reading the book as long as I’m not reading something else. I am really excited for this challenge that is going to grow me on multiple levels.
What is your reading challenge this year?? Tell me or link me in the comments!