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This is the 2019 thread for this ongoing challenge. This is a multi-year rolling challenge - start when you like, set your own limit (12 months, 18 months 24 months).

Here are the rules:
Read a book from every state in the USA (bonus: optional is the District of Columbia). The book's setting should be primarily in that state, but doesn't have to 100% stay in the state. Any kind of book is fine - library, e-book, audiobook or BC book. One state per book please. (list of states at the bottom of this post)
Instead of a long list, post what # state you're up to AFTER you read the book, the book title, BCID if applicable and a little about it.

??'s - post below or PM me.
Some great books can be found by searching on a keyword at the library & looking at the juvenile section. Search previous years in Book Talk forum (keyword “states” or the state you're looking for)
If you do LibraryThing, some folks have added Common Knowledge places to books. Just add "CK: Important Places" to one of your lists of books to see if someone entered a place that you need.

Here is a link to some book suggestions for the 50 states:
Kids books: http://wrappedinfoil.com/
http://www.businessinsider.com/---/most-famous-book-set-in-every-state-map-2013-10
http://www.bkmag.com/---/the-literary-united-states-a-map-of-the-best-book-for-every-state

Here are the states:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of Columbia (optional)

 

thanks to J4Shaw for reminding me about this missing post. And I'm going to start over....just because.

 

I'm going to start over
I'm going to follow your lead, NancyNova!!!😁THANK YOU for hosting again!!!😉


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
☑ILLINOIS...(Chicago)
The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren*
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10380805
*If you like, you can check out my Journal Entry (#11) to see why I am not a fan of this "1001 Books to Read Before You Die" Book. ; )
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of Columbia (optional)

 

laughing about the 1001 j/e. Like you, I haven't been enthralled by some of the books on this list.

 

#1/51 New York-Love Her to death by Linda Palmer

#2/51 California- The Death Sculptor by Chris Carter

 

and you're starting off with TWO!!!

Can you tell a little about the books when you post? That helps other folks see if they want to read it for that state too.

 

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

This old book covered two book challenges this month: A reread and a book with a number in the title.

 

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

This old book covered two book challenges this month: A reread and a book with a number in the title.

Janet comes up over and over for NJ

 

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

2nd book in the series, this book covers mainly Fallon's training, which started at age 13 to become "The One." It also revisits New Hope and tells what has happened in the last 14 years to people in the settlement.

 

nmugirl 1 yr ago
Me too.
I would like to make this a three year challenge with starting this last year.

Alabama Siren Night
Alaska The Geography of Water
Arizona Bad Country
Arkansas Shakespeare’s Landlord
California The Inland Sea
Colorado Breaking Wild
Connecticut Emma In The Dark
Delaware The Book of Unknown Americans
Florida Make Your Home Among Strangers
Georgia The Three Miss Margarets
Hawaii East Wind, Rain
Idaho Idaho
Illinois Contrary Motions
Indiana
Iowa Arrowood
Kansas Silver Bells
Kentucky Kentucky Straight by Chris Offutt
Louisiana Old Dogs and Children
Maine The House on BlackBerry Hill
Maryland Can’t Find My Way Home
Massachusetts
Michigan The Sweater Letter
Minnesota Little Broken Things
Mississippi Freshwater Road
Missouri The Weight of Blood
Montana Raptor
Nebraska Goodnight, Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire Halfway House
New Jersey The Boy Who Went Away
New Mexico North of the Border
New York Mother, Mother
North Carolina Hidden Riches
North Dakota See Also Murder
Ohio Ohio
Oklahoma The World Beneath
Oregon
Pennsylvania Harry’s Tree
Rhode Island Rescuing Jeffery
South Carolina Nell and Lady
South Dakota Dead White
Tennessee
Texas Oliver Loving
Utah The Never-Open Desert Diner
Vermont The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia Dogwood
Wisconsin The Simplicity of Cider
Wyoming
District of Columbia

 

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

Covers the lives of the residents of (fictional) Elmwood Springs, Missouri, from post WWII onward. The characters also appear in her other books, though you do not need to read any of the others to appreciate this story.

I think that at this point I've read all of Flagg's books at least once, and she is on my recommended list. Her stories have always left me happy.

