Literary Escapes Challenge 2019

UPDATE: I didn’t make all the states for 2018. I still needed 5 or 6 I believe, but I am trying to plan this year’s a little better.

Lori at Escape with Dollycas blog is once again running this challenge. You can sign up on her 2019 Literary Escapes Challenge page or see the Literary Escapes Challenge Facebook group page. This is a fun challenge even if you don’t have a blog. Just keep track on the Facebook group or make yourself a Goodreads shelf for it.

Challenge members will try to read one book from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia–1 point each, but 50 points completes the challenge. Countries count too–1 bonus point for each country.  See Lori’s blog link in the first paragraph for the official rules or for any questions you might have that will probably be answered for you on that blog page. Have fun and happy armchair traveling! (or hammock, bathtub, deck–wherever you like to read!)

Alabama One Taste Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein One Taste Too Many, #1 Sarah Blair–Debra H. Goldstein

Alaska Snowy Misery (Alaska Cozy Mystery #7) Snowy Misery, #7 Alaska Mystery–Wendy Meadows


Arkansas Basket Case by Nancy Haddock Basket Case, #1 Silver Six Crafting–Nancy Haddock

California A Case of Syrah, Syrah by Nancy J. Parra A Case of Syrah, Syrah, #1 Wine Country–Nancy J. Parra


Connecticut Peril at the Pawn Shop by Mel Faye Peril at the Pawn Shop, #1 A Walk in the Bark–Mel Faye

Delaware Secrets in a Bottle by Shelly  West Secrets in a Bottle, #1 Whodunit Antiques–Shelly West

District of Columbia

Florida Candy, Murder & Me by Carolyn Chambers Clark Candy, Murder & Me, #1 Cookie Berelli–Carolyn Chambers Clark







Kansas Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum Murders on Elderberry Road, #1 Queen Bees Quilt Mystery–Sally Goldenbaum

Kentucky Batter Off Dead (A Southern Cake Baker Mystery, #2) Batter Off Dead, #2 Southern Cake Baker–Maymee Bell

Louisiana A Murder Moist Foul by Carol Durand A Murder Moist Foul, #1 Frosted Love–Summer Prescott

Maine In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon In Peppermint Peril, #1 Book Teashop–Joy Avon


Massachusetts A Scandal in Scarlet (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #4) A Scandal in Scarlet, #4 Sherlock Holmes–Vicki Delany

Michigan The Novel Art of Murder (Mystery Bookshop, #3) The Novel Art of Murder, #3 Mystery Bookshop–V.M. Burns

Minnesota Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, #24 Hannah Swenson–Joanne Fluke

Mississippi A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines A Gift of Bones, #19 Sarah Booth Delaney–Carolyn Haines




Nevada A Pinch of Murder by Carol Durand A Pinch of Murder, #2 Frosted Love–Summer Prescott (based in Louisiana, but most of the book takes place in Las Vegas)

New Hampshire

New Jersey Bones Behind the Wheel by E.J. Copperman Bones Behind the Wheel, #10 Haunted Guesthouse–E.J. Copperman

New Mexico Dead Editor File by G.G. Collins Dead Editor File, #1 Taylor Browning–G.G. Collins

New York Candy Apple Killer Candy Apple Killer, #3 Apple Orchard–Chelsea Thomas

North Carolina The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #2) The Whispered Word, #2 The Secret, Book & Scone Society–Ellery Adams

North Dakota

Ohio Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson Death by Coffee, #1 Bookstore Cafe–Alex Erickson


Oregon Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander Meet Your Baker, #1 Bakeshop Mysteries–Ellie Alexander

Pennsylvania A Midwinter's Tail A Midwinter’s Tail, #4 Lucky Paws Petsitting–Bethany Blake

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota


Texas Pleating for Mercy (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery, #1) Pleating for Mercy, #1 Magical Dressmaking–Melissa Bourbon



Virginia Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert Past Due for Murder, #3 Blue Ridge Library–Victoria Gilbert

Washington Heirlooms and Homicide by Danielle Collins Heirlooms and Homicide, #1 Heart’s Grove–Danielle Collins

West Virginia




Scotland Death and Daisies (A Magic Garden Mystery #2) Death and Daisies, #2 Magic Garden–Amanda Flower

England Gin & Daggers by Jessica Fletcher Gin & Daggers, #1 Murder, She Wrote–Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain

Australia This Spells Trouble by Stacey Alabaster This Spells Trouble, #1 Private Eye Witch–Stacey Alabaster






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