Mississippi might not be the first state that many think of when it comes to reading—at least not in a good way, but media personality and Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb hopes to change that.
“Mississippi is normally at the top of the list when it comes to illiteracy,” says Webb, a Mississippi native, “but this state has given birth to some amazing authors that have touched the world with their words.” During the summer of 2016 Webb is spotlighting ‘10 Books By Mississippians You Should Read,’ including titles by bestselling authors as well as voices that he believes are rising stars in the literary world.
It is Webb’s hope that people will re-discover the great talent that is found within the Magnolia State and that people inside the state lines of Mississippi will take the time to get to know some of the authors it has given birth to.
10 Books By Mississippians You Should Read (Listed In No Particular Order)
- Fresh Frozen by Darden North, MD (Ponder House Press)
- Family Values by Anderecco (AlphaGraphics)
- If I Run by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)
- Way Beyond Pisgah by Alrean McIntyre Adams (publisher unknown)
- An Unspeakable Secret by Glenda L. Hunter (Createspace)
- A Time To Kill by John Grisham (Dell)
- Dance (formerly I Dance For You) by Kelly Stone (publisher unknown)
- A Dark Journey to a Light Future by Tommie Mabry (Westbow Press)
- Last Chance Texaco by Joe Lee (Dogwood Press)
- Married to Sin by Darlene Collier (Mose Dantzler Press)