 

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

When Leah Stevens's personal and professional life falls apart, she runs into an old acquaintance who invites her to stay in western Pennsylvania. After a few months, the friend disappears amid attacks on other residents. When all the clues lead back to Leah, she begins to question just how well she knew this friend and works to clear herself of the other crimes.

An entertaining enough read, though I did have an issue or two that did not make sense.

 

Camino Island by John Grisham
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15358538/

Original manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald have been stolen. The FBI suspects that they may be in the hands of Bruce Cable, a well-known book seller and dealer in Florida. Young author Mercer Mann is recruited by an insurance investigator to return to her childhood summer home to gather information on Cable and the local literary community.

A quick, light read.

 

Camino Island by John Grisham

Original manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald have been stolen. The FBI suspects that they may be in the hands of Bruce Cable, a well-known book seller and dealer in Florida. Young author Mercer Mann is recruited by an insurance investigator to return to her childhood summer home to gather information on Cable and the local literary community.

A quick, light read.

Good to know a Florida possibility. That's also a hard-to-find state

 

I'll start fresh with the new year and see how far I get: this will be my overall list.

▪ AL
▪ AK - Quiet Defiance - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263175
▪ AZ - By the Light of the Moon - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263115
▪ AR
▪ CA - Rosemary and Rue - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263149
▪ CO
▪ CT - The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9246812
▪ DE
▪ DC - Washington City is Burning - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263144
▪ FL - The Secret River - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9284703
▪ GA
▪ HI - The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263111
▪ ID
▪ IL
▪ IN
▪ IA
▪ KS - The Calculating Stars - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263145
▪ KY
▪ LA - My Louisiana Sky - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9284705
▪ ME - One Morning in Maine - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245653
▪ MD
▪ MA
▪ MI
▪ MN
▪ MS - The Tamarack Tree - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245654
▪ MO
▪ MT
▪ NE
▪ NV
▪ NH
▪ NJ
▪ NM - Trail of Lightning - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9284700
▪ NY
▪ NC
▪ ND
▪ OH - Smoke Eaters - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9272020
▪ OK - Killers of the Flower Moon - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9272018
▪ OR - A Red-Rose Chain - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9284702
▪ PA - Woods Runner - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9248531
▪ RI
▪ SC - I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263159
▪ SD
▪ TN
▪ TX
▪ UT
▪ VT
▪ VA
▪ WA
▪ WV
▪ WI - Blankets - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9263118
▪ WY

 

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15345203

Beautifully illustrated (Caldecott Honor Book, 1953): apparently the characters are based on the author/artist's real-life family. Older daughter Sal is eagerly anticipating a trip to town with her father. Then she makes an exciting discovery: she has a loose tooth!

… • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • ME • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

The Tamarack Tree by Patricia Clapp
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15341685

After her mother's death, newly-orphaned fourteen-year-old Rosemary leaves England and moves to Vicksburg, Mississippi to join her brother Derek.

They set up a household assisted by their uncle's servant Hector and Hector's wife Amanda. Although distressed by the idea of slavery (Hector, Amanda, and their daughter Betsy are all free born), Rosemary finds the people of Vicksburg warm and welcoming, and as the Civil War begins and intensifies, she finds her loyalties divided.

Additional 2019 reads for Mississippi:

‣ The Well by Mildred D. Taylor - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15391132

… • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • ME • … • … • … • … • MS • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

The Tamarack Tree by Patricia Clapp
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15341685

After her mother's death, newly-orphaned fourteen-year-old Rosemary leaves England and moves to Vicksburg, Mississippi to join her brother Derek.

They set up a household assisted by their uncle's servant Hector and Hector's wife Amanda. Although distressed by the idea of slavery (Hector, Amanda, and their daughter Betsy are all free born), Rosemary finds the people of Vicksburg warm and welcoming, and as the Civil War begins and intensifies, she finds her loyalties divided.

… • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • ME • … • … • … • … • MS • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

Interesting option for Mississippi

 

pam99 1 yr ago
yay!
I'm starting over with this for 2019 too, after a bit of a BC hiatus. I've read a couple already...

