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message 1: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. This challenge will have you traveling throughout the United States. Try to read a book that is set in every state in the US. These can be where the majority of the book takes place or even just a short visit.

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

Bonus:
Pick 2 or more of the unincorporated territories:
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
United States Virgin Islands
American Samoa
Wake Island
Midway Islands
Johnston Atoll
Baker Island
Howland Island
Jarvis Island
Kingman Reef


message 2: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
This sounds fun. Maybe... I'll try anyway


message 3: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. I'm going to attempt it. Some of these states are going to be hard.


message 4: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jnhart) i'm in


message 5: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. Great Jennifer!


message 6: by Mirely (new)

Mirely (rumor_has_it) I'm gonna give this a try :-)


message 7: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. The more the merrier Mirely!


message 8: by Mirely (new)

Mirely (rumor_has_it) Is the challenge specific to pnr or can it be any kind of book?


message 9: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. No, I'm planing on noting any book I read that takes place in the US, even non-fiction (although I rarely read non-fiction).


message 10: by Mirely (new)

Mirely (rumor_has_it) Thanks. I was planning on doing the same thing. :-)


message 11: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


message 12: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jnhart) Washington - The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu - takes place in Seattle


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) I already started a Read Around the USA challenge last year, with no time limit. I'm maybe a third of the way done.


message 14: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. I'm trying to keep notes as I read books on where they are or drive through, etc. It's hard to remember it all by the time I finish the book.


message 15: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jnhart) Louisiana - Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6) by Charlaine Harris


message 16: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 11, 2012 02:34PM) (new)

Jennifer (jnhart) Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas - Grave Sight - 4/21
California - The Trench - 1/31
Colorado - Kitty Goes to War - 4/17
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia - Fallen - 5/1
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana - Definitely Dead - 1/14
Maine - Stolen - 1/25
Maryland - Killing Moon - 2/11
Massachusetts - Dime Store Magic - 3/21
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi - Death's Excellent Vacation - Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris - Feb 3
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada - Spellbinder - 2/12
New Hampshire
New Jersey - To the Nines - 6/22
New Mexico
New York - Blood and Iron - 4/4
North Carolina - An Ice Cold Grave - 6/22/11
North Dakota
Ohio - Halfway to the Grave - 3/12
Oklahoma
Oregon - Daughters of Darkness - 2/12
Pennsylvania - Last Sacrifice - 3/11
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee - Grave Surprise - 5/10
Texas - Lord of Misrule - 2/19
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington - The Iron Hunt - 1/8
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


message 17: by Joyce (last edited Feb 15, 2011 03:55PM) (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
4/50

Louisiana - A Rush of Wings- 1/7
Nevada - Touch the Dark- 1/28
Ohio - Lover Mine- 2/10
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist - 2/15


message 18: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
5/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings- 1/7
Nevada - Touch the Dark- 1/28 (GA)
Ohio - Lover Mine- 2/10
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer - (GA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist - 2/15


message 19: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. Lucinda Darkly is in Arizona? I have that book.


message 20: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
Yea. They travel to her area that she reigns over.


message 21: by Mirely (last edited Dec 28, 2011 01:46PM) (new)

