We can’t always travel to the places on our bucket list. But we can go there with books! I started the Fifty States Of Fiction challenge with the aim of reading one book from every state in the country. Each week in 2017 I’ll be here to talk about a different state, share with you some geographical fun facts, and explore how a novel, play, or personal narrative captures the essence of the area. Want to follow along? Check out this free printable calendar I’ve created just for you! Let’s get started!
Today’s State: Connecticut
Nickname: Constitution State
Motto: “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains”
Bird: American robin
Flower: Mountain laurel
Entered the union in: 1788
Now, pack your bags everybody. We’re about to explore Connecticut as Kate Brian portrays it in Private.
Reed is special, which is how she earned herself a spot at the exclusive Easton Academy in the first place. But when she leaves the squalor of her suburban life and arrives in Easton, Connecticut, she is struck for the first time by the extreme beauty of her new home. Easton is steeped in tradition and excellence. Quaint brick sidewalks surround the campus. Towering oak trees and old-fashioned streetlamps guide each evening traveler home. Grassy soccer fields stretch on for miles. But nothing is more alluring to Reed than the mysterious secrets hidden within the stone walls of Billings House. Easton, Connecticut was supposed to be Reed’s fresh start, but can she convince the Billings Girls she deserves to be there?
Have you read any other books set in Connecticut? Have you traveled there yourself? Make sure to let me know what the Constitution State means to you in the comments! Check back here next week to explore Delaware through literature.
And remember, if you want to keep up with our schedule as we travel the country, you can download my free printable calendar.
See you all next week!