Monday, January 2, 2012

CHALLENGE: Florida Reads

This is my own perpetual challenge, to try and read more books about Florida, or those that take place in Florida or somehow have Florida as a major component. I'll try to keep adding to this list as I discover more books that interest me, but here is what I have so far:
  1. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
  2. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax
  3. In the Rogue Blood by James Carlos Blake
  4. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  5. Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel
  6. Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel
  7. A Good Man by Larry Baker
  8. Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  9. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook
  10. A Childhood: The Biography of a Place by Harry Crews
  11. Florida Roadkill (Serge Storms Mystery, #1) by Tim Dorsey
  12. The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald
  13. Florida by Christine Schutt
  14. Carl Hiaasen's South Florida Three-Book Set #2 by Carl Hiaasen
  15. The Man Who Invented Florida  by Randy Wayne White
  16. Florida Straits by Laurence Shames
  17. Weird Florida by Charlie Carlson
  18. Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida by Sandra D. Bricker
  19. Dream State: Eight Generations Of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans, And Other Florida Wildlife by Diane Roberts
  20. Boca Daze by Steven M. Forman
  21. The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer
  22. Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan
  23. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
  24. Predator by Patricia Cornwell
  25. The Cypress House by Michael Koryta
  26. Forever Island and Allapattah by Patrick D. Smith
  27. Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
  28. Vanishing Florida: A Personal Guide to Sights Rarely Seen by David T. Warner
  29. A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
  30. Damaged by Alex Kava
  31. Viewer Discretion Advised by Cindy Roesel 
  32. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani  
  33. Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
  34. 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross
  35. Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall
  36. Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide by Walter Kingsley Taylor
  37. Tampa by Alissa Nutting
  38. Rivers by Michael Farris Smith
  39. Gone (Hannah Smith, #1) by Randy Wayne White
  40. Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen

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