regionalBefore traveling, many people have rituals. Making To-Do lists, scouring Yelp or other review sites, reading travel guides, praying to Saint Anthony, and buying tiny bottles of shampoo are common practice. My rituals include getting as many kitten snuggles as possible and reading some of the regional literature of my destination.

I’m going on a trip to the south next month so I’ve been reading a collection of stories by Flannery O’Connor and plan to re-read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter before I leave. Even when I’m not planning a trip, works of regional literature can make for a fantastic armchair vacation.

Below you will find a collection of lists focused on U.S. regional literature. Are there any other categories you would like to see on this list? Do you have title recommendations we should add to any of the collections? We would love your input!


Midwest and Rust Belt Literature

New England / Atlantic Literature

Southern Literature

Western Literature


We’re always happy to create any custom lists. Email collectionteam@overdrive.comfor more information today!


*Please note that title availability may vary by geographic location and platform.

Rachel Kray is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.

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