Friday, December 4, 2020

Southern Literature Reading Challenge 2021

The blog Introverted Reader hosted his one for several years until around 2016, and has brought it back this year. I will read as many as possible.

Definition of “The South”

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


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+ books

My Books:

  1. Lost Soul, Be At Peace--Maggie Thrash
  2. The Edge of Town--Dorothy Garlock
  3. Dear Justyce--Nic Stone
  4. Absalom, Absalom!--William Faulkner
  5. The Vanishing Half--Brit Bennett
  6. Twelve Angry Librarians--Miranda James
  7. If Morning Ever Comes--Anne Tyler
  8. The Wedding Dress--Rachel Hauck
  9. If I Was Your Girl--Meredith Russo
  10. Isaac's Storm--Erik Larson
  11. Chamomile Mourning--Laura Childs
  12. Hello, Summer--Mary Kay Andrews
  13. Same Beach, Next Year--Dorothea Benton Frank
  14. Inside Out & Back Again--Thanhha Lai
  15. Calico Joe--John Grisham
  16. Men We Reaped--Jesmyn Ward
  17. The Summer's End--Mary Alice Monroe
  18. Shades of Earl Grey--Laura Childs
  19. The Four Winds--Kristin Hannah
  20. Hillbilly Elegy--J.D. Vance
  21. Barracoon--Zora Neale Hurston
  22. The Pelican Brief--John Grisham
  23. Vampires Never Get Old--Zoraida Cordova (ed.)
  24. The Newcomer--Mary Kay Andrews
  25. Twelve Years a Slave--Solomon Northup
  26. A Lowcountry Wedding--Mary Alice Monroe
  27. A Lowcountry Christmas--Mary Alice Monroe
  28. The Santa Suit--Mary Kay Andrews
  29. The Teaberry Strangler--Laura Childs
  30. Shop Till You Drop--Elaine Viets

Challenge completed on December 31


Elephant's Child said...

Love the levels. And often read from this genre.

Bob Johns said...

Sounds fun!

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

Thanks for signing up! Good luck with the challenge!