Monday, December 23, 2019

Travel around the country through books

EscapewithDollyCats is hosting another fun challenge.  This involves trying to read books set all around the US.

This challenge called Literary Escapes challenge is set up as follows

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.)
Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio. 
You can either track in a list or use a fun map, your choice
So, come travel with me as we work on this challenge.  I am listing my destinations below.  Be sure to use #LiteraryEscapes  if you are on social media

Where I have traveled

States Visited so Far: 47
Additional Countries: 25
Alabama A Killer Read by Erika Chase
Alaska  Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan  blog post and Goodreads Review 11/26/20 
Arizona  Scottsdale in  Pumpkin Spice Peril by Jenn McKinlay   blog post and Goodreads  6/10/20
Arkansas  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou  blog post and Goodreads Review 10/5/20
 California  19th Christmas   By James Patterson Review    Completed 1/5/20 
Colorado  The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio blog /Goodreads Review 12/19/20  
 Connecticut - Jefferson Three Widows and a Corpse  by Debra Sennefelder GR Review /blog 1/3/20
Delaware IDEA: the unbearable book club for unsinkable girls by Julie Schumacher or Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick
√ District of Columbia Vox by Christina Dalcher 9/27/20 blog post and Goodreads Review
 Florida visited Key West in An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette    blog GR review 2/10/20
Georgia  Dr. Shine Cracks the Case by Cathy Tully blog post and Goodreads Review 10/19/20 
 Hawaii visited Maui in Aloha Betrayed by Donald Bain   blog post and Goodreads review 4/2/20
√ Idaho Who Moved My Goat Cheese by Lynn Cahoon blog post and Goodreads Review 9/30/20 
  Illinois Chicago in  Shell Game by Sara Paretsky  blog post and Goodreads Review 4/29/20
  Indiana Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day blog post and Goodreads Review 11/23/20 
Iowa IDEA: Antiques Roadkill a Trash and Treasures mystery
 Kansas  Overland Park in Class Mom by Laurie Gelman   blog post and Goodreads Review 6/24/20
 Kentucky Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes blog post and  Goodreads 8/7/20 
 Louisiana visited New Orleans in Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs  blog / GR review 3/9/20
√ Maine  Cabot Cove-  The Murder of Twelve by Jessica Fletcher  blog post/ GR Review 6/16/20
√ Maryland The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine blog post and Goodreads Review 10/8/20 
 Massachusetts  visited Ellington in Let's Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris  GR reviewblog comp 1/16/20
√ Michigan visited North Harbor in The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns  blog post  GR Review 4/30/20
√ Minnesota visited Lake Eden in Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke  blog /GR 4/23/20
√ Mississippi Bless her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James blog post and Goodreads Review 10/12/20
 Missouri   Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion  by Joanna Campbell Slan   blog GR  2/4/20
√ Montana visited Jewel Bay in  Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz    blog/ Goodreads  5/11/20
√ Nebraska Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell blog post and Goodreads Review 11/7/20 
  Nevada  visited Vegas The Money Shot by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall blog Goodreads  5/5/20
  New Hampshire  Left Fur Dead by J M Griffin  blog post and Goodreads Revew 7/1/20  
  New Jersey Cape May in Class Reunions are Murder  by Libby Klein   blog /Goodreads 7/21/20
  New Mexico  The Bread of the Dead by Anne Myers 12/24/20 blog post and Goodreads Review
 New York visited for Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  comp  blog post 1/14/20
√ North Carolina  visited Dove Pond in  The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins  blog GR 5/15/20
√ North Dakota visited  Codename Zero by Chris Rylander 10/22/20 blog post and Goodreads Review
  Ohio  visited Harvest in Amish country in Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower  blog /GR Comp 2/3/20
√ Oklahoma Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover  blog post and Goodreads Review 10/14/20
  Oregon Dogs Don't Lie by Lisa Shay  blog post and Goodreads  review comp 3/27/20
  Pennsylvania  Poconos in  Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross blog /Goodreads Review 7/17/20
  Rhode Island  Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell  blog post and Goodreads Review 9/25/20
South Carolina   IDEA: Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart  
 South Dakota  Countdown Zero by Chris Rylander 10/24/20 blog  post and Goodreads Review
 Tennessee  visited Kindred  in  Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs   GR Review and blog  Comp 1/2/20
 Texas  Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson  blog post and Goodreads review  Comp 3/31/20

