Can't resist a good challenge.

Friday, December 27, 2013

USA Fiction Challenge: State By State in 2014

http://readingusafiction.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/join-up-join-up-join-up.html

Dates:  Throughout 2014
Hosted by:  Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise

Guidelines (quoted from the announcement/sign-up page):
  • "Ever thought you would like to read your way across America? The USA Fiction Challenge asks you to do just that. Read just one novel from each state - you choose whether the link is the setting or the author. You choose whether you confine yourself to a particular genre or not."
  • "You can also regard it as an ongoing challenge to be completed when and if you can." 

✷ I don't expect to complete this in one year, so for me it will definitely be ongoing.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. ALABAMA 
  2. ALASKA 
  3. ARIZONA: Fear the Darkness (Brigid Quinn #2). Becky Masterman
  4. ARKANSAS 
  5. CALIFORNIA: The Lady in the Lake. Raymond Chandler
  6. COLORADO
  7. CONNECTICUT
  8. DISTRICT of COLUMBIA 
  9. DELAWARE 
  10. FLORIDA 
  11. GEORGIA 
  12. HAWAII 
  13. IDAHO: Pines (Wayward Pines Series #1). Blake Crouch
  14. ILLINOIS 
  15. INDIANA 
  16. IOWA 
  17. KANSAS: The Roanoke Girls. Amy Engel (read in 2017)
  18. KENTUCKY 
  19. LOUISIANA 
  20. MAINE
  21. MARYLAND: Vinegar Girl. Anne Tyler (set in Baltimore; read in 2016)
  22. MASSACHUSETTS: Island Girls. Nancy Thayer
  23. MICHIGAN 
  24. MINNESOTA 
  25. MISSISSIPPI 
  26. MISSOURI: The Weight of Blood. Laura McHugh 
  27. MONTANA: The Bartender's Tale. Ivan Doig 
  28. NEBRASKA
  29. NEVADA 
  30. NEW HAMPSHIRE 
  31. NEW JERSEY: Jack of Spades. Joyce Carol Oates
  32. NEW MEXICO 
  33. NEW YORK: The Transcriptionist. Amy Rowland / Peter Pan Must Die. John Verdon
  34. NORTH CAROLINA: Lovely In Her Bones. Sharyn McCrumb 
  35. NORTH DAKOTA
  36. OHIO 
  37. OKLAHOMA 
  38. OREGON: Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Beverly Cleary (the "Ramona" books are set in Portland)
  39. PENNSYLVANIA: The Quilter's Apprentice. Jennifer Chiaverini 
  40. RHODE ISLAND: The Forgotten Room. Lincoln Child 
  41. SOUTH CAROLINA
  42. SOUTH DAKOTA 
  43. TENNESSEE: Devil Sent the Rain (Detective Billy Able #3). Lisa Turner 
  44. TEXAS
  45. UTAH 
  46. VERMONT: The Night Sister. Jennifer McMahon 
  47. VIRGINIA: The Litter of the Law (A Mrs. Murphy Mystery). Rita Mae Brown
  48. WASHINGTON
  49. WEST VIRGINIA 
  50. WISCONSIN: What We Keep. Elizabeth Berg
  51. WYOMING

POSSIBILITIES:
  1. ALABAMA
    The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree (Darling Dahlias #1). Susan Wittig Albert
    I Still Dream About You. Fannie Flagg
    Rabbit Cake. Annie Hartnett 
  2. ALASKA 
  3. ARIZONA 
  4. ARKANSAS
    Summer of My German Soldier. Bette Greene
  5. CALIFORNIA
    Tales of the City. Armistead Maupin
  6. COLORADO
    Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Katherine Anne Porter
    The Sign of the Book. John Dunning 
  7. CONNECTICUT
    Ginger Pye. Eleanor Estes
    Mister Blandings Builds His Dream House. Eric Hodgins
    A Season in Purgatory. Dominick Dunne
  8. DISTRICT of COLUMBIA 
  9. DELAWARE 
  10. FLORIDA
    The Deep Blue Good-by. John D. MacDonald
    Duma Key. Stephen King
    La Brava. Elmore Leonard
    Strawberry Girl. Lois Lenski
    The Florida "caper" novels by Carl Hiaasen 
  11. GEORGIA 
  12. HAWAII 
  13. IDAHO 
  14. ILLINOIS
    Anything Is Possible. Elizabeth Strout 
  15. INDIANA
    The Friendly Persuasion. Jessamyn West
    The Magnificent Ambersons. Booth Tarkington 
  16. IOWA 
  17. KANSAS
    In Cold Blood. Truman Capote
    Still Life With Crows. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  18. KENTUCKY 
  19. LOUISIANA 
  20. MAINE
    The Burgess Boys. Elizabeth Strout
    Generation Loss. Elizabeth Hand
    Olive Kitteridge. Elizabeth Strout
    The Weight of Water. Anita Shreve 
  21. MARYLAND 
  22. MASSACHUSETTS
    The Cranefly Orchid Murders. Cynthia Riggs
    Night Passage (Jesse Stone #1). Robert B. Parker
  23. MICHIGAN 
  24. MINNESOTA 
  25. MISSISSIPPI 
  26. MISSOURI 
  27. MONTANA
    The Whistling Season. Ivan Doig
  28. NEBRASKA
    My Antonia. Willa Cather
  29. NEVADA 
  30. NEW HAMPSHIRE 
  31. NEW JERSEY 
  32. NEW MEXICO
    The Book of Illusions. Paul Auster
  33. NEW YORK
    The League of Frightened Men. Rex Stout
  34. NORTH CAROLINA
    Guests on Earth. Lee Smith
  35. NORTH DAKOTA
    Ancient Shores. Jack McDevitt
    The Beet Queen. Louise Erdrich
    Born Brothers. Larry Woiwode
  36. OHIO 
  37. OKLAHOMA 
  38. OREGON
    The Quick and the Thread (Embroidery Mystery #1). Amanda Lee
  39. PENNSYLVANIA
    Mickelsson's Ghosts. John Gardner
  40. RHODE ISLAND
    The Ivory Tower. Henry James
    Theophilus North. Thornton Wilder
    The Witches of Eastwick. John Updike
    The Widows of Eastwick. John Updike
  41. SOUTH CAROLINA
    The House on Tradd Street. Karen White
  42. SOUTH DAKOTA 
  43. TENNESSEE 
  44. TEXAS
    Durable Goods. Elizabeth Berg
    Duane's Depressed. Larry McMurtry
    Horseman, Pass By. Larry McMurtry
    Texas. James Michener
    Thyme of Death (China Bayles Mysteries #1). Susan Wittig Albert 
  45. UTAH 
  46. VERMONT
    The Secret History. Donna Tartt
  47. VIRGINIA 
  48. WASHINGTON
  49. WEST VIRGINIA 
  50. WISCONSIN 
  51. WYOMING
    The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1). Craig Johnson

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