Sunday, December 27, 2015

Challenge Complete: Reading Road Trip


January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Adriana at She's Got Books on Her Mind hosted a Reading Road Trip for 2015 that will take challengers through the 50 United States via a bookmobile. The ultimate goal was to read one book set in each of the 50 states. But if you weren't up for quite such a long trip, there were various levels.

I decided to go small and do the first level

Hitchhiker: 10-20

I thought I might be able to level up, but that didn't happen. I did manage the top end of the Hitchhiker level, though and will finish with 20 books from the states listed below. I don't know if Adriana plans to sponsor this again in 2016, but I am going to keep adding to my list in 2016 and see if I can actually make to to all 50 states.

Alabama: The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert (6/5/15)
California: Top of the Heap by A. A. Fair (3/11/15)
Florida: Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonald (4/13/15)
Illinois: The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler (6/21/15)
Indiana: The Lack of the Irish by Ralph McInerny (7/11/15)
Iowa: The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin (8/4/15)
Kansas: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (11/15/15)
Louisiana: The Secret of Magnolia Manor by Helen Wells (2/24/15)
Maryland: The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl (9/25/15)
Massachusetts: The Three Fears by Jonathan Stagge (5/17/15)
Michigan: Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie (5/31/15)
Minnesota: Whisper Murder! by Vera Kelsey (6/24/15)
Mississippi: Murder Past Due by Miranda James (7/13/15)
New Jersey: The Diamond-Studded Typewriter by Carlton Keith (6/14/15)
New Mexico: Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes (1/3/15)
New York: Police Procedurals by Martin H. Greenberg & Bill Pronizini, eds (1/9/15)
Oregon: Perpetual Check by Conrad Haynes (11/20/15)
Pennsylvania: Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts (2/11/15)
Texas: Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Rose Lee (1/12/15)
Wisconsin: Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells (8/25/15)

1 comment:

Adriana Garcia said...

You did so well! I'm recounting now, but it looks like I got around eighteen or nineteen states. A few books were repeat states for me.
I'm not doing this one next year. I created a new challenge with a royal theme. I did join another challenge that you can mini challenge the 50 states called Around the World 2016. I'm also going to continue to see how many states I can. I'd love to get all 50 in two years. Good luck and I hope your challenges are successes!

P.S. you can enter one of your old reviews for a chance at a free book (: