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message 1: by Tania (last edited Dec 29, 2018 03:35AM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments My 2018 USA Reading Roadtrip will include all 50 states plus DC, for a total of 51 books.

States visited: 33/51


Create Your Own Visited States Map


1. Alabama - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (finished 9/13)
2. Alaska - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (finished 7/3)
3. Arizona - The Range Guardian by Gene Tuttle (finished 4/15)
4. Arkansas - The Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard (finished 1/11)
5. California - The Night Bird by Brian Freeman (finished 3/21)
6. Colorado - The Shining by Stephen King (finished 12/1)
7. Connecticut -
8. Delaware -
9. Florida - Shattered Haven by Carol J Post (finished 5/20)
10. Georgia -
11. Hawaii -
12. Idaho - Cookin' with the Hopkins: Growing Up In The Seventies by Jacqueline Hopkins (finished 12/20)
13. Illinois - Digging In by Loretta Nyhan (finished 4/8)
14. Indiana - Speed Girl by Stephan Talty (finished 2/1)
15. Iowa -
16. Kansas - Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie by Harold Schechter (finished 12/27)
17. Kentucky -
18. Louisiana -
19. Maine - A Forest in Forever by Jeff Howe (finished 12/27)
20. Maryland -
21. Massachusetts - Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (finished 8/15)
22 Michigan - When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker (finished 1/23)
23. Minnesota - History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (finished 8/7)
24. Mississippi - As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (finished 5/15)
25. Missouri - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (finished 11/22)
26. Montana - Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (finished 1/30)
27. Nebraska - O Pioneers! by Willa Cather (finished 8/1)
28. Nevada - Copper King by Vivian Arend (finished 12/12)
29. New Hampshire - Save the Loonies by Joyce Milton (finished 11/21)
30. New Jersey - Sparrow Lake by Carol Beach York (finished 7/31)
31. New Mexico - The Lady by Conrad Richter (finished 6/15)
32. New York - Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir by Mary Higgins Clark (finished 5/12)
33. North Carolina - Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera & Bill Cleaver (finished 3/9)
34. North Dakota -
35. Ohio - Watch Me by Jody Gehrman (finished 3/31)
36. Oklahoma -
37. Oregon -
38. Pennsylvania - Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith by Jeff Goodell as told by the Quecreek Miners (finished 5/21)
39. Rhode Island - Horse Called Mystery by Marjorie Reynolds (finished 6/20)
40. South Carolina -
41. South Dakota -
42. Tennessee -
43. Texas - Durable Goods by Elizabeth Berg (finished 4/6)
44. Utah -
45. Vermont - Catching Murphy by Wilson Ring (finished 12/12)
46. Virginia -
47. Washington - The Job Offer by Eleanor Webb (finished 4/17)
48. West Virginia -
49. Wisconsin - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (finished 7/6)
50. Wyoming - Wynter's Bride by Christine Sterling (finished 12/18)
51. Washington, DC -


message 2: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 1/51

My review of The Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard, set after the Civil War in Arkansas, is here


message 3: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Enjoy your road trip, Tania!


message 4: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Thanks!


message 5: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 2/51

My review of When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker (finished 1/23), set in Michigan, is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 3/51

My review of Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (finished 1/30), set in Missoula, Montana, is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 4/51

My review of Speed Girl by Stephan Talty (finished 2/1), which tells about Janet's road to the Indianapolis 500 as the first female driver to race there, is here


message 8: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 5/51

My review of Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera & Bill Cleaver (finished 3/9), set in the mountains of North Carolina, is here


message 9: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 6/51

My review of The Night Bird by Brian Freeman (finished 3/21), set in the San Francisco metro area, is here


message 10: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 7/51

I finished a thriller set in an Ohio college town, Watch Me by Jody Gehrman (finished 3/31); my review is here.


message 11: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 8/51

Durable Goods by Elizabeth Berg (finished 4/6), is the story of a young girl's family struggles amidst an army base in Texas, my review is here.


message 12: by Tania (last edited Apr 09, 2018 06:58PM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 9/51

Digging In by Loretta Nyhan (finished 4/8), is set in suburban Illinois, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 10/51

The Range Guardian by Gene Tuttle (finished 4/15), is set in Arizona during the times of cowboys and stagecoach robberies, my review is here


message 14: by Tania (last edited Apr 17, 2018 05:28PM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 11/51

The Job Offer by Eleanor Webb (finished 4/17), set in and around Seattle, WA, my review is here


message 15: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments I already took credit for Illinois with Digging In, which was fantastic, but I'm giving an honorable mention to Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay for the big influence Chicago plays in the story. You can really get a sense of the city in this book.


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 12/51

Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir by Mary Higgins Clark (finished 5/12), who was born and raised in The Bronx (NY), my review is here


message 17: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 14/51

Mississippi - As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (finished 5/15), in rural Mississippi, my review is here

Florida - Shattered Haven by Carol J Post (finished 5/20), set in Cedar Key, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 15/51

Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith by Jeff Goodell as told by the Quecreek Miners (finished 5/21), is a story of survival in a Pennsylvania mine, my review is here


message 19: by Tania (last edited Jun 20, 2018 06:33PM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 16/51

The Lady by Conrad Richter (finished 6/15), set in New Mexico when it was the wild west, my review is here


message 20: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 17/51

Horse Called Mystery by Marjorie Reynolds (finished 6/20), set on the shores of Rhode Island, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 18/51

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (finished 7/3), a look at Chris McCandless' journey to Alaska, my review is here


message 22: by Tania (last edited Jul 07, 2018 05:46PM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 19/51

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (finished 7/6), which uses Milwaukee's (Wisconsin) inner city to illustrate the issues, my review is here


message 23: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments progress 20/51

Sparrow Lake by Carol Beach York (finished 7/31), most of which is set in a lake house in rural New Jersey, my review is here


message 24: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 21/51

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather (finished 8/1), set in Nebraska during it's early settlement, my review is here


message 25: by Tania (last edited Aug 07, 2018 04:01PM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 22/51

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (finished 8/7), set in rural Minnesota, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 23/51

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (finished 8/15), set in a small town in Massachusetts, my review is here


message 27: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 24/51

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (finished 9/13), set in a small town in 1930's Alabama, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 25/51

Save the Loonies by Joyce Milton (finished 11/21), set in rural New Hampshire, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 26/51

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (finished 11/22), set in Missouri, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 27/51

The Shining by Stephen King (finished 12/1), set in an isolated mountain area of Colorado, my review is here


message 31: by Tania (last edited Dec 12, 2018 07:04PM) (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 29/51

Catching Murphy by Wilson Ring (finished 12/12), set in rural Vermont, my review is here

Copper King by Vivian Arend (finished 12/12), a whirlwind Vegas romance, my review is here


message 32: by Tania (new)

Tania | 338 comments Progress 30/51

Wynter's Bride by Christine Sterling (finished 12/18), set in Wyoming in the 1800's, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 32/51

Cookin' with the Hopkins: Growing Up In The Seventies by Jacqueline Hopkins (finished 12/20), written about family meals and favorite foods from her childhood in Idaho, my review is here

Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie by Harold Schechter (finished 12/27), a true crime story that took place in Kansas in the 1800's, my review is here


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Tania | 338 comments Progress 33/51

A Forest in Forever by Jeff Howe (finished 12/27), set in rural Maine, my review is here


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