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!
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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 🙂 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 <<<
My (Very-Tentative) Literary Escapes TBR
Let’s face it, I don’t make TBRs and stick to them. So for now, I’m only planning out a few states 🙂
New York – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
California – Zorro 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 <<<
The Official Literary Escapes Tracker
This is where you’ll find each and every book I’ve read for the Literary Escapes Challenge 🙂 (try not to sing the 50 Nifty song while you read this list – I dare you!)
Colorado – The Nanny and the Nerd – Krista Sandor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5 stars)
District of Columbia –
Florida – It Might Be You by Tara September ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5 stars)
Illinois – It’s Raining Men – Julie Hammerle ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5 stars)
Maine – Cupcakes & Chaos – Lisa Siefert ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 (4.5/5 stars)
New Hampshire –
New Jersey –
New Mexico –
New York –
North Carolina –
North Dakota –
Rhode Island –
South Carolina – Trouble – Tia Louise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5 stars)
South Dakota –
Virginia – Charming and the Cherry Blossom – L.J. Evans ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5 stars)
West Virginia –