Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge

From sea to shining sea, from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans, white with foam, America offers something for everyone. Want to learn more about each state? This is the place to do it.

This is a group for people who want to read either a novel set in each state or a work of nonfiction about each state. Some readers may choose to do both.

The rules are simple:
1. read a novel set in each state or a nonfiction book about each state;
2. books can be read in any order;
3. there is no time deadline, though you can set your own personal deadline if you'd like;
4. you can count books you've read starting in 2009 (but, if you'd rather, you can count books you've read in earlier years); and
5. have fun.

Please feel free to start your own thread to show your own progress towards the 50 state goal and to share books you've discovered.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Tess' Trip Across the 5014 unread / 14Tess_W, Saturday 11:05am
Marell's All 50 States Challenge28 unread / 28marell, Wednesday 11:16am
amysisson's 50 state challenge21 unread / 21amysisson, Monday 8:16pm
Ritacate's 50 states26 unread / 26Tess_W, June 22
Julie's 50 States17 unread / 17Julie_in_the_Library, June 10
Willoyd's Tour of the United States16 unread / 16Willoyd, May 28
tymfos aims for books @ 50 states21 unread / 21tymfos, March 29
LibraryLover23 Travels Around The Country47 unread / 47LibraryLover23, May 2020
Ritacate's 50 states1 unread / 1ritacate, February 2020
Lsg tackles all 50 states6 unread / 6lsg, January 2019
Copper's Cross Country Ramble80 unread / 80Copperskye, September 2017
dieKatze's 50 States Challenge20 unread / 20Tara1Reads, July 2017
Reading Around the USA - Bahzah's Journey45 unread / 45-Cee-, January 2017
jennyifer24's 50 state challenge23 unread / 23jennyifer24, January 2017
nzurisana explores the 50 states5 unread / 5nzurisana, August 2016
Tutu's Trek across America26 unread / 26tututhefirst, February 2016
Ameise1's American Discoveries38 unread / 38Ameise1, February 2016
RidgewayGirl Sets Off a Second Time7 unread / 7RidgewayGirl, March 2015
Beep, Beep Carmenere's Cruisin20 unread / 20Carmenere, January 2015
Read That, Been There ;-) * USA *3 unread / 3EMS_24, January 2015
swynn's 50 states12 unread / 12swynn, January 2015
Cushla's virtual road trip through the states9 unread / 9cushlareads, December 2014
welcome!!45 unread / 45EMS_24, December 2014
countrylife's Country - in books211 unread / 211countrylife, December 2014
GloriaG's 50 States panorama6 unread / 6GloriahG, November 2014
LoisB's 50 State Challenge16 unread / 16LoisB, October 2014
Watson visits all 50 states4 unread / 4watson0717, October 2014
Mirrani's reading road trip7 unread / 7mirrani, October 2014
sturlington goes to all 50 states18 unread / 18sturlington, August 2014
Sanz - A Tourist in US5 unread / 5sanz57, July 2014
KindleKaper's 50 State Book Challenge49 unread / 49KindleKapers, July 2014
2014: a new challenge for a Brit!3 unread / 3starbox, June 2014
Just Joined4 unread / 4thornton37814, April 2014
AddictedToMorphemes 50 States Challenge42 unread / 42AddictedToMorphemes, April 2014
Marie Sansone's Slow Tour51 unread / 51mariesansone, March 2014
Across the USA - Julie1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
W states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
U --- V states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
T states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
South states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
P --- R states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
O states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
North states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
New states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
Ne -- states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
Montana1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
Mi States1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
Ma States1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
K -- L States1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
I States1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
D --F---G--H States1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
C States1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
A states1 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
Reaing Across the USA - Julie 56581 unread / 1julie5658, February 2014
Nebraska8 unread / 8amysisson, January 2014
Cheli's Chase from sea to shining sea25 unread / 25cyderry, January 2014
Most Famous Books Set in Every State3 unread / 3mariesansone, December 2013
Seeing the states from my sofa9 unread / 9susanaudrey, December 2013
DeltaQueen's Wanderings Through American87 unread / 87DeltaQueen50, December 2013
Texas books16 unread / 16amysisson, September 2013
CayenneEllis' Slow Ride from Sea to Sea1 unread / 1CayenneEllis, August 2013
Missouri books13 unread / 13lulaa, June 2013
SugarCreekRanch's US Tour13 unread / 13SugarCreekRanch, June 2013
Ireadthereforeiam allocates a book for each state.10 unread / 10LovingLit, May 2013
GingerbreadMan's American adventure54 unread / 54GingerbreadMan, April 2013
Arkansas books11 unread / 11amysisson, March 2013
New Mexico books14 unread / 14amysisson, March 2013
Hawaii books15 unread / 15amysisson, March 2013
List of books for every state4 unread / 4nzurisana, February 2013
Travels with Marty5 unread / 5usnmm2, February 2013
CBL's US Territories Mini-challenge13 unread / 13cbl_tn, December 2012
Bjace's 50 states3 unread / 3Bjace, July 2012
Wyoming books7 unread / 7clif_hiker, July 2012
Delaware books4 unread / 4cyderry, June 2012
Sue's travels through the States2 unread / 2SueMSnelling, May 2012
deep220 50 State Challenge27 unread / 27deep220, May 2012
varielle's road trip9 unread / 9countrylife, April 2012
Florida books18 unread / 18GingerbreadMan, March 2012
tuckea -- Lost in America3 unread / 3countrylife, March 2012
A Fresh Hello to the Fifty Staters4 unread / 4Copperskye, March 2012
Reading the States1 unread / 1bookworm12, January 2012
Chinquapin's American Journey38 unread / 38countrylife, January 2012
Nevada books8 unread / 8nevadaannie, January 2012
Annie needs a visa for the USA: The States and the territories.11 unread / 11AnnieMod, January 2012
Wisconsin books23 unread / 23alphaorder, January 2012
Grace Jackalope 50 States Fiction/nonfiction Challenge1 unread / 1gracejackalope, December 2011
Nans returns to the US96 unread / 96nans, December 2011
Sanz - A Tourist in U.S12 unread / 12sanz57, December 2011
CBL's American journey118 unread / 118cbl_tn, November 2011
Virginia books7 unread / 7eyesb, November 2011
thornton37814's travels across the USA157 unread / 157thornton37814, October 2011
kcs's travels around the USA18 unread / 18clif_hiker, October 2011
Pennsylvania books8 unread / 8thornton37814, October 2011
Karene's 50 State Challenge7 unread / 7thornton37814, October 2011
Ellen's very slow meander through the 50 states17 unread / 17EBT1002, October 2011
pbadeer's US Tour49 unread / 49thornton37814, September 2011
MerryO's state tour3 unread / 3MerryO, August 2011
Unkletom's rambles through the states1 unread / 1Unkletom, August 2011
Yxvandoolu's USA reading trip2 unread / 2Yxvandoolu, August 2011
TwilightBlue's Going Coast to Coast9 unread / 9TwilightBlue, August 2011
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