As a bonus, I’ve put together a list of books set in Savannah that you can read before you go. I love reading books set in the city I’m going to.
Books Set in Savannah
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
In order to make a list like this about books set in Savannah, you couldn’t leave out Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. For a book about Savannah, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is likely to be the first choice. Story: The story is sleazy and juicy. It caused a stir in the city when it came out. The story takes you all over the city, including to Bonaventure Cemetery, which is a cemetery.
To start, we had to start with this one. It’s a book that every person who lives in Savannah should read. Even if you already have, it’s time you did. One of the most well-known crimes in Savannah is told in Berendt’s masterpiece, which so many people call it. The story is true. Because the process makes it even better. Hauntingly beautiful to the point of poetry, it talks about the human condition through a group of interesting people.
The Life & Death of Jorja Graham by Brynn Myers
A southern belle is someone who is blonde, beautiful, and enchanting, but that’s only the face she shows the world; no one knows what’s going on inside her.
My new home, a handsome suitor, and the job of my dreams as an antique dealer were all waiting for me when I came back to Savannah after a long time away from home. I didn’t know that moving on with my life would be the last decision I’d ever make.
Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews
All of the books that are about women. In a few of her books, Savannah is a place where people live and work. They have a lot of southern charm and a lot of mystery in them.
You’ll meet Weezie (also known as Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker” who was kicked out of her own home in Savannah’s historic district by her bitter ex-husband. She has to come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed and not, it looks like it’s for the best.
Haunted Savannah by James Casky
It’s a good idea to read this book before you go on a Haunted Tour in Savannah, even if you don’t think you should. To find out what’s scarier than any other U.S. city, read this: Author James Casky is a history and tour guide. He will answer all of your questions and more.
This book has been completely rewritten and updated. It talks about more than 40 of Savannah’s most famous ghost stories, making it a unique collection of ghost stories. A master storyteller will tell you scary stories about the “Other Side” of the Hostess City, which is dark and eerie.
Waving Backwards by V. L. Brunskill
I wish I had found this book before I went to Savannah, so I could have read it. A tour guide told me about this statue, but I would have liked to have this story in my head. Imagine that you don’t know who you are until you find yourself in a statue 800 miles away from your home.
Lara Bonavito is a New York college student who is very passionate and very independent. She goes on an amazing journey of self-discovery in Savannah, Georgia. Lara was adopted into a home where she was abused and lived in poverty. Her search for her roots leads her to the historic district of the Southern jewel. She gets help from a group of people who are very real. A cryptic letter was hidden in the family bible for two decades.
High Noon by Nora Roberts
People who read this book before they go to Savannah want the Irish pub to be real. I did, however, come up with a great idea right next to the river. During the Book Club in January, this was a good choice. You can read Sheila’s review of it here. Sheila is on our review team.
This book talks a lot about family, loyalty, and a lot of things. When they finally meet face-to-face, it’s always at high noon.
I really liked this book! I think it gives you a good idea of what Savannah is like. It’s also a good story! There is, of course, a romance that runs through the book, but for me, it was the suspense that kept me reading. Likeable, even if you don’t know them. The mystery is enough to keep you turning the pages!
Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates
As someone who likes a good cozy mystery, I think you should get this series right away! You will get a good sense of the city because this isn’t a book about Savannah, but it will take you all over it. It’s a fun and easy book set in Savannah. You can read it in a few hours.
There aren’t enough hours in Katie Lightfoot’s job as assistant manager of a bakery in Ohio. She wants to leave. It turns out that her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben are opening their own bakery in Savannah’s charming downtown area. When they ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically says yes! The Honeybee Bakery, which is named after Lucy’s cat, is where Katie works. While there, she notices that her aunt is adding strange herbs to her recipes. They’re not just tasty. Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are spells.
The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead
A winner of the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Duncan Whitehead’s novel has been praised by a lot of people. A mystery/thriller, it tells the story of a group of dog walkers who try to find out who killed their neighbor. Because this one isn’t just written by someone who lives in Savannah, but it’s set in a “leafy neighborhood.” It’s not the Upper East River, but it does sound lovely!