Although not required for class credit, summer reading lists can still be a thing. Why not add this Louisiana native to your list?

As a kid, I took all of the advanced classes that I could. These typically required me to read a lot over the summer. I hated it then, but now I wish I had nothing to do for three months, but read books. Well... books that I want to read.

I started keeping a list of books I want to read in my phone knowing that I'll never make it through the list, since I'm always adding more.

There are plenty of books out there and an author for every single one. However, not all books or authors are from the great state of Louisiana. Recently PopSugar.com put together a list of "50 Authors from 50 States - Here's What to Read from Each of Them." In a way, you could take a trip across the entire United States by turning the pages of these books.

For Louisiana, they recommended Rebecca Wells.

Rebecca is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana where she grew up on a cotton farm. She also attended LSU. She has a few publications out including a #1 New York Times Bestseller called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." It's the story of complex bonds between a mother and her daughter.