Best Southern Books
Fiction or nonfiction set in the American South or about Southerners
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 678,812 ratings
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,147,721 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 840,549 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 128,363 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 158,564 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 29 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 762,525 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 43 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 31 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 142,662 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 148,805 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 311,652 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 56,688 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 127,642 ratings
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 402,219 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 80,349 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 102,793 ratings
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 145 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 63,927 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 140,217 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 414,717 ratings
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 69,941 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 95,022 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 36,915 ratings
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 51,408 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 185,288 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 34,224 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 21,513 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 25,371 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 182,022 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 35,661 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 97,972 ratings
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 52,492 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 225,864 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 7,777 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 26,025 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 25,479 ratings
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 20,648 ratings
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 5,275 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 10,240 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 170,461 ratings
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 5,287 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 8,326 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 20,374 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 6,831 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 245,178 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 14,376 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,805 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 374,743 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 39,417 ratings
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 23,243 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 14,519 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 145,979 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 21,066 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 483,933 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 17,909 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 6,723 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 50,831 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 11,367 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,141 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 700 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 8,889 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,673 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 3,018 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 7,513 ratings
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 94 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 63 ratings
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 2,185 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 3,622 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 26,837 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 54,160 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 14,103 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 7,516 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 5,772 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 4,117 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 869,249 ratings
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 727 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 65,620 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 152,524 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 166 ratings
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 12,453 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 23,447 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 3,785 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 406,200 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,785 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,914 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 11,148 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 10,230 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 135,555 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 38,297 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,386,100 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,037 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 17,114 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 215 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 9,158 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,328 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 36,726 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 14,760 ratings
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427 books · 579 voters · list created July 18th, 2008 by Melissa Delbridge (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Alright, so it's the Bible Belt and all, but how can the Holy Bible (King James) be part of Southern Literature?!


message 2: by Julie (new)

Julie add zeitoun


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Julie wrote: "add zeitoun"

Everybody can add books to this list, so feel free to do so yourself, Julie -- just click on the tab "add books," above next to "all votes" and then select any and all books you want to add, either from your own bookshelves or by performing a search from among Goodreads's database.


message 4: by Julie (new)

Julie Thanks!! Julie


message 5: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Uh, deleting Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.....


message 6: by Garth (new)

Garth My vote is for Bebe Moore Campbell's Your Blues Ain't Like Mine.

Whenever I hear someone rave about The Help, I suggest they read Your Blues Ain't Like Mine. The Help has good parts, but on the whole Your Blues Ain't Like Mine -- a novel based on the Emmett Till murder -- seems so much more realistic and honest about how horrible conditions were for African-Americans in the 1950s South.

Here's a post I wrote about the novel for Newsworthy Novels, a blog that matches novels to today's headlines and events (this entry was for Black History Month): http://newsworthynovels.blogspot.com/...


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Ruedin The Good Earth removed... because it happens to Chinese people... in China... which I'm very confident is not now and has never been a part of the American South... wtf...

On a side note, it is an amazing book.


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