Check out this post for all the rules and details.
As I have an entire year for this challenge, I'm going to go ahead and try to read a book from 7 of the 9 categories.
Culture: Non-fiction books about different cultures, religions and foreign lands; memoirs & biographies count. The Girl from Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Lost Loves, and Forgotten Histories by Sadia Shepard
Art: Non-fiction books about anything art related (painters, music, architecture, photography, dance, literature, film, etc.). Memoirs/biographies of any people related to the arts count. Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable by Christopher Benfey
Food: Food memoirs, anything related to food industry, food lifestyles. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
Medical: anything related to the medical field--industry memoirs, memoirs about illnesses (mental included) /diseases, etc. Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven by Susan Richards Shreve
Travel: travelogues, industry memoirs, travel guides, etc. Mumbai To Mecca: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Islam by Ilija Trojanow
History: Anything history related-- events, biographies of historic figures, etc.
I'm excited to be reading some books I own and haven't gotten to yet, like Queen of Fashion and The Girl from Foreign. I'm very interested in Warm Springs. My grandmother had polio as a child and besides the basic medical history of the virus I don't really know that much about it.
Ugh, just realized I didn't link up the right way. Sorry!