 

pam99 1 yr ago
1. Nevada
Man Walks into a Room, Nicole Krauss
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488411

a bit slow and philosophical for my tastes/mood but I'd taken it to my parents and read it anyway. A man loses his memory and is found in the Nevada desert, close to death. His marriage disintegrates and with nothing to lose, he finds himself in a bizarre scientific experiment.

 

pam99 1 yr ago
2. Wisconsin
A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15340515

oh my goodness - 9th January and I think this may be the best book I read in 2019. Absolutely gripping and terrifying - a tragic accident on a farm in the mid West (Wisconsin) leads to the unravelling of Alice's life.

 

Man Walks into a Room, Nicole Krauss
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488411

a bit slow and philosophical for my tastes/mood but I'd taken it to my parents and read it anyway. A man loses his memory and is found in the Nevada desert, close to death. His marriage disintegrates and with nothing to lose, he finds himself in a bizarre scientific experiment.
Sounds like the choice was between not reading anything (I can sympathize - that's an awful concept), or reading a so-so book.

 

pam99 1 yr ago
3. Tennessee
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15332081

An incredible story about a runaway slave in the US south. I started on Hogmanay but finished on New Year's Day, so I'm counting for 2019! It starts in Georgia and goes through several states, but I think I'll count for Tennessee. Worth a read if you come across this one - it deserves all its awards!

 

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15332081

An incredible story about a runaway slave in the US south. I started on Hogmanay but finished on New Year's Day, so I'm counting for 2019! It starts in Georgia and goes through several states, but I think I'll count for Tennessee. Worth a read if you come across this one - it deserves all its awards!

we read it for book club. I liked it, but some members had trouble with the fantasy railroad.

 

The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition by Karen Zeinert
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15348350

In 1839, a group of recently-enslaved West Africans took over the ship La Amistad in hopes of returning to Africa. Since none of them knew how to sail, they were tricked by their former captors and ended up in Long Island, New York. The ship was towed to New Haven, Connecticut, and their two-year fight for freedom began.

Short but informative, with a map, a timeline of important events, and (a big plus for me) numerous illustrations including portraits of many of the important individuals.

… • … • … • … • … • … • CT • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • ME • … • … • … • … • MS • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15326290

Samuel and his parents live in on the edge of the forest in the frontier of Pennsylvania. The seemingly distant war with Britain becomes all too real when the homestead is attacked and Samuel's parents are taken prisoner.

Additional 2019 reads for Pennsylvania:

‣ The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory (not registered yet)
‣ The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401372

… • … • … • … • … • … • … • CT • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • ME • … • … • … • … • MS • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • PA • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • … • …

Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford

Another in her Amish mystery series. This time Claire and Jakob strive to figure out who killed Russ, Jakob's mentor and the main reason he left the Amish community and joined the police force.

 

Visiting Tom by Michael Perry

Author writes of visits with an elderly neighboring farmer and jack-of-all-trades in rural Wisconsin who had an interstate built through his property in the 1960s and parallels of his own life.

 

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Play. Annie Sullivan is hired from the Perkins Institute in Boston by the Keller family to tutor their deaf-blind-mute daughter Helen. Most of the action takes place on the Keller homestead in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

 

Alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California: Keeper of the Keys by Perri O'Shaghnessy
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida:: The Old Man & the Gun by David Grann
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho Educated by Tara Westover https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15364669
Illinois
Indiana GOAT Water is Not What You Think by Carol Elrod https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910243
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine Summer People by Brian Groh https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14490860
Maryland Deadly Feasts: Tracking The Secrets Of A Terrifying New Plague
by Richard Rhodes
Massachusetts Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15104350
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi: The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
Missouri The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
Montana
Nebraska Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Nevada
New Hampshire: Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
New Jersey: Word of Honor by Nelson DeMille (the court marshal occurs here)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14852197
New Mexico
New York: Do or Diner by Christine Wenger
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio Everything I never Told You by Celeste Ng
Oklahoma
Oregon Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14892134
Pennsylvania Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
Rhode Island
South Carolina Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15399620
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas Landon by Delores Fossen https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14566517
Utah
Vermont
Virginia The Escape by David Baldacci
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion
Wyoming: Below Zero by C. J. Box
District of Columbia (optional) Lincoln by Gore Vidal
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427624

 

Oh - I didn't know the Ng's book is Ohio. That will help when I read it for bookclub in March.

