I found this infographic (original source is Business Insider) on Pinterest recently–it shows one person’s idea of the most well-known book set in each of the fifty United States. How many states have you “read”? My tally is below the graphic.
Here are the states I’ve “read”:
Alabama–To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Alaska–Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
California–East Of Eden by John Steinbeck (I can still remember the summer that I read this book–what an epic story!)
Georgia–Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Iowa-A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Michigan-The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Missouri-The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Nebraska-My Antonia by Willa Cather (I didn’t like this when I read it in HS, but I think it was because I didn’t care for my English teacher that year. I should give Willa Cather another try one of these days!)
New York-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pennsylvania-The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Rhode Island-My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult I (loved this book until the very end–I HATED the ending!)
Tennessee-The Firm/The Client by John Grisham
Wisconsin-Little House In The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
How about you? Have you read the book that represents your state? How many of the others have you read? Do you agree that the book shown for your state is the best representation for your state? Please share!