Rather than make my own list, check out this one by T+L! It includes one book for each state plus Washington D.C. The only one I might possibly change is for my home state of Florida, we had to read The Yearling. I would recommend that. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with these classics!!
“Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a 'mixed plate'... This is also, I believe, what America is at its best---a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.”
“[A] simple question to identify your true home: where do you want to die?”