Scribd releases list of most popular ebooks by state

Image credit: parade.com

Image credit: parade.com

Scribd, the world’s largest online library and (basically) Netflix for books, just revealed the most popular ebooks for each of the 50 states. The list was calculated by determining how many times a book was read by readers registered in that state.

I love looking at information like this!
Some key take-aways I thought were interesting:

  • Neil Gaiman made the list twice (LOVE!)
  • There is far more fantasy than I expected
  • Not one book is repeated
  • There are quite a few older books
  • There isn’t a single “big name” author on the list… ie: King, Koontz, Rowling, George R.R. Martin (though, this may be because people buy these books to physically have on their bookshelves)

Here’s the full list that I stole from Parade.
What are your thoughts on the list/your state?

Alabama
Midnight Angel
Lisa Kleypas

Alaska
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Ben Cohen; Jerry Greenfield; Nancy Stevens

Arkansas
The Eve of Destruction
Howard Blum

Arizona
Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern

California
Just Kids
Patti Smith

Colorado
White Witch Black Curse
Kim Harrison

Connecticut
Prayers for The Dead: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
Faye Kellerman

Washington, D.C.
The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

Delaware
Summer of Skinny Dipping
Amanda Howells

Florida
Worst Fears Realized
Stuart Woods

Georgia
Worth Any Price
Lisa Kleypas

Hawaii
The Devil’s Star: A Novel
Jo Nesbo

Idaho
The Lost Duke of Wyndham
Julia Quinn

Illinois
American Gods
Neil Gaiman

Indiana
The Strain
Guillermo del Toro; Chuck Hogan

Iowa
The Venging
Greg Bear

Kansas
The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy
Trudi Canavan

Kentucky
Devoured By Darkness
Alexandra Ivy

Louisiana
The Scent of Lemon Leaves
Clara Sanchez; Julie Wark

Maine
Everything and the Moon
Julia Quinn

Maryland
Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter

Massachusetts
Anybody Out There?
Marian Keyes

Michigan
Serena
Ron Rash

Minnesota
Labor Day
Joyce Maynard

Mississippi
When Next We Love
Heather Graham

 Missouri

The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot

Montana
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein

Nebraska
I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore

Nevada
Scandal Becomes Her
Shirlee Busbee

New Hampshire
Microserfs: A Novel
Douglas Coupland

New Jersey
When We Meet Again
Victoria Alexander

New Mexico
Murder on a Girls’ Night Out
Anne George

New York
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee
Sarah Silverman

North Carolina
Keeping Faith
Jodi Picoult

North Dakota
The Mental Floss History of the United States
Erik Sass; Will Pearson; Mangesh Hattikudur

Ohio
Waiter Rant
Steve Dublanica

Oklahoma
Everywhere That Mary Went
Lisa Scottoline

Oregon
Tomb of the Golden Bird
Elizabeth Peters

Pennsylvania
Stuck in Downward Dog
Chantel Guertin

Rhode Island
Raylan: A Novel
Elmore Leonard

South Carolina
The Other Side of the Story
Marian Keyes

South Dakota
Heart of a Warrior
Johanna Lindsey

Tennessee
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
Tucker Max

Texas
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie

Utah
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story
Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent

Vermont
The Family Vault
Charlotte MacLeod

Virginia
Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant
Dyan Cannon

Washington
Galactic Corps
Ian Douglas

West Virginia
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
Lemony Snicket

Wisconsin
Neverwhere
Neil Gaiman

Wyoming
Wishes in the Wind
Andrea Kane

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Scribd releases list of most popular ebooks by state

  1. Ash

    I never even heard of the book that’s popular in my state. Interesting.

  2. I’ve never even heard of Scribd.. sounds like I need to check it out. Thanks!!

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