So I haven’t really done a reading challenge before besides a goal for how many books to read in the year (so far 2012’s goal is 90 books. I’m hoping to surpass and actually get to 100!). I was browsing in the Cozy Mystery group that I joined on GoodReads and I saw this challenge and thought what a great idea it was! It’ll help me expand on the kind of mysteries I’m reading and give me some distinct goals instead of aimlessly hopping around from one book to the next as well as expanding my horizons on new authors, new settings, and even new time periods.
Rules: Read at least one mystery set in each one of the states. No particular time limit.
Here’s what I have so far:
California – Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
District of Columbia
Florida – B is For Burglar by Sue Grafton (although this only half takes place in FL. Does that count?)
Georgia – Body Movers by Stephanie Bond
Illinois – Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
Louisiana – Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Massachusetts – The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison
Michigan – A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie
Minnesota – Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
New Hampshire – Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
New Jersey – Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
New York – Vengeance in Death by JD Robb
Oregon – Candy Apple Red by Nancy Bush
Virginia – Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
Washington – Lye In Wait by Cricket McRae
Hmmm, well… It’s not much! Difficult when I read a series and it all takes place in one spot, plus the multiple ones that take place in NY and CA. I’ll have to update periodically when I get some more books under my belt!
3 thoughts on “Reading Challenge #1: Mysteries from each US State”
Neat challenge! I actually have a suggestion for Colorado – Loose Screw by Rae Davies if you haven’t read it before. I may have to check out some of the books on your list so far!
That sounds great! Any and all suggestions are welcome! Thanks for checking it out 🙂
This is Keri from TX (and OH) from the Cozy Mysteries group on Goodreads. I just love this idea of adding the state locations for a challenge. Hope you keep up with this and look forward to checking back now and then to see what you’ve managed to discover on your quest!