Literary Road Trip

This is something that I started a few years back, and then let languish.  I've decided to revisit it as I think it is an interesting way to add a little guidance to my reading.  Because my goals are slightly different this time, I've decided to start from scratch and only use books I've read starting in 2017.

So the plan is to list one book per state, plus one book per each of the 10 largest cities in the US.  I'll keep this list updated and, once it is complete--whenever that may be--I'll put it all together in a post.  My goal is also to put the book I enjoyed most in each area, so I may swap out books as I go along.

The "rules" for a book to be included are:
  • It must be set entirely (or at least 75%) in one state or major city
  • The setting must be essential to the book, either as part of the plot or a vivid "local feeling"
  • It must be a novel (I thought about including memoirs, but I think novels is a good place to start)

If you have any recommendations for books from your state, please leave them in comments on this page! 

Each title will link either to my review or recommendation of the book, or to the Amazon affiliate link.

Enjoy!

CITIES
New York City

Los Angeles

Chicago

Houston

Philadelphia

Phoenix

San Antonio

San Diego

Dallas

The Bay Area (incuding San Francisco, San Jose, etc)
The Half Wives by Stacia Pelletier (review to come)
Historical Fiction (late 19th-century)









STATES
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
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Historical Fiction (early 20th Century), Young Adult










Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany
Contemporary Fiction











West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

1 comment:

  1. Neat way to categorize novels! I picked up Mokoka'i (Alan Brennert) when we were in Hawaii. I couldn't put it down! From what I've seen of your reviews and preferences, I think you'd like it too.

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