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).
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Niffengegger’s debut offers an unconventional love story in which two lovers find themselves struggling to lead a normal life while one is spontaneously misplaced in time. Get a copy.
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Bradbury’s semi-autobiographical book, bottles the joys of summer in Illinois into a boyhood tale. Get a copy.
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People tells of the tale of an average American family dealing with loss and life. Get a copy.