Mirely (rumor_has_it) Alabama-The Power of Six-9/20 (TN,OK,NE,OH,NC,MD,WV)
Alaska-Heart of Darkness: The Darkest Angel\Love Me to Death\Lady of the Nile-6/5
Arizona-Hounded-11/8
Arkansas-I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy-9/13 (CO,WV,TX, MEXICO)
California-The Alchemyst-3/28
Colorado-I Am Number Four-9/18 (FL,OH)
Connecticut-Water for Elephants-5/1 (FL,IL,OH)
Delaware
Florida-Daimon-5/17 (GA)
Georgia-Voyager-7/24 (MA)
Hawaii-
Idaho
Illinois-Graveminder-6/21 (PA)
Indiana-
Iowa-Gilead-5/14
Kansas-Burning Alive-11/27
Kentucky-When You Dare-11/17 (OH,CA,Mexico)
Louisiana-The Awakening-9/18
Maine-The Seduction of His Wife-11/19
Maryland-Kindred-5/5
Massachusetts-A Breath of Snow and Ashes-8/27 (NC)
Michigan-Beautiful Sins: Leigha Lowery-10/11 (OR)
Minnesota-Kiss Me Deadly (Bewitch the Dark, #2)-11/1
Mississippi-The Help-10/4
Missouri-Finding the Lost 11/29 (NB)(AL)
Montana-Duncan's Bride-10/26 (NY)
Nebraska-One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd-10/24 (IL,WY)
Nevada-Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas: A Lost Story from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel-12/5 (CA)
New Hampshire-Wintergirls-12/17
New Jersey-An Echo in the Bone-9/11 (NY,NC,PA,VA,Canada)
New Mexico-The Bean Trees-10/30 (KS,OK,KY,IL,AZ)
New York- Eat, Pray, Love-2/20
North Carolina- The Fiery Cross-8/14
North Dakota- Starfire Angels-11/19
Ohio-The Bluest Eye-5/9
Oklahoma-The Darkest Pleasure-5/25
Oregon-If I Stay-9/27 (IL,CA)
Pennsylvania-Radiant Shadows-2/9
Rhode Island-The Possibilities of Sainthood
South Carolina-Drums of Autumn-7/30 (NC)
South Dakota-The Little Bride-10/22
Tennessee-Half-Blood-10/17 (NC,GA)
Texas-The Darkest Secret-10/05
Utah
Vermont-Blood and Chocolate-12/26 (LA, WV,MD)
Virginia-Bridge to Terabithia-6/19
Washington-The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella-3/12
West Virginia-Obsidian-12/10
Wisconsin-The Darkest Surrender-10/9 (AK,NE)
Wyoming-Raised by Wolves-11/24 (CO,MT)

Bonus:
Pick 2 or more of the unincorporated territories:
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
United States Virgin Islands
American Samoa
Wake Island
Midway Islands
Johnston Atoll
Baker Island
Howland Island
Jarvis Island
Kingman Reef


message 22: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jnhart) I never realized how many books take place in California. I've read at least 4 or 5 books so far that are all set there


message 23: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
6/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings- 1/7
Nevada - Touch the Dark- 1/28 (GA)
Ohio - Lover Mine- 2/10
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer - 2/24 (GA, MS)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist - 2/15

This Side of the Grave (OH)


message 25: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. Jennifer wrote: "I never realized how many books take place in California. I've read at least 4 or 5 books so far that are all set there"

Me too Jennifer - I could have written in about 5 California books and 2 Montana and 3 Texas so far.


message 26: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
6/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Illinois - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,WV,TX)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings- 1/7
Nevada - Touch the Dark- 1/28 (GA)
Ohio - Lover Mine- 2/10
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer - 2/24 (GA,MS)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist - 2/15

Pale Demon (OH,MO,NM,IN?)


message 27: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. Look at the other books in the series Joyce. Sometimes the Goodreads librarians will put where the books at centered.


message 28: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
Thanks Carolyn. Actually, in Pale Demon Rachael mentions that while she slept they drove through IN and stopped so Jenks could get some food. I didn't want to use that state unless it came down to not finding another book there.


message 29: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ The Settings group's bookshelves are organized by state or country the book is set in and can be helpful for this kind of challenge. Please feel free to add new books to the shelves as well.

Setting Group

If I wasn't already in the middle of two read the states challenges, I would give this a go. :(


message 30: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
8/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Illinois - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,WV,TX)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings- 1/7
Missouri - Pale Demon (OH,NM,NV,CA,IN?) 3/14
Nevada - Touch the Dark- 1/28 (GA)
Ohio - Lover Mine- 2/10
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer - 2/24 (GA,MS)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist - 2/15


message 31: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. Thanks Diane! That's really helpful.


message 32: by Joyce (last edited Apr 18, 2011 08:25AM) (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
14/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Georgia - Touch the Dark 1/28 (NV)
Illinois - The Keeping 4/5(OR)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Missouri - Pale Demon 3/14 (OH,NM,NV,CA,IN?)
Nevada - The Finding 4/8 (OR,IL)
New York - City of Fallen Angels 4/16
Ohio - Lover Mine 2/10
Oregon - The Mating 3/26
Pennslyvania - Wicked Lovely 3/22
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer 2/24 (GA,MS)
Texas - The Crossbones 4/18 (OR,IL,MO,TN,CA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist 2/15
West Virginia - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,TX)


message 34: by Joyce (last edited Jun 03, 2011 12:48PM) (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
15/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Georgia - Touch the Dark 1/28 (NV)
Illinois - The Keeping 4/5(OR)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Missouri - Pale Demon 3/14 (OH,NM,NV,CA,OK,IN?)
Nevada - The Finding 4/8 (OR,IL)
New York - City of Fallen Angels 4/16
Ohio - Lover Mine 2/10
Oregon - The Mating 3/26
Pennslyvania - Wicked Lovely 3/22
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer 2/24 (GA,MS)
Texas - The Crossbones 4/18 (OR,IL,MO,TN,CA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist 2/15
West Virginia - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,TX)
Vermont - Hex Hall 5/27 (GA)


message 35: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. I know about Pale Demon! FYI, she does mention them driving through Oklahoma.


