The USA Book Challenge

The USA Challenge

the usa eading challenge graphic

This is a challenge I found on Rinn’s blog at Rinn Reads.

The challenge is to read a book set in each one of the states in America. I love reading YA, Children’s, Sci-Fi & Fantasy books from different settings, so I thought what a perfect addition to the Challenges on my blog. So excited!

I’m setting a tentative goal to accomplish this by July 2016!


NICE LIST... If you like this challenge, I encourage you to join. Post this on your blog and edit the post each time you read a new book from a new state…Or if you don’t have a blog you can simply join through other social media such as Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube using the hashtag #USAChallenge. I don’t think there is a hashtag yet, so I’m creating one. lol.

If you have a YouTube channel, make a video announcing your participation in the challenge and your TBR (To Be Read) list for each of the states. You can make weekly, or monthly update videos telling us what books you’ve read.

I thought I would come up with at least 10 right off the bat, (I came up with 9) but I was surprised to find most of the books I read were set in the states of New York, California, or countries like England or the middle east, instead of other states. Also, fictional towns and fantasy worlds!!! But, omg, I had such a great time doing this!! Look forward to updates =)

  • Alabama: Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Alaska:
  • Arizona: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  • Arkansas:
  • California: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (2014)
  • Colorado:
  • Connecticut: Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
  • Delaware:
  • Florida: The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
  • Georgia:
  • Hawaii:
  • Idaho:
  • Illinois:
  • Indiana:
  • Iowa: Muslim Teens Pitfalls and Pranks by Maryam Mahmoodian (2008?)
  • Kansas: Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon (2004)
  • Kentucky:
  • Louisiana:
  • Maine: Carrie by Stephen King (watched movie)
  • Maryland:
  • Massachusetts: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (2009)
  • Michigan: The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Walter Curtis
  • Minnesota: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (2007?)
  • Mississippi:
  • Missouri:
  • Montana:
  • Nebraska: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Nevada: Smoke by Ellen Hopkins (2014) (sequel to Burned)
  • New Hampshire:
  • New Jersey:
  • New Mexico: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (2014)
  • New York: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg (2008)
  • North Carolina:
  • North Dakota:
  • Ohio: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
  • Oklahoma:
  • Oregon:
  • Pennsylvania: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
  • Rhode Island:
  • South Carolina:
  • South Dakota:
  • Tennessee:
  • Texas:
  • Utah:
  • Vermont:
  • Virginia: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter [Gallagher Girls Series] (2010)
  • Washington:
  • West Virginia:
  • Wisconsin:
  • Wyoming:


London – The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Budapest – Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Moscow – Anastasia (animated movie)

Messina, Italy – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (play)

Scotland – Harry Potter Series


Narnia – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Hogwarts- Harry Potter Series

Alpha Quadrant – Star Trek (TV series)

Illyria – Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Tatoonie – Star Wars (movie)

Idris – Shadowhunters World, Cassandra Clare( book and TV series)




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