Southern Reading Challenge

Southern Reading Challenge

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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.


With an invitation like that, I couldn’t resist joining this challenge! Sounds like lots of fun. I can probably count on one hand the number of books by Southern authors I have read – maybe there’s more and I don’t realise but either way I have a treat in store – so many choices..

As for the hot summer, I’m closing my eyes and visualising…..


Gods in Alabama – Joshilyn Jackson
Mudbound – Hillary Jordan
The Adventures of Hucklebury Finn – Mark Twain
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver


3 responses to “Southern Reading Challenge

  1. Welcome to the Southern Reading Program and Good Luck! šŸ˜€

  2. you will love God in Alabama I did.

  3. Yolanda you are right – I am reading this now – it is suprising and I’m loving it!

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