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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BOOKS SET IN WISCONSIN

Today I was surfing the internet looking for ideas for my blog and I decided to look for fiction novels that use my beautiful state of Wisconsin as a backdrop. (Like I needed to add more books to my ever growing TBR stacks.)  I have read a few, those that come to mind are "The Elegant Gathering of White Snows" By Kris Radish, "Bittersweet" by LaVyrle Spencer and the Loon Lake series by Victoria Houston.

I quickly found some that interest me, three by A. Mannette Ansay, one of which has been on my To Be Read pile for years. They are Vinegar Hill, The Sister and Blue Water.

I already make sure to follow some of my favorite Wisconsin Authors like Jacqueline Mitchard, Jennifer Chiaverini, and my latest find Deb Baker.

I have decided to challenge myself to read 15 books this year that are set in Wisconsin.  Help me out if you know of any, email me or comment below.  I am also always on alert for authors from the Badger state, so post those too.

I have found a site
http://info.infosoup.org/lists/WisconsinFiction.asp?BooklistID=103
where I found the books above, but please forward any others you may know of.  My stacks will just continue to grow and grow, but all great bibliophiles know "the one who dies with the most books wins!"

3 comments:

Wendy said...

The Gathering of White Snow by Kris Radish
Bittersweet by LaVyrle Spencer :)

Wendy said...

And I see now that I've listed those, you already read them lol

I'll check my books when I get home and if I can come up with anymore, I'll let ya know:)

Booksnyc said...

I read Vinegar Hill a long time ago but really liked it.

Michelle at Galleysmith is hosting an event that you may like called Literary Road Trip - people sign up for a state/city/country and then spotlight authors from that locale. Even if another person has staked a claim to a state you can still join in. You can find more info at http://www.galleysmith.com/literary-road-trip/. Hope to see you "on the road"

Either way, enjoy those authors from Wisconsin!