March 3, 2017

Reading Across the USA

Have you ever wanted to read a book set in every state? Well I'm about to provide you with the resources to knock several of those states off your list. I couldn't find solid books I felt good recommending for 11 of the states, but thanks to Abigail Johnson's #YAbyState on Twitter, I was able to find several books I hadn't thought of. To make up for this 11-state deficit, though, some states will have multiple books listed (also so you can have options).
(Also, in case you were wondering - but you probably weren't - I started thinking about this when I tried to list all 50 states from memory one day in class. I got 48 easily and forgot Nevada and Missouri.)

Also, asterisks will indicate books I haven't read, fyi.

Maine

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Swept Away by Michelle Dalton
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

New Hampshire

16101148
Five Summers by Una LaMarche*

Massachusetts

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Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Connecticut

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Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

New York

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Also Known As by Robin Benway
Like No Other by Una LaMarche

Pennsylvania

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Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

New Jersey

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Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

Maryland

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Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Virginia

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

North Carolina

12814519
Belles by Jen Calonita

South Carolina

27155350
The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne

Georgia

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17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen

Florida

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First & Then by Emma Mills
Paper Towns by John Green
Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi

Alabama

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Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Mississippi

16059149
Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Louisiana

11178225
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Arkansas

29102907
After the Fall by Kate Hart*

Tennessee

9888775
Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally

Kentucky

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Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs

Ohio

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A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Michigan

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord (not out yet, but it's SO good)

Indiana

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Illinois

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The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Iowa

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What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (I think it's set in Iowa; it's been a while since I read this one)

Wisconsin

18222542
Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Minnesota

6068551
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater*

Nebraska

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Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman*
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Kansas

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Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

Texas

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Pivot Point by Kasie West
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu
What You Always Wanted by Kristin Rae

Colorado

15805597
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler*

New Mexico

18140047
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Arizona

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Utah

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Sweethearts by Sara Zarr*
By Your Side by Kasie West

Washington

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I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Everything But the Truth by Mandy Hubbard
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Oregon

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This Side of Home by Renee Watson
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

California

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

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Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Golden by Jessi Kirby

Hawaii

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The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Nevada

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The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
Overturned by Lamar Giles

Missouri

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The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown


The 11 states without books: Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska

I'm thinking about making this a third book challenge for myself. I probably won't start it, though, until I've finished the Newbery Challenge. Have you read a YA book set in every state?

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