The Great American Road Trip Book Challenge

The Great American Road Trip Book Challenge

I’ve decided to start a new reading challenge. I saw Erin post about a “USA Reading Roadtrip” and I thought it sounded like fun.

The idea is to read a book that takes place in each of the 50 States. Here is my tentative list. I am 100% certain that this list will change and evolve, but it gives me a place to start.

  1. Alabama – Looking for Alaska by John Green
  2. Alaska – The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  3. Arizona – Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasglow
  4. Arkansas –
  5. California – Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love
  6. Colorado – Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic #1) by Melissa F. Olson
  7. Connecticut –
  8. Delaware –
  9. Florida –
  10. Georgia – Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  11. Hawaii – The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  12. Idaho –
  13. Illinois – Trust Me, I’m Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summer
  14. Indiana –
  15. Iowa –
  16. Kansas – The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
  17. Kentucky –
  18. Louisiana – The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
  19. Maine – Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell
  20. Maryland – Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
  21. Massachusetts – Rare Objects  by Kathleen Tessaro
  22. Michigan – Don’t You Cry  by Mary Kubica
  23. Minnesota –
  24. Mississippi –
  25. Missouri – Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  26. Montana – The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  27. Nebraska – Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  28. Nevada –
  29. New Hampshire –
  30. New Jersey – Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume or All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
  31. New Mexico –
  32. New York – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  33. North Carolina –
  34. North Dakota – The Round House by Louise Edrich
  35. Ohio – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  36. Oklahoma –
  37. Oregon – The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry
  38. Pennsylvania –
  39. Rhode Island – The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  40. South Carolina –
  41. South Dakota –
  42. Tennessee –
  43. Texas – See Jane Die by Erica Spindler
  44. Utah – The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  45. Vermont –
  46. Virginia – Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
  47. Washington – Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  48. West Virginia –
  49. Wisconsin –
  50. Wyoming –

As you can see, i’ve got quite a few blanks. Any suggestions?


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