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Are you a reader? I am. Quite often, I’m reading several books at a time. Last year for the 31 Day series, I shared some of my favorite books which you can find listed here. The hardest part of last year’s series was trying to choose which books to showcase.
The South has a rich literary community and it’s culture, landscape and people have inspired a treasure trove of fascinating tales. The first southerner to win the pulitzer prize for fiction was Julia Peterkin for her novel, Scarlet Sister Mary. Her book was considered so scandalous that it was banned from one of the libraries in her home state.
I’ve compiled a list of books for you that I’ve enjoyed by writers from the South. I had a hard time culling this list down. I hope that you will give these talented southerners a try. If I didn’t list your favorite, please share it in the comments. I love hearing about new books to read.
Southern Writers List
- To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
- A Redbird Christmas Fannie Flagg
- All Over But The Shoutin’ Rick Bragg
- Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
- A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams
- Go Down, Moses William Faulkner
- One Writer’s Beginnings Eudora Welty
- Jubilee Margaret Walker Alexander
- Ellen Foster Kaye Gibbons
- The Help Kathryn Stockett
- My Dog Skip Willie Morris
- The Testament John Grisham
- Track of the Cat Nevada Barr
- Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
- The Gift of the Magi O.Henry
- Walking Across Egypt Clyde Edgerton
- When the Heart Waits Sue Monk Kidd
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
- At Home in Mitford Jan Karon
- We’re Just Like You Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle Celia Rivenbark
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What have you read lately?
“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.” Nehemiah 8:8 NIV Bible