Ever dreamt of taking the great American road trip and reading books set in each state along the way? Some of the most memorable travels in the United States are woven with literature. Stories add an extra dimension to travels and are an incredible way to absorb local culture.
The diversity of America is reflected in its literature and these books set in each state (plus Washington DC) aim to help capture it. There are classics from the past and bestsellers from the present, including both fiction and non-fiction. The books are related to the states in varied ways – are set there, have characters from there, reflect the local culture or are by notable authors from there. Selections are based on a number of criteria; including overall popularity, awards, reviews and ratings.
Hopefully you find something here to inspire your next read, or even consider taking on the America Reading Challenge yourself. Why not read your way around American with these books set in each state?