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message 1: by Nancy H (last edited Dec 31, 2013 10:47AM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments This is the thread I will use to track my USA Roadtrip books.

Alabama - A Killer Read (4/1/13)
Alaska - Baby, It's Cold Outside (4/16/13)
Arizona - Arizona Guy (12/7/13)
Arkansas - Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes (12/2/13)
California - Wallbanger (1/16/13)
Colorado - Rock Chick (4/9/13)
Connecticut - The Bright Silver Star (5/15/13)
Delaware - The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town (6/7/13)
Florida - He Loves Lucy - 1/1/13
Georgia - Pies and Prejudice - 5/30/2013
Hawaii - Mai Tai One On (4/12/13)
Idaho - Pointe and Shoot - 1/29/2013
Illinois - A Quiche Before Dying (8/7/14)
Indiana - The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can Eat - 5/21/2013
Iowa - Calamity Jayne Rides Again - 1/16/13
Kansas - The Persian Pickle Club (11/30/13)
Kentucky - dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues (10/15/13)
Louisiana - Cake on a hot Tin Roof - (4/17/13)
Maine -Dead Level (3/21/13)
Maryland - A Hearse of a Different Color
Massachusetts - Death in Vineyard Waters (11/24/13)
Michigan - Speechless (4/22/13)
Minnesota - Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (5/10/13)
Mississippi - New Mercies (10/13/13)
Missouri - The Sharp Time (1/17/13)
Montana - The You I Never Knew - 5/20/2013
Nebraska - Devils in the Sugar Shop (12/16/13)
Nevada - Moon Music (12/24/13)
New Hampshire - Chapter and Hearse - 11/26/13
New Jersey - Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You 2/5/2013
New Mexico - Deadly Gamble (12/19/13)
New York - What's Your Number? - 1/10/13
North Carolina - Evil Eclairs - 2/22/2013
North Dakota - The Round House - 1/3/13
Ohio - Seduction and Snacks - 2/4/13
Oklahoma - One Night with a Cowboy (11/30/13)
Oregon - The Homecoming
Pennsylvania - No way to Kill a Lady (3/25/13)
Rhode Island - Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up - (1/14/13)
South Carolina - Sweet Tea Revenge (4/23/13)
South Dakota - Optical Delusions in Deadwood (12/16/13)
Tennessee - Secrets Over Sweet Tea (6/10/2013)
Texas - Sugar Daddy - 2/18/2013
Utah - Paradise Vue (12/14/13)
Vermont - Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (9/11/13)
Virginia - The Diva Runs Out of Thyme - 5/7/13
Washington - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - 3/12/2013
West Virginia- The Midwife of Hope River (12/30/13)
Wisconsin - The Paladin Prophecy - 2/4/13
Wyoming- Sex and Sunsets - 4/16/13

Washington, D.C. - Hail to the Chef (12/13/13)


message 2: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 1. Florida - He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan (1/1/13)


message 3: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 2. North Dakota - The Round House by Louise Erdrich (1/4/13)


message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Nancy wrote: "2. North Dakota - The Round House by Louise Erdrich (1/4/13)"

I really want to read that one. Did you like it?


message 5: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments Diane wrote: "Nancy wrote: "2. North Dakota - The Round House by Louise Erdrich (1/4/13)"

I really want to read that one. Did you like it?"


I did really like it. It was a little bit different from her other books, but I enjoyed it a lot. I think she does a great job with characters and setting, and this was no different. I like her Native American characters and the issues that occur with them. What makes it even more interesting for me is that I have an adopted son who is Ojibwe, and from that area of the world. He is in his 30's now, and we have discussed many of the issues that she raises in her books.


message 6: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Nancy wrote: "Diane wrote: "Nancy wrote: "2. North Dakota - The Round House by Louise Erdrich (1/4/13)"

I really want to read that one. Did you like it?"

I did really like it. It was a little bit different fr..."


Wow. That makes the book extra special for you. I look forward to reading it and other of her books.


message 7: by Nancy H (last edited Jan 11, 2013 01:07PM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments I just read two books set in New York, but I am going to count What's Your Number? (1/10/13) because it was my favorite of the two, and was quite good. By Karyn Bosnak, it is about a young woman who decides to look up all of the men that she has previously slept with, and try to see if any of them are 'the one.' It is very good and very funny.


message 8: by Nancy H (last edited Jan 17, 2013 09:47AM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 4. Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up (1/14/13) - set in Rhode Island. This is the continuing story of the teen band Lemonade Mouth as they attempt to make the big time. Teens will like it.
5. Wallbanger (1/16/13) - a funny adult romance set in California
6. The Sharp Time (1/17/13> - Missouri - the story of a grief-stricken young woman, set in Kansas City


message 9: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 7. Calamity Jayne Rides Again by Kathleen Bacus (1/26/13) A funny mystery set in Iowa, mostly at the Iowa State Fair


message 10: by Nancy H (last edited Feb 04, 2013 07:02PM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 8. The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost. (2/4/13)
A YA adventure fantasy that is quite good. A large part of it takes place in Wisconsin.
9. Seduction and Snacksby Tara Sivec (2/4/13) Hilarious story of Claire and how she found the man of her dreams, set in a small town in Ohio


message 11: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments I am catching up on my listing here. Reviews for these are all on my Read shelf.

10. Pointe and Shoot - Idaho (1/29/2013)
11. Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You - New Jersey (2/5/2013)
12. Sugar Daddy - Texas (2/18/2013)
13. Evil Eclairs - North Carolina (2/22/2013)
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Washington (state) - (3/12/2013)


message 12: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 15. Dead Level - Maine (3/21/13)
16. No Way to Kill a Lady - Pennsylvania (3/25/13)
17. A Killer Read - Alabama (4/1/13)
18. Rock Chick - Colorado (4/9/13)
19. Mai Tai One On - Hawai'i (4/12/13)


message 13: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Apr 15, 2013 04:16PM) (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Nancy wrote: "15. Dead Level - Maine (3/21/13)
16. No Way to Kill a Lady - Pennsylvania (3/25/13)
17. A Killer Read - Alabama (4/1/13)
18. Rock Chick - Colorado (4/9/13)
19. Mai Tai One On - Hawai'i (4/12/13)"


Dead Level is set in the small island town I lived in when I was a kid. I have been wanting to start this series.


message 14: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments Diane wrote: "Nancy wrote: "15. Dead Level - Maine (3/21/13)
16. No Way to Kill a Lady - Pennsylvania (3/25/13)
17. A Killer Read - Alabama (4/1/13)
18. Rock Chick - Colorado (4/9/13)
19. Mai Tai One On - Hawai'..."


Diane,
That is a really good series. One of the reasons that I like it so much is the setting. Of course, the characters and plot are great, too. Yes, by all means, get the series started - I am sure you will enjoy it!


message 15: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Nancy wrote: "Diane wrote: "Nancy wrote: "15. Dead Level - Maine (3/21/13)
16. No Way to Kill a Lady - Pennsylvania (3/25/13)
17. A Killer Read - Alabama (4/1/13)
18. Rock Chick - Colorado (4/9/13)
19. Mai Tai O..."


Thanks! I really want to start this. It will be nice to hear about all the familiar landmarks. I wonder if anyone in my family knows the author. It is such a small town, both in population and geography.


message 16: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments Diane wrote: "Nancy wrote: "Diane wrote: "Nancy wrote: "15. Dead Level - Maine (3/21/13)
16. No Way to Kill a Lady - Pennsylvania (3/25/13)
17. A Killer Read - Alabama (4/1/13)
18. Rock Chick - Colorado (4/9/13)..."


I will be really interested to hear what you think when you start reading - please let me know. I always think it is interesting to hear from people who live in or know the real towns that are put into fiction!


message 17: by Nancy H (last edited Apr 29, 2013 01:47PM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 20. Sex and Sunsets - Wyoming (4/16/13)
21. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Alaska (4/16/13)
22. Cake on a Hot Tin Rood - Louisiana (4/17/13)
23. Speechless - Michigan (4/22/13)
24. Sweet Tea Revenge - South Carolina (4/23/13)


message 18: by Nancy H (last edited May 07, 2013 08:08PM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 25. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme - Virginia (5/4/13)


message 19: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 26. Minnesota - Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (5/10/13)


message 20: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 27. Connecticut - The Bright Silver Star by David Handler (5/15/13) - An excellent mystery!


message 21: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 28. Montana - The You I Never Knew (5/20/2013)
29. Indiana - The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat (5/21/2013)

Both are good books!


message 22: by Nancy H (last edited Jun 07, 2013 06:14PM) (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 30. Georgia - Pies and Prejudice - (5/30/2013) - Very good start to a nice mystery series involving a pie shop with a bit of magic.


message 23: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 31. Delaware - The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town by Rich Barnett (6/7/13) This is a fun collection of essays/stories about Rehoboth Beach, and will be of interest to Rehoboth residents and visitors interested in a fun look at this town.


