There's something inherently comforting about reading a book set in a place you know well, whether you grew up there or moved there as an adult. It almost feels like you have an advantage reading it, since you know first-hand what the characters are experiencing. Not to mention it's a serious source of pride, which is why we were eager to find out what determined to be the most famous book set in all 50 states.
More than a few surprised us. For starters, it's not just a list of old-school classics (although quite a few make the cut). A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks is the pick for North Carolina, and Pennsylvania's claim to fame is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Vampires make more than one appearance across the country, starting in Washington with Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and ending in Louisiana with Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice. And the list expands beyond fiction: A series of short stories by Junot Díaz takes the crown in New Jersey with Drown.
Take a look to find out which book topped the list in your state: