>> Monday, May 4, 2009
Yay!! One of my very favorite challenges is back for another year. I decided to drastically reduce my challenge participation this year, but was holding a space in my planning for this one and Maggie’s post yesterday just made my day.
The Southern Reading Challenge is back and I’m in for another year.
It's that time of year!
The time when you pour a glass of lemonade or sweet tea and take your official summer spot on the porch. Lean back in that chase lounge surrounded by geraniums and ferns, and begin the summer long journey into Southern culture.
Yes, it's hot!
Yes, it does get uncomfortable, but it is well worth the effort as you discover our unique "Southern" point of view.
You may choose to read any style of Southern book such as Appalachian tales, Civil War sagas, Gothic myths, Grit lit, and heart-wrenching biographies. Click here for ideas. Just as long as you read three (fiction or nonfiction) between May 15th and August 15th.
Thank you, Maggie – I’m not sure which three I’ll read, but here are the books that qualify that are already on my TBR list. I should have no trouble reading three of these
- Jacob’s Ladder by Donald McCaig
- Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR’s Polio Haven by Susan Richards Shreve
- Chamomile Mourning by Laura Childs
- The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
- Dark End of the Street by Ace Atkins