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Book challenge: US states

Since I started blogging, I’ve noticed lots of people setting themselves reading challenges. I’m joining in with my compilation of a book that I have read for each US state.

Read my list here.

States I've read
States I’ve read books from. Map courtesy of http://ppt-toolkit.com/free-powerpoint-map-of-usa/

Any recommendations for books set in the 12 states I’m missing would be gratefully received! These are:

  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

List 5: Holiday reads

I’ve just got back from a lovely relaxing 10 day break in Menorca where I spent lots of time reading by the pool. This got me thinking about great books I’ve read on previous travels, so here’s my list of the best books I first read while on holiday.

List Number Five: The ten best books I first read on holiday (in chronological order)

  • The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. Read on a week in Loch Rannoch in Scotland in 2001.
  • The Cider House Rules by John Irving. Read in California while on a year travelling around the world in 2002. Possibly my favourite book of all time.
  • True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Read in Perth, Australia while travelling around the world in 2003. Another candidate for my favourite ever book!
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Read on a long weekend in Bodelwyddan, North Wales in 2004.
  • Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Read on a family week away in Lincoln in 2008.
  • Guernica by Dave Boling. Read in New Zealand in 2009.
  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Read on the same trip around New Zealand in 2009.
  • The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman. Read on a very hot trip to Avignon in France in 2010.
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. Read on a road trip around Colorado in 2011.
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Read last week in Menorca!

Do you save books to read on holiday, or pick particular genres to read while you’re away?