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2016 Southern Literature Reading Challenge

Tuesday, December 29, 2015



This is the sign-up page. Please go here to link your reviews.

I'm hosting the Southern Literature Reading Challenge again this year. I love reading Southern Literature and I hope you do too!

The rules:

Read a book(s)--non-fiction or fiction of any genre, for any age group--written by an author from the South and set mostly in the South.

Definitions of the South are flexible, so I've decided to define it the way I want. That's the fun of hosting your own challenge, right? :-)

The states:
South Carolina
Georgia
Alabama
North Carolina
Virginia
Tennessee
Mississippi
Louisiana
Kentucky
West Virginia
Texas
Arkansas
Florida

Please keep in mind that this is a Southern literature challenge. It's possible to find books set in each of these states that are not Southern in nature or feeling. Use your best judgment when choosing your books.

Levels:

Level 1--C'mon in the house! Read 1-2 books.

Level 2--Pull up a seat and stay a while! Read 3-4 books

Level 3--Have a glass of sweet iced tea, honey. Read 5-6 books

Level 4--Y'all come back now, y'hear! Read 7-8 books

The challenge will run from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. You can join in anytime throughout the year.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers.  You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.

Crossovers with other challenges are acceptable, and feel free to read your books in any format you choose.

Reading suggestions: I have a shelf on GoodReads with lots of books on it. There's also a Best Southern Literature list on GoodReads that should give you some good ideas. Or you can reference the linked reviews from the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 versions of the challenge.

I'm putting up a post with a separate linky for reviews as well. I'll keep a permanent link to both posts in my sidebar. That will be easier to keep track of which links are reviews and which are sign up posts.

We have some wonderful authors down here, and I hope you'll join me in discovering them! Just grab the button and sign up on Mr. Linky below!

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I have an affiliate relationship with Malaprop's, my local independent bookstore located in beautiful downtown Asheville, NC; and Better World Books. I will receive a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase books through links on my site. My opinions are completely my own.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, Jen! I am signing up for this challenge tomorrow.

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  2. Thanks for hosting this challenge. I've been wanting to explore more Southern literature.

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  3. Will you be doing this again next year? I loved doing this one. And your other challenges as well?
    And please let me know if you are interested in joining any of my challenges for 2017:
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2017.html
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/memoir-bingo-reading-challenge-2017.html
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/epistolary-reading-challenge-2017.html
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/humor-reading-challenge-2017.html

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