YA Read Across America Challenge

Want to travel to all 50 states, but don’t have the time or the money? Now you can, without even leaving home. We compiled a list of YA books, one for every state and D.C. Challenge yourself this summer and see how many you can read. Let us know in the comments how many of these books you have read and which are your favorites!

Alabama: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Alaska: Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

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Arizona: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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Arkansas: After the Fall by Kate Hart

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California: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

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Colorado: My Life With the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

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Connecticut: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

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D.C.: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Delaware: The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara Zeises

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Florida: Paper Towns by John Green

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Georgia: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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Hawaii: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

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Idaho: Deadline by Chris Crutcher

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Illinois: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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Indiana: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Iowa: Ashfall by Mike Mullin

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Kansas: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

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Kentucky: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

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Louisiana: The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

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Maine: This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

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Maryland: The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

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Massachusetts: The Ivy by Lauren Kunze

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Michigan: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Minnesota: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Mississippi: The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores by Danielle Vega

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Missouri: Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

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Montana: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Nebraska: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Nevada: Heist Society by Ally Carter

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New Hampshire: Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington

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New Jersey: She’s So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott

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New Mexico: Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

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New York: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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North Dakota: Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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North Carolina: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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Ohio: Unwind by Neal Shustermen 

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Oklahoma: Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter

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Oregon: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

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Pennsylvania: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Rhode Island: Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca

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South Carolina: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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South Dakota: Rose Eagle by Joseph Bruchac

Tennessee: An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green

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Texas: Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Utah: Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

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Vermont: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

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Virginia: To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Washington: The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

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West Virginia: The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Wisconsin: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

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Wyoming: You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers

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8 thoughts on “YA Read Across America Challenge

  1. This is such a good idea! I haven’t read any of them but there’s a few authors that I know. I love John Green’s covers, so those ones stand out to me the most. I’d love to compile a list like this for each county in England – I may just do that!

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