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Sightseers Wanted!

Jan 10, 2021

Sightseers Wanted! Are you tired of sitting at home? We know it’s hard to travel right now, so we want to invite you to read your way through the United States with us. You can tour this list of fun titles that are set in each state to explore somewhere new or familiar from the comfort of your home. Click on a title and it will take you to our catalog where you can place a hold on the book. Come enjoy the States with us!


March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydia

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café  by Fannie Flagg

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller


Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival  by Velma Wallis

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

The Great Alone  by Kristin Hannah


The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

True Grit by Charles Portis


Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck


Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Centennial by James Michener


The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Last Romantics by Tara Conklin


The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

West of Rehoboth by Alexs D. Pate


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Florida by Lauren Groff

Marley & Me by John Grogan


The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


Moloka’I by Alan Brennert

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings


Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson

Educated by Tara Westover

All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki


Black Girl Magic edited by Mahogany L. Browne, Idrissa Simmonds, and Jamila Woods

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel


Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller


In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

Blessings by Kim Vogel Sawyer


Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Clear Springs by Bobbie Ann Mason


A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Bayou Folk by Kate Chopin

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink


Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The Taker by Alma Katsu

Cider House Rules by John Irving


Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman


The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Wedding by Dorothy West

The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff


Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides


The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis


Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell


Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean


My Antonia by Willa Cather

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett


Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

November Road by Lou Berney

New Hampshire

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

New Jersey

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

New Mexico

Old Man’s Love Story by Rudolfo Anaya

American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett

New York

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jazz by Toni Morrison

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

North Carolina

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

North Dakota

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger


Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison


The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief and Larry Kaplan

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Shack by William P. Young


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Allison Bechdel

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Rhode Island

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

South Carolina

Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

Saints at the River by Ron Rash

Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

South Dakota

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Lakota Woman by Mary Brave Bird

The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers


A Death in the Family by James Agee

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Bloodroot by Amy Greene


All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

Ruby by Cynthia Bond


The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams


The City Baker’s guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian


The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Wish You Well by David Baldacci


Where’d You Go Bernadette by Marie Semple

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

West Virginia

John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead

Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.

Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake


The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

Open Season by C.J. Box

Safe travels!