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Locations from our summer reads come to life and beg you to visit. 

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Alachua County, Florida. Beaufort, South Carolina. Georgia’s Sea Islands. Mississippi’s mud flats. Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Tennessee mountains. Locations from this year’s Summer Reading List span the Southern states and coastline, many of them idyllic, remote and perfect for a weekend road trip.

As we move through the books on the list, interviewing and chatting with authors and posting reviews, we’ll also be compiling travel guides to some of the novels. So, stay tuned for more of this summer reading feature and prepare to take a literary road trip from your favorite book on the list

Lowcountry Road Trip With Mary Alice Monroe
South Carolina’s bestselling author leads you on a scenic drive down coastal Highway 17.

Tour Karen White’s Beaufort, South Carolina 
See real-life sites from the bestselling author’s new novel The Sound of Glass. (Photo courtesy of Visit Beaufort.)

Book a Room in Mary Kay Andrews’ Beach Town
The beach read queen travels to the Florida Gulf Coast in her latest novel.