What are the best Southern fiction novels filled with humor?

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    #1To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Justin Carter
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is an absolute classic. This one I read in high school and to this day I believe they are still reading it in high school. A very good read that everyone should read atleast once."
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    #2Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.
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    #3A Time to Kill

    A Time to Kill

    Carl Lee Hailey shoots to the hoodlums that raped his ten-year-old daughter, but the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood. But the extremists outside Clanton heard a black man has killed two whites, they invade the town determined to destroy everything. 

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    Zachary Day
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book seems more relevant than ever given today's social and political climate. Besides having something to say about social issues, it's also a gripping read on its own and is very worthwhile."
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    #4The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd depicts loss and betrayal. This book was a New York Times bestseller and has won the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards. In 2008, this novel was turned into a movie.

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    Jacob Andrews
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A high quality book with an excellent story behind it. Very heart moving and very intense with the themes."
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    #5Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse)

    Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse)

    The first novel of 'The Dead' saga that inspired the HBO original series True Blood. In this first volume, we'll meet Sookie Stackhouse, a barman in Louisiana with a peculiar 'disability': she can read minds.

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    Vincent Adams
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "After watching the series I had to check out the books. I have to say, I get a little bit different vibe from the books than I do from the series. But different isn't bad, it''s just...different. I thought it was pretty good and will be reading the rest of the series."
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    #6The Sugar Queen

    The Sugar Queen

    The Sugar Queen is a young adult novel written by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen, who authored the famous book titled Garden Spells. It is a story of a 27-year-old woman who found out that the local waitress is a fairy godmother.

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    David Watkins
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I had asked my friend for a new book to read on a whim, the only stipulations being that it was funny and it was based in the United States. He lent me this book after saying that he got it from his sister and that it was right up my alley. I set it aside, thinking he was making a joke at my expense, and kind of forgot about for a month or so. I picked up to give back to him and sat down to read the first couple pages just too see what it was about. I was hooked from that moment on. The opening chapter is just odd enough to suck you in and keep you in until it's over."
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    #7Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    #8The Color Purple

    The Color Purple
    Set deep in the American South, The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. After living a very hard life, she starts to discover joy and the power of her own spirit.
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    Katherine Franklin
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book was made into a movie. It starred Oprah Winfrey. It was an Oscar winning movie and it was gut wrenching to watch. Great acting with pivotal moments. "
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    #9The Peach Keeper

    The Peach Keeper

    The Peach Keeper is a young adult fantasy novel by Sarah Addison Allen, the New York Times bestselling author who wrote The Girl Who Chased the Moon. It is about a woman named Willa and her attempt to restore glory to her family name. 

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    Helen Brewer
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "She is one of my favorite authors. This story was wonderful. The characters were interesting and kept your attention. I keeps you wanting more."
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    #10Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg has a folksy, fresh, endearing and affecting story. Written by one of the fairest and funniest ladies in America, it tells a contrasting, yet enthralling tale of humor and drama.

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    Jacqueline Morales
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This amazon page was easy to navigate to find what kind of book this was and if the genre fit what I was looking for. It also provided a good summary of the book so I could see if it fit what I wanted."
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    #11The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides is a Southern contemporary romance fiction novel written by Pat Conroy. This was originally published in 1986. This book narrates the story of Tom Wingo and his twin sister as they face tragedies.

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    Maria Torres
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I think this was made into a movie. But the book is better. It has an authentic Southern setting. The humor makes everything work."
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    #12The Girl Who Chased the Moon

    The Girl Who Chased the Moon

    The Girl Who Chased the Moon is a contemporary fantasy romance fiction novel written by Sarah Addison Allen. This chick lit novel is first published in 2010 by Bantam and a nominee for Favorite Heroine in Goodreads. 

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    Emma Mitchell
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I will buy this book right now! Looks so interesting! Look at the positive reviews. Must be a real winner. The story line looks very interesting. Can't wait to read it!"

Summary

Best What are the best Southern fiction novels filled with humor
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 42 Paid
2Charlotte's WebBooks 38 Paid
3A Time to KillBooks 36 Paid
4The Secret Life of BeesBooks 35 Paid
5Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse)Books 32 Paid
6The Sugar QueenBooks 30 Paid
7Gone with the Wind Books 30 Paid
8The Color PurpleBooks 27 Paid
9The Peach KeeperBooks 26 Paid
10Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeBooks 23 Paid
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