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Books Set in Every State of the U.S. -- Goodreads List Expanded

Goodreads posted a list of 21st century books set in each U.S. state plus Washington D.C. and there were many comments of books readers would choose instead or in addition. The below list has three books for each state or territory, the first of which is from the original Goodreads list with the next two recommended by readers or, in the absence of recommendations for a particular state, a variety of books to round out the list. I was unable to find books set specifically in American Samoa, Guam or Mariana Island but did add Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to the list.
Thanks to Goodreads and all those who gave recommendations! Happy reading! =)
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from goodreads.com · made by ErinM31
avg. score: 24 of 216 (11%)
required scores: 1, 6, 13, 22, 39 

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Alabama
Alabama
2
Transcendent Kingdom (Yaa Gyasi)
Transcendent Kingdom (Yaa Gyasi)
3
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
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The Almost Sisters (Joshilyn Jackson)
The Almost Sisters (Joshilyn Jackson)
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Alaska
Alaska
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The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah)
The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah)
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The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)
The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)
8
Two Old Women (Velma Wallis)
Two Old Women (Velma Wallis)
9
Arizona
Arizona
10
The Line Becomes a River (Francisco CantĂș)
The Line Becomes a River (Francisco Cantú)
11
The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)
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These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (Nancy E. Turner)
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (Nancy E. Turner)
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13
Arkansas
Arkansas
14
Boy Erased (Garrard Conley)
Boy Erased (Garrard Conley)
15
A Painted House (John Grisham)
A Painted House (John Grisham)
16
Shakespeare's Landlord (Charlaine Harris)
Shakespeare's Landlord (Charlaine Harris)
17
California
California
18
There There (Tommy Orange)
There There (Tommy Orange)
19
The Lady Upstairs (Halley)
The Lady Upstairs (Halley)
20
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
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21
Colorado
Colorado
22
The Gifted School (Bruce Holsinger)
The Gifted School (Bruce Holsinger)
23
Tallgrass (Sandra Dallas)
Tallgrass (Sandra Dallas)
24
The Dog Stars (Peter Heller)
The Dog Stars (Peter Heller)
25
Connecticut
Connecticut
26
Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)
Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)
27
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
28
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
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29
Delaware
Delaware
30
The Book of Unknown Americans (Cristina Henriquez)
The Book of Unknown Americans (Cristina Henriquez)
31
The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town (Rich Barnett)
The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town (Rich Barnett)
32
And Never Let Her Go (Ann Rule)
And Never Let Her Go (Ann Rule)
33
Florida
Florida
34
The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead)
The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead)
35
A Land Remembered (Patrick D. Smith)
A Land Remembered (Patrick D. Smith)
36
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
37
Georgia
Georgia
38
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
39
Jubilee (Margaret Walker)
Jubilee (Margaret Walker)
40
Pretty Girls (Karin Slaughter)
Pretty Girls (Karin Slaughter)
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