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Somerset Books Introduces the 50 States Reading Challenge

usaLooking for some new books to read this year? How about reading a book from every state? Somerset Books is challenging readers to do this with the 50 States Reading Challenge. The idea is to encourage the reading of American authors from all over the country.

The blog has put together a couple of rules on how it works, such as an author’s state is the state in which he or she was was born. For instance, F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota.

Here is more about how it works from the Somerset Books blog: “Keep in mind that each state only counts once; Mark Twain and Jim Butcher are both from Missouri, but if you read the entire Dresden series and Tom Sawyer it only counts as one state visited (even if you detoured into Kansas in between). But this also shows the flexibility of this challenge: fans of the classics and fans of Sci-Fi/Fantasy both have options in Missouri.”

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