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: 20
Additional Countries: 10
 California  19th Christmas   By James Patterson Review    Completed 1/5/20 
 Connecticut - Jefferson Three Widows and a Corpse  by Debra Sennefelder GR Review /blog 1/3/20
District of Columbia
 Florida visited Key West in An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette  2/10/20  blog GR review
 Hawaii visited Maui in Aloha Betrayed by Donald Bain 4/2/20  blog post and Goodreads review
  Illinois Shell Game by Sara Paretsky 4/29/20 blog post and Goodreads Review
 Louisiana visited New Orleans in Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs 3/9/20 blog / GR review
 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 4/30/20  blog post  GR Review
√ Minnesota visited Lake Eden in Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke  4/23/20 blog /GR

 Missouri   Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion  by Joanna Campbell Slan 2/4/20  blog GR 
√ Montana visited Jewel Bay in  Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz  5/11/20  blog/ Goodreads  
  Nevada  visited Vegas The Money Shot by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall blog Goodreads  5/5/20
New Hampshire
New Jersey  currently Planning a visit with Class Reunions are Murder (Poppy McAllister series) by Libby Klein
New Mexico
 New York visited for Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  comp 1/14/20 blog post 
√ North Carolina  visited Dove Pond in  The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins 5/15/20 blog GR
North Dakota
  Ohio  visited Harvest in Amish country in Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower  blog /GR Comp 2/3/20
  Oregon Dogs Don't Lie by Lisa Shay  blog post and Goodreads  review comp 3/27/20
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
 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

 Vermont  toured with The Secret History by Donna Tartt 3/27/20 blog post and Goodreads review
 Washington Snowberry Creek Death by Jack O'Lantern by Alexis  Morgan Goodreads blog 1/13/20
West Virginia

 Australia-  visited in Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty blog post/Goodreads comp 2/4/20  

 China- visited Canton in The Opium Lord's Daughter by Robert Wang blog post/Goodreads 5/4/20

 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 

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

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

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

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