Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Southern Literature Challenge
Yup, another challenge, but unlike the others I will be participating in during 2012, this for me will be a true challenge. Because I (ahem) am sadly lacking in Southern Literature. Three of the best books I read this year - Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore; and The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson - would be perfect for this challenge, and they are the extent of my Southern Literature exposure.
Hosted by The Introverted Reader, this challenge requires reading fiction or non-fiction written by an author from the South (to clarify for my international readers, that is the Southern United States) that is set mostly in the South. I am going to aim for the "Y'all come back now, y'hear" level and read four books for this challenge.
I don't have a reading list for this challenge yet, but I am pretty sure that I will be reading some William Faulkner during the first part of 2012, as I will be attending Booktopia 2012 in Oxford, Mississippi, in June (SO EXCITED!), which happens to be where Faulkner lived. I know that I will likely pick up a lot of recommendations for this challenge (and for Mount TBR in general) when I am there, but I hope to have at least one or two books completed before then.
I'm a clean slate people -- any recommendations for me?