 

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Maura is in Wyoming for a pathologist conference when she accepts an over night skiing trip from an old friend. They take a wrong road during a bad snowstorm and end up in the town of Kingdom Come. Where they will be lucky if they escape with their lives. Read to see which ones don't.

 

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Maura is in Wyoming for a pathologist conference when she accepts an over night skiing trip from an old friend. They take a wrong road during a bad snowstorm and end up in the town of Kingdom Come. Where they will be lucky if they escape with their lives. Read to see which ones don't.


With a name like "Kingdom Come", you know some folks won't be making it out alive.

 

Carrying on from 2018:

All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7993622

Written as a memoir from the protagonists POV, this is quite a slow story. After escaping a hotel fire this man spots a woman on the sidewalk and falls immediately and obsessively in love with her. The story is about their marriage, family betrayals, etc.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire

 

Carrying on from 2018:

All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7993622

Written as a memoir from the protagonists POV, this is quite a slow story. After escaping a hotel fire this man spots a woman on the sidewalk and falls immediately and obsessively in love with her. The story is about their marriage, family betrayals, etc.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire


This was an Anita Shreve book that I had trouble with too.

 

wingJ4shawwing 1 yr ago
#15 Oregon
“A Great State” by Shelby Gallagher
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15150039

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Julie Atwood is struggling with the day-to-day challenges of being a single mom. She works for a non-profit by day and clips coupons by night. The time in between is spent doing homework with her son. She wants a stable and secure life for him, but she needs a new start for herself. That won't come easy, though. Julie is recently divorced, financially stressed, and still reeling from a violent attack in her past.
She is determined to make it on her own, however.
The urgency of her efforts takes on new importance as society begins unraveling around her. America is divided. Conservatives and liberals are at war. Then the newly elected president cuts funding to so-called Sanctuary States, including her home state of Oregon. Julie loses her job. Everyone who lives off the government gets desperate.

MY REVIEW:
Absolutely hated the writing of this book. With one main female character, the countless use of her name to start a sentence was overwhelming.
Often a sentence would start exactly the same as it’s previous one, the same with paragraphs (for example p177 :
“Julie remembered as a little girl...”
“Julie remembered that if...”
“Julie’s thoughts...”
“Julie found herself...”
“Julie found herself...”
“Julie struggles...” )

Putting that aside, the whole thing was kicked off by a way over the top foreword. I mean given the repetition highlighted above, Glen Tate didn’t do so great a job helping edit the manuscript.

Finally it was all just a little tin foil hat focused, with little padding out of story. Then again, there’s a sequel so who knows where that takes the story.
Disappointing read given the hype surrounding it.

2018 & 19 challenge
Alabama ✓
Alaska ✓
Arizona
Arkansas
California ✓
Colorado ✓
Connecticut ✓
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana ✓
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts ✓
Michigan
Minnesota ✓
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada ✓
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York ✓
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio ✓
Oklahoma
Oregon ✓
Pennsylvania ✓
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah ✓
Vermont
Virginia
Washington ✓
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of Columbia (optional)

 

Everything I never Told You by Celeste Ng KTM 3/21/18 [302 pages]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14791893

I was disappointed in the book. The title grabbed me but the book didn't.

 

Everything I never Told You by Celeste Ng KTM 3/21/18 [302 pages]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14791893

I was disappointed in the book. The title grabbed me but the book didn't.


Uh oh. I wonder how this will fare for book club.....although sometimes I have enough discussion material even with a bad book.

 

New Uses for Old Boyfriends
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362048

I only read this because it was set in Delaware. Chic-lit is not normally my thing, but I actually quite enjoyed this one. Fun and fluffy, it had quite a few laugh out loud moments, some quirky, likeable characters, not a single murder and everyone lived happily ever after!

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware

 

.....not a single murder and everyone lived happily ever after!!

So not like us to read something so nice!
This made me chuckle

 

New Uses for Old Boyfriends
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362048

I only read this because it was set in Delaware. Chic-lit is not normally my thing, but I actually quite enjoyed this one. Fun and fluffy, it had quite a few laugh out loud moments, some quirky, likeable characters, not a single murder and everyone lived happily ever after!

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware

sometimes you need...not a single murder....and a bit of happy. Love the title.

