Welcome to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a bookish Meemee hosted by the lovely Broke and the Bookish, so be sure to visit her blog when you get the chance. Every week bloggers are given a topic, and through that topic they list their top ten.
This week’s TTT is Top Ten Books With X Setting, and I chose to go with my home state of Mississippi! I don’t typically like Mississippi settings, or any southern settings for that matter. Reading them is like listening to long, drawn out fake southern accents on TV, and honestly I don’t really care much for the southern drawl (no offense to fellow southerners, I just don’t like when people purposely lay it on thick).
Don’t forget to leave a link to your own TTT in the comments, or add your own to my list!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Black, white, purple, or polka-dotted; I don’t care what you are, this book was amazing. It not only talked about black maids in the south, but it also touched on how hard it was for women in the south in general. Baby makers and bakers; any girl with ambition was an abomination. Southern states are still deep in heritage and though they’re more accepting, it’s still frowned upon when a woman states she doesn’t want kids or wants to focus on something else.
Haunted Natchez by Alan Brown
If you ever find yourself in Natchez, MS, be sure to check out the Natchez cemetery and take the tour. It’s full of wonderfully odd tombs such as gypsies who are buried on their feet, a girl who had stairs leading to the window to her coffin (covered in stuffed animals) where her mother would sit and read to her each night, and a man buried sitting in his rocking chair. Good stuff.
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying is the epitope of southern family dynamics. They are completely screwed up, fight, send one to the loony bin, and all over the funeral of a mother. If you live in the south, you know how close this is to the truth.