Southern Reading Challenge 2007

I am knitting, really I am! I don't think I have gone this long without posting a knitting picture, ever. The WIP are just not in a stage worthy of pictures....but soon.

My trip through the South last month left me nostalgic and wanting to read some Southern literature so when I stumbled across Maggie's Southern Reading Challenge 2007 I signed up immediately. I wanted a summer reading challenge and this one sounds great.

When I think of Southern authors the following names come to mind: Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and Harper Lee. They are all wonderful authors and To Kill A Mockingbird, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and The Optimist's Daughter will top my reading list. I want to throw in Christy because it takes place in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, not too far from where DD moved to. I've added a few other books that I've wanted to read for a while although I think the summer may be over before I get to them.

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. The Optimist's Daugher by Eudora Welty
  3. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
  4. Christy by Catherine Marshall
  5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  6. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
  7. Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  8. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
  9. The Sound and Fury by William Falkner
  10. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain