Saturday, December 12, 2020

Literary Escapes


 I am once again attempting to travel the USA and parts of the world through my book selections.  This challenge hosted  by Dolly at EscapewithDollyCas  will combine well with my Goodreads Around the World challenge.   There I have an ongoing circumnavigation challenge and the 2021 specific challenge for the USA and the world regions.   

  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.)  Signup here

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

 My book passport in 2021


States Visited so Far: 40/51
Additional Countries: 23
√ Alabama  A Killer Read by Erika Chase Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/7/21
√ Alaska  Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan Blog Post and Goodreads Review 7/31/21
√ Arizona  For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/21/21
√ Arkansas  Fish out of Water by Marc Jedel Blog Post and Goodreads Review 10/8/21
   California  The Answer Is by Alex Trebek Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/10/21

√ Colorado  Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/15/21
  Connecticut - Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliot  Blog Post and Good Reads Review 2/6/21


Delaware IDEA: the unbearable book club for unsinkable girls by Julie Schumacher / Hope Never Dies
  District of Columbia  Choppy Water by Stuart Woods Blog Post and Good Reads Review 1/21/21
 Florida  Lost Palm by Chris Niles Blog Post and Good Reads Review 2/17/21
 Georgia  Misalignment and Murder by Cathy Tully  Blog Post and Good Reads Review  1/26/21
  Hawaii   Prospect for Murder by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/25/21
  Idaho  Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/15/21
   Illinois The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir Blog Post and Good Reads Review 1/29/21
√ Indiana Grilled for Murder by Maddie Day  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/21/21
Iowa IDEA:  Merit Badge Murder (Merry Wrath, #1)
Kansas IDEA:  Gluten for Punishment (A Baker's Treat, #1)
  Kentucky Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes Blog Post and Good Reads Review 1/26/21
 Louisiana  I Survived Hurrican Katrina by Lauren Tarshis Blog Post and Goodreads Review 10/26/21
√ Maine  A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline Blog Post and Good Reads Review 2/17/21
√ Maryland Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/10/21
 √ Massachusetts  Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/19/21
√ Michigan  To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/28/21
  Minnesota  Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke Blog  Post and Good Reads Review  2/9/21
 Mississippi Can't Judge a Book by it's Murder by Amy Lillard Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/12/21
 Missouri   Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/2/21
√ Montana   Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/16/21
Nebraska IDEA: Death by Dissertation
Nevada  IDEA:  A Disguise to Die For (Costume Shop Mystery, #1)
 New Hampshire  Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/4/21
  New Jersey Ms. Marvel, Vol 2  Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson Blog Good  Reads 2/12/21 
New Mexico IDEACinco de Mayhem
 New York  Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson  Blog Post and Good Reads Review 1/15/21
  North Carolina  No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker Blog Post / Good Reads Review 2/10/21
North Dakota IDEA: The Night Watchman
√ Ohio    Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien  Blog Post and Good Reads Review 1/14/21
√ Oklahoma  Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/12/21
Oregon IDEA: Kelly's Koffee Shop
√ Pennsylvania  Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw Blog Post and Good Reads Review 1/30/21
√ Rhode Island  Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell Blog Post and Goodreads Review 10/5/21
South Carolina  IDEA: The English Breakfast Murder
South Dakota  IDEA: Nearly Departed in Deadwood
√ Tennessee  Egg Shooters by Laura Childs Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/22/21
√ Texas  The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/9/21
  Utah  In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren Blog Post and Good Reads Review 2/7/21

   Vermont  Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/13/21
√ Virginia  Death of an Irish Diva by Mollie Cox Bryan Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/18/21
√ Washington Where'd you Go Bernadette by Maria Semple Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/26/21

√ West Virginia  Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey Blog Post and Goodreads Review 8/13/21
√ Wisconsin Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/26/21
 Wyoming  IDEA: Sign Off


Additional Countries:

AntarcticaSouth Pole Station by Ashley Shelby Blog Post and GoodReads Review 1/18/21
√ Australia:  The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/6/21
√ Bermuda:  Title Wave by Lorna Barrett Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/25/21
√ Canary Islands:  The Murder Mystery Cruise by Lizzie Josephson Blog Post/ Goodreads  2/13/21
 Canada:  The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede Blog Post /Good Reads Review 2/20/21
 Colombia (San Andres): The Comeback Cruise by Lizzie Josephson Blog / Goodreads 3/3/21
√ Ecuador:  Cold Case Crumble by Jennifer Joy Blog Post and Good Reads Review 2/18/21
√ England:  The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie  Blog / Good Reads 1/5/21
√   France:   The Sinister Superyacht by Ana T. Drew Blog and Good Reads Review  1/4/21 
√  India: A Burning by Megha Majumdar Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/16/21
√ Ireland:  Death on the Green by Catie Murphy Blog Post / Goodreads Review 9/4/21
√ MacauJackpot by Stuart Woods and Byron Quertermous  Blog /Goodreads Review 8/4/21
√ Namibia:  Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Blog Post and Goodreads Review 9/3/21
√ New ZealandMurder on the Orient (SS) by C.A. Larmer Blog Post / Goodreads Review 7/29/21
√ North Korea:  Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick  Blog Post / Goodreads 4/30/21
√ Panama:  Peril Through the Panama Canal by Lizzie Josephson  Blog /Goodreads Review 2/12/21
√ Prussia/Germany:  Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/7/21
√ Russia Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses by Mary McHugh Blog and Goodreads Review 3/12/21
√ Scotland: Z Rex by Steve Cole Blog Post and Goodreads Review 8/1/21
√ Singapore:  Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/5/21
√ SpainFlamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/10/21
√ Sweden: The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/13/21
√ Switzerland: The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/10/21


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