Saturday, August 15, 2009
Southern Reading Challenge 3
Date: May 15th through August 15th of 2009
For details: Click here.
The challenge (put simply): Read three books set in the south by southern authors.
*A Painted House by John Grisham
*A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
*The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
...or whatever strikes my fancy at the time
Maybe the third year is the charm when it comes to actually finishing this challenge. ;) I considered not joining this year...I mean one can only fail at something so many times before one starts feeling like a real loser, right? But then I got to thinking about a couple of books that I likely wouldn't have read if not for this challenge, like The Secret Life of Bees and Sonny's House of Spies, and it made me sad to think that I might be passing up finding another treasure like those if I didn't join. Sound reasoning, if you ask me.