Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reading Roadtrip Extras:
My Epic Family Roadtrip #1 -- There . . .

Well, I did promise more Reading Roadtrip ideas in June (see the pdf poster of books for each of the 50 states here, and its awesome inspiration at EpicReads.com here), but as with most of the items on my summer "to do" list, this one didn't happen as planned or on schedule.  In honor of my own "Epic Family Road Trip,"  these first 8 extra lists are set in states along the outward bound leg of our family vacation itinerary.  I'm reading a book for each state along the way (YA novels and non-fiction, and adult fiction too), and I'm definitely giving myself a "Roadtrip Warrior" badge when school starts!

I hope y'all have been travelling and reading (or, travelling through reading --  an excellent summer activity :-)  Enjoy the last month of summer vacation!

My book --  Wings to the Kingdom  by Cherie Priest √
(Chickamauga, Georgia,  near Chattanooga)

More Georgia reads
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Peace, Love and Baby Ducks  by Lauren Myracle
Kira, Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Gone With the Wind (duh!)  by Margaret Mitchell
Endangered Species  by Nevada Barr
The Year the Lights Came On  by Terry Kay

South Carolina
My book -- The Distance from the Heart of Things  by Ashley Warlick
(Edisto Island)

More SC reads
Copper Sun  by Sharon Draper
He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander
Clover  by Dori Sanders
Virals (#1)  by Kathy Reichs

 North Carolina
My book  -- Crow  by Barbara Wright √
(Wilmington - historical fiction about the 1898 coup d'etat & race riots)

More NC reads
Kitty Hawk (I, Q series #3)  by Roland Smith
Elemental  by Antony John
What Happened to Goodbye  by Sarah Dessen
Shine by Lauren Myracle
Surviving the Applewhites  by Stephanie S. Tolan
Paper Covers Rock  by Jenny Hubbard
Dovey Coe  by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Jim the Boy  by Tony Earley

My book -- The Dream Thieves  (Raven Boys #2) by Maggie Stiefvater  √
(Henrietta, a fictional town in rural SW Virginia)

More VA reads
Second Summer of the Sisterhood  by Ann Brashares

Washington, DC
My book -- District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC 
(lesser known bits of DC history in graphic novel vignettes)

More DC reads
The President's Daughter  by Ellen Emerson White
The White House (I,Q series #2)  by Roland Smith
All-American Girl  by Meg Cabot
Nearly Gone  by Elle Cosimano

My book -- Tale of Two Summers  by Brian Sloan
 (Wheaton, MD and Washington, DC)

More MD reads
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl  by Barry Lyga
Dicey's Song and Homecoming  by Cynthia Voigt
Blood and Chocolate  by Annette Curtis Klause
Avalon High   by Meg Cabot

My book -- Independence Hall (I,Q #1) by Roland Smith
(Philadelphia, of course)

More PA reads
Life As We Knew It  by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Fever 1793  by Laurie Halse Anderson

New York 
If I Ever Get Out of Here  by Eric Gansworth  √
(so new in our library it's not catalogued yet)
(upstate Tuscarora reservation, near Buffalo, and includes a trip to Toronto)

More NY reads
The Dead and the Gone  by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Suite Scarlett  by Maureen Johnson
Chains  by Laurie Halse Anderson
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You  by Peter Cameron

Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life  by Bryan Lee O'Malley

More Toronto reads
Aceleration  by Graham McNamee
Sketches by Eric Walters
Tagged by Eric Walters
The Rule of Thre3  by Eric Walters

ps - if we have the book, links go to the book info in the Paideia Library catalog