 Utah  To Helvetica and Back by Paige Shelton blog post and Goodreads Review 10/9/20
 Vermont  toured with The Secret History by Donna Tartt  blog post and Goodreads review 3/27/20
Virginia Murder in Storybook Cottage by Ellery Adams blog post and Goodreads Review 11/4/20 
 Washington Snowberry Creek Death by Jack O'Lantern by Alexis  Morgan Goodreads blog 1/13/20
  Washington D.C.  Vox by Christina Dalcher  blog post and Goodreads Review 9/27/20
√ West Virginia Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey blog post and Goodreads Review 11/28/20 
 Wisconsin  Deadly Fudge Divas by Christine DeSmet blog post and Goodreads Review 10/11/20
  Wyoming  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson blog post and Goodreads Review  11/1/20

Other Countries visited:

 Australia-  visited in Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty blog post/Goodreads comp 2/4/20  
 Austria-  The Nazi Officer's Wife  by Edith Hahn Beer 12/29/20 blog post and Goodreads Review
 Brazil- Private the Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan  blog post and GR Review 9/13/20

√ Canada- Nothwest Territories in The Twenty-Ninth Day by Alex Messenger  blog/ GR  6/28/20
    • Vancouver BC and St. John's New Brunswick Greenwood by Michael Christie 10/21/20
 China- visited Canton in The Opium Lord's Daughter by Robert Wang blog post/Goodreads 5/4/20

√ Ecuador-  visited Banos in Cabs, Cakes and Corpses by Jennifer Joy  blog post/ Goodreads 7/22/20

 England-  visited Cotswolds in Undomestic Goddess by Sophie  Kinsella post Goodreads  1/23/20 

 France-  toured here with The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff  GR Review here completed 1/6/20

√ Germany-  visited Berlin in Orphan, Monster Spy by Matt Killeen blog post / GR Review 5/25/20 

 Ireland-  toured in Normal People by Sally Rooney blog and GR reviews  completed 1/31/20 

 Israel - Tel Aviv in False Flags by DS Kane blog post and Goodreads review completed 3/24/20 

 ItalyThe Jetsetters by  Amanda Eyre Ward  blog post and Goodreads Review 11/1/20

 Japan -Tokyo in  Tokyo Summer by Joseph Mark Brewer blog post and Goodreads Review 8/10/20 

√ Norway - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware  blog post and Goodreads Review 8/25/20

  Philippines- Danger at the Dive Shack by Donna Amis Davis  blog post/ Goodreads 8/31/20

  Russia:  Kamchatka  Penninsula in Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips  blog /GR Review 6/17/20

 St. John's USVI - toured in Winter in Paradise by Elin Hildebrand blog /GR review comp 3/9/20 

√ St. Kitts - Undercover on the Calypso by Lizzie Josephson blog post and Goodreads Review 10/13/20

√ ScotlandHer Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen  blog post and Goodreads Review  9/10/20

√ Singapore- toured in Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu blog post and Goodreads Review 8/5/20 

√ Spain-  The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys  blog post and Goodreads Review 11/16/20

√ South Africa-  Private Gold by James Patterson   blog post and Goodreads Review 8/21/20

√ SwedenAnxious People by Frederik Backman blog post and Goodreads Review 11/13/20 

√ Trinidad & Tobago-  The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 9/23/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

  Wales- toured in Pool of Life by Pete Trewin blog post and Goodreads Review 5/8/20

 Yugoslavia-  Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie blog post /Goodreads comp 2/19/20

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