message 36: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
Cool, Thanks Carolyn.


message 37: by Joyce (last edited Jun 29, 2011 12:14PM) (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
17/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Georgia - Touch the Dark 1/28 (NV)
Illinois - The Keeping 4/5(OR)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Missouri - Pale Demon 3/14 (OH,NM,NV,CA,OK,IN?)
Montana - Sin Undone 6/29 (PA,NY)
Nevada - The Finding 4/8 (OR,IL)
New York - City of Fallen Angels 4/16
North Carolina - Ecstasy Unveiled 6/21 (NY)
Ohio - Lover Mine 2/10
Oregon - The Mating 3/26
Pennslyvania - Wicked Lovely 3/22
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer 2/24 (GA,MS)
Texas - The Crossbones 4/18 (OR,IL,MO,TN,CA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist 2/15
West Virginia - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,TX)
Vermont - Hex Hall 5/27 (GA)


message 38: by Lily (last edited Jul 14, 2011 01:53PM) (new)

Lily (lilithesque) Ive been meaning to jump in on this one. I keep starting to orginize my books by state and then something else comes up and flash, I forget. Now I gotta find that little piece of paper Im gathering this info on. Mmmmm.

Quite a few of these books meander through other states but I dont remember all of them, so I will probobly be moving some to meet states I dont have covered. But I am going to go through and put the primary state to get the easy stuff done first. If anyone reads these books and can note the other states that would be helpful. Sheesh, this ones a lot of work, at least when going backwards over books I read earlier this year.

7/50

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona Hounded 6/25, Stormwalker, Firewalker, Iron Crowned,
Arkansas
California Dreams Underfoot
Colorado Discord's Apple
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia Wraith
Hawaii Shadow Walker(HI,CA,AZ),
Idaho
Illinois Shades of Gray 1/11
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana Dead Reckoning 7/5, Mercy Blade, Green-Eyed Demon, Mona Lisa Eclipsing
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts The Iron Thorn
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana Voices of Dragons(Alaska?)
Nebraska
Nevada Killing Rocks1/11
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York Defiance, Right Hand Magic, Madhouse, Enclave
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio Pale Demon,
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania Fever 1793 1/11
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington A Wild Light (2/11), River Marked
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

These are books that are either in different worlds, or I havent pinpointed a state.

Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, Catching Fire, Grave Witch--Necros, Mockingjay, The Greyfriar,The Shadow Queen,


message 39: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
18/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Georgia - Touch the Dark 1/28 (NV)
Illinois - The Keeping 4/5(OR)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Missouri - Pale Demon 3/14 (OH,NM,NV,CA,OK,IN?)
Montana - Sin Undone 6/29 (PA,NY)
Nevada - The Finding 4/8 (OR,IL)
New Mexico - Kiss of the Highlander 7/19
New York - City of Fallen Angels 4/16
North Carolina - Ecstasy Unveiled 6/21 (NY)
Ohio - Lover Mine 2/10
Oregon - The Mating 3/26
Pennslyvania - Wicked Lovely 3/22
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer 2/24 (GA,MS)
Texas - The Crossbones 4/18 (OR,IL,MO,TN,CA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist 2/15
West Virginia - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,TX)
Vermont - Hex Hall 5/27 (GA)


message 40: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
Lily, Pale Demon goes through lots of states. I keep moving mine around if it helps to complete the challenge. lol


message 41: by Lily (new)

Lily (lilithesque) Joyce wrote: "Lily, Pale Demon goes through lots of states. I keep moving mine around if it helps to complete the challenge. lol"

I know. Its a treasure trove of states. Thats why I havent committed it to one yet.


message 42: by Lily (last edited Oct 04, 2011 05:50PM) (new)

