24 October 2010

Challenge: Okra Picks

My friend Kathy from Bermudaonion's Weblog is hosting a fun reading challenge that runs from now through March 31, 2011. Here's the background:

Since I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the hospitality of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance [SIBA] at their last two trade shows, I know just how passionate those folks are about books. Each season, SIBA selects a crop of Southern books to handsell and those books are called Okra Picks. Okra Picks authors are given a sash to wear at the trade show, and believe me when I tell you those sashes are worn with pride!
In honor of the books singled out by SIBA, Kathy has set up the Okra Picks Reading Challenge. Take a look at the great books we have to choose from:

  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  • I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
  • Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart
  • My Only Sunshine by Lou Dischler
  • Virals by Kathy Reichs
  • Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon
  • The Typist by Michael Knight
  • Carry the Rock by Jay Jennings
  • Greek Revival by Patricia Moore-Pastides
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
  • Southern Plate by Christy Jordan
  • They Came to Nashville by Marshall Chapman
There are several levels of involvement. I'm going for the Goober level, which means I'll read 1-3 books off these lists. I already have the Pat Conroy book, so I'll likely start with that one.

To join in the fun and learn more about SIBA and the challenge, check out Kathy's blog.


Michelle 10/24/10, 8:52 AM  

Good luck!

You're a much better challenger than I am I always have such grand plans for participation and then nothing ever comes of it. LOL

Dorte H 10/24/10, 9:28 AM  

I´d love to hear more about that Fannie Flagg book. Her "Fried Green Tomatoes" is a truly wonderful book.

bermudaonion 10/24/10, 9:34 AM  

I'm so glad you've decided to join the challenge - I think we're in for some good reading!!

Anonymous,  10/24/10, 1:18 PM  

What a fun challenge and a great list of books!

Julie P. 10/24/10, 1:28 PM  

So glad you're joining this one. The books look terrific.

Peppermint Ph.D. 10/24/10, 4:23 PM  

Oh my! This one has my name all over it! I already have 3 of the books on the list!

Nise' 10/24/10, 5:35 PM  

I am doing this challenge as well and looking forward to reading Virals by Kathy Reichs.

Alice 10/24/10, 7:42 PM  

I'm in for this one too! I've selected my books and gotten two of them on my Kindle and the other two waiting for release in that edition. :)

Anonymous,  10/28/10, 11:16 AM  

I'm excited about this challenge. I'm almost finished with my first book.

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