Most Famous Book Set in Every State

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The table below is a reproduction of the table from Business Insider by Melissa Stanger and Mike Nudelman, annotated to reflect my reading activity. Titles in lavender are books I’ve read. States with asterisks indicate that the title is a hyperlink to a review I’ve written on goodreads.

The map below the table is a heat map of my ratings. Both map and table will be updated as I make my way through the list. For more detailed analysis, please go see Some Pie Charts on the Most Famous Books Set in Every State.

AL To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee NE My Ántonia by Willa Cather
AK* Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer NV* Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson
AZ The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver NH* The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
AR* The Painted House by John Grisham NJ Drown by Junot Diaz
CA East of Eden by John Steinbeck NM Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford
CO* The Shining by Stephen King NY The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
CT* Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates NC A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
DE The Saint of Lost Things by Christopher Castellani ND* The Round House by Louise Erdrich
FL* To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway OH The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
GA* Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell OK Paradise by Toni Morrison
HI Hawaii by James Michener OR* One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
ID* Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson PA The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
IL The Jungle by Upton Sinclair RI* My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
IN* The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington SC* The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
IA A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley SD* A Long Way From Home by Tom Brokaw
KS The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum *TN The Firm and The Client by John Grisham
KY* Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe TX No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
LA Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice UT* The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
ME Carrie by Stephen King VT* Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
MD Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler VA Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
MA* Walden by Henry David Thoreau WA* Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
MI* The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides DC* The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
MN* Main Street by Sinclair Lewis WV* Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
MS The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner WI Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
MO The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain WY The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman
MT* A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean


2 thoughts on “Most Famous Book Set in Every State

  1. You really don’t want to give Twilight a try?? I’m a middle school teacher and mother of four daughters so I have to keep up with the kids. It wasn’t that bad! My dog’s even named Bella!


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