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Let's Tour the United States! 🎌
Duration: Open Ended from your state date.


We will visit all of the 50 states and read books associated with each state.


Hard: Read the states in order, starting with #1 and ending with #50.
Easy: Read the states in any order.

Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.
Level Two: Choose 5-6 tasks from each state.

THE STATES, by admission to the Union
1. Delaware - The First State

The state was named after the Delaware River. Delaware is home to the World Championship Punkin Chunkin. The state is divided into three counties; New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. The first governor (president) of Delaware was John McKinly. He was born in Ireland and was a doctor.

🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
Pennsylvania came into being in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake. Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were drafted, and the Liberty Bell are located in the state's largest city of Philadelphia. Lancaster County was the original home to the Amish. The world's first commercial oil well was drilled in 1859 in Titusville by Edwin Drake. The most serious nuclear accident in the history of American nuclear-power industry occurred at the Three Mile Island plant, near Harrisburg, in 1979.

🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
The state was named for the island of Jersey in the English Channel. New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty. The game, Monopoly, is based on streets in Atlantic City. In 1978 Congress passed legislation to designate 1.1 million acres (4,500 km2; 1,700 sq mi) of the Pine Barrens as the Pinelands National Reserve (the nation's first National Reserve) to preserve its ecology. In 1993 Republican Christine Todd Whitman became the first female governor of New Jersey.

🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).

4. Georgia - The Peach State
Colonized in 1732 by James Edward Oglethorpe, Georgia was the last of the original thirteen English colonies. Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The Varsity in Atlanta is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant. The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.

🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
Now called "the Father of Connecticut," Thomas Hooker was a towering figure in the early development of colonial New England. He was one of the great preachers of his time, an erudite writer on Christian subjects, and the first minister of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Connecticut River, Thames River, and ports along the Long Island Sound have given Connecticut a strong maritime tradition which continues today. The state also has a long history of hosting the financial services industry, including insurance companies in Hartford and hedge funds in Fairfield County. In 1875, the first telephone exchange in the world was established in New Haven.

🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
Plymouth was the site of the first colony in New England and the first Thanksgiving, founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower. In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of America's most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem witch trials.

🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not.
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
As one of the original Thirteen Colonies of Great Britain, Maryland was founded by George Calvert, a Catholic convert who sought to provide a religious haven for Catholics persecuted in England. In 1632, Charles I of England granted Calvert a colonial charter, naming the colony after his wife, Queen Mary (Henrietta Maria of France).
During the War of 1812, the British military attempted to capture Baltimore, which was protected by Fort McHenry. During this bombardment the song "Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key; it was later adopted as the national anthem.

🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England, who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles".
Early in the 20th century, South Carolina developed a thriving textile industry. The state also converted its agricultural base from cotton to more profitable crops; attracted large military bases through its powerful Democratic congressional delegation, part of the one-party South following disfranchisement of blacks at the turn of the century; and created tourism industries.

🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
With some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports, hiking and mountaineering (Mount Monadnock in the state's southwestern corner is among the most climbed mountains in the U.S.), observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast, motor sports at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Motorcycle Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Weirs Beach in Laconia in June.

🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million. Virginia has produced eight presidents. Virginia has had 3 capital cities and was divided into 3 states.

🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.

11. New York - The Empire State
The Sons of Liberty were organized in New York City during the 1760s, largely in response to the oppressive Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament in 1765. The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton, is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.

🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully piloted the world's first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's Outer Banks. North Carolina uses the slogan "First in Flight" on state license plates to commemorate this achievement. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city. North Carolina is home to the Biltmore Estate, the largest home in the U.S.

🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.


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13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
Rhode Island is nicknamed the Ocean State and has a number of oceanfront beaches. It is mostly flat with no real mountains, and the state's highest natural point is Jerimoth Hill, 812 feet (247 m) above sea level.

🏴 Read a small book.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
The Green Mountains in Vermont form a north–south spine running most of the length of the state, slightly west of its center. In the southwest portion of the state are located the Taconic Mountains. In the northwest, near Lake Champlain, is the fertile Champlain Valley. In the south of the valley is Lake Bomoseen. The world’s largest filing cabinet is in Burlington.

🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass, a species of grass found in many of its pastures. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, moonshine, coal, the "My Old Kentucky Home" historic state park, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
The state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. It furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state besides Virginia, and more soldiers for the Union Army than the rest of the Confederacy combined. In the 20th century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified economy, aided by massive federal investment in the Tennessee Valley Authority and, in the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge.

🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Ohio is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections.

🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter.
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. New Orleans, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge are home to a thriving film industry.

🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and its largest city. Indiana has an extensive history with auto racing. Indianapolis hosts the Indianapolis 500 mile race over Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway every May. The name of the race is usually shortened to "Indy 500" and also goes by the nickname "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
Mississippi was the site of many prominent events during the American Civil Rights movement, including the 1962 Ole Miss riots, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, and the 1964 Freedom Summer murders. Mississippi frequently ranks low among states in measures of health, education, and development, and high in measures of poverty.

🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
🏴 Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. The oldest city is Mobile, founded by French colonists in 1702 as the capital of French Louisiana.

🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
Maine is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; and picturesque waterways, as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including coastal areas. Maine's most populous city is Portland and its capital is Augusta.

🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.

24. Missouri - Show Me State
Missouri played a central role in the westward expansion of the United States, as memorialized by the Gateway Arch. The Pony Express, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail and California Trail all began in Missouri. The musical styles of ragtime, Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues developed in Missouri. The well-known Kansas City-style barbecue and lesser-known St. Louis-style barbecue, can be found across the state and beyond.

🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
Arkansas's elevation runs from 54 feet above sea level to 2753 feet above at Mount Magazine, the state's highest point. The state can generally be split into two-halves, the highlands in the northwest half and the lowlands of the southeastern half. The highlands are part of the Southern Interior Highlands, including The Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains. The southern lowlands include the Gulf Coastal Plain and the Arkansas Delta.

🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is often noted as being shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.

🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.


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27. Florida - The Sunshine State
The first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de LeΓ³n, who called it la Florida "the land of flowers") upon landing there in the Easter season, known in Spanish as Pascua Florida. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans, and racial segregation after the American Civil War. Several beaches in Florida have turquoise and emerald-colored coastal waters.

🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
Texas is nicknamed the "Lone Star State" for its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas state flag and on the Texas state seal.

🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed entirely by rivers. The Farm crisis of the 1980s caused a major recession in Iowa, causing poverty not seen since the Depression. The economy now has a mix of manufacturing, biotechnology, finance and insurance services, and government services.

🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for its cheese. Manufacturing (especially paper products), information technology (IT), cranberries, ginseng, and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.

🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.

31. California - The Golden State
California culture is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, communication, information, innovation, environmentalism, economics, politics, and entertainment. As a result of the state's diversity and migration, California integrates foods, languages, and traditions from other areas across the country and around the globe. It is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, beach and car culture, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others.

🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
🏴 Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
Minnesota was inhabited by various indigenous peoples, some of whom remain in the state today. French explorers, missionaries, and fur traders began exploring the region in the 17th century, encountering the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tribes.

🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.

33. Oregon - The Beaver State
The state has many natural features; Oregon's mountains, forests, waterfalls, rivers, beaches and lakes, including Crater Lake National Park, Multnomah Falls, the Painted Hills, the Deschutes River, and the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Haystack Rock, Mount Hood, and Mount Bachelor.

🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
Kansas was first settled by Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes.

🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, at the start of the American Civil War. It is the only state that is entirely within the area served by the Appalachian Regional Commission; the area is commonly defined as "Appalachia". The state is noted for its mountains and rolling hills, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history.

🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.

36. Nevada - The Silver State
Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area, including three of the state's four largest incorporated cities. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. Nevada is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal except for a few places.

🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
Eighty-nine percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people. Kool-Aid was created in 1927 by Edwin Perkins in the city of Hastings, which celebrates the event the second weekend of every August with Kool-Aid Days, and Kool-Aid is the official soft drink of Nebraska.

🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state one century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. Boulder, Colorado was named America's Foodiest Town 2010 by Bon AppΓ©tit.

🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo. It contains the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.

🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
Humans have inhabited the area for several millennia, with the Sioux becoming dominant by the early 19th century. In the late 19th century, European-American settlement intensified after a gold rush in the Black Hills and the construction of railroads from the east. Encroaching miners and settlers triggered a number of Indian wars, ending with the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.

🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.


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41. Montana - Big Sky Country
The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. The eastern half of Montana is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands. Nearly 13 million tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, and other attractions.

🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
Washington is one of the wealthiest and most socially progressive states in the country. The state consistently ranks among the best for life expectancy and low unemployment. Washington is a leading lumber producer. The state is the US's largest producer of apples, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries. The commercial fishing of salmon, halibut, and bottomfish makes a significant contribution to the state's economy. Washington ranks second only to California in the production of wine.

🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
🏴 Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.

43. Idaho - Gem State
Idaho is quite mountainous, and contains several stretches of the Rocky Mountains. The United States Forest Service holds about 38% of Idaho's land, the highest proportion of any state. A number of science and technology firms are either headquartered in Idaho or have factories there, and the state also contains the Idaho National Laboratory, which is the country's largest Department of Energy facility. Idaho's agricultural sector supplies many products, but the state is best known for its potato crop, which comprises around one-third of the nationwide yield.

🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.

44. Wyoming - Equality State
Cheyenne is the state capital and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 63,624 in 2017. Almost half of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. government, which includes two national parksβ€”Grand Teton and Yellowstoneβ€”two national recreation areas, two national monuments, several national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and wildlife refuges.

🏴 Read a book where a woman votes.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
The southern Utah region was explored by the Spanish in 1540, led by Francisco VΓ‘zquez de Coronado, while looking for the legendary CΓ­bola. In late 1824, Jim Bridger became the first known English-speaking person to sight the Great Salt Lake. Due to the high salinity of its waters, He thought he had found the Pacific Ocean; he subsequently learned this body of water was a giant salt lake. Young and the first band of Mormon pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.

46. Oklahoma - Native America
The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". Oklahoma is on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans.

🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
The New Mexican landscape ranges from wide, rose-colored deserts to broken mesas to high, snow-capped peaks. Despite New Mexico's arid image, heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially towards the north. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, run roughly north–south along the east side of the Rio Grande in the rugged, pastoral north.

🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. In addition to the internationally known Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the world's seven natural wonders, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments.

🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
On March 30, 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire for 7.2 million U.S. dollars, or approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.

🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover. Ex. White Sky, Black Ice (Nathan Active Mystery, #1) by Stan Jones
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
It is the only state located in the Pacific Ocean and the only state composed entirely of islands. Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii's culture is strongly influenced by North American and East Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture.

🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...
https://www.50states.com/facts/


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message 6: by JoAnne (last edited Oct 21, 2020 08:54AM) (new)

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Let's Tour the United States! 🎌
Duration: Feb 22, 2020-Oct 20,2020
Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state

Read: 50 states

The States:
1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.

All the Single Ladies Dorothea Benton Frank 7/19/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
Delectable R.L. Mathewson 7/17/20

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character.
Outsider Linda Castillo 8/12/20
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
The Christmas Boutique Jennifer Chiaverini 3/11/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
Paige's Turn Jennifer Peel 5/8/20

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.

Restored Kate Canterbary 9/26/20
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
Parcheesi 28 Summers Elin Hilderbrand 9/6/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
The Nantucket Inn Pamela M. Kelley 8/7/20

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke.

Music & Lyrics Savannah Kade 9/4/20
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
A Newport Christmas Wedding Shelley Noble 9/24/20
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
Faithless Karin Slaughter 4/9/20

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.

Life and Other Inconveniences Kristan Higgins 3/5/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street Karen White 2/27/20

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.

Hometown Love Christina Tetreault 6/3/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Memory Man David Baldacci 7/12/20

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.

Treasure of the Heart Ruth Saberton 9/20/20 Polwenna Bay
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
HeartStrings Savannah Kade 9/3/20
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
The Girl in the Green Raincoat Laura Lippman 9/8/20

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.

Killing Time in Charleston Tom Turner 3/14/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S.
The Scent of Lies Debra Burroughs 5/9/20

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.

Summer of '69 Elin Hilderbrand 6/28/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
Hometown Love Christina Tetreault 6/3/20

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.

The Killing Hour Lisa Gardner 5/6/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Visions Kelley Armstrong 5/18/20

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book set in New York.

Final Assignment Linwood Barclay 4/17/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N.
Nantucket White Christmas: A feel-good, small town, Christmas story Pamela M. Kelley 8/8/20

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.

Raining Men and Corpses Anne R. Tan 6/30/20
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
Mean Streak Sandra Brown 6/22/20

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.

A Week at the Shore Barbara Delinsky 9/14/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R.
Rumor Has It Elisabeth Grace 7/10/20

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
Murder at Bray Manor (Ginger Gold Mysteries #2) by Lee Strauss Murder at Bray Manor Lee Strauss 6/29/20
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
Did not state a flavor Sushi for Beginners Marian Keyes 9/13/20
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text.
The Far End of Happy Kathryn Craft 9/3/20 p 105 Hoping the filing cabinet was in better shape,...

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.

Breakwater Bay Shelley Noble 9/22/20
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
Colton Olivia Sands 3/15/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Kitty Takes a Holiday Carrie Vaughn 6/23/20

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.

Our Song Savannah Kade 8/26/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
Twice in a Blue Moon Christina Lauren 7/9/20


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17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.

Sisters of Summer's End Lori Foster 6/19/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Own the Eights Krista Sandor 8/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author named Mike.
Tutti Frutti Mike Faricy 8/18/20

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.

Wicked Obsession Kathy Ivan 3/25/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
Loose Ends: Volume One Kristen Ashley 5/3/20

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.

A Witch in Time Madelyn Alt 10/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
The Identicals Elin Hilderbrand 7/29/20

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.

The Blue Bistro Elin Hilderbrand 10/18/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Mother-in-Law Sally Hepworth 8/6/20
🏴 Read a book with an author named David.
The Fix David Baldacci 10/8/20

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.

A Forgotten Murder Jude Deveraux 6/5/20
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
Flirting with Fire Kate Meader 4/7/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Inked Armor Helena Hunting 6/27/20

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.

Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar Lexi George 8/30/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
Angels and Ashes Avelyn Paige 7/21/20

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.

Legend Sawyer Bennett 8/29/20
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
The Last House Guest Megan Miranda 5/12/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
A Merciful Secret Kendra Elliot 5/7/20

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character listens to jazz.

Best Day Ever Kaira Rouda 10/20/20
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Stella Artois
Unbind Sarah Michelle Lynch 9/2/20 p 32 His Stella mostly left intact on the table!
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
Moving Target J.A. Jance 3/18/20

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.

432 pages Love Notes Savannah Kade 9/4/20
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay Robyn Carr 10/7/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Against the Tide Kat Martin 7/5/20

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.

Amnesia Cambria Hebert 10/12/20
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Froot Loops
Dangerous in a Kilt Anna Durand 10/5/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Mr. Nobody: A Novel Catherine Steadman 4/2/20

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.

Palm Beach Deadly Tom Turner 5/30/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
Fire & Brimstone R.L. Mathewson 7/25/20

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.

Lonesome Cowboy Debbie Macomber 8/7/20
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
The Last Mile David Baldacci 7/24/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
A Time for Living Ruth Saberton 8/2/20

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.

Indelible Karin Slaughter 3/21/20
🏴 Read a book with an author named Kim.
Three Days Missing Kimberly Belle 8/4/20

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond Jaime Jo Wright 3/11/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
The Wicked Redhead Beatriz Williams 3/4/20

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book set in California.

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot Susan Mallery 5/10/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Cherish Hard Nalini Singh 4/13/20

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.

Windigo Island William Kent Krueger 3/17/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
A Merciful Promise Kendra Elliot 8/11/20


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33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.

