Read a book(s)--non-fiction or fiction of any genre, for any age group--written by an author from the South and set mostly in the South.
Definitions of the South are flexible, so I've decided to define it the way I want. That's the fun of hosting your own challenge, right? :-)
Please keep in mind that this is a Southern literature challenge. It's possible to find books set in each of these states that are not Southern in nature or feeling. Use your best judgment when choosing your books.
Level 1--C'mon in the house! Read 1-2 books.
Level 2--Pull up a seat and stay a while! Read 3-4 books
Level 3--Have a glass of sweet iced tea, honey. Read 5-6 books
Level 4--Y'all come back now, y'hear! Read 7-8 books
The challenge will run from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. You can join in anytime throughout the year.
Here is what I am reading:
- Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
- The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore
- The Education of Little Tree--Forrest Carter
- Hiss of Death--Rita Mae Brown
- The Prince of Tides--Pat Conroy
- Glazed Murder--Jessica Beck
- To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
- The Notebook--Nicholas Sparks
- Savannah Breeze--Mary Kay Andrews
- A Sheetcake Named Desire--Jacklyn Brady
- Loud in the House of Myself--Stacy Pershall
- The Girl Who Chased the Moon--Sarah Addison Allen
- The Weekenders--Mary Kay Andrews
- The Widow of the South--Robert Hicks
- The Summer Girls--Mary Alice Monroe
- The Summer Wind--Mary Alice Monroe
- Looking for Alaska--John Green
- The Prophet of Yonwood--Jeanne DuPrau
- Go Set a Watchman--Harper Lee
Challenge completed on September 14