Adult Summer Reading

Imagine Your Story…Across the USA!

We invite adults to take a literary trip across America with a summer reading activity. “Imagine Your Story…Across the USA” is a reading game that asks the reader to choose books located in specific states or written by authors of specific states.

  • Create a travel route across the country to the site of a virtual vacation OR pick states they’ve always wanted to visit.
  • For each visited state, read a book based in that state or a book written by a famous author from that state.
  • When at least five books have been read, email the completed Imagine Your Story Game Card to kbeach@mountjoy.lib.pa.us . There is no limit to the amount of game cards participants may enter.
  • Click the link for a list of Most Famous Book from Every State.docx
  • Click the link for a list of Most Famous Author from Every State.docx

This adult summer reading game begins Saturday, June 20 and ends Monday, August 31. Entries received each week will be entered into that week’s prize drawing. On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, a Grand Prize winner will be chosen from all submitted entries.

If you need some roadside assistance finding books to read, see the links below.  HAPPY TRAVELING! 

Here are 100 Books Across America – Fiction and Nonfiction – for Every State in the Union from “Literary Hub”: Reading List

Here is a list from “Read Across America” for Books from all 50 states: List of Books from all 50 States

Book Riot has put together a list of books, too: Books from all 50 States

Readers’ Digest: A Book from Each State