2016 Books All Georgians Should Read

  • The Class of ’65: A Student, a Divided Town and the Long Road to Forgiveness by Jim Auchmutey
  • Fallen Land  by Taylor Brown
  • Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Crazy for Chenille Fashion by Ashley Callahan
  • Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen
  • Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion by Sandra D. Deal, Jennifer W. Dickey, and  Catherine M. Lewis
  • Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities by Ryan Gravel
  • How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racists Lessons of a Southern Childhood by Jim Grimsley
  • Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen
  • Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
  • Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015 by Kevin Young

More Information About This List:

This list includes fiction, non-fiction and a collection of poetry written by Georgians or about Georgia. The books are chosen after much consideration by the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Board.

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Georgia Center for the Book announces annual lists. (2016, August). Georgia Public Library Service News, 14, 2.