A Merciful Truth Kendra Elliot 4/5/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
One More Night Ali Parker 3/30/20
🏴 Read a book with an author named Brown.
Lethal Sandra Brown 8/19/20

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.

Manitou Canyon William Kent Krueger 3/28/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army.
The Dream Daughter Diane Chamberlain 9/10/20

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne Christmas in Snowflake Canyon RaeAnne Thayne 8/30/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Winter Wishes Ruth Saberton 8/22/20

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.

A Last Goodbye J.A. Jance 3/19/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
A Nantucket Affair Pamela M. Kelley 8/8/20

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.

The Summer Deal Jill Shalvis 9/7/20 (Wildstone #5)
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
Clawback J.A. Jance 9/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
Necessary Lies Diane Chamberlain 8/10/20

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.

Quiet Man Kristen Ashley 5/31/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Country Heaven Ava Miles 3/31/20

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.

Sisters by Choice (Blackberry Island, #4) by Susan Mallery Sisters by Choice Susan Mallery 6/15/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with D.
Dream Maker Kristen Ashley 6/20/20

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.

Nantucket Neighbors Pamela M. Kelley 8/8/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S.
Sidebarred Emma Chase 3/2/20

41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.

Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews Hello, Summer Mary Kay Andrews 9/18/20
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
A Mail Order Bride to Heal his Heart Etta Foster 6/9/20

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.

Ready to Fall Daisy Prescott 4/28/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
West Carys Davies 5/21/20

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.

The Heart of Lies Debra Burroughs 8/15/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
In Five Years Rebecca Serle 5/11/20

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.

The Twenty-Three Linwood Barclay 4/20/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
The Woman in the Mirror Rebecca James 7/16/20

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.

Smoke Bitten Patricia Briggs 7/9/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
Unsteady Elizabeth York 5/17/20

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.

The Lost and Found Bookshop Susan Wiggs 10/20/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Our Chance Natalie Ann 5/1/20

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.

Welcome to Moonlight Harbor (Moonlight Harbor, #1) by Sheila Roberts Welcome to Moonlight Harbor Sheila Roberts 9/10/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
The Next Accident Lisa Gardner 5/2/20

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.

Erik Sawyer Bennett 8/27/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
Alone in the Wild Kelley Armstrong 7/3/20

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover.

The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne The Cliff House RaeAnne Thayne 8/23/20
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
Good Girl Gone Badd Jasinda Wilder 5/14/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Against the Wild Kat Martin 6/26/20

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.

One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak One Perfect Summer Brenda Novak 6/23/20
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
The Castaways Elin Hilderbrand 8/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
Hidden Cove Meg Tilly 2/28/20


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Charlotte | 40 comments Easy - Level 1

1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story. River Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria 5) by Kay L Moody 18/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D. Danger in Monrovia (Choose Your Own Way Book 1) by Paul Moxham 21/2/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.


2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in. Epiphany - THE CRYSTALLING An urban fairy tale by Sonya Deanna Terry 26/5/2020 (Craig is in a business of crystal energy)
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P. Pups on Piste - A Ski Season in Italy by Jacqueline Lambert 27/2/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).


3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character. Fairy Tail 19 by Hiro Mashima 28/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J. Nervous Water by Tracy Korn 7/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).


4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant. One Piece, Volume 40 Gear by Eiichiro Oda 10/3/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series. Epiphany - THE SILVERING A return to the Currency of Kindness by Sonya Deanna Terry 5/6/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).


5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C. Calamity under the Chandelier (Sleuthing Starlet Mystery #1) by Bianca Blythe 25/2/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted). The Viscount's Promise by Joyce Alec 3/3/2020

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not. The Witches of Mystic Springs (Mystic Springs #5) by Mona Marple 14/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M. My Little Brother (One Piece, #60) by Eiichiro Oda 31/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.


7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay. The Standby by K.A Knight Set near Business Bay in Dubai. 29/5/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song. Saved by the Rockstar (Rich and Famous Romance, #1) by Michelle Pennington 27/4/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.


8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster. One Piece, Volume 39 Scramble by Eiichiro Oda 8/3/2020
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina. Runaway Tess by JM Spade 14/3/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.


9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#. Forbidden Queen (The Forbidden Queen, #1) by R.J. Vickers Loc 483: The sky was still cloudless, but the wind had picked up since yesterday. 2/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H. One Piece, Volume 49 Nightmare Luffy by Eiichiro Oda 23/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.


10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy Epiphany - THE GOLDING (Epiphany, #1) by Sonya Deanna Terry 19/5/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway. Brementown by Deven Balsam 22/5/2020
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y. You Have My Sympathies (One Piece, #45) by Eiichiro Oda 31/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).


12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home. The King's Trial by M.L. Farb 12/4/2020
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C. Case Closed, Vol. 1 (Meitantei Conan #1) by Gosho Aoyama 22/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.


13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a small book. Case Closed, Vol. 3 by Gosho Aoyama 28/4/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I. One Piece, Volume 38 Rocketman!! by Eiichiro Oda 7/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.


14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover. Vine Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria 7) by Kay L Moody 5/5/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave. Fairy Tail 24 by Hiro Mashima 7/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war. Declaration of War (One Piece, #41) by Eiichiro Oda 26/3/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the). ζΉ―ε§†ε…ˆη”Ÿ (One Piece, #37) by Eiichiro Oda 26/2/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.


17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter. A Tree for the Billionaire (Southern Billionaire Romance, #4) by Michelle Pennington 20/6/2020
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O. One Piece, Volume 43 Legend of a Hero by Eiichiro Oda 30/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.


18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English. One Piece, Volume 46 Adventure on Ghost Island by Eiichiro Oda 4/4/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L. Let's Go Back (One Piece, #44) by Eiichiro Oda 30/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.


19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann. Bakuman, Vol. 12 Artist and Manga Artist (Bakuman, #12) by Takeshi Obata 11/4/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I. Innocent Queen (The Forbidden Queen, #2) by R.J. Vickers 18/6/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.


20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
🏴 Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M. The Mysterious Lord Livingstone (House of Catesby #3) by Sunny Brooks 3/7/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.Lady Sophia and the Proper Gardener (House of Catesby Book 4) by Sunny Brooks 3/7/2020



message 10: by Charlotte (last edited Jul 03, 2020 07:15AM) (new)

Charlotte | 40 comments 21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title. Case Closed Vol. 2 The Woman of Mystery (εζŽ’ε΅γ‚³γƒŠγƒ³ Meitantei Conan #2) by Gosho Aoyama 9/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story. Adventure on Fish-Man Island (One Piece, #62) by Eiichiro Oda 4/6/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.


22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets. Station Alpha Miles and Breaker #1 (Miles & Breaker) by Nicole Adrianne 27/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An). One Piece, Volume 50 Arriving Again (One Piece, #50) by Eiichiro Oda 26/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).


23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴 Read a book set in Maine. Poisoned Garden (Eden's Bluff Academy, #1) by Tracy Korn 1/4/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover. Goodbye Gifts (Castle Mountain Lodge, #5) by Elena Aitken 1/7/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7. Lady Emily's Escape (House of Catesby #1) by Sunny Brooks 5/4/2020
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest. Smoke Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria 6) by Kay L Moody 17/4/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.


26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat. One Piece, Volume 47 Cloudy, Partly Bony by Eiichiro Oda 18/4/2020
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake. Tiff in Time (The Fae Killers, #1) by Jaxon Reed Set near Lake Michigan. 17/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.


27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
🏴 Read a book set in Florida. Forbidden Crown (Princes of Avce, #1) by Victoria Pinder 21/4/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F. Fairy Tail 18 by Hiro Mashima 21/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.


28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music. Case Closed, Vol. 5 by Gosho Aoyama 4/5/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T. One Piece, Volume 51 The Eleven Supernovas (One Piece, #51) by Eiichiro Oda 26/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.


29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover. World's Greatest Cities A Journey Through the Most Dynamic and Fascinating Cities in the World by Editors of Chartwell Books 26/2/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W. Case Closed Volume 8 Who Is the Night Baron? by Gosho Aoyama 11/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain. Witch Weigh by Caroline Mickelson 19/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
🏴 Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C. Case Closed, Vol. 4 by Gosho Aoyama 2/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.


32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall. Mermaid Inc. by Caroline Mickelson 9/6/2020
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book. Station Theta (Miles & Breaker, #2) by Nicole Adrianne 29/6/2020
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.


33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall. One Piece, Volume 42 Pirates vs. CP9 by Eiichiro Oda 27/3/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O. One Piece, Volume 52 Roger and Rayleigh (One Piece, #52) by Eiichiro Oda 2/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.


34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison. Renegade Queen (The Forbidden Queen, #3) by R.J. Vickers 24/6/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover. Case Closed volume 10 East Meets West by Gosho Aoyama 26/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute. Detective Wilcox (Agents of the Planetary Republic Book 1) by Jaxon Reed 27/6/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N. One Piece, Volume 53 Natural Born King (One Piece, #53) by Eiichiro Oda 3/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.


37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town. Ghost of a Chance (The Fae Killers, #2) by Jaxon Reed 2/7/2020
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N. One Piece, Volume 54 Unstoppable (One Piece, #54) by Eiichiro Oda 6/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.


38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie. One Piece, Volume 55 A Ray of Hope (One Piece, #55) by Eiichiro Oda 9/5/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C. Case Closed, Vol. 6 by Gosho Aoyama 7/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.


39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D. One Piece, Volume 58 The Name of This Era is "Whitebeard" (One Piece, #58) by Eiichiro Oda 23/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title. Bakuman, Volume 13 Avid Readers and Love at First Sight (Bakuman, #13) by Takeshi Obata 20/4/2020
🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D. One Piece, Volume 59 The Death of Portgaz D. Ace (One Piece, #59) by Eiichiro Oda 24/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.



message 11: by Charlotte (last edited Jul 03, 2020 07:17AM) (new)

Charlotte | 40 comments 41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover. Romance Dawn for the New World (One Piece, #61) by Eiichiro Oda 1/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover. A Midwinter's Wedding A Retelling of The Frog Prince (The Four Kingdoms, #3.5) by Melanie Cellier 6/4/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
🏴 Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book where a woman votes. Ember Gate (The Elements of Kamdaria 8) by Kay L Moody 8/6/2020
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON. Bakuman, Volume 11 Title and Character Design by Takeshi Obata 30/3/2020
🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.


45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O. One Piece, Volume 56 Thank You (One Piece, #56) by Eiichiro Oda 15/5/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles. How Not to Date a Rock Star by Megan Walker 23/3/2020


47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it. Fairy Tail Vol. 20 by Hiro Mashima 29/3/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character. Country Gold (Wilder Sisters #1) by Heatherly Bell 30/6/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An. One Piece, Volume 48 Adventures of Oars by Eiichiro Oda 18/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.


49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover. Ex.
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure. Fairy Tail 22 by Hiro Mashima 20/4/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set on an island. Bakuman, Volume 14 Psychological Warfare and Catchphrases (Bakuman, #14) by Takeshi Obata 25/4/2020
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.


message 12: by Emeli (last edited Feb 21, 2020 02:41PM) (new)

Emeli Webb | 255 comments My spot
Level easy
THE STATES, by admission to the Union
1. Delaware - The First State
The state was named after the Delaware River. Delaware is home to the World Championship Punkin Chunkin. The state is divided into three counties; New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. The first governor (president) of Delaware was John McKinly. He was born in Ireland and was a doctor.

🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John


message 13: by Tari (last edited Mar 16, 2021 08:59AM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 1041 comments Let's Tour the United States
Open-ended
Starting March 1, 2020

16 states in this post, 48 tasks, 3 per state

Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state--doing 3 each



1. Delaware - The First State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy. 1 of 3-The Buzz Kill Katherine Hayton 4/15/20
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
Murder at First Sight Shelly West 3/11/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut Sarah Graves 3/4/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
A Fatal New Year (Tipperary Carriage Company Mystery #1) by J.A. Whiting J.A. Whiting 8/17/20
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
To Brew or Not to Brew Joyce Tremel 3/29/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
Peach Cobbler Murder Joanne Fluke 4/17/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).

3. New Jersey - The Garden State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character. The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop J.A. Whiting 3/3/20 (a house)
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
Night of the Living Deed E.J. Copperman 4/12/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).
Krissy--Death by Tea Alex Erickson 3/15/20

4. Georgia - The Peach State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant.--Rest in Peach Susan Furlong 3/24/20
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
Emily, Millie, Lonnie and Nathaniel all play golf--Murder Makes Scents Christin Brecher 3/2/20
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
Sweet Murder Tegan Maher 3/20/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
The Body in the Turkish Bath (The SS Mystique #2) by Shelly West Shelly West 4/7/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business. banking Big Bunny Bump Off Kathi Daley 4/9/20
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
A Corpse at the Castle R.B. Marshall 4/6/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not. Angie's Nana and Nana's mother were thought to be witches by their own relative--Sweet Secrets J.A. Whiting 3/6/20
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
Murder on Cape Cod Maddie Day 3/18/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Murder So Sweet J.A. Whiting 3/5/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.

7. Maryland - "Old Line State" 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.--Sister Mary--Death at the Café Alison Golden 3/14/20
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.
Alexandria Bay--Death on the Page Essie Lang 3/10/20
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Murder in Aisle Three: An Alton Oaks Mystery Megan Rivers 3/9/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.--Death of a Blueberry Tart Lee Hollis 3/27/20
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
Asking Fur Trouble Ally Roberts 4/2/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
Some Like It Shot Zara Keane 4/18/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#. Left Fur Dead J.M.Griffin 5/1/30 loc 51 "It's quite blustery today...while a steady wind buffeted us."
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
Natalie (p. 111) Dead and Berried Karen MacInerney 5/6/20
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
Ghostly Paws Leighann Dobbs 4/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
Belle the parrot (she's an important character)-Murder at the Taffy Shop Maddie Day 4/1/20
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.--The Dog Who Knew Too Much Krista Davis 3/28/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Vanilla Bean Vengeance Agatha Frost 4/18/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.

11. New York - The Empire State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
End of the Lane Sonia Parin 4/8/20
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
On What Grounds Cleo Coyle 3/26/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
N-No Filter Heather Day Gilbert 6/1/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
Doogie-Eggs in Purgatory Laura Childs 4/27/20
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.--24 rooms--Dead & Buried Leighann Dobbs 3/25/20
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.C A Cold Spell Stacey Alabaster 4/19/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State 3/3
🏴 Read a small book. 109 pgs-Stolen at Sea Susan Harper 4/19/20
🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
Emily has chickens (no RIR) Six Cloves Under Gin Jones 4/20/20
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Revenge Is Sweet Kaye George 3/12/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.- Botched Butterscotch (Amish Candy Shop Mystery #4.5) by Amanda Flower Amanda Flower 4/30/20
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
Murder in an Irish Village Carlene O'Connor 3/17/20, Ch. 22 p. 181 "There was nothing other than a bookshelf and a filing cabinet."
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Vanilla Vendetta Rosie A. Point 6/29/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
Murder in the Wine Country Janet Finsilver 5/4/20
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
Southern Fried Tonya Kappes 3/13/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Killer Green Tomatoes Lynn Cahoon 3/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
Fiona's dad fought in Vietnam-Empaths and Paws Penny Brooke 4/16/20
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place. Death of an English Muffin Victoria Hamilton 4/26/20
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
Cupcakes and a Casualty Kat McGee 4/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.


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17. Ohio - The Buckeye State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter. Ella-A Fatal Finale Kathleen Marple Kalb 4/28/20
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
p. 56 Ghost Mortem ReGina Welling 4/7/20
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
Murder, Plain and Simple Isabella Alan 3/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.

18. Louisiana - Bayou State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.-Louisiana Longshot Jana Deleon 4/22/20
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
Don't Stop Bewitching Mandy M. Roth 3/30/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye Emily Selby 3/30/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
Marilyn-One Foot in the Grape Carlene O'Neil 8/27/20
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
Mum's the Word Kate Collins 4/14/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Iced Over Heather Day Gilbert 7/30/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State" 3/3
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
🏴 Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
Bernadette Butler-Address for Murder Tonya Kappes 5/16/20
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer. (Samuel) Dead on the Vine Elle Brooke White 4/4/20
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Mrs. Morris and the Witch Traci Wilton 4/29/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
Murder Most Maine Karen MacInerney 5/8/20
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
Button Holed Kylie Logan 9/1/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
TJ Jensen-Puppies in Paradise Kathi Daley 5/18/20

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
Frank Collins, Brett's dad-Yeast of Eden Sarah Fox 7/13/20
🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
Witcher Upper Amy Boyles 6/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
All You Need Is Fudge Nancy Coco 6/30/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State" 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
Lobster-[Murder by Chocolate|52357508] Rosie A. Point 6/8/20
🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
Until Jam Do Us Part Donna Walo Clancy 3/22/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Moored in Murder Carolyn Q. Hunter 5/9/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.

24. Missouri - Show Me State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
A Deadly Inside Scoop Abby Collette 5/10/20
🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.-The Wedding Cake Murder Susan Keene 4/10/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Murder in G Major Alexia Gordon 5/17/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.

25. Arkansas - The Natural State 3/3
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
234 pages-Killer Cleavers & Cupcakes Mel McCoy 5/1/20
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
Pit Perfect Murder Renee George 5/7/20 p 47 "...a pharmacy, and a Walmart Supercenter."
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
Daniel Boone National Forest-Canyons, Caravans & Cadavers Tonya Kappes 5/17/20
🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State" 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
Willy has a fishing boat-Secrets of the Past Shelly West 5/20/20
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
Bear Witness to Murder Meg Macy 6/4/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Murder She Typed Sylvia Selfman 5/19/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.

27. Florida - The Sunshine State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
Lucas Diaz-To Kill a Mocking Girl Harper Kincaid 5/13/20
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
Death in Four Courses Lucy Burdette 4/24/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
Fudge Cupcake Murder Joanne Fluke 3/8/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.

28. Texas - The Lone Star State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
Magical little stars- It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake Heather Blake 6/17/20
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
Final Ride Nic Saint 6/12/20
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
The Triple Hoax Carolyn Keene 5/22/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
Murder at the Snowed Inn Imogene Plimp 7/7/20
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
Dani's parents-The Dessert Corpse Tracey Quinn 5/15/20
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
Nearly Dead in Iowa Wendy Byrne 2/10/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.

30. Wisconsin - Badger State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
Sarah-Betrayal at the B&B Mel McCoy 5/9/20
🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
A Corpse in the Soup Morgan St. James Phyllice Bradner 5/29/20 p 7 "Goldie looked at the Juneau Jump Rope Team calendar..."
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
A Stew to a Kill Jenny Kales 5/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.


31. California - The Golden State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
An old gold mine is on the property that Bonnie bought. The previous owner had gold stolen from it.-Body in the Bookstore Emma Lee 5/25/20
🏴 Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
Pirate Tales Richard Stephens 3/25/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
A Crafty Killing Lorraine Bartlett 7/6/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
Red Hot Dana Dratch 5/27/20
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
Halloween Hayride Murder Linnea West 4/3/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
A Muddied Murder Wendy Tyson 6/3/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.

33. Oregon - The Beaver State 3/3
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
Bellamy Bay Lighthouse-A Spell for Trouble Esme Addison 5/14/20
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
Death of a Crafty Knitter Angela Pepper 3/31/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
One Woman's Junk JB Lynn 6/14/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.


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34. Kansas - The Sunflower State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
Permed to Death Nancy Cohen 7/15/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
Prison-Di's ex-husband One Fete in the Grave Vickie Fee 7/20/20
🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Killer Cruise A.R. Winters 6/6/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.

35. West Virginia - Mountain State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
Secrets of a Small Town A Paige Moore Mystery (Book One) by Adele M. Cooper Adele M. Cooper 5/12/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
Pulp Friction Julie Anne Lindsey 4/11/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
W-Witch Hunt Cate Conte 7/3/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.

36. Nevada - The Silver State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
Cruise Ship Caper Tegan Maher 6/6/20
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
Petra-Gone to the Dogs June Whyte 5/26/20
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada. Christmas in Paradise Kathi Daley 4/5/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
Buried in a Bog Sheila Connolly 5/21/20
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
Several times-The Diva Spices It Up Krista Davis 5/3/20
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
No Small Caper Cynthia Hickey 8/25/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.

38. Colorado - The Centennial State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
Hayley-Death of a Chocoholic Lee Hollis 5/31/20
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
Toni ate one when she first came to town-Thyme to Kill Tegan Maher 6/5/20
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
Killer Chardonnay Kate Lansing 5/24/20 (set in Boulder)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
The Secret of Shadow Ranch Carolyn Keene 10/5/20
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
Frothy Foul Play (Killer Coffee #9) by Tonya Kappes Tonya Kappes 3/7/21
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
A Dastardly Dognapping Jordan Wood 4/13/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
loc. 1224 β€œShe looked down at her plate of prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes…” for the Bonus, then eating them loc. 1235 β€œLexy smiled at him above a forkful of potatoes.”
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
S-The Secrets of Bones Kylie Logan 5/5/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.
MC, spells it differently-Christie Watson-The Fiesta Burger Murder Rosie A. Point 5/11/20

41. Montana - Big Sky Country 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.
Still Knife Painting Cheryl Hollon 7/1/20 (Daniel Boone National)
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
Seven Years Bad Luck Kristy E. Carter 7/13/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
[Marzipan and Murder|52161702] Rosie A. Point 6/9/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State" 3/3
🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
Meaghan's friend who helped clear Courtney-A Sprinkling of Murder Daryl Wood Gerber 6/14/20
🏴Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
Salmon wheel appetizers p 85 Beach Blanket Barbie Kathi Daley 6/28/20
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
Just Desserts Mary Daheim 3/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.

43. Idaho - Gem State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
Brad and Ali-Without a Brew Ellie Alexander 11/18/20
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead Lynn Cahoon 11/2/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Into the Frying Pan Sarah Osborne 7/26/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.

44. Wyoming - Equality State 3/3
🏴 Read a book where a woman votes.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
S-St. James-Bonbon with the Wind Dorothy St. James 5/30/20
🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
Death at a Diner Nancy McGovern 7/18/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
The Whole Cat and Caboodle Sofie Ryan 8/15/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.

45. Utah - "Beehive State" 3/3
🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
15 Minutes of Flame Christin Brecher 8/30/20
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
Bookman Dead Style Paige Shelton 3/19/20

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
Uncle and Ants Marc Jedel 6/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.

46. Oklahoma - Native America 3/3
🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
Ansh-Excursions to Die For Susan Harper 7/15/20
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
The Mystery in Tornado Alley Carolyn Keene 10/6/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Overdue to Die J.A. Whiting 6/28/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it. Buried Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney #2) by Carolyn Haines Carolyn Haines 5/28/20
🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
Halloween Moon Kathi Daley 10/31/20
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
M-Murder at the Filmore Zelda White 6/18/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
Grandma Opal-Pineapple Upside Down Murder Jodi Rath 5/25/20
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
Artistic License to Kill Paula Darnell 3/16/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
All Too Familiar Belinda White 7/5/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover.
Tea & Treachery (Tea by the Sea Mysteries Book 1) by Vicki Delany Vicki Delany 7/29/20
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
Mushing Is Murder Patti Benning 12/12/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis Tonya Kappes 9/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State 3/3
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
From Beer to Eternity (Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery #1) by Sherry Harris Sherry Harris 7/25/20
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
Much Ado About Felines Kathi Daley 7/14/20 (fictional island off Washington state)
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
How to Bake a Murder K.J. Emrick 6/2/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.


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DELAWARE
Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Read a book set in Delaware.
Read a book whose title begins with a D.
Read a book with an author or MC named John.
PENNSYLVANIA
Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover. Botched Butterscotch. Amanda Flower. MC’s grandmother is Amish. 16 Nov.
Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
Read a book whose title begins with P.
Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).
NEW JERSEY
Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
Read a book where the characters play a board game.
Read a book set in New Jersey.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J. Ninja At First Sight. Penny Reid. (N)inja. 18 Sep.
Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).
GEORGIA
Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant.
Read a book where a character plays golf.
Read a book that is the last in the series.
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia. A Bone to Pick. Charlaine Harris. Lawrenceton, Georgia. 13 Oct.
Read a book whose title begins with G.
Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).
CONNECTICUT
Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
Read a book set in Connecticut.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C. Crochet and Cauldrons. Nancy Warren. 18 Oct.
Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).
MASSACHUSETTS
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving. A Match Made for Thanksgiving. Jackie Lau. The synopsis. 17 Sep.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not. The Vampire Knitting Club. Nancy Warren. MC is a witch. 15 Oct.
Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts. Tagged for Death. Sherry Harris. Ellington, Massachusetts. 20 Jul.
Read a book whose title begins with M.
Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.
MARYLAND
Read a book with a Catholic character.
Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.
Read a book where a character writes a song.
Read a book set in Maryland.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M. Murder and Marinade. Tegan Maher. (M)urder. 19 Oct.
Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
Read a book where there is a water monster.
Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina. Break No Bones. Kathy Reichs. Dewees Island, South Carolina. 18 Apr.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C. Stitches and Witches. Nancy Warren. (S)titches. 18 Oct.
Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
Read a book where a character goes into space.
Read a book set in New Hampshire.
Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.
VIRGINIA
Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
Read a book in a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia. Stiffs and Swine. J.B. Stanley. Quincy’s Gap, Virginia. 17 Mar.
Read a book whose title begins with V.
Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.
NEW YORK
Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
Read a book with an apple on the cover.
Read a book where a character rides the subway.
🏴 Read a book set in New York. The Case of the Murdered Muckraker. Carola Dunn. New York, New York. 9 Apr.
Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).
NORTH CAROLINA
Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
Read a book set in North Carolina.
Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.
RHODE ISLAND
Read a small book.
Read a book where a character plays tennis.
Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
Read a book set in Rhode Island.
Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.
VERMONT
Read a book with a green cover.
Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
Read a book set in Vermont.
Read a book whose title begins with V.
Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.
KENTUCKY
Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
Read a book set in Kentucky.
Read a book whose title begins with K.
Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.
TENNESSEE
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix. Sou(t)hern (C)lub’s Sla(y)(i)ng. 13 Nov.
Read a book with a character that went to war.
Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee. Crime and Periodicals. Nora Everly. Green Valley, Tennessee. 7 Feb.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the). The Treble With Men. Piper Sheldon. (T)reble. 15 Sep.
Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.


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OHIO
Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter.
Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴Read a book set in Ohio.
Book: Dim Sum of All Fears.
Date read: 15 Mar.
How it fits: Cleveland, Ohio.
Read a book whose title begins with O.
Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.
LOUISIANA
Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
Book: Southern Fried Christmas.
Date read: 3 Jul.
How it fits: Page 47. She sat next to Denny as he navigated his twenty-foot boat down Bayou Lebourche.
Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
🏴Read a book set in Louisiana.
Book: Mo's Motel.
Date read: Sinful, Louisiana.
How it fits: 23 Feb.
🏴Read a book whose title begins with L.
Book: Leaving Sinful.
Date read: 24 Feb.
How it fits: (L)eaving
Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.
INDIANA
1. Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
2. Read a book where a character cans food.
3. Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴Read a book set in Indiana.
Book: The Body in the Gravel.
Date read: 21 Jun.
How it fits: River Bluffs, Indiana.
5. Read a book whose title begins with I.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.
MISSISSIPPI
1. Read a book by an African-American author.
2. Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
3. Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
4. Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴Read a book whose title begins with M.
Book: Murder is a Beach.
Date read: 16 Nov.
How it fits: (M)urder.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named David.
ILLINOIS
1. Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
Book: The Ape Who Guards the Balance.
Date read: 4 Oct.
How it fits: Wh(o) Gua(r)(d)s.
3. Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
4. Read a book set in Illinois.
5. Read a book whose title begins with I.
6. Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
ALABAMA
1. Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
2. Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
3. Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴Read a book set in Alabama.
Book: Southern Spells.
Date read: 6 Jul.
How it fits: Magnolia Cove, Alabama.
5. Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).
MAINE
Read a book with a one word title.
🏴Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
Book: Murder on the Rocks.
Date read: 22 Mar.
How it fits: MC eats a lobster.
Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴Read a book set in Maine.
Book: Dead & Buried.
Date read: 21 Mar.
How it fits: Noquit, Maine.
5. Read a book whose title begins with M.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.
MISSOURI
1. Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
2. Read a book with a canoe on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
4. Read a book set in Missouri.
5. Read a book whose title begins with M.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.
ARKANSAS
🏴Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
Book: Jewels in the Juniper.
Date read: 18 Sep.
How it fits: (2)(7)8 pages.
2. Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
3. Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
4. Read a book set in Arkansas.
5. Read a book whose title begins with A.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.
MICHIGAN
1. Read a book where a character has a boat.
2. Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.
3. Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
4. Read a book set in Michigan.
5. Read a book whose title begins with M.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.
FLORIDA
1. Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
2. Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
3. Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
🏴Read a book set in Florida.
Book: And Then There Were Crumbs.
Date read: 7 Jul.
How it fits: Coral Cay, Florida.
5. Read a book whose title begins with F.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.
TEXAS
1. Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
2. Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
3. Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
4. Read a book set in Texas.
🏴Read a book whose title begins with T.
Book: Two-Step, Tacos, and Terror.
Date read: 21 Nov.
How it fits: (T)wo
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.
IOWA
1. Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
2. Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
3. Read a book with a river on the cover.
4. Read a book set in Iowa.
5. Read a book whose title begins with I.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.
WISCONSIN
1. Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
2. Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
3. Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
4. Read a book set in Wisconsin.
5. Read a book whose title begins with W.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.
CALIFORNIA
1. Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
2. Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
3. Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴Read a book set in California.
Book: A is for Alibi.
Date read: 27 Feb.
How it fits: Santa Teresa, California.
5. Read a book whose title begins with C.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.
MINNESOTA
1. Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
2. Read a Children's/YA book.
3. Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴Read a book set in Minnesota.
Book: Sugar Cookie Murder.
Date read: 15 Nov.
How it fits: Lake Eden, Minnesota.
5. Read a book whose title begins with M.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.
OREGON
1. Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
2. Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
4. Read a book set in Oregon.
5. Read a book whose title begins with O.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.


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KANSAS
1. Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
2. Read a book with a Native American character.
3. Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
4. Read a book set in Kansas.
5. Read a book whose title begins with K.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.
WEST VIRGINIA
1. Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
2. Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
3. Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
4. Read a book set in West Virginia.
5. Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.
NEVADA
1. Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
2. Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
3. Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
4. Read a book set in Nevada.
5. Read a book whose title begins with N.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.
NEBRASKA
1. Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
2. Read a book set in a small town.
3. Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
4. Read a book set in Nebraska.
5. Read a book whose title begins with N.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.
COLORADO
1. Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
2. Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
3. Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
4. Read a book set in Colorado.
5. Read a book whose title begins with C.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.
NORTH DAKOTA
1. Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
2. Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
3. Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
4. Read a book set in North Dakota.
5. Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.
SOUTH DAKOTA
1. Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
2. Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
3. Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
4. Read a book set in South Dakota.
5. Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.
MONTANA
1. Read a book where a character visits a national park.
2. Read a book with a bird on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character is a rancher.
🏴 Read a book set in Montana. Last Pen Standing. Vivian Conroy. Tundish, Montana. 17 Sep.
5. Read a book whose title begins with M.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.
WASHINGTON
1. Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.
2. Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
3. Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
4. Read a book set in Washington.
5. Read a book whose title begins with W.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.
IDAHO
1. Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
2. Read a book where a character goes skiing.
3. Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
4. Read a book set in Idaho.
5. Read a book whose title begins with I.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.
WYOMING
1. Read a book where a woman votes.
2. Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
3. Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming. Death on the Range. Nikki Haverstock. Westmound Center for Competitive Shooting Sports. 25 Jun.
4. Read a book whose title begins with W.
5. Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.
UTAH
1. Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
2. Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
3. Read a book with a goblin in the story.
4. Read a book set in Utah.
5. Read a book whose title begins with U.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.
OKLAHOMA
1. Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
2. Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
3. Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
4. Read a book set in Oklahoma.
5. Read a book whose title begins with O.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.
NEW MEXICO
1. Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
2. Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character. Cave of Bones. Anne Hillerman. MC is Navajo. 26 Feb.
4. Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M. Nightshade Magic. Evelyn Lederman. (N)ightshade. 7 Mar.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.
ARIZONA
1. Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
2. Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
3. Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
4. Read a book set in Arizona.
5. Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.
ALASKA
1. Read a book with a coastline on the cover. Ex.
2. Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
3. Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
4. Read a book set in Alaska.
5. Read a book whose title begins with A.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.
HAWAII
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover. Ukulele Murder. Leslie Langtry. 15 Sep.
2. Read a book set on an island.
3. Read a book with a volcano in the story.
4. Read a book set in Hawaii.
5. Read a book whose title begins with H.
6. Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.
Ukulele Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #1) by Leslie Langtry


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Barbara β˜… | 2499 comments Let's Tour the United States!
Start Date: February 22, 2020
Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.

