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Welcome! I never finished this challenge the last go-round, so I decided to try it again and extend it to 2 years.

Here are the rules:
Read a book from every state in the USA and US territories recognized by the post office. There are 59 of them (link and list below). The book's setting should be primarily in that state/territory, but doesn't have to 100% stay in the state.

I will post a thread quarterly. Instead of a long list, post what # state you're up to, the book and a little about it (sort of like country hopping, if you particapted in that).

I will keep a tally of participants and what # they're up to also.

??'s - post below or PM me.

 

Here is the link to a google doc you can download and use to keep track of your reading:
http://tinyurl.com/cyqg24w

And the states/territories are (as recognized by the US post office):
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Marshall Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Micronesia
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Palau
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

Megi53 6 yrs ago
Sign me up!
I love reading books with a strong sense of place.

 

But I'll give it a shot.

I've got a book for Rhode Island now..so I'll save it for next month. :)

I kinda wanted to do Canada's provinces/territories too, although again the territories will be a serious stumbling block. Anyone interested in that?

 

Yes, the territories will be more challenging, but you'd be amazed at what was found for the 666 and country hopping challenges - so I threw them in AND made it a two year challenge (there's no way I'll find and get through 59 books in one year!)

 


I kinda wanted to do Canada's provinces/territories too, although again the territories will be a serious stumbling block. Anyone interested in that?


I think I would be! As a Canadian, it would definitely be interesting!

Just saw this thread (for the U.S. states) and am going to think about whether I will sign up for this...

 


I kinda wanted to do Canada's provinces/territories too, although again the territories will be a serious stumbling block. Anyone interested in that?


I think I would be! As a Canadian, it would definitely be interesting!


How about if we do a separate challenge for Canadian provinces & territories? I'd like to do it but I'll definitely need help with recommendations, and possibly finding the books as well.

 


I kinda wanted to do Canada's provinces/territories too, although again the territories will be a serious stumbling block. Anyone interested in that?


I think I would be! As a Canadian, it would definitely be interesting!


How about if we do a separate challenge for Canadian provinces & territories? I'd like to do it but I'll definitely need help with recommendations, and possibly finding the books as well.



I wonder if there are books that qualify for all of the provinces & territories?

 

How about if we do a separate challenge for Canadian provinces & territories? I'd like to do it but I'll definitely need help with recommendations, and possibly finding the books as well.


I wonder if there are books that qualify for all of the provinces & territories?


Well, I've found possible titles for these:

Manitoba
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Plus I just read a book set in Nova Scotia, and I've read a couple in the past that take place in BC.

So I'm guessing the answer is yes, the books are out there. *Finding* them might be another story.

I figure if someone starts a thread, all the Canadians can make suggestions. Do you want to do it, or should I? :)

P.S. Nancy, sorry for hijacking your thread.

 


I figure if someone starts a thread, all the Canadians can make suggestions. Do you want to do it, or should I? :)

P.S. Nancy, sorry for hijacking your thread.


You go ahead! I'm sure I read one set in Quebec so I'll find that and post it as a suggestion on the new thread!

And yes, Nancy, I'm also sorry for hijacking this thread!

 


I figure if someone starts a thread, all the Canadians can make suggestions. Do you want to do it, or should I? :)

P.S. Nancy, sorry for hijacking your thread.


You go ahead! I'm sure I read one set in Quebec so I'll find that and post it as a suggestion on the new thread!

And yes, Nancy, I'm also sorry for hijacking this thread!


Here you go: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/487156/

Also, here's a link that might be helpful for both challenges if you like mysteries:
http://www.librarything.com/---/123240#3647441

 

Please count me in. I would like to give this a try.

 

I don't remember the question coming up last time..but it seems like it might be a good idea.

Thread from 2009 - perhaps useful for book ideas: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/379938

 

I don't remember the question coming up last time..but it seems like it might be a good idea.

Thread from 2009 - perhaps useful for book ideas: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/379938


Audiobooks, e-books and library books can all count. They don't have to be registered bookcrossing books - just have the right setting.

 

Although I don't have much confidence in me finishing 59 books, I am very much interested in this challenge :) It would be so fun to find & read those books!

 

Although I don't have much confidence in me finishing 59 books, I am very much interested in this challenge :) It would be so fun to find & read those books!

I put the challenge over TWO years because I don't have confidence in myself finishing just these 59 in one year. And as people starting posting books, then you get ideas or swapping going.....

 

Welcome! I never finished this challenge the last go-round, so I decided to try it again and extend it to 2 years.



So you are starting over at zero? You're planning to read 59 new books even though you've already read some for each state as you participated in the last challenge? Just curious lol

 

Welcome! I never finished this challenge the last go-round, so I decided to try it again and extend it to 2 years.



So you are starting over at zero? You're planning to read 59 new books even though you've already read some for each state as you participated in the last challenge? Just curious lol



Yup - starting over. I might actually finish this time! So many books, so little time to read - gotta work sometimes {grin}

 

I'm trying to research/plan what I should be looking for, and I found these sites:

http://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/
http://bookssetin.com/
http://bookclubclassics.com/---/50-states-50-books-list/

Also, if you're not already aware of them, these might be helpful too:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ - free public domain e-books
http://librivox.org/ - free public domain audiobooks

 

I'm trying to research/plan what I should be looking for, and I found these sites:

http://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/
http://bookssetin.com/
http://bookclubclassics.com/---/50-states-50-books-list/

Also, if you're not already aware of them, these might be helpful too:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ - free public domain e-books
http://librivox.org/ - free public domain audiobooks


Thanks for the links. I particularly like the booksetin one.
And a reminder to all that public library searches often include states/locations if they've been tagged that way.

 

I'm in! This sounds fun!

 

winghyphen8wing 6 yrs ago
More links

 

 

but it will be more of an after thought, as in...oh yeah, this talks about a state so I can use it for that challenge.

Also, are you really talking about reading travel guides, rather than a "real" book?

 

but it will be more of an after thought, as in...oh yeah, this talks about a state so I can use it for that challenge.

Also, are you really talking about reading travel guides, rather than a "real" book?


Reading travel guides is too easy - it's "real" books - e-books, library, audio, BC registered - whatever. As long as the setting is predominantly in the state you choose. If it's more than one state, you pick which state is predominant. One book/state/territory = 59 books over 2 years.

 

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