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
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts – A Life Removed by Jason Parent
  • 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
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island – My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

International Countries:

  • England – Richard III by William Shakespeare
  • France – The Paris Wife by Paula McLain