READ: 150/150

βœ”οΈ1. Delaware - The First State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover
The Pumpkin Patch - Darien Cox & Kade Boehme 3/21
The Pumpkin Patch by Darien Cox
βœ” 🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Seeing Red - Jill Shalvis (#3) 5/7
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
The Day is Dark - Yrsa SigurΓ°ardΓ³ttir 2/26

βœ”οΈ2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an Amish character
Thou Shalt Not Grill - Tamar Myers 8/17
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches - Karen Rose Smith 3/28
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
Painter For Hire - D.K. Holmberg 7/28
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).

βœ”οΈ3. New Jersey - The Garden State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
Terrified - Kevin O'Brien 4/4
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
Middlegame - Seanan McGuire (family plays monopoly) 6/26
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
The Jigsaw Woman - Kim Antieau 2/26

βœ”οΈ4. Georgia - The Peach State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
At Death's Door - Sherrilyn Kenyon (pirates) 4/17
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
22 Indigo Place - Sandra Brown 2/28
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
The Girl Who Lived Twice - David Lagercrantz 4/6

βœ”οΈ5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
Murder by the Book - Lauren Elliott 6/15
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Cari Mora - Thomas Harris 3/15
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas
The Rock - Monica McCarty (Thomas MacGowan 5/25

βœ”οΈ6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
Fish & Chips - Madeline Urban & Abigail Roux 3/31
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
Time Windows - Kathryn Reiss 4/3
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
My Lord Raven - Tamela Quijas 3/3

βœ”οΈ7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
Jumping Jude - Lucy Lennox 4/26
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
Divide & Conquer - Madeline Urban & Abigail Roux 5/2
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Morrow Secrets - Susan McNally 3/17

βœ”οΈ8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
Any Witch Way You Can - Amanda M. Lee 4/10
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
Full Bloom - Janet Evanovich & Charlotte Hughes 2/25
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson 3/14

βœ”οΈ9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
Rituals - Kelley Armstrong 5/5
(Florida's a bit windy, I take it?, p24
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
Night's Blaze - Donna Grant 5/9
(she sat up all night until her alarm clock went off), p92
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
The Hunchback Assignments - Arthur Slade 2/28

βœ”οΈ10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
Straight from the Hip - Susan Mallery (#3) 5/14
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
Met Her Match - Jude Deveraux 2/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Verses for the Dead - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/1

βœ”οΈ11. New York - The Empire State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
The Unforgiven - Patricia MacDonald 3/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
Snow White Red-Handed - Maia Chance 4/12
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in New York.
Running into Love - Aurora Rose Reynolds 2/29
Snow White Red-Handed (Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #1) by Maia Chance

βœ”οΈ12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
Rendezvous With Yesterday - Dianne Duvall 5/5
(Hero lives in a huge medieval castle)
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
Death of Darkness - Dianne Duvall 3/4
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
Crown of Death - Keary Taylor 3/4

βœ”οΈ13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
βœ” 🏴 Read a small book.
Servant of the Forest - Shona Husk (136 pages) 4/25
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Inferno - Dan Brown 3/15
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.
Jar of Hearts - Jennifer Hillier 3/28

βœ”οΈ14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
Mismatch - Tami Hoag 3/13
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Visions and Nightmares - A.F. Stewart 4/14
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas 5/20

βœ”οΈ15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
The Blacksmith Queen - G.A. Aiken 6/28
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
Kiss of the Silver Wolf - Sharon Buchbinder 7/24
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
King of Hearts - Cheyenne McCray 6/7

βœ”οΈ16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
The Final Fight - JD Salsbury 6/3
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
Wasted - Suzannah Daniels 5/10
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Grey 3/22


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Barbara β˜… | 2499 comments continued...


βœ”οΈ17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
Drive Me Crazy - Jenna Bayley-Burke 6/17
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
Tell Me Lies - Jennifer Crusie 3/8
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
The Overlook - Michael Connelly 4/14

βœ”οΈ18. Louisiana - Bayou State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
Talon/Xavier - Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright 6/27
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
Dark Queen - Faith Hunter 3/29
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
Lure of Song and Magic - Patricia Rice 4/15

βœ”οΈ19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
β˜€The Peculiar Boars of Malloy - Doug Crandell 3/5
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Immortal Born - Lynsay Sands 3/25
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric
Yesterday's Thief - Al Macy 3/7

βœ”οΈ20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
Bone Driven - Hailey Edwards 3/18
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron - Jennifer Ashley 3/20
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.
The Song of David - Amy Harmon 7/2

βœ”οΈ21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
Undermajordomo Minor - Patrick deWitt 2/27
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
Fuzzy Navel - J.A. Konrath 2/24
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
The Savior - JR Ward 3/10

βœ”οΈ22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
The Martian - Andy Weir (astronaut goes to Mars on rocket) 5/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
One Potion in the Grave - Heather Blake 3/22
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A
Alien Diplomacy - Gini Koch 2/22

βœ”οΈ23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
Γ“morphi - Cody Kennedy 3/24
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
Blood & Water - Katie O'Rourke (eat lobster) 4/4
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Mermaid's Destiny - Mira Crest 5/15

βœ”οΈ24. Missouri - Show Me State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
Heir of the Dog -Judi McCoy (Bud lite) 6/18
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My - Denise Swanson 6/16
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Magestaff - Cordelia Castel 5/25

βœ”οΈ25. Arkansas - The Natural State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
A Sorceress of His Own - Dianne Duvall (374 pages) 4/24
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
Along Came a Cowboy - Christine Lynxwiler 4/12
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Age of the Ashers - Diana Tyler 5/17

βœ”οΈ26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
Healer's Choice - Jory Strong 6/5
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.
A Tale of Two Biddies - Kylie Logan (Lake Erie) 4/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
You Belong with Me - Tari Faris 2/22

βœ”οΈ27. Florida - The Sunshine State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
Desert Bound - Elizabeth Hunter (Teodora Vasquez) 4/30
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
Houston, We Have A Problem - Erin McCarthy 4/2
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
Fighting Fate - J.B. Salsbury 4/19

βœ”οΈ28. Texas - The Lone Star State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
Brody - Emma Lang 4/11
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
A Cosmology of Monsters - Shaun Hamill 3/1
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
Twice as Hot - Gena Showalter 4/27

βœ”οΈ29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
Dream Lake - Lisa Kleypas (hero eats oatmeal) 5/19
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
Waking Hearts - Elizabeth Hunter 5/21
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book whose title begins with I.
I Stop Somewhere - T.E. Carter 4/21

βœ”οΈ30. Wisconsin - Badger State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
Plaid and Plagiarism - Molly MacRae (MC eats cheese) 6/6
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
Valentine Murder - Leslie Meier (MC does) 5/17
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Wake of Vultures - Lila Bowen 3/12

βœ”οΈ31. California - The Golden State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
Murder is a Monkey's Game - Ruby Loren 8/11
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in California.
Keeping Company - Tami Hoag 3/9
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
The Cat's Meow - Robert Wright Campbell 4/9

βœ”οΈ32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
βœ” 🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
Echo North - Joanna Ruth Meyer 3/16
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
Stalked - Brian Freeman 7/14
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Magical Mechanications - Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris 5/31


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βœ”οΈ33. Oregon - The Beaver State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
Crystal Cove - Lisa Kleypas 5/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter - Katie MacAlister 4/4
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
The Outcast - Taran Matharu 3/30

βœ”οΈ34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book with a Native American character.
Shattered Bonds - Faith Hunter 5/24
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
The Age of Ash - Andrenik Y. Sergoyan (Riker's) 6/20
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
Dorothy in the Land of Monsters - Garten Gevedon 3/19

βœ”οΈ35. West Virginia - Mountain State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
Deadly Fate - Heather Graham 10/7
Deadly Fate (Krewe of Hunters, #19) by Heather Graham
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a character that uses a telescope.
Lord of Snow and Shadows - Sarah Ash 5/18
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
When Sparks Fly - Autumn Dawn 3/26

βœ”οΈ36. Nevada - The Silver State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Heartbreak and Honor - Collette Cameron 3/15
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
Alice's Adventures in Steamland: The Clockwork Goddess - Wol-vriey (Alice) 7/26
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
Where Demons Fear to Tread - Stephanie Chong 4/8

βœ”οΈ37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
Murder in the Storybook Cottage - Ellery Adams 8/7
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where 911 is called.
Death of a Bacon Heiress - Lee Hollis 8/9
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
Necessary Magic - Val St. Crowe 7/3

βœ”οΈ38. Colorado - The Centennial State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
A Map of Days - Ransom Riggs (hero eats cheeseburger) 6/12
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
Provoked - Rebecca Zanetti 3/6
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Courting Darkness - Robin LaFevers 6/2

βœ”οΈ39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
Adam - Jennifer Ashley 10/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
The Darkest King - Gena Showalter 3/20
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.
The Cheerio Killings - Doug Allyn 1/30

βœ”οΈ40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten.
Gray Wolf - J.W. Webb 5/13
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuire 6/4
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
A Symphony of Echoes - Jodi Taylor 2/29

βœ”οΈ41. Montana - Big Sky Country
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
Hidden Salem - Kay Hooper 7/15
Hidden Salem (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #19) by Kay Hooper
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
Bonded - Laura Wright 4/13
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
Gabe - Susan Fisher-Davis 4/5

βœ”οΈ42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
Golden in Death - J.D. Robb (McNab is a professional hacker) 7/8
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
Angel of Mercy - Lisa Olsen 4/21
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Wolves of the Northern Rift - Jon Messenger 3/26

βœ”οΈ43. Idaho - Gem State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
Rebel Wolf - Amy Green 4/28
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
You're Gonna Love Me - Robin Lee Hatcher 3/20
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
The Island - Lisa Henry 4/16

βœ”οΈ44. Wyoming - Equality State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
Smooth Irish - Jennifer Saints 4/22
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
Endless Heart - Emma Lang 2/28
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Witch's Reign - Shannon Mayer 4/25

βœ”οΈ45. Utah - "Beehive State"
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
Messenger's Angel - Heather Killough-Walden (heroine is anthropologist) 7/29
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book set in Utah.
The Law of Moses - Amy Harmon 5/2
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book whose title begins with U.
Unsafe Haven - Char Chaffin 3/28

βœ”οΈ46. Oklahoma - Native America
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
Make Me Stay - Jaci Burton 7/18
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Of Blood and Ashes - Kyoko M 5/26
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charles.
Delirious - Daniel Palmer (Charles Giles) 8/19

βœ”οΈ47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente 5/21
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
A Bad Day for Sunshine - Darynda Jones 7/23
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle
A Death at the Yoga CafΓ© - Michelle Kelly 5/15

βœ”οΈ48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
Sugar and Iced - Jenn McKinlay 4/26
βœ” 🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A
Armed & Dangerous - Abigail Roux 5/30
βœ” 🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas
Crooked River - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 9/20

βœ”οΈ49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
βœ” 🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
Boundary Crossed - Melissa F. Olson 6/2
βœ” 🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
Split Feather - Deborah Wolf 3/21
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.
Sandman Slim - Richard Kadrey (James Stark) 4/18

βœ”οΈ50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book set in Hawaii.
Unleashed - Cherrie Lynn 4/25
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book whose title begins with H.
Hot Blooded - Donna Grant 3/2
βœ”πŸ΄ Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn
The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love - Erin Quinn 4/30

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.
Level Two: Choose 5-6 tasks from each state.

50/50 States Completed

The States:
1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
An Agent for Charity by Patricia PacJac Carroll (3/27/20)
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
The Princess Search by Melanie Cellier (4/29/20)
The Princess Search A Retelling of The Ugly Duckling (The Four Kingdoms, #5) by Melanie Cellier
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
The Princess Pact by Melanie Cellier (4/27/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).
Miss Weston's Wager by Ashtyn Newbold (3/10/20) - MC named William

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
Date and Dash by Susan Hatler (3/5/20)
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).
A Note of Change by Esther Hatch, et. al. (3/20/20) - MC named Christine

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
Loving Her Nemesis by Zoe Ann Wood (4/17/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
The Gathering by L.L. Muir (5/13/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
Born to Treason by E.B. Wheeler (4/13/20)
🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
The Love Boat Bachelor by Jerusha Agen, et. al. (3/7/20)
The Love Boat Bachelor (The Heart Seekers Series) by Jerusha Agen
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
Cozumel Escape by Cami Checketts (4/8/20)
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not.
Watson by L.L. Muir (3/30/20) - witch
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
Summer Serenade by Melissa McClone (3/30/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
A Summer of Stars by Lisa Watson (3/23/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
Ross by L.L. Muir (5/18/20)
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.
An Unexpected Bride by Ashtyn Newbold (3/13/20) - MC named Henry

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
Loving the Bad Boy by Shanae Johnson (3/15/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
Daybreak by Cheree Alsop (3/3/20)
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson (4/23/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
The Viscount's Promise by Joyce Alec (8/20/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
Steal My Heart by Heather B. Moore (4/2/20)
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).
Suffering the Scot by Nichole Van (6/26/20) - MC named Andrew

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
Her Flyboy Billionaire Boss by Holly Stevenson (3/11/20) - pilot
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
The Earl and His Lady by Sally Britton (4/12/20)
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.


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13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a small book.
Quarantined in the Office by Lucy McConnell (3/26/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Romancing Lord Ramsbury by Ashtyn Newbold (3/9/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
Scent of an Angel by Mimi Milan (3/26/20)
Scent of an Angel (Angel Paws Rescue, #1) by Mimi Milan
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
Sweet on You by Becky Wade (6/9/20) - Salted Caramel Core
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
A Crown of Snow and Ice by Melanie Cellier (5/2/20)
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
The Kitchen Maid by Melanie Cellier (4/25/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
Loving the Navy SEAL by Lynn Shannon (4/1/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
A Tale of Beauty and Beast by Melanie Cellier (5/1/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter.
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
Saving His Heart by Jennifer Youngblood (3/21/20)
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
On My Honour by Elizabeth Johns (3/28/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers (3/1/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
The Lion, the Witch and the Library by Lucy McConnell (2/29/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
An Agent for Diana by Rebecca Connolly (7/6/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
The Island Patriot by Julia Keanini (3/4/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
An Agent for Camille by Parker J. Cole (3/29/20)
🏴 Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
Last of the Gentlemen by Cami Checketts (5/20/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
A Dance of Silver and Shadow by Melanie Cellier (4/30/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
The Reckoning by L.L. Muir (5/15/20)

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
An Agent for Danielle by Parker J. Cole (3/29/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).
Wickham by L.L. Muir (5/13/20) - MC named Ivy

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
Breakaway by Heather B. Moore (3/13/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
Trusting the Billionaire by Cami Checketts (4/19/20) - blueberries
🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
Pride and Persuasion by Connie E. Sokol (7/5/20) - listens to jazz
🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure (5/11/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
The Baron's Rose by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (3/14/20) - 234 pages
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
The Princess Companion by Melanie Cellier (4/25/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.