 

3vie 1 yr ago
#3/51 Maine
Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

 

Woohoo - halfway!

Wives and Sisters by Natalie R Collins
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15157894

This started out really well, but about halfway through it became a bit boring. Allison had so many disasters befall her (a fair few brought on by her own stupidity), that it weakened the story. A bit of a look into the Mormon community though.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware ~ Utah

 

Woohoo - halfway!

Wives and Sisters by Natalie R Collins
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15157894

This started out really well, but about halfway through it became a bit boring. Allison had so many disasters befall her (a fair few brought on by her own stupidity), that it weakened the story. A bit of a look into the Mormon community though.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware ~ Utah

As soon as I saw "wives and sisters", I automatically assumed...Mormon.

 

pam99 1 yr ago
4. New York
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15356594

Hope: a tragedy
Shalom Auslander

a clever book, funny in places and disturbing in others. A Jewish homeowner discovers Anne Frank living in his attic... lots of themes around death, humanity and good/evil.

Done: Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Wisconsin

 

Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15365415/

While on vacation, 40-year-old Delia Grinstead walks down the beach and away from her family and takes up a new life, while trying to sort out what she really wants.

Though I found little to like among most of the characters, the situations and writing kept me in the story.

 

pam99 1 yr ago
#5 California
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15365344

I read this at school (in fact, I have a terrible feeling that I may still have my school copy somewhere) but hadn't re-read it, even though Steinbeck is an author I really like. Re-reading it and I was astonished to find that I'd entirely forgotten how it finished! I think there are other Steinbecks that I prefer (Grapes of Wrath in particular) but he's a fantastic writer.

[I had also forgotten - or never known - that it was set in California. Had to google Soledad - I'd always assumed this was set in the mid West somewhere!]


Done: California, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Wisconsin

 

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Sarah Quinlan accompanies her husband, Jack, back to his childhood home in Iowa after learning of the serious accident involving his aunt, who had raised him and his sister after the accidental death of their parents. After arriving and meeting the family and close friends, Sarah realizes that Jack has not been truthful about his past and suspects that current events have roots in that past.

Decent read. I flew through this one.

 

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Sarah Quinlan accompanies her husband, Jack, back to his childhood home in Iowa after learning of the serious accident involving his aunt, who had raised him and his sister after the accidental death of their parents. After arriving and meeting the family and close friends, Sarah realizes that Jack has not been truthful about his past and suspects that current events have roots in that past.

Decent read. I flew through this one.


Good to keep in mind. There's not many set in Iowa

 

Decent read. I flew through this one.


Good to keep in mind. There's not many set in Iowa

Yeah, I tend to have trouble finding one of those..

 

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14980560

This was Towles' first book, set in 1938 New York City. Lot of ambiance as he describes the eveyday life of Katey, and her interactions with others who are social climbers in that era. Had potential, but not as good as Gentleman in Moscow.

 

I loved Rules of Civility, so now I am very excited to read a Gentleman in Moscow.

 

I loved Rules of Civility, so now I am very excited to read a Gentleman in Moscow.

I thought Gentleman in Moscow was so much better

 

Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower

First in this new series. Bailey leaves her job in NY to visit her grandparents in Ohio. Her grandfather hasn't been feeling well lately, and she arrives in time to see him arguing with a man, than collapsing to the sidewalk. Later, the man is found stabbed to death in her grandfather's kitchen at the candy shop. Although Bailey's father left the faith, her grandparents and much of the community are Amish. Bailey takes it upon herself to solve the mystery, while furnishing chocolate desserts for an up coming wedding.

 

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372335/

At a boys' boarding school in New Hampshire in the early years of World War II, two boys have their friendship tested after an accident.

 

pam99 1 yr ago
#6 Iowa
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15356595

The Readers of Broken Wheel recommend, by Katarina Bivald

A rather sweet novel about a young Swedish woman who corresponds with an elderly lady in a rural mid Western town and decides to move there to share her love of books. I felt it could have been a bit shorter in places but a nice heartwarming read.

Done: California, Iowa, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Wisconsin

 

Verses For The Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs

I think this is like #18 in the Pendergast books. In this book, Pendergast is investigating murders in Florida that have a tie in with murders that happened eleven years ago. He has also been assigned a partner, something neither of them are too happy about. It was okay, but not my favorite.

