States Challenge

This one’s for me –   to read one book set (predominantly)  in each of the 50 states (US) taking as long as it takes – 3-5 years I expect. You can find the reviews by the link or by doing a search – or by scrolling down the 2015 and 2016 menus in the heading.    Books read prior to 2015 aren’t included.

Alabama  – The Professor by  Robert Bailey
Alaska – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Arizona –  Bad Country by CB McKenzie
Arkansas –
California  Tell No Lies by Greg Hurwitz
Colorado – The Water Knife by Pablo Bacigalupi
Connecticut – Valiant Ambition by Nathanael Philbrick
Florida – Free Men by Katy Simpson Smith
Georgia – The Underground Railroad by Colin Whitehead
Hawaii – Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson
Idaho – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Illinois – The Nix by Nathan Hall
Kentucky – The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
Louisiana – House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
Maine – Playing God by Kate Flora
Maryland – WIlde Lake by Laura Lippmann
Massachusetts – A Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett
Minnesota – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Mississippi – The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
Montana – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Nevada – The Water Knife by Pablo Bacigalupi
New Hampshire The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
New Jersey – The Girl From Home by Adam Mitzner
New Mexico – Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
New York – Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
North Carolina – Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
North Dakota – The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
Ohio – The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley
Pennsylvania – Orfeo by Richard Powers
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee – Between Black and White by Robert Bailey
Texas- House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
Vermont – The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
Virginia  The Short Drop by Matthew Fitzsimmons 
Washington- The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
West Virginia
Wisconsin  The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer
Wyoming – Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf