|Southern Belle Reading Challenge|
Hosted by Brenda Gail at Curling Up With A Good Book
Well September is over, and I'm sad to say so is the Southern Belle Reading Challenge. But I'm glad to report that Brenda says she will host it again next year...Yay! So if you missed it this year start making your list now.
This challenge was about all things "southern"...fiction set in the south, non-fiction, cook books, magazines, food, music, festivals, and famous southerners. Before this challenge I hadn't read all that much southern fiction, but now I have to say that I have a real love for it. I have found so many good books and authors by participating in this challenge. Not only did I find lots of new books...I found a new blog that I absolutely love and visit every day. Brenda did such a great job running this challenge. Every day she posted a southern topic on her blog, and they were all different. I learned a lot about the south, and had fun doing it. I also loved reading all the great comments from others doing the challenge. I'm always interested in what others are reading.
I read 5 books in the month of September for the Southern Belle Reading Challenge.
The first book I read for the challenge was The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. You can read my review HERE.
The second book I read for the challenge was My Summer of Southern Discomfort by Stephanie Gayle. You can read my review HERE.
The third book I read for the challenge was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. You can read my review HERE.
Book number four and perhaps my favorite from the entire challenge was Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews. I had no idea what to expect from this book, and to be honest I was expecting a shallow girly book. Boy was i wrong! This was a deep meaningful book, but fun at the same time. You can read my review HERE.
The fifth and final book I read for the challenge was The Southern Belle of Honeysuckle Way by Linda Bruckheimer. I haven't posted a review yet, but look for it soon!
My goal for the challenge was 4 books. I met it plus one, so I'm very happy. The Southern Belle Reading Challenge was lots of fun, and I will definitely be doing it again next September. Thanks Brenda!!!