Several days ago, Maggie grabbed me by the wrist and wrenched my right arm around behind my back, pulling hard in an upward direction. She wouldn't quit until I promised to join the Southern Reading Challenge. And if you believe that I have some land for sale in the Sahara...
The truth is when I first heard about the challenge I didn't know of any books that would qualify. Since then Maggie has offered lots of suggestions, both authors and titles. All it took was for me to see her post on the Southern Sisters mystery series written by Anne George. With all the challenges going around I saw this as my perfect opportunity to get some mysteries read. I also discovered that I have a southern book on my shelves that I can count and get it OFF my shelves.
Here's the 3 books I've chosen to read between June 1 and August 31:
1. Murder on a Girl's Night Out by Anne George
2. Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George
3. Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb (this one is on my shelf. Years ago I read a couple of McCrumb's books and enjoyed them. The first one was If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him. How could I pass on a book with a title like that?! I read another of McCrumb's but can't remember it's name. I remember liking both books I read by McCrumb so I'm looking forward to this one. Also, her books have a bit of mystery to them.)
Possible alternative: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee