Monday, December 7, 2020

2021 Literary Escapes Challenge - Sign Up

This is one of my annual favorites, too, which I never complete but love "armchair" traveling.  This is hosted by Lori at Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book.

Challenge Runs January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)  

Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio. 

So how do you decide what state a book is categorized under? 

1. In a fiction read it would be the State or Country that the book spends the most time in. (Ie. If your main character is from Wisconsin but the book is all about his/her time in college in California – the books should categorize under California….) 

2. Nonfiction reads categorize in whatever State or Country it is about (Ie…. a book about fly fishing in Colorado is a Colorado point, and a book about women in Afghanistan is an Afghanistan point. 

3. If the book goes from one state to another… go with the state that most of the time is spent. 

I will be keeping track of my books here.  



Arizona - Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan (Click here to read my review.)

Arkansas - Raspberry Ripple Murder by Abby Byne (Click here for my review.)

California - Hiss H for Homicide by T.C. LoTempio (Click here for my review.)

Colorado - A Pairing to Die For by Kate Lansing (Click here for my review.)

Connecticut - The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen (Click here to read my review.)


District of Columbia 

Florida - Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder (Click here for my review.) 

Georgia - Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard (Click here for my review.)



Illinois - Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (Click here for my review.)




Kentucky - Snowed In by Sarah Title (Click here to read my review.)

Louisiana - Such A Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass (Click here to read my review.)

Maine - Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz (Click here for my review.)

Maryland - On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter (Click here for my review.)

Massachusetts -  A Spell of Murder by Clea Simon (Click here for my review.)

Michigan - The Other Me by Sarah Zacrich Jeng (Click here for my review.)

Minnesota - Are We There Yet? by Kathleen West (Click here to read my review.)






New Hampshire - Escape Claws by Linda Reilly (Click here to read my review.)

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York - Pursuit of the Truth by K.D. Richards (Click here to read my review.)

North Carolina 

North Dakota 

Ohio - Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien (Click here for my review.)


Oregon - The Father of Her Sons by Christine Rimmer (Click here for my review.)


Rhode Island 

South Carolina - The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James (Click here to read my review.)

South Dakota 

Tennessee - The Blind Switch by Lyn Farrell (Click here to read my review.)

Texas - Back in the Texan's Bed by Naima Simone (Click here for my review.)


Vermont - Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly (Click here for my review.)

Virginia - The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak (Click here for my review.)

Washington - The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery (Click here to read my review.)

West Virginia 



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