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Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11853 comments You may share your planned itinerary in this thread. If you're looking for reading ideas, please post in the Reading Suggestions thread.

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Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11853 comments Mississippi - The Hamlet
Alabama - The Well and the Mine
Georgia - Blindsighted
So. Carolina - Saints at the River OR Ella Minnow Pea
No Carolina - Look Homeward, Angel OR Serena
Virginia - The Kitchen House OR The Confessions of Nat Turner
Washington DC - Breaking Her Fall
Maryland - The Clock Winder
Pennsylvania - American Rust
Ohio - The Last Runaway
New York - Sutton
Massachusetts - The Rise of Silas Lapham

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Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 859 comments New Jersey New York --Deadstick
West Virgina--Too Many Cooks
Virginia--Big Stone Gap
North Carolina--Come Rain or Come Shine
Tennessee--Inherit the Wind
Kentucky--Kentucky Is My Land
Illinois--Something Wicked This Way Comes
Indiana or Wisconsin??

I had to make my first change in my itinerary. My first book talked about solving a death and missing plane in New Jersey, but 70% of the action takes place in New York. Fortunately didn't impact my next stop.

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Ed Lehman | 2355 comments My list is under far it looks like this:

North Carolina - Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
Virginia -The Longest Memory by Fred D'Aguiar
Washington DC - Grief by Andrew Holleran or Murder on Embassy Row by Margaret Truman
Maryland - Richard Carvel by Winston Churchill
Pnnsylvania - Rabbit Redux by John Updike
New Jersey - A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
New York - The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Connecticut - The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin or Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
Rhode Island - The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike or Murder by Yew by Suzanne Young
Massachusetts - Herzog by Saul Bellow

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Amanda | 1527 comments I cannot make a consecutive run of States, I keep getting stuck at six, so I guess i am going to have to go for the Flight-seers route.

Conneticut The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
Maryland Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
Massachusetts The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Arizona The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
New Jersey A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
Arkansas True Grit by Charles Portis
North Carolina If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
Louisianna The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Tennesee A Death in the Family by James Agee
Ohio The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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Tien (tiensblurb) | 2416 comments My attempt at Land Cruisers (I'm doubtful of completing this but I'm going to try)

North Carolina - A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
Georgia - Kisscut (Grant County #2) by Karin Slaughter
Tennessee - Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
Kentucky - Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Illinois - The Litigators by John Grisham
Indiana - Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani (YA 820L)
Michigan - The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Ohio - Sworn to Silence by Linda Castiloo
Pennsylvania - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Matthis
New York - American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis

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Bea | 1545 comments Planned trip for Land Cruiser:

√California - If Only It Were True by Marc Levy
√Arizona - Through a Glass, Deadly by Sarah Atwell
√New Mexico - The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman
√Texas - Profile for Seduction by Karen Whiddon
√Oklahoma - Letter From Home by Carolyn Hart
√Kansas - The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
√Nebraska - My Ántonia by Willa Cather
South Dakota - Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog
Wyoming - The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Montana - The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans

My list is now finalized.

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Valerie Brown | 2360 comments Amanda wrote: "And, if I get to it :

Alaska The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Nebraska My Antonia by Willa Cather
California [book:The Big Sleep|46..."

Amanda - you might want to check on "Call of the Wild" my recollection (along with a quick google search) is that most of it takes place in the Yukon.

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Amanda | 1527 comments Valerie wrote: "Amanda wrote: "And, if I get to it :

Alaska The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Nebraska My Antonia by Willa Cather
California [book:T..."

Thanks Valerie, I will check outside of GR, as it is listed as Alaska here.

Edit : Wiki has it as Yukon.

At least, with Kate's suggestions in the other thread, I have some options. Will re-hash my lists tomorrow night when i have proper time.

