Reading Coast to Coast :: The Northeast

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

Welcome back to the Reading Road Trip here on Book Riot. We’re traveling the country through literature and making sure you have an ample amount of titles to read no matter where your next adventure takes you. Be sure to check out the entire road trip here.

The Northeast region of the United States has a rich literary legacy. Authors, poets, modern philosophers, and historians have long called this area their home. Inspired by the landscape and people around them (and the history that came before them), these people put to paper stories that embody this beautiful section of our country and the people who inhabit it. Like with The South, there are too many fantastic books from this region to make an adequate list. As always, I’ve started one – but please add to it below in the comments section!

The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Peyton Place by Metalious
Our Town by Thorton Wilder
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
It by Stephen King
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
John Adams by David McCullough