Georgia Top 25 Reading List

Given by Georgia Center for the Book

99 Works 128,709 Books 2,621 Reviews 4.0
The Georgia Top 25 Reading List, of "books all Georgians should read," is an award list created by the Georgia Center for the Boook, Decatur, Ga. A total of 100 books have been recognized. Top 25 show more lists were announced in 2002 and 2005, followed by similar lists in 2008 ("Top 25 Books by Living Georgia Writers") and 2010 ("Books all Georgians Should Read"). The Georgia Center for the Book is affiliated with the Library of Congress. show less
Years:
All, 2010 (25), 2008 (25), 2005 (25), 2002 (24)
WorkYear
Winter sky : New and selected poems, 1968-2008 by Coleman Barks
2010
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
2010
Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South by Roy Blount Jr.
2010
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
2010
Snakeskin Road: A Novel by James Braziel
2010
Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove by Max Cleland
2010
A Cry of Angels by Jeff Fields
2010
The Confederate General Rides North: A Novel by Amanda C Gable
2010
Bombingham by Anthony Grooms
2010
Invisible Sisters by Jessica Handler
2010
The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life by Lauretta Hannon
2010
Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams by Paul Hemphill
2010
Luminous Mysteries by John Holman
2010
How far she went by Mary Hood
2010
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
2010
New and Selected Poems of Thomas Lux: 1975-1995 by Thomas Lux
2010
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
2010
Hue and Cry: Stories by James Alan McPherson
2010
The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist by DEIRDRE O CONNELL
2010
When the Finch Rises by Jack Riggs
2010
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
2010
The watchers by Memye Curtis Tucker
2010
Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved Holiday Stories by Bailey White
2010
The Heart of a Distant Forest by Philip Lee Williams
2010
Bon Appetit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking by Virginia Willis
2010
Taking After Mudear by Tina McElroy Ansa
2008
Above the Fall Line: The Trail from White Pine Cabin by Amy Blackmarr
2008
Waltzing through the Endtime by David Bottoms
2008
Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic by Erskine Clarke
2008
Baby Brother's Blues by Pearl Cleage
2008
Strong at the Broken Places by Max Cleland
2008
Georgia Odyssey by James C. Cobb
2008
The Meaning of Consuelo: A Novel (Bluestreak) by Judith Ortiz Cofer
2008
A Cabinet of Wonders by Renee Dodd
2008
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children by Melissa Fay Greene
2008
The Untelling by Tayari Jones
2008
Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story by Roy Blount Jr.
2008
The Book of Marie by Terry Kay
2008
Crabcakes: A Memoir by James Alan McPherson
2008
A little salvation : poems old and new by Judson Mitcham
2008
Your Body Is Changing by Jack Pendarvis
2008
Pinhook : Finding wholeness in a fragmented land by Janisse Ray
2008
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts
2008
Down Town by Ferrol Sams
2008
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
2008
Native Guard: Poems by Natasha Trethewey
2008
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker
2008
In the Morning: Reflections from First Light by Philip Lee Williams
2008
The Big Mama Stories by Shay Youngblood
2008
For the Confederate Dead by Kevin Young
2008
The Last Radio Baby by Raymond Andrews
2005
Ugly Ways by Tina McElroy Ansa
2005
Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond by Amy Blackmarr
2005
Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd
2005
The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry by Judith Ortiz Cofer
2005
The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy
2005
A Childhood: The Biography of a Place by Harry Crews
2005
Wit: A Play by Margaret Edson
2005
The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene
2005
Trouble No More by Anthony Grooms
2005
Leaving Birmingham : Notes of a native son by Paul Hemphill
2005
Daughter of My People by James Kilgo
2005
Woman of color, daughter of privilege : Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 by Kent Anderson Leslie
2005
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
2005
Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
2005
Sabbath Creek by Judson Mitcham
2005
Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories by Flannery O'Connor
2005
And the Dead Shall Rise by Steve Oney
2005
Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family by Gary M. Pomerantz
2005
Wild Ginger by Bettie Sellers
2005
The Celestine Sibley Sampler: Writings & Photographs With Tributes to the Beloved Author and Journalist by Celestine Sibley
2005
Freedom: An African-American History of Georgia, 1733-1865 by Michael Thurmond
2005
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
2005
Mama Makes Up Her Mind : and Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White
2005
A Distant Flame by Philip Lee Williams
2005
Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa
2002
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
2002
Armored Hearts: Selected & New Poems by David Bottoms
2002
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
2002
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
2002
An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood by Jimmy Carter
2002
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
2002
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
2002
The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy
2002
Deliverance by James Dickey
2002
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
2002
Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction by Melissa Fay Greene
2002
Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
2002
To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
2002
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.
2002
Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales by Julius Lester
2002
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
2002
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2002
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
2002
Lighthouse by Eugenia Price
2002
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray
2002
Run with the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams
2002
Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons
2002
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
2002

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