Totally Random Lists 2019: State Your Name

Editor’s Note: This year our Half Price Books calendar once again features books, movies and music grouped together in weird, unexpected ways. You might even call them Totally Random Lists, which is what we did because, well, we had to put something on the front cover. We like the lists so much, we’ll be sharing them on this blog throughout the year.

 You could be living in your own private Idaho, or in a New York state of mind. Either way, the states in the U.S. of A. have inspired a lot of unforgettable entertainment. No need to break out an atlas—these state-named works will let you explore the country without leaving your armchair. 

state your name booksBOOKS
Florida, Lauren Groff
Texas, James Michener
Missouri, Christine Wunnicke
California, Edan Lepucki
New Hampshire, Robert Frost
Idaho, Emily Ruskovich
Wyoming, Barry Gifford


Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
New Jersey, Bon Jovi
Ohio, Over the Rhine
Massachusetts, Lori McKenna
Michigan, Sufjan Stevens
New York, Lou Reed

Visit our longer list of state-named works at

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