 

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376460

A woman discovers her husband is having an affair when he is killed in a road accident in Hawaii, and the body of a strange woman turns up as well. She goes to Hawaii, along with the fiancé of the dead woman to try and find out what was going on. A good enough story with a little twist at the end.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware ~ Utah ~ Hawaii

 

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376460

Interesting. I'll keep an eye out for it.

 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

In Shaker Heights, Ohio, in the late 1990s, Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl arrive and rent a townhome from the Richardsons. Eventually the families' lives begin to intertwine. When a local adoption of a Chinese-American baby divides the town, the families are also divided, leading to secrets, old and new, revealed.

I stayed with this for the story. I prefer this one to her previous book (where I liked the writing, though not necessarily the story).

 

The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly. Love these mysteries about a librarian and her cats. There is something fun about a cat who can disappear at will and one that can walk through walls. Maybe at some point we will learn how they got their "super powers."

 

The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly. Love these mysteries about a librarian and her cats. There is something fun about a cat who can disappear at will and one that can walk through walls. Maybe at some point we will learn how they got their "super powers."

sounds like a nice light read

 

booboo123 1 yr ago
Illinois
The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan. This one started out like a Lifetime movie but ended as a good read. Would recommend it.

 

The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan. This one started out like a Lifetime movie but ended as a good read. Would recommend it.

good to know

 

Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier

 

The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark
by Donivee Martin Laird with illustrations by Carol Jossem
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15360430

It's a very silly shark. :p

Additional Hawaii reads for 2019:

‣ Micro by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston (not registered yet)
‣ Hawaii: Gem of the Pacific by Oscar Lewis - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14756670

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

By The Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15318662

After a mysterious stranger injects Dylan with an unknown substance, he finds himself running for his life along with his autistic brother Shep and Jillian - another victim of the madman with the syringe.

Took me forever to get around to actually starting this one, and it took me a bit to get into it (I found the plant..odd), but eventually it sucked me in (not really a surprise). Shep is quite endearing...and now I want to make a jigsaw puzzle.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Blankets by Craig Thompson
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15370173

Ginormous semi-autobiographical graphic novel: as he grows up, Craig finds himself pulling away from the strong Christian faith of his parents.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Washington City is Burning by Harriette Gillem Robinet
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376517

12-year-old Virginia of Madison is sent to Washington City to serve her mistress in the President's House during the War of 1812. Unknown to the Madisons, some of the White House staff has a secret agenda: using the confusion of the war to help others escape to freedom.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
audio download/e-book

When a massive meteorite crashes to Earth off the East Coast of the United States, there is worldwide devastation and drastic climate change. Since the middle of the country escaped the worst of the damage, the new capital - and home of the space program - is in Kansas.

I loved this alternate history [it starts with President Dewey] and expect to read the sequel soon.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
e-book

Book one in the adventures of October Daye, a half-elf living in San Francisco and working as a private investigator. I liked this the first time but never pursued the other books; this time I might follow through on the series.

I was a bit annoyed by the pronunciation guide at the beginning of this book which said kitsune should be pronounced kit-soon (not even close). I notice that book 2 says it should be kit-soo-nay...which is better, anyway, although that first vowel is still wrong (the first syllable should be closer to key).

Additional 2019 reads for California:

‣ A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ The Night Counter by Alia Yunis (e-book)
‣ Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire (e-book)
‣ Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire (e-book)

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly by Joyce Hansen
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15383303

Patsy is living on a plantation in South Carolina in 1865: the war has ended, but so far her life has not changed much. What does it mean to be free?

This is part of the Dear America series, in the format of a diary.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Quiet Defiance: Alaska's Empty Chair Story by Karleen Grummett
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15383315

Out of sequence, because I read this in January and forgot to note it down; just dug it out to register and realized I'd left it off the list.

This is an interesting look at pre-WWII Juneau and the reaction of the townspeople to the removal of the Japanese American population during the war. The empty chair of the title was for the high school valedictorian, John Tanaka: his classmates left the chair empty at graduation to signify his absence.

...ok, NOW I should be caught up with states.

