The first item on the Better World Books 2016 Reading Challenge is to read a book set in your home state or region. Also, the summer vacation season is quickly approaching, which means you may be visiting new locales soon. What better way to prepare than by reading something about or set in that place? If physical travel isn’t on the menu, take some literary vacations to any place you’d like to go. Throughout the summer, we’ll be posting books set in each state. (If you live outside the United States, comment with your country or region and we’ll try to round up some books for place).
We’re finally headed to “The First State,” Delaware.
The Diary of Amelia Martin by Karen Hesse
Young Amelia Martin is sitting on the border of a country being torn apart by the Civil War and in the midst of a household experiencing the same divide. Get a copy.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The first rule of Fight Club is “You do not talk about Fight Club,” so you should probably just pick up a copy.
Hawkes Harbor by S. E. Hinton
A difficult life grows horrific in S. E. Hinton’s dark tale. Get a copy.