I don’t really say “ya’ll”, unless I’m tired. Not that there’s anything wrong with it (heya Seinfeld fans!!), but I am not a Southerner by birth and instead say “yous guys” (which isn’t any better!), because I spent most of my childhood in northern California.
But I digress…
I threw in that southern greeting because this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a freebie.I am currently living in Columbia, South Carolina and I’m loving this gorgeous southern spring weather, so I’m focusing on Southern YA this week! All of the titles on today’s list are set in the South, and will make you want to relax on the front porch and sip sweet tea from a mason jar!
Books I’ve Read
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (South Carolina)
Paper Towns by John Green (Florida…actually Winter Park, FL! Where I used to live!)
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols (South Carolina)
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle books) by Maggie Stiefvater (Virginia)
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (fictional North Carolina beach town, Colby, like all of her books)
Scat by Carl Hiaasen (Florida, like all of his books)
Books I Want to Read
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (Louisiana)
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Tennessee, like all of her books)
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn (Florida)
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Georgia)
I know there are tons of other YA and MG titles that are set in the South, but I only had room for ten, so feel free to share your favorites in the comments section below!