message 24: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 32. Tennessee - Secrets Over Sweet Tea (6/10/2013) An excellent story of people with problems who find hopeful solutions.


message 25: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 33. Oregon - The Homecoming - good romance


message 26: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 34. Illinois - A Quiche Before Dying (8/7/13) - good book from a good mystery series


message 27: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 35. Vermont - Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (9/11/13) - an excellent story!


message 28: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 36. Maryland - A Hearse of a Different Color - good series


message 29: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 37.Mississippi - New Mercies (10/13/13) - I LOVED this book!


message 30: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 38. Kentucky - Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues (10/15/13)


message 31: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 39. Massachusetts - Death in Vineyard Waters (11/24/13)


message 32: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 40. New Hampshire - Chapter and Hearse (11/16/13) - a good cozy set in New Hampshire


message 33: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 41. Oklahoma - One Night with a Cowboy (11/30/13) - good modern romance


message 34: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 42. Kansas - The Persian Pickle Club (11/30/13)- excellet historical fiction with a friendship theme


message 35: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 43. Arkansas - Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes (12/2/13) - excellent mystery/romance


message 36: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 44. Arizona - Arizona Guy (12/7/13) - an excellent mystery


message 37: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 45. Utah - Paradise Vue (12/14/13)
46. Washington, D.C. - Hail to the Chef (12/13/13)


message 38: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 47. Nebraska - Devils in the Sugar Shop (12/16/13)
48. New Mexico - Deadly Gamble (12/19/13)
49. South Dakota - Optical Delusions in Deadwood (12/17/13)


message 39: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 815 comments 50. Nevada - Moon Music (12/24/13)
51. West Virginia - The Midwife of Hope River (12/30/13) - one of the best I've read all year!

Woo-hoo! I finished just in time! Here is the list of all the states and D.C. for 2013:

2013 States List
Alabama - A Killer Read (4/1/13)
Alaska - Baby, It's Cold Outside (4/16/13)
Arizona - Arizona Guy (12/7/13)
Arkansas - Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes (12/2/13)
California - Wallbanger (1/16/13)
Colorado - Rock Chick (4/9/13)
Connecticut - The Bright Silver Star (5/15/13)
Delaware - The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town (6/7/13)
Florida - He Loves Lucy - 1/1/13
Georgia - Pies and Prejudice - 5/30/2013
Hawaii - Mai Tai One On (4/12/13)
Idaho - Pointe and Shoot - 1/29/2013
Illinois - A Quiche Before Dying (8/7/14)
Indiana - The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can Eat - 5/21/2013
Iowa - Calamity Jayne Rides Again - 1/16/13
Kansas - The Persian Pickle Club (11/30/13)
Kentucky - dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues (10/15/13)
Louisiana - Cake on a hot Tin Roof - (4/17/13)
Maine -Dead Level (3/21/13)
Maryland - A Hearse of a Different Color
Massachusetts - Death in Vineyard Waters (11/24/13)
Michigan - Speechless (4/22/13)
Minnesota - Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (5/10/13)
Mississippi - New Mercies (10/13/13)
Missouri - The Sharp Time (1/17/13)
Montana - The You I Never Knew - 5/20/2013
Nebraska - Devils in the Sugar Shop (12/16/13)
Nevada - Moon Music (12/24/13)
New Hampshire - Chapter and Hearse - 11/26/13
New Jersey - Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You 2/5/2013
New Mexico - Deadly Gamble (12/19/13)
New York - What's Your Number? - 1/10/13
North Carolina - Evil Eclairs - 2/22/2013
North Dakota - The Round House - 1/3/13
Ohio - Seduction and Snacks - 2/4/13
Oklahoma - One Night with a Cowboy (11/30/13)
Oregon - The Homecoming
Pennsylvania - No way to Kill a Lady (3/25/13)
Rhode Island - Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up - (1/14/13)
South Carolina - Sweet Tea Revenge (4/23/13)
South Dakota - Optical Delusions in Deadwood (12/16/13)
Tennessee - Secrets Over Sweet Tea (6/10/2013)
Texas - Sugar Daddy - 2/18/2013
Utah - Paradise Vue (12/14/13)
Vermont - Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (9/11/13)
Virginia - The Diva Runs Out of Thyme - 5/7/13
Washington - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - 3/12/2013
West Virginia- The Midwife of Hope River (12/30/13)
Wisconsin - The Paladin Prophecy - 2/4/13
Wyoming- Sex and Sunsets - 4/16/13

Washington, D.C. - Hail to the Chef (12/13/13)


message 40: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Congratulations, Nancy!


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