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26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake. (view spoiler)
Drowning Sandy by Sarah Daley (3/23/20) - Lake Ontario
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
The Unstoppable Patriot by Jennifer Youngblood (4/4/20)
"I had RAISIN BRAN for breakfast the morning I left for college." (Loc 439)
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
Catching Waves by Kimberly Krey (5/9/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson (4/11/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
Tin Foil Tiaras by Jeanette Lewis (2/22/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
Payton by L.L. Muir (5/22/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
Cowboy Reality Romance: Jaxon by Erica Penrod (3/7/20)
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.
Home Improvement by Barbara Cool Lee (6/18/20) - MC named Kim

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
Love Coming Late by Jeanette Lewis (3/8/20) - milk
🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Wyndham by L.L. Muir (5/20/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
An Agent for Fallon by Ginny Sterling (2/23/20)
Rourke is trapped in a mine when it collapses and Fallon helps those trying to dig the men out.
🏴 Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
A Captive of Wing and Feather by Melanie Cellier (5/5/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
Angel in a Black Fedora by Sherry Gammon (3/2/20)
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Miss Marleigh's Pirate Lord by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (5/23/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.

33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
A Clever Alliance by Laura Beers (2/27/20) - 238 pages
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
Loving Her Fling by Heather B. Moore (2/26/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
Simply Anna by Jennifer Moore (2/25/20)
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea (6/11/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen (9/13/20)
The Lady in the Coppergate Tower (Steampunk Proper Romance #3) by Nancy Campbell Allen
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
Worth the Fall by Bria Quinlan (6/3/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Shadows in the Curtain by Cami Checketts (4/20/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
A Noble Pursuit by Laura Beers (4/7/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
A FiancΓ© for the Firefighter by Liz Isaacson (3/17/20)
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
Melbourne Memories by Marion Ueckermann (3/22/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
Shootout by Sophia Summers (4/15/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
The Coronation Ball by Melanie Cellier (4/27/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.


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Shash | 1403 comments Let's Tour the United States! 🎌

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
Not Over You by Heather B. Moore (6/28/20)
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
The Donaldson Case by Diana Xarissa (4/15/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
The Gentle Patriot by Cami Checketts (8/9/20)
"...a venison roast, MASHED POTATOES and gravy, corn, green beans and homemade rolls -- and it all tasted good." (pg 109)
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
How to Kiss a Billionaire by Cami Checketts (4/19/20)
🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.

41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
The Nobleman's Daughter by Jen Geigle Johnson (6/22/20)
The Nobleman's Daughter by Jen Geigle Johnson
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
Duncan by Jo Jones (5/30/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
🏴 Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
Saving Grace by Jennifer Youngblood & Amelia C. Adams (4/24/20) - salmon
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
Aiden by Diane Darcy (6/7/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
Stone Cold Sparks by Cami Checketts (6/4/20)
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
Remembering Romance by Kay P. Dawson (3/31/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book where a woman votes.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
An Uncertain Future by Laura Beers (3/25/20)
🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
The Unlikely Bride by Kimberly Krey (6/5/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
Summer Hearts by Debby Lee, et.al. (6/23/20)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
An Unnatural Beanstalk by Brittany Fichter (5/26/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
Only a Date with a Billionaire by Ellie Hall (10/13/20)
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
One Way Home by Jennifer Youngblood (7/24/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
A Midwinter's Wedding by Melanie Cellier (4/28/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.
To Love a Lord by Michelle Pennington (5/16/20)

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
Loving the Bully by Kelsie Fann (2/24/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
Among Sand and Sunrise by Stacy Henrie (4/23/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover.
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
A Dream of Ebony and White by Melanie Cellier (5/3/20)
🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.
28 Days With A Billionaire by Kimberly Krey (4/5/20) - MC named James

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
A Princess of Wind and Wave by Melanie Cellier (5/7/20)
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
His Bluestocking Bride by Sally Britton (4/10/20)
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.


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message 27: by Elle (last edited Jul 30, 2021 09:27PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 1292 comments Let's Tour the United States!
Start Date: February 21, 2020


Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state


Read: 140/100-200
States Completed: 50/50

1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Remember Me Forever | Sara Wolf - 2/18/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
Dear Girls | Ali Wong - 5/5/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.
A Child's Calendar | John Updike - 6/3/20

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare His Bride for the Taking | Tessa Dare - 7/5/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
Passing | Nella Larsen - 6/7/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).
Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds - 10/10/20 (Will Holloman)

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes - 3.3.21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta - 4/30/20

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
Gypsy Truths | Kristy Cunning - 5/29/20
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
Hex Hall | Rachel Hawkins - 11/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir - 10/19/20

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
Liturgy of the Ordinary | Tish Harrison Warren - 6/16/20
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder | Holly Jackson - 3/19/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Castle Waiting | Linda Medley - 8/16/20

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch.
Storm Cursed | Patricia Briggs - 4/27/20
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid - 7/4/20
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
Flat-Out Love | Jessica Park - 3/14/21
🏴 Read a book with an or MC named Charlie or Baker.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse | Charlie Mackesy - 1/29/21

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
Punk 57 | Penelope Douglas - 5/18/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
My Kind of People | Lisa Duffy - 6/30/21

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
Age of Deception | T.A. White - 5/12/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
Steel Crow Saga | Paul Krueger - 4/11/20

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is.
Biting Cold | Chloe Neill - 6/5/21
"The seas are calm, but there's a brisk wind." p. 39
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee - 12/6/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
Hard Bitten | Chloe Neill - 3/10/21

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots - 5/4/21
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
Forget Me Always | Sara Wolf - 2/7/21

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
Stuck-Up Suit | Vi Keeland - 6/27/21
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
Discount Armageddon | Seanan McGuire - 3/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
Yellow and the Perception of Reality | Maureen F. McHugh - 8/4/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).
Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir - 6/13/21

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a pilot.
Fair Game | Patricia Briggs - 5/9/21
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
The Setup | Meghan Quinn - 10/12/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
Crypts and Crimes | Scarlett Dawn - 4/1/20

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
Blizzard | John Rocco - 12/8/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor - 2/6/21

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
Songs for Ophelia by Theodora Goss Songs for Ophelia | Theodora Goss - 6/21/21
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text.
Hellbound Guilds & Other Misdirections | Annette Marie - 6/23/21
"It didn't even have a regular filing cabinet." - loc. 238
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
Understood Betsy | Dorothy Canfield Fisher - 4/11/21

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
The Reluctant Dragon | Kenneth Grahame - 12/7/20
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
Iron and Magic | Ilona Andrews - 8/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Hunting November | Adriana Mather - 6/18/20

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
Small in the City | Sydney Smith - 11/23/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
Foundryside | Robert Jackson Bennett - 3/13/20
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
Dear Ava | Ilsa Madden-Mills - 4/6/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.
The Body: A Guide for Occupants | Bill Bryson - 4/19/20

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
Damned Souls and a Sangria | Annette Marie - 10/3/20
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
Halfway to the Grave | Jeaniene Frost - 12/2/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
One Night of Scandal | Elle Kennedy - 8/18/20

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo - 6/9/20
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
Born in Fire | K.F. Breene - 7/21/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.
Amphigorey | Edward Gorey - 12/18/20

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
Gypsy Rising (All the Pretty Monsters, #5) by Kristy Cunning Gypsy Rising | Kristy Cunning - 5/25/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
I Contain Multitudes | Ed Yong - 5/31/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.
Piranesi | Susanna Clarke - 1/16/21

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales | Virginia Hamilton - 5/2/20
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
I Hate You | Ilsa Madden-Mills - 8/25/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.
Tuesday | David Wiesner - 9/28/20

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
Rules of Redemption | T.A. White - 5/9/20
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 | Claire Hartfield - 6/28/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
Raised in Fire | K.F. Breene - 7/23/20

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells - 5/21/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie - 2/25/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey
The Tea Dragon Festival | Kay O'Neill - 11/28/20

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
Bunnicula | Deborah Howe - 4/20/20
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
Beach Read | Emily Henry - 2/17/21

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Making Up | Lucy Parker - 2/19/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.
Ring Shout | P. Djèlí Clark - 11/6/20

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
The Saturdays | Elizabeth Enright - 9/7/20 (204 pg.)
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
The Last Unicorn | Peter S. Beagle - 10/31/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
The Address Book | Deirdre Mask - 4/14/21


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Elle (elleay) | 1292 comments continued...

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.
Drink Deep | Chloe Neill - 4/26/21 (Lake Michigan)
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit - 7/26/20

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia The Beautiful Ones | Silvia Moreno-Garcia - 3/28/20
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros - 2/27/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
For He Can Creep | Siobhan Carroll - 6/21/20

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid - 11/8/20
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
Luna and the Lie | Mariana Zapata - 10/6/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
Threshold of Annihilation | T.A. White - 1/4/21

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
Burn | Patrick Ness - 6/11/20
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
Afterlife | Dannika Dark - 5/18/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.
A Tale Dark & Grimm | Adam Gidwitz - 5/31/20

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
Be My Brayshaw | Meagan Brandy - 6/13/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
WARNING! Fairy Tales | Robert Thier - 1/13/21

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain | Nghi Vo - 1/13/21
🏴 Read a book set in California.
Break Me | Meagan Brandy - 12/22/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Charcoal Tears | Jane Washington - 3/29/20

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine - 11/29/20
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
Paddle-to-the-Sea | Holling Clancy Holling - 12/8/20
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
Teardrop Shot | Tijan - 12/24/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Midnight's Daughter | Karen Chance - 5/27/21

33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235.
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner - 8/14/20 (236 pg.)
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
The World Between Blinks | Amie Kaufman - 1/28/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.
Magic Triumphs | Ilona Andrews - 9/1/20 (Kate Daniels)

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger - 1/12/21
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
More Than Human | Theodore Sturgeon - 3/31/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Kulti | Mariana Zapata - 4/30/20

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
Verity | Colleen Hoover - 11/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.
Fangs | Sarah Andersen - 3/16/21 (Jimmy)

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
Stepbrother Dearest | Penelope Ward - 11/2//20
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Sweet Revenge | Maisy Morgan - 6/28/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
Network Effect | Martha Wells - 9/24/20

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
Gypsy Blood | Kristy Cunning - 5/19/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
Notes on Grief | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 7/23/21

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
180 Seconds | Jessica Park - 3/15/21
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
Love Me Never | Sara Wolf - 2/5/21
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
Dylan | Jaymin Eve - 1/8/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.
Bully | Penelope Douglas - Mar 19 ( MC named Jared Trent)

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
Delivering Evil for Experts | Annette Marie - 10/28/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.
Cardboard | Doug TenNapel - 7/30/21

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks | Jason Reynolds - 8/7/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
Doorways in the Sand | Roger Zelazny - 12/17/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.
Gypsy Moon | Kristy Cunning - 5/24/20

41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
A Lover's Discourse by Xiaolu Guo A Lover's Discourse | Xiaolu Guo - 7/27/21
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
Burn Bright | Patricia Briggs - 7/19/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov - 3/6/21

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
Heartless | Dannika Dark - 7/1/20
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
Smoke Bitten | Patricia Briggs - 6/8/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me | Mariana Zapata - 9/13/20

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
I'll Fly Away | Rudy Francisco - 3/21/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip | George Saunders - 4/4/21

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
The Deep | Rivers Solomon - 4/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors | Annette Marie - 10/1/20

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s.
I Could Pee on This | Francesco Marciuliano - Apr 5 (112 pages)
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
Nine Goblins | T. Kingfisher - 5/24/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
The Unteachables | Gordon Korman - 4/25/20

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
Idol | Kristen Callihan - 6/5/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Overstated: A Coast-To-Coast Roast of the 50 States | Colin Quinn - 1/4/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.
Charles | K.F. Breene - 5/4/20 (Charles)

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
First Grave on the Right | Darynda Jones - 10/9/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
Namesake | Adrienne Young - 3/30/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.
Dark Horse | Michelle Diener - 9/10/20

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
Dead Heat | Patricia Briggs - 6/18/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud - 3/26/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.
Snapshot | Brandon Sanderson - 4/18/21 (Anthony Davis)

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
Fable | Adrienne Young - 3/13/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor - 12/11/20

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
The House in the Cerulean Sea | T.J. Klune - Apr 23
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
The Red Mother | Elizabeth Bear - 7/3/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
House of Hollow | Krystal Sutherland - 6/14/21


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Frankie Johnson | 1465 comments Let's Tour the United States! 🎌
Duration: February 22, 2020 -

Easy: Read the states in any order.

Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.

Part 1: 052/150 (54) Completed

THE STATES, by admission to the Union
1. Delaware - The First State.
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover.
There Better Be Pie-Jessica Gadziala 7/13/20
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
(Forever Trilogy #2)
Between Now and Heartbreak-Dylan Allen 6/24/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
Desperate to Touch-W. Winters 9/03/20
There Better Be Pie by Jessica Gadziala Between Now and Heartbreak (Forever Trilogy, #2) by Dylan Allen Desperate to Touch (Hard to Love #2) by W. Winters

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State.
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
A Criminal Defense-William L. Myers Jr. 3/26/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
Passing the Torch-Winter Travers 10/15/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).
Shanora Williams-Bad For Me 7/23/20
A Criminal Defense (Philadelphia Legal, #1) by William L. Myers Jr. Passing the Torch (Devil's Knights 2nd Generation, #1) by Winter Travers Bad For Me by Shanora Williams

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
The Middle Man-Jessica Gadziala 8/20/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
No Jerks on Monday-Misti Murphy 11/10/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).
Christine Michelle-Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
The Middle Man (Professionals, #6) by Jessica Gadziala No Jerks on Monday by Misti Murphy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Christine Michelle

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
The Perfect Stroke-Jordan Marie 5/19/20
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
(Reckles Bastards MC Series)
Holiday Havoc-K.B. Winters 3/01/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).
(MC Loker James)
Viper's Run-Jamie Begley 6/23/21
The Perfect Stroke (Lucas Brothers, #1) by Jordan Marie Holiday Havoc (Reckless Bastards MC #7) by K.B. Winters Viper's Run (The Last Riders, #2) by Jamie Begley

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
Love In the Red Zone-Love Belvin 11/24/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Craving Lucy-Terri Anne Browning 10/10/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).
Natasha Thomas-Eye See You 8/18/20
Love in the Red Zone (Connecticut Kings, #1) by Love Belvin Craving Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #2) by Terri Anne Browning Eye See You (Patricks' Brothers, #2) by Natasha Thomas

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Everything-Beth Labonte 7/11/20
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
The Devil-Ashley Jade 5/21/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Melody & Styx-Anne Mercier 10/09/20
Pumpkin Everything (An Autumnboro Sweet Romance, #1) by Beth Labonte The Devil (Devil's Playground, #1) by Ashley Jade Melody & Styx (Rockstar #9.5) by Anne Mercier

7. Maryland - "Old Line State".
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
Priest-Sierra Simone 4/13/21
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
Real Sexy-Meghan March 5/15/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Maybe Swearing Will Help-Lani Lynn Vale 3/26/20
Priest (Priest, #1) by Sierra Simone Real Sexy (Real Dirty Duet, #2) by Meghan March Maybe Swearing Will Help (SWAT Generation 2.0 #3) by Lani Lynn Vale

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State.
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
That Swoony Feeling-Meghan Quinn 9/20/20
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
Axel-Samantha Whiskey 5/11/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
Say You're Sorry-Melinda Leigh 2/02/21
That Swoony Feeling (Getting Lucky, #4) by Meghan Quinn Axel (Carolina Reapers #1) by Samantha Whiskey Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane, #1) by Melinda Leigh

