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Your state's favorite book will probably disappoint you

Forget the Bible. Tennessee is all about "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell."

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell Forget the Bible. Tennessee is all about "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell."

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."

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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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