Adult Book Lists: Read Your Way Across the States

Printable book list: Part 1 and Part 2

ALABAMA

FIC FLAGG / Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Café

IC LEE / Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird (also in large print, on audiobook and DVD)

ALASKA

WES LAMOUR / Louis L'Amour
Sitka

MYS STABENOW / Dana Stabenow
Kate Shugak series
Book 1: A Cold Day for Murder

ARIZONA

SF HEARNE / Kevin Hearne
Iron Druid Chronicles
Book 1: Hounded (also on ebook)

MYS JANCE / J. A. Jance
Joanna Brady series
Book 1: Desert Heat

ARKANSAS

FIC GARLOCK / Dorothy Garlock
On Tall Pine Lake

MYS HESS / Joan Hess
Arly Hanks series
Book 1: Malice in Maggody

CALIFORNIA

MYS GRAFTON / Sue Grafton
Kinsey Millhone series
Book 1: "A" is for Alibi

FIC KOONTZ / Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas series
Book 1: Odd Thomas (also in large print, audiobook and DVD)

COLORADO

FIC ALEXANDE / Tamera Alexander
Timber Ridge Reflections series
Book 1: From a Distance

MYS DAVIDSON / Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery series
Book 1: Catering to Nobody

CONNECTICUT

FIC TROPPER / Jonathan Tropper
The Book of Joe

FIC YATES / Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road

DELAWARE

FIC CASTELLA / Christopher Castellani
The Saint of Lost Things

FIC HINTON / S. E. Hinton
Hawkes Harbor

FLORIDA

FIC HIAASAN / Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey (also on ebook)

FIC LINDSAY / Jeff Lindsay
Dexter series
Book 1: Darkly Dreaming Dexter

GEORGIA

FIC JACKSON / Joshilyn Jackson
Between, Georgia

FIC MITCHELL / Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind (also on DVD)

HAWAII

FIC BRENNERT / Alan Brennert
Moloka'i

FIC COBLE / Colleen Coble
Aloha Reef series
Book 1: Distant Echoes

IDAHO

FIC PEARSON / Ridley Pearson
Walt Fleming series
Killer Weekend

FIC SHALVIS / Jill Shalvis
Animal Magnetism series
Book 1: Animal Magnetism

ILLINOIS

SF BUTCHER / Jim Butcher
Dresden Files series
Book 1: Storm Front (also on audiobook and DVD)

FIC PHILLIPS / Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Chicago Stars series
Book 1: It Had to Be You

INDIANA

MYS ALT / Madelyn Alt
Bewitching Mystery series
The Trouble With Magic

FIC MOORE / Edward Kelsey Moore
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat (also on ebook)

IOWA

FIC SMILEY / Jane Smiley
A Thousand Acres

FIC WALLER / Robert James Waller
The Bridges of Madison County

KANSAS

FIC JENKINS / Beverly Jenkins
Blessings series
Book 1: Bring on the Blessings

MYS WEIR / Charlene Weir
Susan Wren series
Book 1: The Winter Widow

KENTUCKY

FIC BERRY / Wendell Berry
Port William novels
Jayber Crow

FIC HARPER / Molly Harper
Jane Jameson Vampire series
Book 1: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

LOUISIANA

FIC RICE / Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles
Book 1: Interview with the Vampire (also on DVD)

MYS BURKE / James Lee Burke
Dave Robicheaux series
Book 1: The Neon Rain

MAINE

FIC CONNOLLY / John Connolly
Charlie Parker series
Book 1: Every Dead Thing

FIC IRVING / John Irving
The Cider House Rules

MARYLAND

MYS LIPPMAN / Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan series
Boook 1: Baltimore Blues

FIC TYLER / Anne Tyler
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

MASSACHUSETTS

FIC KENT / Kathleen Kent
The Heretic's Daughter

FIC NEGGERS / Carla Neggers
Swift River Valley series
Book 1: Secrets of the Lost Summer

MICHIGAN

MYS ESTLEMAN / Loren D. Estleman
Amos Walker series
Book 1: Motor City Blue (also on ebook)

FIC EUGENIDE / Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex (also in large print)

MINNESOTA

FIC DAVIDSON / MaryJanice Davidson
Undead/Queen Betsy series
Book 1: Undead and Unwed

FIC SANDFORD / John Sandford
Lucas Davenport series
Book 1: Rules of Prey

MISSISSIPPI

FIC STOCKETT / Kathryn Stockett
The Help (also in large print, audiobook and DVD)

MYS WEBB / Peggy Webb
Southern Cousins Mystery series
Book 1: Elvis and the Dearly Departed (only in ebook)

MISSOURI

FIC FLYNN / Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl (also in large print, audiobook and ebook)

