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2021 Literary Escapes Challenge Sign-Up

June 29, 2021
2021 Literary Escapes Challenge Sign-Up

Hi book friends!! Okay, I know it’s almost July but I couldn’t help it – I saw the Literary Escapes Challenge on Lori (Dollycas)’s blog and have wanted to read the entire USA … well, since I started blogging! This challenge looks like so much fun and, though I doubt I’ll complete it (it’s the end of June … let’s be realistic here), I’m so excited to get started!

2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

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A bit about the challenge

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Countries around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)

2021 Literary Escapes Challenge, hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book

Also, if you’re participating, make sure to use the hashtag #LiteraryEscapes when sharing your books on social media ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a great way to connect with other readers who are journeying across the USA in book format this year!

>>> Want more challenges? Check out our Summer NetGalley Challenge <<<
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My (Very-Tentative) Literary Escapes TBR

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zorro Isabel Allende
Rules of Prey John Sandford
The Smoke Jumper Nicholas Evans

Let’s face it, I don’t make TBRs and stick to them. So for now, I’m only planning out a few states ๐Ÿ™‚

New YorkThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
CaliforniaZorro by Isabel Allende
Minnesota Rules of Prey by John Sandford (this will be a re-read for me)
Montana The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans

Each of these books on my TBR I already own so they don’t take away from my Book Buying Ban (you’ll read more about that in a future post).

>>> Want more challenges? Check out our 2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge <<<
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The Official Literary Escapes Tracker

This is where you’ll find each and every book I’ve read for the Literary Escapes Challenge ๐Ÿ™‚ (try not to sing the 50 Nifty song while you read this list – I dare you!)

Alabama –
Alaska –
Arizona –
Arkansas –
California –
Colorado – The Nanny and the Nerd – Krista Sandor โญโญโญโญโญ (5/5 stars)
Connecticut –
Delaware –
District of Columbia –
Florida – It Might Be You by Tara September โญโญโญโญโญ (5/5 stars)
Georgia –
Hawaii –
Idaho –
Illinois – It’s Raining Men – Julie Hammerle โญโญโญโญ (4/5 stars)
Indiana –
Iowa –
Kansas –
Kentucky –
Louisiana –
Maine – Cupcakes & Chaos – Lisa Siefert โญโญโญโญ.5 (4.5/5 stars)
Maryland –
Massachusetts –
Michigan –
Minnesota –
Mississippi –
Missouri –
Montana –
Nebraska –
Nevada –
New Hampshire –
New Jersey –
New Mexico –
New York –
North Carolina –
North Dakota –
Ohio –
Oklahoma –
Oregon –
Pennsylvania –
Rhode Island –
South Carolina – Trouble – Tia Louise โญโญโญโญโญ (5/5 stars)
South Dakota –
Tennessee –
Texas –
Utah –
Vermont –
Virginia – Charming and the Cherry Blossom – L.J. Evans โญโญโญโญ (4/5 stars)
Washington –
West Virginia –
Wisconsin –
Wyoming –

>>> Want more challenges? Check out our 100K Page Challenge <<<
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  • Reply Lori Caswell June 29, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Welcome to the Challenge!!!!!

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms June 29, 2021 at 11:57 am

      Thanks! I am beyond excited for this, as it’s been on my bucket list for the longest time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) June 29, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I do this challenge every year. It’s so much fun to track where all the books you read are set. It’s always interesting to me when I look at my stats at the end of the year. If you get stuck on certain states, check out the right sidebar of my blog. In the tags section, there are tags that say U.S. Settings: Arizona (for example). Most states are represented. Good luck with the challenge!


    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms July 3, 2021 at 9:01 am

      I will definitely be checking out your tags ๐Ÿ™‚ I only have a few states figured out so far but I love that Goodreads often puts the states in their info. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I look forward to chatting again!

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