Reading the States: Oregon

Friday, September 21, 2012



- If I Stay* by Gayle Forman
- Honey in the Horn by Harold Lenoir Davis
- The Jump-Off Creek by Molly Gloss
- Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
- No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
- The River Why* by David James Duncan
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest* by Ken Kesey
- Geek Love by Katherine Dunn 
- Wildwood by Colin Meloy
- Piecing Me Together* by Renee Watson
- The Ramona Collection* by Beverly Cleary

- Blue Like Jazz* by Donald Miller
- The Oregon Trail: An American Saga, by David Dary
- Blue Moon Over Thurman Street* by Ursula K. LeGuin
- The Good Rain by Timothy Egan
- A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary
- Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz
- Stubborn Twig by Lauren Kessler
- Journals of Lewis and Clark by John Bakeless
- The Oregon Desert by E. R. Jackman
- Living Among Headstones by Shannon Applegate
- Astoria by Washington Irving
- Portland Confidential by Phil Stanford
- Hole in the Sky by William Kittredge 
- Fugitives and Refugees by Chuck Palahniuk

Authors Known for Writing about the State:  
- Blake Nelson

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Abigail Scott Duniway
- Jean M. Auel
- Patricia A. McKillip
- Chuck Palahniuk
- Beverly Cleary

Great Bookstores:
Winter River Books
Sunflower Books

*Books I've Read
Photo by moi


annieb said...

Oregon is such a wonderful place. I have been to many areas, many times, but sadly have never read anything about it that I can remember. Maybe your list can change that.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

annieb - It is such a beautiful state!

Bybee said...

I love The Jump-Off Creek!

Alyce said...

I have lived in Oregon my whole life, and there are a lot of books on your list which I haven't read and didn't know of.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Bybee - I haven't read that one yet.

Alyce - Oh good! I'm always excited when I find a new one from Indiana (my state).

Anonymous said...

Beverly Cleary was born in Oregon, lived there during her childhood.

Her books inspirations came from the area she grew-up in.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Plethora - Thanks! I added her in.