Sunday, April 22, 2007

Southern Reading Challenge

June 1 - August 31

One of my favorite genres, joining this challenge hosted by Maggie over at Maggie Reads was a no brainer.
Here is my selection of three southern books:
1. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
2. The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty
3. The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd

I figured it was about time I got around to reading To Kill A Mockingbird. It is long, long, long overdue! Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter has been sitting on my bookshelf for one year now. I had decided to delve into her writings, and picked up this book at a used book store...and then never got around to reading it. Now's the time! The third book is more of a fluff read, and may change before the challenge starts. I will be going down to Hilton Head Island for a vacation in June, and was hoping to find a novel whose setting is Hilton Head Island (prior to all of the upscale development), or Savannah, Georgia. No luck however, in finding a book that I haven't already read.


Happy Reader said...

To Kill A Mocking Bird is one of my favorites and I'm sure you will love it. Btw, I am so happy about your little one due in November. I had to stop by your blog to congratulate you! How are you doing?

Maggie said...

Excellent choices! The Mermaid Chair is set on Egret Island off the coast of South Carolina. That's pretty close! I should do Georgia next in my state author round-up.

Seems like I remember something being set on Cumberland or St Simmons Islands. I'll get to work!