50 State Reading Challenge

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The goal of this challenge is to read books that are set in each of the fifty states. Your books can be of any genre and any format (ie. paperback, ebook, audiobook, etc.). No short stories. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine. You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them.

**  This indicates a book that takes place evenly between two states.  I will read another book set in one of the states.

  1. Alabama     Making Waves by Cassandra King
  2. Alaska     
  3. Arizona     
  4. Arkansas     
  5. California     The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst, The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton, Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  6. Colorado     
  7. Connecticut    
  8. Delaware     
  9. Florida     Hearts on a String by Kris Radish
  10. Georgia     My Reading Life by Pat Conroy, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
  11. Hawaii     
  12. Idaho      The English Major by Jim Harrison
  13. Illinois     The Bitch Posse by Martha O'Connor, No Time to Wave Goodbye by Jacqueline Mitchard
  14. Indiana     
  15. Iowa     Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  16. Kansas     In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
  17. Kentucky     Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kentucky Love by Joe Coomer
  18. Louisiana     
  19. Maine     Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
  20. Maryland     
  21. Massachusetts    Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman, Family History by Dani Shapiro
  22. Michigan     Thrift Store Staints by Jane Knuth
  23. Minnesota     The Tall Pine Polka by Lorna Landvik
  24. Mississippi     The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  25. Missouri     The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  26. Montana     Wolves, Boys and Other Things that Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire     Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer, The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen V. Benet
  30. New Jersey     The Only Girl in the Car by Kathy Dobie
  31. New Mexico     Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather, The Milagro Beanfield War by John Treadwell Nichols
  32. New York    Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss, Lucky by Alice Sebold, Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota     The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
  35. Ohio     The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Sula by Toni Morrison
  36. Oklahoma     Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver, Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
  37. Oregon     Good Grief by Lolly Winston, Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
  38. Pennsylvania     Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (primarily in England, some in PA), The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina     The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy, Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
  41. South Dakota     Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The English Major by Jim Harrison
  42. Tennessee     The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  43. Texas     Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
  44. Utah     The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  45. Vermont     House Rules by Jodi Picoult, Rescue by Anita Shreve
  46. Virginia     The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia     The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming     Colder than a Fart in a Dead Eskimo by David Allen