Your state’s favorite book will probably disappoint you
If you meet a seemingly smart person in a bar who hails from, well, anywhere, really, and claims he or she loves “Anna Karenina” or “Ulysses,” chances are it’s a lie. E-book library Scribd recently used its data of what e-books its customers read and how fast they read them to compile a list of the most popular books in each state.
Arizona’s favorite book? The highly intellectual “Sh*t My Dad Says.” New Mexico’s? “Murder on a Girls’ Night Out.” Tennesseans enjoy “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,” while Pennsylvanians favor “Stuck in Downward Dog.”
People say New Yorkers aren’t funny, but the popularity of Sarah Silverman’s “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee” would suggest otherwise. And Massachusetts? They’re loving “Anybody Out There?” by Marian Keyes.
Some books we’re surprised that didn’t make the list: the Bible, “Catcher in the Rye,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and, you know, any book you were forced to read in high school English class. Check out the full list here.
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