Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2016 Southern Literature Reading Challenge

Doing this one again.  I will try to get to the highest level.  Sign up here.

Southern Literature Reading Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

The rules:

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? :-)

The states:
South Carolina
North Carolina
West Virginia

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:

  1. Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
  2. The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore
  3. The Education of Little Tree--Forrest Carter
  4. Hiss of Death--Rita Mae Brown
  5. The Prince of Tides--Pat Conroy
  6. Glazed Murder--Jessica Beck
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
  8. The Notebook--Nicholas Sparks
  9. Savannah Breeze--Mary Kay Andrews
  10. A Sheetcake Named Desire--Jacklyn Brady
  11. Loud in the House of Myself--Stacy Pershall
  12. The Girl Who Chased the Moon--Sarah Addison Allen
  13. The Weekenders--Mary Kay Andrews
  14. The Widow of the South--Robert Hicks
  15. The Summer Girls--Mary Alice Monroe
  16. The Summer Wind--Mary Alice Monroe
  17. Looking for Alaska--John Green
  18. The Prophet of Yonwood--Jeanne DuPrau
  19. Go Set a Watchman--Harper Lee
Challenge completed on September 14

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