Books by southern authors — July

The July theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a book by a southern author. We have so many local authors with must-read books, so you might choose one by one of the Huntsville-area writers featured below. And we've recommended some other new southern favorites.

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

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Best Books by Southern Authors

With My Little Eye: A Novel By Joshilyn Jackson Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063158658
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Published: William Morrow - April 25th, 2023

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise By Colleen Oakley Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593200803
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Published: Berkley - March 28th, 2023

Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage By Helen Ellis Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385548205
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Published: Doubleday - June 13th, 2023

It Was an Ugly Couch Anyway: And Other Thoughts on Moving Forward By Elizabeth Passarella Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781400219018
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Published: Thomas Nelson - May 2nd, 2023

How to Stay Married: The Most Insane Love Story Ever Told By Harrison Scott Key Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668015506
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 13th, 2023

Ozark Dogs By Eli Cranor Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781641294539
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Published: Soho Crime - April 4th, 2023

Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062913500
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Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2022

The Summer of Songbirds By Kristy Woodson Harvey Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9781668010822
Published: Gallery Books - July 11th, 2023

Nanny Needed: A Novel By Georgina Cross Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780593355992
Published: Bantam - October 5th, 2021

Rich Waters By Robert Bailey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781542037297
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - June 20th, 2023

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Rich Blood By Robert Bailey Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781542037273
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - September 1st, 2022

Fortress of Snow By Melanie Dickerson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780785250807
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Published: Thomas Nelson - December 6th, 2022

Piece of Cake By Mary Hollis Huddleston, Asher Fogle Paul Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780785258902
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Published: Harper Muse - June 20th, 2023

All the Sinners Bleed: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250831910
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2023

When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel By Wiley Cash Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062313096
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 27th, 2022

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The Secret Book of Flora Lea: A Novel By Patti Callahan Henry Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668011836
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

If We're Being Honest: A Novel By Cat Shook Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250847546
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Published: Celadon Books - April 18th, 2023

All the Pretty Places: A Novel of the Gilded Age By Joy Callaway Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781400234400
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Published: Harper Muse - May 9th, 2023

Black Echoes By J. B. McLaurin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781957941882
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Published: Sley House Publishing - March 7th, 2023

The Last Carolina Girl: A Novel By Meagan Church Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728257150
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - March 28th, 2023

Even as We Breathe By Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle Cover Image
$30.73
ISBN: 9781950564323
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Published: Fireside Industries - March 7th, 2023

Mothers: A Coloring Book By John Moore (Illustrator), Sravan And Swapna Kakani (Producer) Cover Image
By John Moore (Illustrator), Sravan And Swapna Kakani (Producer)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780983269526
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Published: Black Cotton Company/Evermoore Publication - May 5th, 2023

The Water Keeper By Charles Martin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780785230946
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Published: Thomas Nelson - February 9th, 2021

The Fortunate Ones By Ed Tarkington Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781643752006
Published: Algonquin Books - October 5th, 2021

My Magnolia Summer: A Novel By Victoria Benton Frank Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063286153
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Published: William Morrow - June 6th, 2023

A Place to Land By Lauren K. Denton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780785232698
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Published: Harper Muse - July 11th, 2023

Jayber Crow: A Novel (Port William #6) By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781582431604
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Published: Counterpoint - August 30th, 2001

House of Cotton: A Novel By Monica Brashears Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250851918
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 4th, 2023

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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Tayari Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Rush: A Novel By Lisa Patton Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250020680
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 6th, 2019

Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

The Big Door Prize By M. O. Walsh Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735218505
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 31st, 2021

Stars of Alabama: A Novel by Sean of the South By Sean Dietrich Cover Image
$26.59
ISBN: 9780785231325
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Published: Thomas Nelson - April 7th, 2020

Southernmost By Silas House Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi By Richard Grant Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501177842
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 31st, 2021