Last year I set out to read 52 books. One book for each week of the year. I was so proud to accomplish my goal! You can see my list of books here.
But now it is time to reveal my theme for 2013!
American History in Books
At first glance this may sound incredibly boring, especially if you are not a history buff. Hear me out though because I am actually really excited about this challenge which will actually be a two year challenge.
For 2013 I plan to read a non-fiction (or select historical fiction) book about each state EAST of the Mississippi! (I’ll read the west in 2014!)
I have already made several selections so far and am open to suggestions for the ones I have yet to choose. So without further ado, here is my working book list for 2013.
Maine – Shouting Into the Fog:Growing Up on Maine’s Ragged Edge – Thomas Hanna
Vermont – A View from Vermont – Helen Husher
New Hampshire – Our Little Secret: The True Story of a Teenage Killer and the Silence of a Small New England Town – Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie
Massachusetts– A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials – Ann Rinaldi
Connecticut– Hidden History of Connecticut – Wilson Faude
New York – Up in the Old Hotel – Joseph Mitchell
Michigan – Bath Massacre – Arnie Bernstein