Read Around the World Challenge

During one of the half-marathons I ran, there was a lot of runners wearing shirts that had the outline of the U.S. on the back. I later learned that the states that were shaded in were the states in which they had ran a race. What a cool idea! Combining this concept with the Business Insider Map of the Most Famous Books Set in Each State in the U.S. PLUS Ann Morgan’s A Year of Reading the World, I thought I would take a stab at tracking where the books I read are set OR originated from. This is an ongoing process in which I may have multiple books in a state/country.

Challenge began – June 1st, 2017

The United States of America:

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Soup Stories: A Reconstructed Memoir by CLS Ferguson

X by Sue Grafton

Colorado

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Connecticut

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

Delaware

Florida

Gables Court by Alan S. Kessler

Georgia

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Indiana

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Maryland

Massachusetts

A Life Removed by Jason Parent

Mercury by Margot Livesey

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey 

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

New Mexico

New York

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Zoo by James Patterson

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Revenants by Scott Kauffman

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Rhode Island

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

South Carolina

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Welcome to Utopia by Karen Valby

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Utah

Vermont

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Virginia

Washington

The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

International:

Australia

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Evergreen Avenue by Amelia Keldan

England

Harry Potter (Sorcerer’s Stone) by J.K. Rowling

Richard III by William Shakespeare

A Wild Affair by Gemma Townley

Henry V by William Shakespeare

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

France

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Italy

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Nepal

The Kid Who Climbed Everest by Bear Grylls

South America

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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