red country reading list

While I'm doing this project I'm reading books that either take place in a red state or are about America thematically. Email me your favorite book that meets this criteria!  susannabluhm@gmail.com

+  = finished

A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love - Caroline Kennedy (2001)  +

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (2007)  +

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013)  +

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)  +

Beloved - Toni Morrison (1987)  +

Blue Highways - William Least Heat-Moon (1982)

The Book of Unknown Americans - Cristina Henríquez (2014)  +

Born a Crime - Trevor Noah (2016) 

Calling Me Home - Julie Kibler (2013)

Coming of Age in Mississippi - Anne Moody (1968)

The End of White Christian America - Robert P. Jones (2016)

The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin (1963)

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (1939)  +

Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance (2016)  +

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision - Linda S. Ferber (2009)

I'm a Stranger Here Myself - Bill Bryson (1999)

In the Country We Love - Diane Guerrero (2016)

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison (1952)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - James Agee (1941)  

Light in August - William Faulkner (1932)

Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry  (1985)

The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson (1989)  +

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George (1959)  +

Native Son - Richard Wright (1940)

The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander (2010)

News of the World - Paulette Jiles (2016)

No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy (2005)  +

Notorious RBG -  Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik (2015)

O Pioneers! - Willa Cather (1913)

On the Road - Jack Kerouac (1957)

The Patron Saint of Liars - Ann Patchett (1992)  +

Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo - Ntozake Shange (1982)  +

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo (2018)

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right - Arlie Russell Hochschild (2016)

Tears We Cannot Stop - Michael Eric Dyson (2017)

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston (1937) 

Travels with Charley - John Steinbeck (1962)  +

The Violent Bear it Away - Flannery O'Connor (1960)

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig (1974)  +