I posted about my reading goals for last year. I’ve decided to again compose a reading list to complete by the end of the year.
I am taking it a small step further and have a themed reading list for this year. This year I want to become a more respectable Southern reader by adding to my repertoire of great Southern works. My title says fiction but I don’t mean to stick strictly to fiction.
So here is my open call. If someone were well versed in Southern works, what would you expect them to have read? I have read Gone With The Wind, Fried Green Tomatoes and To Kill a Mockingbird (see, I’m not hopeless). What else should I be sure to read?
What are your favorite Southern authors, and what are your favorite works by them? I’ll be working on my list all week, so get your suggestions in!
I should note here that I have started and refuse to finish A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole, so don’t even say it!