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El | 300 comments My East Coast list (Land Cruiser)

Florida Paper Towns by John Green (850 lex(
Georgia Blindsighted by Karen Slaughter
South Carolina Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
North Carolina Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
Virginia Wish You Well by David Baldacci
Maryland Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
Pennsylvania The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini
New York City of Glass by Paul Auster
Massachusetts The River King by Alice Hoffman 1160Lex
Maine Under the Dome by Stephen King [this one will change]

Under construction: West Coast list (Land Cruiser)

Alaska The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Washington The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Oregon Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson
Idaho Blue Heaven by CJ Box
Utah The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
Arizona Desert Heat by JA Jance
California The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (930L)
Hawaii The Big Island Posse: An Hawaiian Western by Robert B. Olafson

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Amanda | 1527 comments Re-posting due to changes :

Itinerary 1: (Land Cruiser)

Ohio The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Indiana The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Illinois The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Missouri The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Arkansas True Grit by Charles Portis
Texas Giant by Edna Ferber
Louisianna The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Mississippi Losing Battles by Eudora Welty
Tennesee A Death in the Family by James Agee
North Carolina If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler

Itinerary 2 Flightseers

Conneticut The Stepford Wives by Ira LevinIra Levin
Maryland Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
Massachusetts The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Arizona The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
New Jersey A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
Nebraska My Ántonia by Willa CatherWilla Cather
California The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
New York Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Minesotta Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
New Hampshire Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Now to go update my spreadsheet so I can keep track of points properly!

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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4228 comments NY Awakening
PA Circle of Quilters
OH Everything I Never Told You
KY Nathan Coulter
TN Long Man
NC Ghost Riders
SC Break No Bones
GA Between, Georgia
AL Go Set a Watchman
FL Nature Girl or Skin Tight

MS Salvage the Bones or
LA Heaven's Prisoners or Happy, Happy, Happy
TX Mourning Gloria
OK Cimarron
KS The Virgin of Small Plains
CO Tallgrass
NM Bless Me, Ultima
UT The 19th Wife
AZ The Rope or Skeleton Man

Subject to change as I understand this isn't set in stone

I'm changing my #1 itinerary around because I need to finish Go Set a Watchman for my mother's book club. So I'm going South to North and I'm starting with Alabama and then Florida

message 19: by Krista (last edited Aug 22, 2015 11:47AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Here's my itinerary. The states are pretty firm. A couple of the states still have multiple book choices on my list. It's nice to know that the list doesn't have to be pre-approved. :-)

Western States Land Cruiser Tour
Hawaii - Blood Orchids
Alaska - Whisper To The Blood
Washington - Bone Crossed
Oregon - Clear and Convincing Proof
California - U Is for Undertow
Arizona - Scents and Sensibility
New Mexico - The Old Man's Love Story, First Grave on the Right, Blackening Song, or Bad Faith
Colorado - Eventide
Wyoming - Close Range, The Cold Dish, or Tensleep
Montana - Sweet Thunder or another book by Ivan Doig that is set in Montana

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Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4458 comments This was lots of fun to plan! Here is my first Land Cruiser plan:

Montana: Last Bus to Wisdom
Wyoming: Letters from Yellowstone
Nebraska: The Echo Maker
Missouri: Enemy Women
Tennessee: The Orchard Keeper
Virginia: The Shore
Maryland: A Spool of Blue Thread
Pennsylvania: American Rust
New York: Ironweed or Ragtime
Vermont: The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

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Valerie Brown | 2360 comments My land cruiser plan:

Hawaii Running Hot
California The Wayward Bus
Nevada A Nose for Justice
Arizona High Lonesome
New Mexico Shalako/Catlow (actually will only be Shalako, but gr not showing my edition)
Texas Lavender Lies
Oklahoma The Hot Kid
Colorado Catering to Nobody
Wyoming Down the Long Hills
Montana Montana Sky

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Louise Bro | 477 comments I will be travelling directly from Europe to New York and catch a ride down interstate 1:

New York: Something Borrowed
New Jersey: Home of the Braves
Pennsylvania: Black Girl/White Girl
Maryland: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
District of Columbia: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Virginia: Postmortem
North Carolina: The Girl Who Chased the Moon
South Carolina: The Secret Life of Bees
Georgia: The Color Purple
Florida: Bad Monkey

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Theresa~OctoberLace (octoberlace) | 518 comments My Land Cruiser Itinerary (subject to change)

✔ Connecticut - Did You Ever Have a Family
New York - The Age of Innocence
Pennsylvania - The Lovely Bones
Maryland - A Spool of Blue Thread
Virginia - March
North Carolina - The Notebook
Georgia - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Alabama - Looking for Alaska
Mississippi - A Rose for Emily
Louisiana - The Vampire Armand

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Deedee | 1853 comments My Land Cruiser Itinerary (subject to change)

1. New Mexico: Finding Casey (2012) by Jo-Ann Mapson


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