Additional 2019 read for Alaska:

‣ The Salmon Princess by Mindy Dwyer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15422377

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Quiet Defiance: Alaska's Empty Chair Story by Karleen Grummett
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15383315

Out of sequence, because I read this in January and forgot to note it down; just dug it out to register and realized I'd left it off the list.

This is an interesting look at pre-WWII Juneau and the reaction of the townspeople to the removal of the Japanese American population during the war. The empty chair of the title was for the high school valedictorian, John Tanaka: his classmates left the chair empty at graduation to signify his absence.

...ok, NOW I should be caught up with states.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651


I never thought of Japanese living in Alaska, but I guess they lived all over, not just in California which you usually think of for WWII

 

Obits by Jim Sheeler

This is a collection of some of the obituaries feature columns that Sheeler wrote of ordinary Colorado residents who led (in their own way) extraordinary lives.

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

This has to be one of the weirdness books I have read in a long time. It is a train wreck, yet sucks you right in. When 14 year old Bee's mentally unstable mother disappears, Bee writes a book, using all her mom's emails, letters, etc. to track her down.

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

This has to be one of the weirdness books I have read in a long time. It is a train wreck, yet sucks you right in. When 14 year old Bee's mentally unstable mother disappears, Bee writes a book, using all her mom's emails, letters, etc. to track her down.

I keep seeing this one in bookstores, but keep reading it's weird, so why is it so popular?

 

#4/51 North Carolina - Tragic Toppings by Jessica Beck

 

wingJ4shawwing 1 yr ago
#16 Illinois
“Love, Hate and other filters” by Samira Ahmed

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Maya Aziz dreams of being a film maker in New York, but her family have other ideas. She's also caught between the guy she SHOULD like and the guy she DOES like. But things with Phil would never work out anyway. Would they? Then a suicide bomber who shares her last name strikes in a city hundreds of miles away and everything changes.

MY REVIEW
I’m absolutely glad this book exists and particularly in the YA genre as so much racism is inherent, not born.
Overall though I felt there were some real flaws, particularly just how obnoxious Maya is, and I found it hard to go with the disregard she shows her parents.

 

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15322542

Set mostly in Main Line, Pennsylvania, the story of a middle class girl gaining acceptance to an upper class school and some of the stuff she does to be liked and accepted by the "cool kids". Not much to be said without spoilers, but not a great book and not great characters in it.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware ~ Utah ~ Hawaii ~ Pennsylvania

 

#5/51 South Carolina - The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate

 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183253
Written in 2016, it examines bluntly racism - overt and covert
The sole black nurse on an L&D floor is left with the baby of white supremecist parents, who have specifically requested that she never touch the baby. But when the baby goes into respiratory distress, does she touch him or not? And the father oversees the code team, including Ruth, working on his son (who dies), he goes to the police and gets her arrested for murder.

 

Rocket Boys by Homer H Hickam
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401233

Well worth reading. A memoir of the time in his life when Homer "Sonny" Hickam (and his group of friends) learned how to launch rockets in a small coalmining town in West Virginia. Around the time of the initial "space race", he decided he wanted to be a NASA engineer and then went on to achieve his dreams. A very enjoyable read.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware ~ Utah ~ Hawaii ~ Pennsylvania ~ West Virginia

 

Rocket Boys by Homer H Hickam
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401233

Well worth reading. A memoir of the time in his life when Homer "Sonny" Hickam (and his group of friends) learned how to launch rockets in a small coalmining town in West Virginia. Around the time of the initial "space race", he decided he wanted to be a NASA engineer and then went on to achieve his dreams. A very enjoyable read.

Done: New York ~ Missouri ~ Virginia ~ California ~ Iowa ~ Massachusetts ~ Ohio ~Arizona ~ Maryland ~ North Dakota ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Georgia ~ North Carolina ~ Illinois ~ Tennessee ~ Vermont ~ Minnesota ~ Washington ~ Connecticut ~ Indiana ~ Texas ~ New Hampshire ~ Delaware ~ Utah ~ Hawaii ~ Pennsylvania ~ West Virginia

I read this too! It's been reissued as the movie name October Sky, I think

 

#6/51 Illinois- Vicious Grace by M. L. N. Hanover

 