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
Nineteen Minutes-Jodi Picoult 5/25/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
Needing Nevaeh-Terri Anne Browning 7/10/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.
Christina C. Jones-Love on the Highlight Reel 5/14/21
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult Needing Nevaeh (Rockers' Legacy, #2) by Terri Anne Browning Love on the Highlight Reel (Connecticut Kings, #2) by Christina C. Jones

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy.
(Cartel Trilogy #3)
Empire-Lili St. Germain 7/13/21
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
A Five-Minute Life-Emma Scott 11/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Vanished-Kendra Elliot 12/16/20
Empire (Cartel, #3) by Lili St. Germain A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott Vanished (Callahan & McLane, #1) by Kendra Elliot

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
Hard Beat-K. Bromberg
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
That Secret Crush-Meghan Quinn 4/18/20
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
Luca Vitiello-Cora Reilly 12/03/20
Hard Beat (Driven, #7) by K. Bromberg That Secret Crush (Getting Lucky, #3) by Meghan Quinn Luca Vitiello (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #0.5) by Cora Reilly

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
Max-Sawyer Bennett 10/14/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
The Next Sin-Georgia Cates 8/02/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.
(MC Cooper Davidson)
The Space in Between-Brittainy C. Cherry 10/22/20
Max (Cold Fury Hockey, #6) by Sawyer Bennett The Next Sin (The Sin Trilogy, #2) by Georgia Cates The Space in Between (The Space in Between, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a small book.
MC Chronicles: The Diary of Bink Cummings Shorts #3-Bink Cummings 3/17/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Redemption-Callie Anderson 3/01/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.
Giana Darling-The Affair 6/10/21
MC Chronicles The Diary of Bink Cummings Shorts #3 by Bink Cummings Redemption by Callie Anderson The Affair (The Evolution of Sin Trilogy, #1) by Giana Darling

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
Shamrock-Courtney Lynn Rose 9/28/20
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
All You Need is Love-Marie Force 10/07/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.
(MC Phil Hunter)
Swimming Naked-Laura Branchflower 1/10/21
Shamrock (Emerald Isle MC, #1) by Courtney Lynn Rose All You Need is Love (Green Mountain, #1) by Marie Force Swimming Naked (A White Picket Fence, #2) by Laura Branchflower

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
(Loc 1535: "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you," Mom leads out the song as the girls move to the large table.)
Home Run-Jordan Marie 3/11/20
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
Taking Her Down-Jordan Marie 9/13/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Kaden-S. Nelson 7/22/20
Home Run (Lucas Brothers, #6) by Jordan Marie Taking Her Down (Savage Brothers 2nd Generation, #1) by Jordan Marie Kaden (Knights Corruption MC - Next Generation, #1) by S. Nelson

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
Sex and the City-Candace Bushnell 2/25/20
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
Real Dirty-Meghan March 5/14/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
Thirty-One and a Half Regrets-Denise Grover Swank 11/17/20
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell Real Dirty (Real Dirty Duet, #1) by Meghan March Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (Rose Gardner Mystery, #4) by Denise Grover Swank

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
Beautifully Broken Control-Catherine Cowles 7/12/20
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
Where the Blame Lies-Mia Sheridan 8/13/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
On a Tuesday-Whitney G. 7/25/20
Beautifully Broken Control (Sutter Lake, #4) by Catherine Cowles Where the Blame Lies (Where, #1) by Mia Sheridan On a Tuesday (One Week, #1) by Whitney G.

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
Creole Kingpin-Meghan March 7/02/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
Last Secret Chamber-Phil Philips 12/07/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.
(MC John Hunter)
Shade's Fall-Jamie Begley 8/04/21
Creole Kingpin (The Magnolia Duet, #1) by Meghan March Last Secret Chamber (Joey Peruggia #2) by Phil Philips Shade's Fall (The Last Riders, #4) by Jamie Begley


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Frankie Johnson | 1465 comments Let's Tour the United States! 🎌
Duration: February 22, 2020 -

Easy: Read the states in any order.

Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.

Part 2: 050/150 (54) Completed

THE STATES, by admission to the Union
19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
Shutdown-Winter Travers 12/20/20
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
Gunny-MariaLisa deMora 2/13/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
The Italian-T.L. Swan 12/09/20
Shutdown (Nitro Crew, #4) by Winter Travers Gunny (Rebel Wayfarers MC, #5) by MariaLisa deMora The Italian by T.L. Swan

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
Shanora Williams-The Man I Can't Have 6/18/20
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
If I Didn't Care-Kait Nolan 6/14/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Minutes to Kill-Melinda Leigh 1/14/21
The Man I Can't Have (Ward Duet, #1) by Shanora Williams If I Didn't Care (Wishing for a Hero, #1) by Kait Nolan Minutes to Kill (Scarlet Falls, #2) by Melinda Leigh

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
Mourning Wood-Heather M. Orgeron 6/05/21
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
The BEARly Controlled Grizzly-Jenika Snow 7/14/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
A.C. Bextor-Empires and Kings 3/19/20
Mourning Wood by Heather M. Orgeron The BEARly Controlled Grizzly (Bear Clan #1) by Jenika Snow Empires and Kings (Mafia #1) by A.C. Bextor

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
Where I Belong-J. Daniels 10/19/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
Absolution-L.P. Lovell
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).
Jani Kay-Lost in France 4/14/20
Where I Belong (Alabama Summer, #1) by J. Daniels Absolution by L.P. Lovell Lost in France (Firebird Trilogy, #1) by Jani Kay

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
Riot-Jamie Begley 12/10/20
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
That Second Chance-Meghan Quinn 3/10/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Madam Temptress-Meghan March 7/03/20
Riot (Predators MC, #1) by Jamie Begley That Second Chance (Getting Lucky, #1) by Meghan Quinn Madam Temptress (The Magnolia Duet #2) by Meghan March

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
A Sultry Love Song-Kianna Alexander
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Merciless-Willow Winters 3/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.
(MC Daisy Lewis)
Lovewrecked-Karina Halle 7/18/21
A Sultry Love Song (The Gentlemen of Queen City #3) by Kianna Alexander Merciless (Merciless, #1) by Willow Winters Lovewrecked by Karina Halle

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
(Page Count=295)
Honor and Redemption-A.C. Bextor 3/19/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Amplify-Anne Mercier 5/24/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.
(MC Asa Hawthorne)
Craving Redemption-Nicole Jacquelyn 3/10/20
Honor and Redemption (Saint's Justice MC #2) by A.C. Bextor Amplify (Rockstar #3) by Anne Mercier Craving Redemption (The Aces, #2) by Nicole Jacquelyn

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
Insatiable-Melanie Harlow 9/09/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Muscle Memory-Stylo Fantome 9/18/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.
(MC Mason Carey)
Southern Heart-Natasha Madison 7/11/21
Insatiable (Cloverleigh Farms, #3) by Melanie Harlow Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantome Southern Heart (Southern, #5) by Natasha Madison

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
Costa Rica-Rebecca Ratliff 7/09/20
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
(MC Luna Runehart)
Calavera.-London Miller 2/23/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
From the Embers-Aly Martinez 5/14/21
Costa Rica (Around the World in 80 Men, #30) by Rebecca Ratliff Calavera. (Den of Mercenaries, #4) by London Miller From the Embers by Aly Martinez

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
Chute Yeah-Lani Lynn Vale 3/28/20
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
Endless Love Letter-Callie Anderson 6/17/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.
(MC Sam Holland)
Fatal Affair-Marie Force 10/31/20
Chute Yeah (The Valentine Boys, #3) by Lani Lynn Vale Endless Love Letter (Love Letter, #2) by Callie Anderson Fatal Affair (Fatal, #1) by Marie Force

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
Beautifully Broken Redemption-Catherine Cowles
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Invisible Love Letter-Callie Anderson 6/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.
(MC Kim Hampton)
Let Me Hold You-Alexandria House 7/04/20
Beautifully Broken Redemption (Sutter Lake, #5) by Catherine Cowles Invisible Love Letter (Love Letter, #1) by Callie Anderson Let Me Hold You (McClain Brothers #2) by Alexandria House

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
The Life That Mattered-Jewel E. Ann 8/03/20
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
Loving Mr. Daniels-Brittainy C. Cherry 4/09/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
A Wicked Song-Lisa Renee Jones 8/05/21
The Life That Mattered (Life, #1) by Jewel E. Ann Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry A Wicked Song (Brilliance Trilogy #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book set in California.
Block Party-Stylo Fantome 2/15/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Cockpit-K. Bromberg 3/13/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.
(MC Gavin James)
Reaper's Salvation-Jamie Begley 4/16/21
Block Party (Twin Estates, #3) by Stylo Fantome Cockpit by K. Bromberg Reaper's Salvation (Road to Salvation A Last Rider's Trilogy, #3) by Jamie Begley

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
Tequila Rose-Willow Winters 5/25/21
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
Bittersweet-Sarina Bowen 5/15/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Moonshine Kiss-Lucy Score 5/22/21
Tequila Rose by Willow Winters Bittersweet (True North, #1) by Sarina Bowen Moonshine Kiss (Bootleg Springs, #3) by Lucy Score

33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
(Page Count=251)
Bangshift-Winter Travers 12/08/20
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
Waterfall Effect-K.K. Allen 5/03/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
One Last Sin-Georgia Cates 8/04/20
Bangshift (Skid Row Kings, #3) by Winter Travers Waterfall Effect by K.K. Allen One Last Sin (The Sin Trilogy, #3) by Georgia Cates

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
Runaway Road-Devney Perry 9/23/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
(MC Grant Barrett in the Army)
Hour of Need-Melinda Leigh 12/05/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Kiss Me Not-Emma Hart 11/12/20
Runaway Road (Runaway, #1) by Devney Perry Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls, #1) by Melinda Leigh Kiss Me Not (Kiss Me, #1) by Emma Hart

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
Beautifully Broken Spirit-Catherine Cowles 7/10/20
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
Intersect-Elizabeth O'Roark 6/26/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
Wild Thoughts-Delaney Diamond 2/24/20
Beautifully Broken Spirit (Sutter Lake, #3) by Catherine Cowles Intersect (Parallel Duet, #2) by Elizabeth O'Roark Wild Thoughts (Brooks Family, #3) by Delaney Diamond

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Marni Mann-Scars from a Memoir 3/14/21
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
Blow Softly-Debra Kayn 4/07/20
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
Laken - The Phoenix Club Girl Diaries Book 2-Addison Jane 10/27/20
Scars from a Memoir (The Memoir Series, #2) by Marni Mann Blow Softly (Red Light Silver Girls, #1) by Debra Kayn Laken - The Phoenix Club Girl Diaries Book 2 by Addison Jane


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Frankie Johnson | 1465 comments Let's Tour the United States! 🎌
Duration: February 22, 2020 -

Easy: Read the states in any order.

Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.

Part 3: 038/150 (42) Completed

THE STATES, by admission to the Union
37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
Stone Princess-Devney Perry 8/09/20
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
Charlie Foxtrot-Lani Lynn Vale 7/22/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
Not Just Friends-T. Gephart 10/29/20
Stone Princess (Tin Gypsy, #3) by Devney Perry Charlie Foxtrot (Code 11-KPD SWAT, #5) by Lani Lynn Vale Not Just Friends by T. Gephart

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
The Sweetness of Life-Kathryn Andrews 11/15/20
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
Free-Kristen Ashley 9/05/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Craving Lucy-Terri Anne Browning 10/10/20
The Sweetness of Life (Starving for Southern, #1) by Kathryn Andrews Free (Chaos, #6) by Kristen Ashley Craving Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #2) by Terri Anne Browning

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
Southern Sunrise-Natasha Madison 5/15/21
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
Sealed-Layla Nash 8/09/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
Dark Stranger: The Dream-I.T. Lucas 11/03/20
Southern Sunrise (Southern, #4) by Natasha Madison Sealed (Bear Mail, #2) by Layla Nash Dark Stranger The Dream (The Children of the Gods, #1) by I.T. Lucas

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
Kostya-Roxie Rivera 4/03/20
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
The Fire and the Roar-Cat Porter 10/09/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
Deadly Deception-Misty Evans 5/07/21
Kostya (Her Russian Protector, #7) by Roxie Rivera The Fire and the Roar (Legends of Meager, #1.5) by Cat Porter Deadly Deception (Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce, #2) by Misty Evans

41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
Crazy Heifer-Lani Lynn Vale 3/04/20
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
The Candle Palace-Devney Perry 10/22/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Meant for Love-Marie Force 5/29/21
Crazy Heifer (The Valentine Boys, #2) by Lani Lynn Vale The Candle Palace (Jamison Valley, #6) by Devney Perry Meant for Love (Gansett Island, #10) by Marie Force

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
Code Name: Hacker-Sawyer Bennett 7/28/20
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
Once in a Lifetime-Jill Shalvis 11/13/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Without Her Consent-McGarvey Black 11/12/20
Code Name Hacker (Jameson Force Security, #4) by Sawyer Bennett Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor #9) by Jill Shalvis Without Her Consent by McGarvey Black

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
Eli's Triumph-Joanna Wylde 10/05/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Iron & Bone-Cat Porter 11/21/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.
(MC George McDermott)
What Lies Between-B.N. Toler 7/27/20
Eli's Triumph (Reapers MC, #6.7) by Joanna Wylde Iron & Bone (Lock & Key, #3) by Cat Porter What Lies Between (Where One Goes, #2) by B.N. Toler

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
Colleen Oakley-You Were There Too 12/04/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Wild Like the Wind-Kristen Ashley 5/16/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.
(MC Mark)
Secret Obsession-Ann Mayburn 5/12/20
You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley Wild Like the Wind (Chaos, #5) by Kristen Ashley Secret Obsession (Cordova Empire #3) by Ann Mayburn

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
(Page Count=221)
Road to Passion-Piper Davenport
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
Puck Drop-Brittney Mulliner
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
Under the Lies-Sarah E. Green 7/09/20
Road to Passion (Dogs of Fire MC, #4) by Piper Davenport Puck Drop (Utah Fury Hockey #1) by Brittney Mulliner Under the Lies by Sarah E. Green

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
Till the Last Lyric-M. Robinson 7/01/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Outbreak-Robin Cook 10/13/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.
(MC Charles Brothers)
A Love So Hard-Christine Michelle
'Til the Last Lyric (Life of Debauchery, #2) by M. Robinson Outbreak (Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, #1) by Robin Cook A Love So Hard (Aces High MC - Charleston #2) by Christine Michelle

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
Free Me-Laurelin Paige 12/27/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
Night After Night-Lauren Blakely 5/18/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.
Christine Michelle-The Other Princess
Free Me (The Found Duet, #1) by Laurelin Paige Night After Night (Seductive Nights, #1) by Lauren Blakely The Other Princess (Aces High MC - Charleston, #1) by Christine Michelle

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
Dominik-Sawyer Bennett 5/22/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
Ask Me If I Care-Lani Lynn Vale 4/14/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.
Penelope Douglas-Hideaway 4/28/20
Dominik (Arizona Vengeance, #6) by Sawyer Bennett Ask Me If I Care (SWAT Generation 2.0 #4) by Lani Lynn Vale Hideaway (Devil's Night, #2) by Penelope Douglas

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
Alaska-Rebecca Ratliff 3/17/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls-Holly Martin 10/02/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.
(MC James Allen)
Texas Tornado-Lani Lynn Vale 8/16/20
Alaska (Around the World in 80 Men, #50) by Rebecca Ratliff Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls (Jewel Island, #2) by Holly Martin Texas Tornado (Freebirds, #5) by Lani Lynn Vale

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
Jamaica-Rebecca Ratliff 6/29/20
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
Hawaii-Brandi Ratliff 6/20/20
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.
(MC Quinn Cavanaugh)
All It Takes-Kristen Proby 3/07/20
Jamaica (Around the World in 80 Men Book 51) by Rebecca Ratliff Hawaii (Around the World in 80 Men, #6) by Brandi Ratliff All It Takes (Romancing Manhattan, #2) by Kristen Proby


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 381 comments Let's Tour the United States!
Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.


