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I’m a little late to post this, but I am hosting the 2013 Southern Literature Reading Challenge this year. Sign up and link your reviews below. 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? 🙂
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 book.
Level 2–Pull up a seat and stay a while! Read 2 books
Level 3–Have a glass of sweet iced tea, honey. Read 3 books
Level 4–Y’all come back now, y’hear! Read 4 books
The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. You can join in anytime throughout the year.
I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.
Crossovers with other challenges are acceptable, and feel free to read your books in any format you choose.
I’m signing up at the Y’all Come Back Now level. I’ll track my progress here.
- The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
- Oral History by Lee Smith
- Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
- The Big Beautiful by Pamela Duncan
- The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells, read by Judith Ivey
- Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley, Jr.
Reading suggestions: I have a shelf on GoodReads with lots of books on it. There’s also a Best Southern Literature list on GoodReads that should give you lots of ideas. You can also reference the linked reviews from the 2012 and 2011 versions of the challenge.
We have some wonderful authors down here, and I hope you’ll join me in discovering them! Just grab the button and sign up on Mr. Linky below!
I have an affiliate relationship with Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in beautiful Asheville, NC. I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you if you purchase merchandise through links on my site.