The 2012 WHERE Are You Reading Challenge

Here is where I will keep track of where all those delightful read happen in our world…. the goal is to hit the 50 states this year, anything outside the states is bonus!  Here is my map.

Alabama  Looking For Alaska by John Green
Alaska  Into The Wild by John Krakauer  The Snow Child
Arizona,
Arkansas
California  Seriously I’m Kidding by Ellen Degenerous, Bitter Melon by Cara Chow (feb)Enjoy Every Last Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal (feb), Marshmallow Madness, Buddha In The Attic, Heres The Story , This One Is Mine , Late Late At Night , Steve Jobs
Colorado  The Girl Who Was On Fire by multiple authors
Connecticut Heartbreaker by Pamela Wells (March) Whole Lotte Life
Delaware
Florida  Life Is A Trip by Judith Fein (feb), Paper Towns by John Green
Georgia The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews (feb)
Hawaii
Idaho
IllinoisDivergent , Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elekeles (feb), Carry The One by Carol Anshaw(March), will grayson will grayson
Indiana:  The Fault In Out Stars, PREP

Iowa:

Kansas:  The Confession by John Grisham

Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick, Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (feb), ICE by Linda Howard (March)
MarylandThe Most Dangerous Thing, The Goodbye Summer
Massachusetts  52 Small Changes by Brett Blumethal, The Book Club Cookbook, Dance Upon The Air
Michigan  Love In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich (March)
Minnesota  Linger
Mississippi
Missouri  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey  Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (feb), One False Move by Harlan Coben , Seconds Away
New Mexico
New York   Cook Yourself Thin Faster by Lauren Deen, Very Valentine by Ariana Trigiani      Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (March), Yes Chef , You’ve Been Warned , I Michael Bennett

New Zealand:  There And Back Again
North Carolina  The Girl Who Was On Fire
North Dakota
Ohio  The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Oklahoma
Oregon  Henry’s Sisters by Cathy Lamb
Pennsylvania  The Future Of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler  , Perks Of Being A Wallflower , The Quilters Homecoming
Rhode Island
South Carolina:
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas  Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, 11-22-63 by Stephen King , Backseat Saints
Utah  The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff ,Dead Running, Backseat Saints
Vermont
VirginiaHeading Out To Wonderful
Washington  Neve Eighteen by Megan Bostic (lakewood Washington), Home Front
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming:  October Mourning

Beijing China   Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Canada:  Still Missing
Jerusalem:  Tea With Hezbollah
 New England:  Defending Jacob
New Mexico:  Life Is A Trip by Judith Fein
Norway:  The Snowman
Paris:  In The Bag
Russia:  Child 44
  1. Can you share your google map of 2011 with me?? Im trying to set up my own for this year.

  2. I set up my map. This is a little tricky for me, it’s stretching my techie skills. Not quite sure yet how to do the book covers…
    This will be a fun challenge

  3. campbellsoup614

    I just have a question about what qualifies a book to be for a certain state? I noticed that you have Cook yourself thin for New York. Is that because of the author? Some books I have I am not sure how they will fit in.

    • That is a great question! If I am reading a book with recipes, or a work out book (books that have no state/ country – unless of course they do… ie…. Texas Cookbook) I go with where the author is from.

      If it is a memoir or biography, I go with where the author/ person spent the most time in the book or where they were born.

      Some books are hard to figure out – I usually have a few that I truly have no idea where they were suppose to be… I have even emailed authors to ask them :D

      Dystopian books like Hunger Games, you can sometimes figure out… for instance, District 12 in the book is Pennsylvania.

  4. Hi, Sheila –

    A bit late (as usual), but I finally decided on a few challenges for this year, including two of yours! Here is my post:

    http://bookbybook.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-reading-challenges.html

    Are you keeping up the map this year again as well or just this list?

    Sue

  5. I hate to tell you this, but you are missing 3 states from your list! Where’s Indiana, Iowa and Kansas? You’ve got some more readin’ to do! Hee!

  6. I only noticed it because I just happened to be singing that “Nifty Fifty” song in my head that they made us learn in school in order to memorize the States in alphabetical order! I guess it worked because I still know them all!

  7. or did i get it wrong – that you want to know where i am? where i am actually doing the reading?…

  8. ok, got the link and am working on that :)
    so is the long list at the top with states another way of recording your books read?
    [sorry - thought those were readers contributing their locations to fill in the blanks!]
    i know it sounds silly to anyone reading who already knows what to do ! sorry…

    i obviously like the idea w/ the # of places i’ve already visited … wanting to get it set up right off the top for me TY!

    • Yes, the long list is my way of connecting my reviews to the states as well as using the map – which I think is fun. My list is outdated, I am about two months behind on updating… I hope to get caught up through this coming weekend :D

  9. Here is an entry from Indiana…

    I enjoyed Jeanne Ray’s Calling Invisible Women and Eat Cake. Calling Invisible Women made me take a look at myself. How have I changed personally? How have I changed professionally? Do I still have the same beliefs about education that I had when I started? I am such a people-pleaser. Am I still me because of that or have I conformed to what everyone expects? Eat Cake was a great follow-up read for me about a woman and family starting over. I’m going through some career changes as well. In the story, the family pulled together to find peace and prosperity. Likewise, my family has made adjustments, and we are stronger because of it.

  10. Am trying to do it as well. Although I haven’t finished my A-Z challenge.

  11. I did it!! 2012 Where Are You Reading Challenge Complete!! Chair Dancing!!!

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