THE STATES, by admission to the Union
1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not.
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a small book.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter.
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 381 comments .

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
🏴 Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
🏴 Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.

33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 381 comments .

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.

39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.

41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
🏴 Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book where a woman votes.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover. Ex.
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.


message 37: by Kimberly (last edited Feb 21, 2020 09:35PM) (new)

Kimberly (whatkreads) | 315 comments Let's Tour the United States
Starting March 1, 2020
Easy: Read the states in any order.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.

1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
🏴 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover OR the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John.

2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Christine - (reasonable variations accepted).

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke OR eats at a drive-in restaurant.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named James or Edward - (reasonable variations accepted).

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.
🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch OR accused of being a witch when they are not.
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Charlie or Baker.

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.
🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover or with a character that makes baskets.
🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.
🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Chris.

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ralph.

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Andrew - (reasonable variations accepted).

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Roy or Cooper.

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a small book.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Isaac.


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Kimberly (whatkreads) | 315 comments Let’s Tour the United States! - continued


16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter.
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.
🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
🏴 Read a book with a female character that works at the post office.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.
🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.
🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.


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26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake. (view spoiler)
🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character uses suntan lotion.
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kim or Adam.

30. Wisconsin - Badger State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats cheese or drinks milk.
🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.

31. California - The Golden State
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
🏴 Read a book where a town has a festival - like the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.

32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.

33. Oregon - The Beaver State
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.
🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.

34. Kansas - The Sunflower State
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.

35. West Virginia - Mountain State
🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.
🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.

36. Nevada - The Silver State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.
🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.

37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Pete.

38. Colorado - The Centennial State
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.
🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.


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39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State
🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.

40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State
🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.

41. Montana - Big Sky Country
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.
🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.
🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.

42. Washington - "The Evergreen State"
🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
🏴 Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.

43. Idaho - Gem State
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.

44. Wyoming - Equality State
🏴 Read a book where a woman votes.
🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.

45. Utah - "Beehive State"
🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.
🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.

46. Oklahoma - Native America
🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.

47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.

48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.
🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.

49. Alaska - The Last Frontier
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover.
🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.
🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.

50. Hawaii - The Aloha State
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set on an island.
🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.


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Ferenc (aeneth) | 1327 comments Let's Tour the United States! 🎌
Duration: 02/23/2020 - Open ended


Easy: Read the states in any order.
Goal: Level Two: Choose 5-6 tasks from each state.
Done: 176/250

THE STATES, by admission to the Union
1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book where a river plays an important part of the story.
The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip JosΓ© Farmer – 09/11/2020
🏴 Read a book with the cover is the color of a pumpkin.
You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley – 05/11/2020
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – 04/09/2020 - The Folk of the Air #1
🏴 Read a book set in Delaware.
Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer – 09/25/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
Die Noon by Elise Sax – 08/01/2020


2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State - 4/6
🏴 Read a book where a character gets involved with American Revolution.
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.

🏴 Read a book where a character is in the energy business (eg. oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar). Tell us what business they are in.
Buck by Em Petrova – 08/28/2020 - Ennis Calhoun, oil

🏴 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna – 08/06/2020 - Denville, Pennsylvania

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff – 02/26/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named William - (reasonable variations accepted).
Open Roads by Zach Bohannon – 10/19/2020 - William (Will) - MC


3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book where a character receives a very significant gift from another character.
The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown – 04/21/2020
Sugar gives half of The Magnolia Inn to Jolene.
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
Crisis in the Red Zone The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston – 03/11/2020
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson – 07/26/2020
Chess
🏴 Read a book set in New Jersey.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano – 11/22/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or J.
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald – 08/16/2020


4. Georgia - The Peach State - 5/6
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke.
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews – 06/28/2020 - Hernandez sipped her Diet Coke. (Kindle Location 4555)
🏴 Read a book that is the last in the series.
The Vanishing Season by Dot Hutchison – 04/19/2020 - The Collector #4
🏴 Read a book set in Georgia.
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle – 10/09/2020 - Atlanta
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with G.
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley – 03/23/2020
🏴 Read a book with a MC named James.
A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman – 08/20/2020


5. Connecticut - The Constitution State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book with a MPG/tagged Religion OR Writer.

🏴 Read a book with a sailor and/or ship on the cover.
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline The Exiles - Christina Baker Kline - 07/25/21

🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the banking or insurance business.
🏴 Read a book set in Connecticut.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson – 03/28/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Thomas - (reasonable variations accepted).
The Unburied Dead - Douglas Lindsay - 02/03/21 - Thomas Hutton (MC)


6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book where the characters celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One by Ann Warner – 09/21/2020
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a witch.
The Mirror's Gaze by Rae D. Magdon – 24/07/2020
Ailynn
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren – 11/12/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Massachusetts.
The Chain by Adrian McKinty – 05/14/2020 - Newburyport, Massachusetts
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby – 07/30/2020


7. Maryland - "Old Line State" - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character.
The Silence of Bones by June Hur – 06/30/2020

🏴 Read a book set near a bay. Tell us the name of the bay.

🏴 Read a book where a character writes a song.
Golden Girl - Elin Hilderbrand - 08/25/21 - Brett Caspian

🏴 Read a book set in Maryland.
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler – 11/24/2020 - Baltimore

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith – 09/09/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Larry or Hogan.


8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with a basket on the cover.
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon – 08/22/2020

🏴 Read a book where there is a water monster.
Moseh's Staff by A.W. Exley – 12/31/2020 - The Rahab

🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy.

🏴 Read a book set in South Carolina.
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix – 11/02/2020 - Charleston

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C.
SzeretetkΓΆnyv by PΓ©ter MΓΌller – 03/29/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Henry.


9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
You Are Not Alone - Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - 02/15/21 - Their hair is shiny and smooth, despite that it’s a windy day. (Kindle Locations 1942-1943)
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
Why Resist a Rebel? by Leah Ashton – 04/28/2020 - He had set that alarm last night, though. And the alarm on his phone. (Kindle Location 496)
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into space.
AlapΓ­tvΓ‘ny (Foundation) by Isaac Asimov – 09/10/2020
🏴 Read a book set in New Hampshire.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – 12/08/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or H.
Her Snowbound Hero by Ivy James – 04/16/2020


10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a U.S. President.
Hope Rides Again - Andrew Shaffer - 03/05/21
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts.
The Better Liar by Tanen Jones – 08/20/2020 –Mary stuffed more peanuts in her mouth. (Kindle Location 651)
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy
Punish by Olivia Ryann – 05/18/2020 - Protect Series
🏴 Read a book set in Virginia.
The Bordeaux Betrayal by Ellen Crosby – 08/09/2020 - Atoka, Virginia
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore – 08/14/2020


11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper.
The Eleventh Hour by Anina Collins – 07/07/2020
Poppy McGuire
🏴 Read a book with an apple on the cover.
The Chardonnay Charade (Wine Country Mysteries, #2) by Ellen Crosby The Chardonnay Charade by Ellen Crosby – 08/04/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway.
The Other Mrs. - Mary Kubica - 04/26/21 - Will Foust
🏴 Read a book set in New York.
Followers by Megan Angelo – 04/14/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or Y.
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy – 03/30/2020


12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot.
The Dark Design - Philip JosΓ© Farmer - 04/17/21 - Jill Gulbirra
🏴 Read a book where a character eats a doughnut.
Every Fear by Rick Mofina – 10/21/2020 - then tore into the first of two stale jelly doughnuts... (Kindle Locations 3543-3544)
🏴 Read a book with a character who lives in a very large home.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – 06/24/2020 - Nabi
🏴 Read a book set in North Carolina.
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks – 10/08/2020 - Edenton
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – 06/17/2020


13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State - 4/6
🏴 Read a small book.
Tavak Γ©s erdΕ‘k kΓΆnyve by Albert Wass – 04/01/2020 - 154 pages

🏴 Read a book where a character plays tennis.
Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid - 08/19/21 - Brandon Randall

🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Bonus Badge for a Rhode Island Red. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
The Year of the Witching - Alexis Henderson - 04/21/21 - Immanuelle Moore

🏴 Read a book set in Rhode Island.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a R or I.
Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works by Michael Collins – 03/28/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gina.


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Ferenc (aeneth) | 1327 comments 14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby – 09/06/2020
🏴 Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins – 07/10/2020
The only copy is kept locked in that filing cabinet, in this office (Kindle Locations 2009).
🏴 Read a book set in Vermont.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – 10/16/2020 - Shelburne
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with V.
A vΓΆrΓΆs oroszlΓ‘n - MΓ‘ria Szepes - 03/01/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Phil or Scott.
Uncanny X-Men: Wolverine and Cyclops, Vol. 1 - Matthew Rosenberg - 02/26/21 - Scott Summers (MC)


15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book with a meadow on the cover.
Redemption's Edge (Redemption Mountain, #1) by Shirleen Davies Redemption's Edge by Shirleen Davies – 06/06/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – 08/02/2020
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
The Start of Me and You - Emery Lord - 01/28/21 - voices echoing against the walls in a sugar-fueled rendition of β€œHappy Birthday.” (Kindle Location 2833)
🏴 Read a book set in Kentucky.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – 03/19/2020
Baileyville, Kentucky
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Katherine Howard: A New History by Conor Byrne – 03/04/2020


16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book with the word CITY in the title.

🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James – 05/26/2020 - Matthew Ryder and Alistair Gellis

🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
Untamed by Nora Roberts – 06/02/2020 - Jo and Keane meet at the circus.

🏴 Read a book set in Tennessee.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T (but not the).
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo – 03/15/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Bill or Lee.


17. Ohio - The Buckeye State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter.

🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story.
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib – 04/23/2020

🏴 Read a book with a tire on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Ohio.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.
Off the Clock by Roni Loren – 04/25/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mike.


18. Louisiana - Bayou State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book where a character eats hot sauce. Bonus Badge for Tabasco.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the bayou.

🏴 Read a book where a character can speak French, Spanish or an African language besides speaking English.
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith – 07/12/2020

🏴 Read a book set in Louisiana.
The Green Mile by Stephen King – 04/19/2020 - Cold Mountain Penitentiary

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L.
LeΓ‘nyrablΓ‘s Budapesten by Gyula BΓΆszΓΆrmΓ©nyi – 07/27/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards.


19. Indiana - The Hoosier State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book with a doll on the cover. Bonus Badge for Raggedy Ann.
SzirΓ©n by Orsolya KarafiΓ‘th SzirΓ©n - Orsolya KarafiΓ‘th - 07/16/21

🏴 Read a book where a character cans food.
🏴 Read a book where a character attends a motor race.
🏴 Read a book set in Indiana.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander – 05/29/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Eric or Suzanne.
Γ‰jszaka Lisszabonban - Erich Maria Remarque - 07/30/21


20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book by an African-American author.
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson – 07/02/2020
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks root beer.
The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek - Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal - 03/21/21 - Mark Hornhat
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin – 12/06/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
The Midnight Lie - Marie Rutkoski - 01/05/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David.
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden – 11/18/2020


21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with a silo on the cover.

🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – 04/06/2020

🏴 Read a book with a bear (can be a shifter) in the story.

🏴 Read a book set in Illinois.
She Could Fly by Christopher Cantwell – 08/18/2020
- Chicago, Illinois

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
Infinite Sacrifice by L.E. Waters – 12/22/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC that uses initials instead of a name.
Paniha's Taniwha by A.W. Exley – 12/29/2020


22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State - 4/6
🏴 Read a book where the story has something to do with rockets.

🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts – 09/14/2020 - Albert Rothstein, The Big Boss

🏴 Read a book where there is a naval battle.
Sword and Pen - Rachel Caine - 01/24/21

🏴 Read a book set in Alabama.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep – 10/18/2020 - Alexander City

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/10/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kay or Ivey (other spellings accepted).


23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State" - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with a one word title.
Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton – 04/26/2020

🏴 Read a book where a character eats blueberries or lobster.
Haven't They Grown - Sophie Hannah - 05/14/21 - Lewis, Thomas and Emily: All three of them have lobsters in front of them and they’re all laughing. (Kindle Location 3415)

🏴 Read a book where a character buys something from L.L. Bean.

🏴 Read a book set in Maine.
Az intΓ©zet - Stephen King - 02/26/21

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Mr. Nobody - Catherine Steadman - 01/15/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Janet or Mills.


24. Missouri - Show Me State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – 10/02/2020 - and a live band played low-key jazz from a stage (Kindle Location 3322)

🏴 Read a book with a canoe on the cover.

🏴 Read a book where a character drinks any one of these brands of beer: Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Bass, Labatt and Brahma. (BONUS BADGE)
28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand - 06/14/21 - Mallory hands him a cold Stella and a cracker slathered with smoked bluefish (Kindle Locations 1664-1665

🏴 Read a book set in Missouri.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Miss Spelled - Morgana Best - 06/05/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Lewis or Clark.


25. Arkansas - The Natural State - 4/6
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – 05/10/2020 - 533 pages

🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story.

🏴 Read a book where part of the story is set in a forest.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – 08/18/2020

🏴 Read a book set in Arkansas.
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei – 06/02/2020 - Rohwer

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen – 07/03/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Asa.


26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State" - 3/6
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz – 10/04/2020

🏴 Read a book set by a Great Lake. Tell us which lake.

🏴 Read a book where a character eats one of Kellogg's cereals: Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Happy Inside, Krave, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, or Special K. (BONUS BADGE)
To Be Honest - Michael Leviton - 06/10/21 - Michael: the person who made the most money from my favorite cereal, Frosted Flakes. (Kindle Location 636)

🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
MinΓ©l vΓ©resebb - Stephen King - 08/11/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gretchen or Mason.


27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover.
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #8) by Alexander McCall Smith The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith – 07/16/2020
🏴 Read a book with a Hispanic or Latin American character.
Only Mostly Devastated - Sophie Gonzales - 06/23/21 - Will Tavares
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
The Girl Beneath the Sea - Andrew Mayne - 04/04/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with F.
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/08/2020
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Ron or William.
Revelation - Zach Bohannon - 08/12/21 - William (Will) Kessler


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Ferenc (aeneth) | 1327 comments 28. Texas - The Lone Star State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book with a star on the cover (but not a star in the sky).
Heartstopper: Volume Two - Alice Oseman - 01/09/21
Heartstopper Volume Two (Heartstopper, #2) by Alice Oseman

🏴 Read a book where the MC is a cowboy.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to listen to live music.
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center – 04/03/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Greg or Sam.

29. Iowa - Hawkeye State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats oatmeal.
The Immortal's Pet - Emily Tilton - 04/29/21 - Emma
🏴 Read a book where a character has a motor home or camper.
The Other People - C.J. Tudor - 05/30/21 - Gabe
🏴 Read a book with a river on the cover.
Written in Starlight (Woven in Moonlight, #2) by Isabel IbaΓ±ez Written in Starlight - Isabel IbaΓ±ez - 08/28/21
🏴 Read a book set in Iowa.
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf – 09/24/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
In a Field of Blue by Gemma Liviero – 12/28/2020


30. Wisconsin - Badger State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks milk.
Little Gods by Meng Jin – 08/21/2020 - with fish sticks and soggy green beans and a paper carton of milk that made me ill, (Kindle Locations 1407)

🏴 Read a book where you find the words JUMP ROPE in the story. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
🏴 Read a book where a character rides a snowmobile.
🏴 Read a book set in Wisconsin.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel IbaΓ±ez – 07/21/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tony.


31. California - The Golden State - 5/6
🏴 Read a book where a character climbs a mountain.
A funtineli boszorkΓ‘ny III. - Albert Wass - 07/12/21 - Nuca
🏴 Read a book where a mine is in the story. Tell us how.
The Queen's Secret - Melissa de la Cruz - 08/18/21 - The obsidian mines around Baer Abbey, where the Aphrasian stronghold was located.
🏴 Read a book set in California.
Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey – 05/05/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
The Candle and the Flame - Nafiza Azad - 03/14/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gavin or Peter.
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicateβ€”Discoveries from a Secret World - Peter Wohlleben - 02/25/21


32. Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes - 2/6
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the mall.
Once & Future by A.R. Capetta & Cory McCarthy – 12/10/2020 - Ari Helix

🏴 Read a Children's/YA book.
Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers – 07/05/2020

🏴 Read a book with a character who is a logger/lumberjack.
🏴 Read a book set in Minnesota.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Tim.


33. Oregon - The Beaver State - 4/6
🏴 Read a book whose page count is close to 235. Tell us the page count.
Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith – 07/14/2020
241 pages

🏴 Read a book with a lighthouse in the story or on the cover.
Till There Was You (The Thorntons, #6) by Iris Morland Till There Was You by Iris Morland – 11/03/2020

🏴 Read a book where a character visits a waterfall.

🏴 Read a book set in Oregon.
The Last Sister - Kendra Elliot - 01/10/21 - Bartonville, Oregon

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kate or Brown.
The Rose Code - Kate Quinn - 07/22/21


34. Kansas - The Sunflower State - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with a license plate on the cover.

🏴 Read a book with a Native American character.
Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon – 11/16/2020

🏴 Read a book with a character that is in the Army or in prison.
HΓ­d a Kwai folyΓ³n by Pierre Boulle – 11/13/2020

🏴 Read a book set in Kansas.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with K.
Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl by Mark Millar – 04/29/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Laura or Kelly.
The Puma Years: A Memoir of Love and Transformation in the Bolivian Jungle - Laura Coleman - 08/22/21


35. West Virginia - Mountain State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book where Mother's Day is celebrated.
🏴 Read a book with a mountain on the cover.
🏴 Read a book with a character that is an astronomer or uses a telescope.

🏴 Read a book set in West Virginia.
CsipkerΓ³zsikΓ‘k by Stephen King & Owen King – 10/28/2020 - Dooling

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W or V.
The Whispers of War - Julia Kelly - 02/11/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jim or Justice.


36. Nevada - The Silver State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book where a character plays a slot machine.

🏴 Read a book by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar – 05/10/2020

🏴 Read a book where a character is a hooker/prostitute.

🏴 Read a book set in Nevada.
Kill Game: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery - Dean Wesley Smith - 07/06/21

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
Not Over You by Amanda Torrey – 10/11/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve.


37. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks Kool-Aid.
Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who's Been There - Tara Schuster - 05/27/21
🏴 Read a book set in a small town.
Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman – 05/21/2020 - Thief River Falls
🏴 Read a book where 911 (999, 112) is called.
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – 06/25/2020
🏴 Read a book set in Nebraska.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell – 12/05/2020
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N.
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich – 12/04/2020


38. Colorado - The Centennial State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book with a character who is a foodie.
🏴 Read a book where a character is in the Air Force.

🏴 Read a book where a cheeseburger is eaten.
Perfect Grave - Rick Mofina - 02/07/21

🏴 Read a book set in Colorado.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Csillagtalan tenger - Erin Morgenstern - 04/10/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jared or Long.


39. North Dakota - Peace Garden State - 1/6
🏴 Read a book with an oil can on the cover.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes to or participates in a rodeo.
🏴 Read a book with a sunflower on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in North Dakota.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or D.
The Dreaming, Vol. 2 by Simon Spurrier – 09/26/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Doug.


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Ferenc (aeneth) | 1327 comments 40. South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book where a potato is eaten. Bonus Badge for mashed potatoes.
Smoke and Iron - Rachel Caine - 01/23/21 - β€œEggs and potatoes. Delicious.” (Kindle Locations 2154-2155)

🏴 Read a book with the letters KOTA in the title.
Books of Magic (2018-) Vol. 2: Second Quarto by Kat Howard – 11/13/2020

🏴 Read a book where someone plays cornhole.
🏴 Read a book set in South Dakota.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or D.
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle – 04/04/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kristi.


41. Montana - Big Sky Country - 3/6
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a national park.

🏴 Read a book with a bird on the cover.
A lemez kΓ©t oldala by Γ‰va Janikovszky A lemez kΓ©t oldala - Γ‰va Janikovszky - 03/08/21

🏴 Read a book where a character is a rancher.

🏴 Read a book set in Montana.
The Paris Library - Janet Skeslien Charles - 07/09/21

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
A MegmentΕ‘ by TamΓ‘s Frei – 11/01/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Steve or Joseph.


42. Washington - "The Evergreen State" - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with an evergreen on the cover.

🏴 Read a book where a character works in the computer field.
Unorthodox Chemistry - Lilah E. Noir - 03/07/21 - Thomas Jett

🏴 Read a book where cherries or salmon are eaten.
Nessy's Locket - A.W. Exley - 07/14/21 - Perhaps salmon and cucumber would take the edge off his appetite... (Kindle Locations 2414-2415)

🏴 Read a book set in Washington.
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier – 08/27/2020 - Seattle

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men - Matthew Rosenberg - 05/19/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Jay or Elisha.


43. Idaho - Gem State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book where a character visits a hot spring.
🏴 Read a book where a character goes skiing.
🏴 Read a book where a dam is mentioned in the story. Tell us why.
🏴 Read a book set in Idaho.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
In Five Years - Rebecca Serle - 07/12/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Brad or George.
1984 by George Orwell – 12/27/2020


44. Wyoming - Equality State - 2/6
🏴 Read a book where a woman votes.

🏴 Read a book by an author whose last name begins with a letter in BISON.
Uncanny X-Men: X-Men Disassembled by Ed Brisson & Matthew Rosenberg &Kelly Thompson – 07/23/2020

🏴 Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set in Wyoming.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with W.

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Mark or Francis.
Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar – 09/19/2020


45. Utah - "Beehive State" - 2/6
🏴 Read a book with an explorer or a Mormon character.

🏴 Read a book where the page count is a combination of 1s and 2s. Tell us the page count.
The Test - Sylvain Neuvel - 02/01/21 - 112 pages

🏴 Read a book with a goblin in the story.
🏴 Read a book set in Utah.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with U.
The Upside of Falling - Alex Light - 01/09/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Gary or Herbert.


46. Oklahoma - Native America - 1/6
🏴 Read a book where Route 66 is driven on. (BONUS BADGE)
🏴 Read a book where a character is on a cattle drive.
🏴 Read a book where a character plays an electric guitar.
🏴 Read a book set in Oklahoma.
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with O.

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Kevin or Charles.
The Names of the Dead - Kevin Wignall - 02/01/21


47. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment - 2/6
🏴 Read a book with a cover that has both scarlet and gold on it.
Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine – 12/14/2020

🏴 Read a book where a character eats an enchilada.
🏴 Read a book with a Navajo character.
🏴 Read a book set in New Mexico.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with N or M.
NΓ‘sz Γ©s tΓ©boly - Gyula BΓΆszΓΆrmΓ©nyi - 03/27/21

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michelle or Grisham.


48. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book with a saguaro cactus on the cover.

🏴 Read a book with a retired/over age 65 character.
Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou – 07/30/2020

🏴 Read a book where a character goes to the Grand Canyon.

🏴 Read a book set in Arizona.
Tacker by Sawyer Bennett – 05/03/2020 - Phoenix, Arizona

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A but not A or An.
ÁrmΓ‘ny Γ©s kΓ©zfogΓ³ by Gyula BΓΆszΓΆrmΓ©nyi – 20/09/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Douglas or Anthony.


49. Alaska - The Last Frontier - 4/6
🏴 Read a book with a coastline on the cover.
A Villa in Sicily Olive Oil and Murder (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery #1) by Fiona Grace A Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder - Fiona Grace - 05/02/21

🏴 Read a book that is tagged action or adventure.
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu – 02/09/2020

🏴 Read a book where a character is employed by an oil company.

🏴 Read a book set in Alaska.
A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting – 11/26/2020 - Kodiak

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A.
Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine – 12/16/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named Michael or James.


50. Hawaii - The Aloha State - 3/6
🏴 Read a book with a beach on the cover.
🏴 Read a book set on an island.

🏴 Read a book with a volcano in the story.
Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman - 06/01/21

🏴 Read a book set in Hawaii.

🏴 Read a book whose title begins with H.
Harleen by Stjepan Ε ejiΔ‡ – 11/17/2020

🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named David or Quinn.
The Riesling Retribution - Ellen Crosby - 06/27/21 - Quinn Santori


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JoAnne | 36339 comments Mod
Welcome Elle, Frankie, Amanda, Kimberly, Celia and Ferenc!


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Joann | 1221 comments Hard: Read the states in order, starting with #1 and ending with #50.
Level One: Choose 2-4 tasks from each state.


THE STATES, by admission to the Union
1. Delaware - The First State
🏴 Read a book that is part of a trilogy. The History of Things to Come - Duncan Simpson - 3/13/20 - book #1 in The Dark Horizon Trilogy
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a D.
The Dead will Tell - Linda Castillo - 3/8/20


2. Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
🏴 Read a book with an Amish character or a horse and buggy on the cover.
A Hidden Secret - Linda Castillo - 3/21/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with P.
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie - 3/24/20

3. New Jersey - The Garden State
🏴 Read a book with woods or a forest on the cover.
Taking Flight by Adrian R. Magnuson - Adrian Magnuson - 4/9/2020
🏴 Read a book where the characters play a board game.
My Favorite Half Night Stand - Christina Lauren - 4/21/20- Monopoly

4. Georgia - The Peach State
🏴 Read a book where a character drinks a Coke
The Cotswold Killing - Rebecca Tope - 4/22/20
🏴 Read a book where a character plays golf.
The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco - Laura DiSilverio - 4/29/20

5. Connecticut - The Constitution State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with C.
Conjure Women - Afia Atakora - 6/10/20
🏴 Read a book with a MC named Thomas
In the Presence of the Enemy - Elizabeth George - 5/20/2020

6. Massachusetts - The Bay State
🏴 Read a book with a same sex couple.
After the End - Clare Mackintosh - 6/14/20 - Tom & Alistair
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
My Name Is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira - 6/17/20

7. Maryland - "Old Line State"
🏴 Read a book with a Catholic character. Twisted Twenty-six - Janet Evanovich - 7/6/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M. Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong - Emily Brightwell - 6/23/20

8. South Carolina - The Palmetto State
🏴 Read a book where tourism is important to the economy. After the Storm - Linda Castillo - 7/11/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with S or C. The Storm Sister - Lucinda Riley - 7/10/20

9. New Hampshire - the Granite State
🏴 Read a book where a character remarks on how windy it is. Give a partial sentence and page/loc#.
The Darkling Bride - Laura Andersen - 7/13/20 p.159 β€œIt’s not stormy, just WINDY.”
🏴 Read a book where a character uses an alarm clock.
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank - 7/20/20 - ebook p. 189 β€œBrrrrrring…..the ALARM clock which raises its shrill voice at any hour…”

10. Virginia - The Old Dominion State
🏴 Read a book where a character eats peanuts. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd - 8/3/20
🏴 Read a book in a trilogy Buried - C. J. Carmichael - 9/5/20

11. New York - The Empire State
🏴 Read a book where a character works for a newspaper. AND Read a book set in New York. A Front Page Affair - Radha Vatsal - 9/30/20
🏴 Read a book where a character rides the subway. Messenger of Truth - Jacqueline Winspear - 9/13/20

12. North Carolina - Tar Heel State
🏴 Read a book with an airplane on the cover or with a character that is a pilot. Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand - 10/9/20
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with a N or C. Nine Coaches Waiting - Mary Stewart - 2/10/20

13. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
🏴 Read a small book.
180 pgs - Like Water for Chocolat - Laura Esquivel - 10/27/20
🏴 Read a book where a character owns chickens. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom - 10/12/20 p. 21 β€œ ... found him with Mama Mae in the chicken pen, helping her catch a hen.”

14. Vermont - The Green Mountain State
🏴 Read a book with a green cover.
The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley - Lucinda Riley - 11/13/20
🏴 Read a book where a character eats Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Tell us what flavor. - p. 56 β€œ...lid back on a pint of Ben & Jerry’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.” AND Read a book where you find the words "filing cabinet" in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #. - p. 245 β€œ...and the multitude of filing cabinets industrial gray.”
The Third Victim - Lisa Gardner - 11/06/20

15. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
🏴 Read a book where a character goes into a cave.
Blind Descent - Nevada Barr - 01/12/21
🏴 Read a book where Happy Birthday is sung.
Every Day Is a Holiday - George Mahood - 11/24/20

16. Tennessee - The Volunteer State
🏴 Read a book with a character that went to war.
We were the Lucky Ones - Georgia Hunter - 01/15/21
🏴 Read a book where a character meets another at a special place.
Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back - Todd Burpo - 01/17/21

17. Ohio - The Buckeye State
🏴 Read a book with a character that is a trendsetter. The Gown - Jennifer Robson - 01/23/21
🏴 Read a book with an ambulance in the story. Guaranteed to Bleed - Julie Mulhern - 01/25/21

18. Louisiana - Bayou State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with L. A Lesson In Secrets - Jacqueline Winspear - 01/27/21
🏴 Read a book with an author or MC named John or Edwards A Welcome Murder - Robin Yocum - 01/28/21 - MC Johnny Earl

19. Indiana - The Hoosier State
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I. In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner- Elizabeth George - 2/24/21
🏴 Read a book with an author named Suzanne. Hush Little Baby - Suzanne Redfearn - 3/5/21

20. Mississippi - "The Magnolia State"
🏴 Read a book set in Mississippi. - Tin God- Stacy Green - 4/19/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M. Meet Me At the Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan - 3/8/21

21. Illinois - Land of Lincoln
🏴 Read a book with the letters ORD (in any order) in the title. The Victory Garden - Rhys Bowen - 4/25/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with I.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - V.E. Schwab - 5/4/21

22. Alabama - The Yellowhammer State
🏴 Read a book where a character has heart surgery. Tell us who.
Liberty Falling - Nevada Barr - 5/28/21 - Molly
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with A (but not A or An).
Arrivals and Arrests - Diana Xarissa - 5/19/21

23. Maine - "The Pine Tree State"
🏴 Read a book with a one word title. Inclusions - Emily Duvall - 5/29/21
🏴 Read a book set in Maine. A Piece of the World - Christina Baker Kline - 6/9/21

24. Missouri - Show Me State
🏴 Read a book where a character plays or listens to jazz or the blues.
Calling Me Home - Julie Kibler - 6/25/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with M.
Mrs Jeffries Demands Justice - Emily Brightwell - 6/16/21

25. Arkansas - The Natural State
🏴 Read a book whose page count contains 2 of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7. The Little Old Lady Who Broke all The Rules - Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg - 6/29/21 - 397 - 3&7
🏴 Read a book where Wal-Mart is mentioned in the story. Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter - 7/2/21

26. Michigan - "The Great Lake(s) State"
🏴 Read a book where a character has a boat.
To Die But Once - Jacqueline Winspear - 7/11/21
🏴 Read a book set in Michigan.
Beach Read- Emily Henry - 7/5/21

27. Florida - The Sunshine State
🏴 Read a book with a turquoise or emerald cover. The Silent One (DI Erica Swift #2) by M.K. Farrar - M.K. Farrer - 7/22/21
🏴 Read a book set in Florida.
The Deep Blue Alibi - Paul Levine - 7/31/21

28. Texas - The Lone Star State
🏴 Read a book set in Texas.
How To Walk Away - Katherine Centre - 9/16/21
🏴 Read a book whose title begins with T.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz- Heather Morris - 9/3/21


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