Monday, August 3, 2009

Southern Reading 2009 Challenge


The Southern Reading 2009 Challenge is hosted by Maggie over at Maggie Reads. The deal is to read three fiction or non-fiction southern books between May 15th and August 15th, 2009. I’m starting late and only have a couple weeks to read the books, but I saw the word ‘southern’ and I have to participate in anything related to my homeland. It’s too good to pass up!

I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple weeks, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to take on the challenge or not. However, the New York Public Library pulled through and I have possession of all three books I plan on reading. So, now it’s time to get down to business by taking a break from Buffy season 2 DVDs (sad)!

My three books are:
  1. The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips – I won this as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer, but due to a FedEx mishap, I never actually received it. I wanted to read it, though, and thanks to the library, it’s on my list.
  2. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison – National Book Award finalist…seems worthy of my time.
  3. Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress – adding some humor to the mix. I hear it’s better than the movie.

Wish me luck!


J.T. Oldfield said…

You should get bonus points for two of your titles having Southern states in them. 😉

Kari said…

Ha, I checked both of those out from the library today, and I was wondering what the librarian was thinking. I know they judge people by their books!

____Maggie said…

Best of luck! I have Bastard here and am dying to read it! I've heard it is tough – dirty south – tough.