Anyone else feeling the end-of-summer blues? The best way to slow down the final month of vacations and beach days is to curl up with a good book. Garden & Gun Magazine recently published an August reading list. Explore the work of many great modern southern writers. It’s not too late to explore the outdoors of Appalachia with Phil Hudgins as your guide, or experiment with grilled cheese recipes with the southern-inspired Eric Greenspan. Get lost in the poetry of Kentucky-based Ada Limon, or the photography of Jeremiah Ariaz depicting Louisiana Trail Riders. If you are itching to flex your mind ahead of the school year, read about the life of Arthur Ashe in Raymond Arsenault’s comprehensive biography of the Richmond, VA native athlete and civil rights activist. Delve deep into America’s opioid crisis as investigative journalist, Beth Macy, takes you from the hard hit corridor of East Tennessee through Virginia. This list has something for everyone — women’s lit and fiction included!

View it here: Garden & Gun August Reading List