In 2016, I am participating in the Reading New England Challenge created by The Emerald City Book Review. I fell in love with New England after getting my undergraduate degree from Suffolk University in Boston. And though I am currently getting my Masters from Southern New Hampshire University, I sadly live in California where the leaves don’t change and it can be 90 degrees in January.
This is a twelve-book challenge (though you can do as many as you can/want) in which you are challenged to read a book set in each of the six New England states and from each of the six genres. I will check off each challenge as I complete it – I will use this page to plan my challenges, so even if you see a book there, it doesn’t mean I’ve read it.
[Challenges completed: 12]
[X] January: New Hampshire [A Separate Peace by John Knowles]
[X] February: Fiction [Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi]
[X] March: Maine [Carrie by Stephen King]
[X] April: Poetry and Drama [Our Town by Thornton Wilder]
[X] May: Vermont [The Secret History by Donna Tartt]
[X] June: Nonfiction [Walden by Henry David Thoreau]
[X] July: Massachusetts [Moby-Dick by Herman Melville]
[X] August: Children’s Books [Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey]
[X] September: Rhode Island [The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft]
[X] October: Speculative Fiction and Mystery [Horns by Joe Hill]
[X] November: Connecticut [A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro]
[X] December: Readalong or free choice [Little Women by Louisa May Alcott]