FIC TWAIN / Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (also in audiobook and DVD)

MONTANA

FIC DOIG / Ivan Doig
Morris Morgan series
Book 1: The Whistling Season

FIC MILLER / Linda Lael Miller
Montana Creeds series
Book 1: Montana Creeds: Logan

NEBRASKA

FIC CATHER / Willa Cather
Great Plains Trilogy
Book 1: O Pioneers! (also on ebook)

FIC MCNEAL / Tom McNeal
Goodnight, Nebraska

NEVADA

FIC ANDERSEN / Susan Andersen
Showgirls series
Book 1: Skintight

FIC CHAIKIN / L. L. Chaikin
Virginia City Sisters series
Book 1: Desert Rose

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MYS BARRETT / Lorna Barrett
Booktown Mystery series
Book 1: Murder is Binding

FIC IRVING / John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany

NEW JERSEY

FIC DIAZ / Junot Díaz
Drown

MYS EVANOVIC / Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum series
Book 1: One for the Money (also in large print, audiobook and DVD)

NEW MEXICO

FIC HINTON / J. Lynne Hinton
Pie Town

MYS JONES / Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson series
Book 1: First Grave on the Right

NEW YORK

FIC FOER / Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (also on ebook)

FIC SALINGER / J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye

NORTH CAROLINA

FIC KARON / Jan Karon
Mitford Years series
Book 1: At Home in Mitford

FIC SPARKS / Nicholas Sparks
A Walk to Remember

NORTH DAKOTA

FIC ERDRICH / Louise Erdrich
The Round House (also on ebook)

FIC SNELLING / Lauraine Snelling
Daughters of Blessing series
Book 1: A Promise for Ellie

OHIO

FIC HARRISON / Kim Harrison
The Hollows series
Book 1: Dead Witch Walking (also on ebook)

FIC WALLACE / David Foster Wallace
The Broom of the System

OKLAHOMA

FIC BARDSLEY / Michele Bardsley
Broken Heart series
Book 1: I'm the Vampire, That's Why

FIC LETTS / Billie Letts
Where the Heart Is (also on DVD)

OREGON

MYS CAIN / Chelsea Cain
Gretchen Lowell series
Book 1: Heartsick

FIC LESLEY / Craig Lesley
Winterkill

PENNSYLVANIA

FIC ODELL / Tawni O'Dell
Coal Run

FIC SHAARA / Michael Shaara
The Killer Angels

RHODE ISLAND

MYS MAXWELL / Alyssa Maxwell
Gilded Newport Mysteries series
Book 1: Murder at the Breakers

FIC RICE / Luanne Rice
Dance With Me

SOUTH CAROLINA

FIC FRANK / Dorothea Benton Frank
Lowcountry Tales series
Book 1: Sullivan's Island

FIC SIDDONS / Anne Rivers Siddons
Sweetwater Creek

SOUTH DAKOTA

FIC WEISGARB / Ann Weisgarber
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

FIC WHITSON / Stephanie Grace Whitson
A Claim of Her Own

TENNESSEE

FIC GREENE / Amy Greene
Long Man

FIC HICKS / Robert Hicks
The Widow of the South

TEXAS

MYS ALBERT / Susan Wittig Albert
China Bayles series
Book 1: Thyme of Death

FIC MCMURTRY / Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove series
Book 1: Lonesome Dove

UTAH

FIC EBERSHOF / David Ebershoff
The 19th Wife (also on audiobook)

FIC OTSUKA / Julie Otsuka
When the Emperor Was Divine

VERMONT

FIC HIGGINS / Kristan Higgins
All I Ever Wanted

FIC NEGGERS / Carla Neggers
Black Falls series
Book 1: Cold Pursuit

VIRGINIA

MYS ANDREWS / Donna Andrews
Meg Langslow series
Book 1: Murder With Peacocks

FIC CONKLIN / Tara Conklin
The House Girl

WASHINGTON

FIC EVISON / Jonathan Evison
West of Here

FIC MACOMBER / Debbie Macomber
Blossom Street series
Book 1: The Shop on Blossom Street (also on ebook)

WEST VIRGINIA

FIC HICKAM / Homer H. Hickam
Red Helmet

FIC PANCAKE / Ann Pancake
Strange as This Weather Has Been

WISCONSIN

FIC BAKER / Ellen Baker
I Gave My Heart to Know This

MYS LOGUE / Mary Logue
Claire Watkins Mystery series
Bood 1: Blood Country

WYOMING

FIC CABOT / Amanda Cabot
Westward Winds series
Summer of Promise

MYS JOHNSON / Craig Johnson
Walt Longmire series
Book 1: The Cold Dish