Lily (lilithesque) 17/50 States Updated Oct. 4th


Alabama: Hit List(WA) Grave Dance
Alaska The Inheritance & Other Stories
Arizona Hounded 6/25, Stormwalker, Hexed, Firewalker, Iron Crowned,
Arkansas
California Aftertime
Colorado Discord's Apple
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida The Suicide Collectors(goes through quite a few)
Georgia Grave Witch (WV)--
Hawaii Shadow Walker(HI,CA,AZ),
Idaho
Illinois Shades of Gray 1/11
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana Dead Reckoning 7/5, Mercy Blade, Green-Eyed Demon, Mona Lisa Eclipsing
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts The Iron Thorn
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana Voices of Dragons(Alaska?)
Nebraska
Nevada Killing Rocks1/11, Hunt the Moon(other states?)
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York Defiance, Right Hand Magic, Madhouse, Enclave
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio Pale Demon,
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania Fever 1793 1/11
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia Dark Descendant (DC)
Washington A Wild Light (2/11), River Marked
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

These are books that are either in different worlds, or I havent pinpointed a state.

Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Greyfriar,The Shadow Queen, Mind Storm So far Las Vegas, and California Mona Lisa Eclipsing


message 43: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
19/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
Georgia - Touch the Dark 1/28 (NV)
Illinois - The Keeping 4/5(OR)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Minnesota - Linger 8/1
Missouri - Pale Demon 3/14 (OH,NM,NV,CA,OK,IN?)
Montana - Sin Undone 6/29 (PA,NY)
Nevada - The Finding 4/8 (OR,IL)
New Mexico - Kiss of the Highlander 7/19
New York - City of Fallen Angels 4/16
North Carolina - Ecstasy Unveiled 6/21 (NY)
Ohio - Lover Mine 2/10
Oregon - The Mating 3/26
Pennslyvania - Wicked Lovely 3/22
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer 2/24 (GA,MS)
Texas - The Crossbones 4/18 (OR,IL,MO,TN,CA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist 2/15
West Virginia - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,TX)
Vermont - Hex Hall 5/27 (GA


message 44: by Lily (new)

Lily (lilithesque) Ack! I have suddenly been reading books not in the US, or even this world.


message 45: by Mirely (new)

Mirely (rumor_has_it) LOL this challenge has me going nuts but I'm determined! :-)


message 46: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. Me too - I've read about 20 in California. Ugh! I'm going to have search for the states I'm missing I just don't know how I'm going to go about that.


message 47: by Mirely (new)

Mirely (rumor_has_it) That's what I've been doing. Researching and checking out the books I really want to read. I switch out a lot because I'm placing books on my list that I really don't want to read but will for the challenge. As soon as I find a book I really want to read I swap it if I can with those I don't want. The Lorien Series, I am Number Four goes through a lot of states. Book four alone goes through five or six alone.


message 48: by Joyce (last edited Oct 06, 2011 01:55PM) (new)

Joyce Mannarino (joyce82270) | 100 comments Mod
21/50

Arizona - Lucinda, Darkly 2/18 (MS,MN)
California - Uninhibited 10/6
Georgia - Touch the Dark 1/28 (NV)
Illinois - The Keeping 4/5(OR)
Louisiana - A Rush of Wings 1/7
Minnesota - Linger 8/1
Missouri - Pale Demon 3/14 (OH,NM,NV,CA,OK,IN?)
Montana - Sin Undone 6/29 (PA,NY)
Nevada - The Finding 4/8 (OR,IL)
New Mexico - Kiss of the Highlander 7/19
New York - City of Fallen Angels 4/16
North Carolina - Ecstasy Unveiled 6/21 (NY)
North Dakota - The Vanishing 10/3
Ohio - Lover Mine 2/10
Oregon - The Mating 3/26
Pennslyvania - Wicked Lovely 3/22
Tennessee - The Accidental Demon Slayer 2/24 (GA,MS)
Texas - The Crossbones 4/18 (OR,IL,MO,TN,CA)
Washington - Beyond the Highland Mist 2/15
West Virginia - This Side of the Grave 3/5 (OH,TN,LA,TX)
Vermont - Hex Hall 5/27 (GA


message 49: by Lily (new)

Lily (lilithesque) Carol, I started this challenge and then never really got caught up identifying my books. Would you consider this one again for 2012. I may suggest a broader challenge like a Alphabet place challenge in which you can use state, city, county or world (as in Darkover in Marion Zimmer Bradleys series.

Either way I would jump in again if its just the states for 2012.


message 50: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. That might be easier. I did pretty good, but never got beyond the US, and then only got some of them, not all. I'll put something together later on tonight. Great idea Lily!


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