Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Southern Reading Challenge

When I saw that so many of my fellow bloggers had good things to say about the Southern Reading Challenge (hosted by Maggie Reads), I really wanted to join. But then I thought that I can't possibly add any more books to a reading list that I already have no chance of finishing this year. Just for the fun of it though, I checked through my other lists to see if any books would already qualify and lo and behold, I came up with quite a few! So this means that I'm in!

The rules are described here - choose 3 Southern setting books by Southern authors to read between 15 May and 15 August. I think all of the following qualify, let me know if I'm wrong! Otherwise I'll be choosing from this list:

Completed: 29 July 2008 - read my wrap-up post here

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Daisy May and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George

7 comments:

Maggie said...

Yes they do, and thanks for joining us! I look forward to getting to know you through your southern voice. :)

raidergirl3 said...

It's a fun challenge, glad you caved and joined in.
Have you ever read To Kill a Mockingbird? You are in for a treat if you haven't. I just bought There Eyes Were Watching God at the used book sale today, and I'm hoping to read The Secret Life of Bees as well, so we may have some in common.

joanna said...

maggie - thanks, I'm looking forward to it!

raidergirl - nope, I've never read it, I'm probably the last one left. I'm glad you're in this one too!

____Maggie said...

Now I know Mister has to ride a mule or the post man is hitched to a mule?!? Wanna play "State of the Mule" Contest? ;)

joanna said...

Maggie, I have no idea what you're talking about! What mule?? :-)

____Maggie said...

Congrats of finishing the Southern Reading Challenge, Joanna!!! :D

RE: The Mule! I have a contest to give away a first edition Dirty Works by Larry Brown.

joanna said...

Thanks, I really enjoyed it!!