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15306066

I had no idea about what had happened to the Osage until I read this book. When oil was discovered under the tribe's lands, the mineral rights made them _very_ rich. Then Osage started dying - too many of them. As Joseph Heller once said: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." In the early 20th century, quite a few people seem to have come up with schemes to kill off members of the Osage tribe for their mineral rights - scary stuff.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby
e-book

Urban fantasy written by a firefighter. When the dragons rise early in the 22nd century, firefighters take on a new importance in a world of people-eating fire-breathing monsters. After 30 years of being a firefighter and 7 years of dragons, Captain Cole Brannigan is ready to retire..until an accidental discovery leads to his joining the Smoke Eaters, a special branch of the fire department that focuses on fighting the dragons. I first learned of this book because someone mentioned that an old paper book of John Scalzi's Old Man's War made a couple of appearances in the story - as a 2085 reprint.

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Overall list here: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9245651

 

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

After the loss of a child, Molly Anderson relocates to Ridgedale, New Jersey, finding work as an arts reporter for the local paper. When the body of a newborn is found near a local university, Molly receives the assignment and brings up old and new secrets to the surface.

Suspenseful enough, with suspects aplenty.

 

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15547447/

Eleanor Flood - illustrator, wife to Joe, mother to their son Timby - has not felt good about her life for some time. Today, however, she resolves to try harder to be pleasant to all and more attentive to her family. But today is *not* going to be that day.

Not as quirky as Where'd You Go, Bernadette, but I would still recommend. Takes place mainly in Seattle, with some time in New York City and New Orleans.

 

Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris. The first book in the series.

 

# 35 • TX - Terri Blackstock - Wenn sie mich finden - a thrilling chase through Texas
# 36 • IN - John Grenn - Schaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken
A nice story of problems of young people


States alredy fineshed 2016:
AL • AK • CO • CT • ID • KS • MA • MN • MO• NH • NJ • OH • VA • WA • WV • 15

my states 2017:
• CA • DC • FL • GA • IL • KY • LA • ME • MI • NY • NC • PA • RI • SC • TN • UT • WI •17

my states 2018:
• MT • NM • 2

my states 2019:
• TX • IN •

 

Billonaire Blend by Cleo Coyle

This is the 13th book in her Coffeehouse series. While I like the mysteries and some of the characters in these books, I just can not like Clare Cosi, the main character. She is bossy, opinionated and all around know it all. In this book she meets a billionaire who wants Clare and Matt to develop a special coffee that he can show off and sell to all his wealthy friends at over $55 a cup in a restaraunt. Yeah, ridiculous, right?

 

Billonaire Blend by Cleo Coyle

…….a billionaire who wants Clare and Matt to develop a special coffee that he can show off and sell to all his wealthy friends at over $55 a cup in a restaraunt. Yeah, ridiculous, right?


But somebody will buy it, just because it must be exceptional for the price!

 

Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown

On September 1, 1894, a massive fire overtakes Hinckley, Minnesota, and neighboring communities, killing over 400 people and scorching over 200,000 acres. The author's grandfather was one of the survivors.

 

You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again by Suzanne Hansen https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15548675/

Oregon native, Suzy, spends several years in Hollywood as a nanny to several well-known families and tells almost-all. A quick, light read.

 

The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14815991
Women's fiction set on an orchard/farm in Sonoma that produces honey...lots and lots of it, so the recipes & eating in the book are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Present day romance, wedding and some back story or grandfather's time in Denmark during WWII

 

I also read Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

The Osage Indian nation of Osage County, Oklahoma, in the 1920s have been made extremely rich from the oil beneath their land. When a number of members are found dead over a period of a few years, suspicions are raised that there is an organized effort to gain access to their wealth. When those investigating or having information on the deaths find themselves dead or threatened with harm, the newly organized FBI steps in.

 

Continuing on from last year, slow and steady does it :)

9. Minnesota – set in the town of Browerville
LaVyrle Spencer: Then Came Heaven
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15301913

 

The Julius House by Charlaine Harris

In this book, Martin and Roe are about to be married, and he buys the Julius House for her. So called, because six years ago the entire family except for the grandma (who was living in the garage apartment) just disappeared over night. Naturally, Roe has to try and find out what happened to the family.

 

Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets. A book set in the mountains.

 

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