Sophie Hudson might just be my favorite. Of course, I have about seven favorites, but I’m willing to make room on the list for one more since I just finished Home Is Where My People Are and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.
I also really want to start writing with a southern accent. I want to start writing words like y’all and butter my biscuits.
I’m not actually sure she even said butter my biscuits in the book, but I feel like she probably says it in real life. Home Is Where My People Are follows Hudson from her churchy beginnings in a loving southern family to her college days when she has more questions than answers about her faith and spends a few years away from any kind of relationship with Jesus.
And then, in her late twenties, she starts to wind her way back to God like so many of us do after short (ahem, long) detours. I laughed out loud many times while reading this book. I just love her sense of humor and (not to be completely dorky right now but…) sentence structure. She was an English major in college (yay!) and now teaches high school English in Alabama. I’m sure we would be good friends were she to need another teacher friend.
Home Is Where My People Are by Sophie Hudson is fun, hilarious, and encouraging without seeming too know-it-all or preachy. Go get a copy of this one soon, and pick up a few for your girlfriends and your mom while you’re at it.