Friday, August 31, 2007

The List

This is the official site of my Book Around the States personal challenge. This great idea was conceived by Bonnie Jacobs and you can read more about it here. This is a working list so I will add or change books as I feel and post links to my reviews when I finish reading a book. I can also take as long as I want which is perfect for a personal challenge. The books in all caps are books I own but I'm willing to substitute other books if it strikes my fancy.
Alabama - The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley 4.75
Alaska – THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN’S UNION by Michael Chabon 3.5
Arizona – ANIMAL DREAMS by Barbara Kingsolver 5
Arkansas –SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER by Bette Greene 4
California – S IS FOR SILENCE by Sue Grafton 3.75
Colorado – GOD OF ANIMALS by Aryn Kyle 3.5
Connecticut –Sacred Cows by Karen E Olsen 2
Delaware - Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler 4
Florida – Marly and Me by John Grogan 4
Georgia – THE WOODSMAN’S DAUGHTER by Gwyn Hyman Rubio 2.75
Hawaii – DAMIEN THE LEPER by John Farrow
Idaho - WHATCHAGOT STEW by Patricia McManus Gass 2.75
Illinois – DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury 4.75
Indiana – IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH by Jean Shepherd
Iowa – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson 3.5
Kansas - THE WIZARD OF OZ by Frank Baum
Kentucky – Clay's Quilt by Silas House 3.75
Louisiana – LOST GERMAN SLAVE GIRL by John Bailey
Maine – MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Beth Gutcheon 5
Maryland – A PATCHWORK PLANET by Anne Tyler
Massachusetts – Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott 4.5
Michigan – TRUE NORTH by Jim Harrison 2
Minnesota – Pontton by Garrison Keillor 3
Mississippi – Daisy Fay and The Miracle Man by Fanny Flagg 3.75
Missouri – CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO HEAVEN by Fanny Flagg
Montana – ENGLISH CREEK by Ivan Doig 5
Nebraska –My Antonia by Willa Cather 4
Nevada – SILENCE IS GOLDEN by Penny Warner
New Hampshire – I’M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF by Bill Bryson or THE GOOD GOOD PIG by Sy Montgomery
New Jersey – VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUM by Janet Evanovich Rated 1.75
New Mexico – The Night Journal by Elizabeth Crook
New York – LET ME FINISH by Roger Angell 4.75
North Carolina – THE VALLEY OF LIGHT by Terry Kay 4.75
North Dakota – Peace Like a River by Leif Enger 5
Oklahoma –Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse 4
Oregon – THE BOXMAKER'S SON by Donald Smurthwaite 5
Pennsylvania – Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline 4
Rhode Island – Gods of Newport by John Jakes 2
South Carolina – CHARLESTON by Alexandra Ripley
South Dakota – BY THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tennessee – WIDOW OF THE SOUTH by Robert Hicks
Texas – A DILLY OF A DEATH by Susan Albert Wittig 4
Utah – NOTHING TO REGRET by Tristi Pinkston 4
Vermont – SECOND GLANCE by Jodi Picault 4
Virginia – The Complete Uncle Abner by Herman Davisson Post ot The Confederate's Widow or Shenandoah Home by Sara Mitchell
Washington – Citizen Vince by Jess Waller or Broken for You by Stephanie Kallas
West Virginia – OCTOBER SKY by Homer Hicken
Wisconsin – CADDIE WOODLAWN by Carol Ryrie Brink 5
Wyoming – Where Rivers Change Directions by Mark Spragg
District of Columbia - The Smithsonian Institution by Gore Vidal 3.75