New Feature: States Series
Friday, September 9, 2011Posted by Melissa (Avid Reader)
I decided I’m going to start a new weekly feature soon. I’m going to highlight one state each week and talk about good books to read that are set in that state or are a good representation of the culture there. I’m also going to list well-known authors from that state.
For years I’ve compiled lists of books from each state because I love reading about the places I’m traveling to. Before I go to a new country or city in the states, I try to find books that give me a taste of the atmosphere there. So I thought that might be something you guys would appreciate too.
So here’s my question for all of you…
What are some books that you think are great representations of a state? For example, I think there’s no better book to get a feel of small town Alabama than, To Kill a Mockingbird. What books come to mind for you guys?
Also, are there any authors that you associate with a specific state?
I’d love to hear what you think before I start this project.
Map from here.