The Most Downloaded Books In Each State

Scribd released its list of the most popular eBooks across the United States. Turns out, Americans love romance. And ice cream.

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1. Alabama: Midnight Angel by Lisa Kleypas

A lonely widower is surprised to meet a mysterious woman with nowhere to go and invites her to live with him. But her dark past, which she can’t quite remember, still haunts her, and her new lover must find a way to keep her safe.

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2. Alaska: Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

Workman Publishing Company / Via workman.com

The ice cream kings you know and love lay out simple recipes you can make at home. It’s heaven in a book.

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3. Arkansas: The Eve of Destruction: The Untold Story of the Yom Kippur War by Howard Blum

Harper Perennial / Via amazon.com

This gripping nonfiction novel digs deep into the historical events of the Yom Kippur War and is a must-read for history buffs.

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4. Arizona: Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

HarperCollins Publishing / Via barnesandnoble.com

This hilarious memoir recounts Halpern’s experience of moving back in with his father at 28 years old. In a story that’s heartwarming and funny, Halpern weaves together a beautiful representation of the relationship between a father and son.

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5. California: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Ecco / Via amazon.com

Artist Patti Smith beautifully reminisces on her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the ’60s and ’70s. Just Kids is a sweet story of friendship and youth.

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6. Colorado: White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

Harper Voyager / Via amazon.com

In this dark fantasy, Rachel Morgan, a bounty hunter witch, seeks revenge for the death of her slain lover.

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7. Connecticut: Prayers for the Dead: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman

Harper / Via amazon.com

When a well-known surgeon is murdered, the whole town is overwhelmed with shock and confusion. But as Lt. Peter Decker investigates, he uncovers dark secrets.

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8. Delaware: The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

Sourcebooks Fire / Via amazon.com

This novel sweetly tells the story of 16-year-old Mia’s transition from childhood to adulthood and her struggle with finding her true self.

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9. Florida: Worst Fears Realized by Stuart Woods

Harper / Via oysterbooks.com

This psychological thriller tells the story of two detectives who must track down a vengeful and malicious killer.

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10. Georgia: Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas

Avon / Via piatkusbooks.net

This steamy romance novel tells the story of a London playboy who finds himself falling for a beautiful woman, Charlotte Howard. To his surprise, he’ll need to offer much more than passion to win her affection.

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11. Hawaii: The Devil’s Star: A Novel by Jo Nesbø

Harper Perennial / Via amazon.com

In this suspenseful thriller, Detective Harry Hole must solve a slew of gruesome murders and hunt down a satanic serial killer.

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12. Idaho: The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn

Avon / Via amazon.com

This romantic period piece tells the story of the forbidden affair between a man of power and wealth and a woman with nothing to offer but her love.

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13. Illinois: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

HarperTorch / Via amazon.com

As Shadow flies home for his wife’s funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday, a mysterious man who knows an alarming amount about Shadow. Their lives will never be the same.

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14. Indiana: The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

William Morrow / Via amazon.com

This horror novel tells the story of a disturbing contagion that rapidly spreads from New York around the world.

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15. Iowa: The Venging by Greg Bear

The Venging is a collection of short stories written by Greg Bear, one of the most prominent science fiction authors today.

16. Kansas: The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan

Eos / Via amazon.com

This is the final novel in a trilology about a girl named Sonea, a once impoverished girl who learns she has magical powers.

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17. Kentucky: Devoured by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Zebra / Via amazon.com

This romantic fantasy tells the story of Tane, the vampire slayer, and seductive Laylah, half-human and half-demon, who are bound together by magic. The two must protect each other as dangerous forces threaten to ruin their lives.

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18. Louisiana: The Scent of Lemon Leaves by Clara Sánchez

Alma Books / Via amazon.com

Sandra moves to to Costa Blanca with the intention of finding herself. After meeting Julián, a former concentration-camp inmate, she finds her journey to self-discovery will be overridden by a much larger search for truth.

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19. Maine: Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn

Avon / Via amazon.com

This romance novel tells the story of two lovers who find each other after a seven-year separation. As hard as they try to move on, the passion they shared still burns, and they must now find a way to trust each other once again.

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20. Maryland: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Harper Perennial / Via amazon.com

This romantic comedy follows the lives of two people who met in the early 1960s and are reunited by a strange twist of fate 50 years later. It’s a hilarious, gripping, and joyful novel that promises to leave you inspired.

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21. Massachusetts: Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes

Penguin / Via amazon.com

When Anna wakes up battered on the floor of her grandmother’s house in Dublin, she’s absolutely baffled with no recollection of how she got there. Anybody Out There? is the witty, harrowing, and hilarious story of Anna’s journey at recovering the events that led to her life falling apart.

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22. Michigan: Serena by Ron Rash

HarperCollins / Via amazon.com

Serena and her new husband George move to North Carolina to start a new business in 1929. George fathers an illegitimate child, and when Serena learns she can’t bear children, her jealousy overcomes her and she becomes obsessed with a murderous plan. Serena is dark, chilling, and irresistible.

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23. Minnesota: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

When a strange man comes into the lives of a mother and son, all of their lives take a major turn. Passionate, intense, and gripping, Labor Day will be impossible to put down.

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24. Mississippi: When Next We Love by Heather Graham

Thorndike Press / Via amazon.com

Leigh’s rock-star husband is dead. Overcome with despair, she reluctantly agrees to visit his old partner, who believes she is the reason her husband is deceased, in Florida. When a hurricane traps them indoors, the two are forced to face their problems head-on.

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25. Missouri: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

HarperTeen / Via amazon.com

When outsider Mia Thermopolis discovers she is a princess, her whole world is turned upside-down. Meg Chabot’s hilarious book, which inspired the movie The Princess Diaries, is adorable and heartwarming.

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26. Montana: Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

HarperCollins / Via amazon.com

This comedic book tells the story of Enzo, a brave, witty, and strong-willed dog who loves to race with his best friend Denny and his daughter Zöe. Endearing, funny, and original, Garth Stein’s Racing in the Rain will change the way you view your dog.

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27. Nebraska: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

HarperCollins / Via amazon.com

This young adult science fiction novel follows the life of John Smith, or Number Four. After the other three like him die, John must use his newfound powers to overcome the malevolent Mogadorians who threaten to leave the Earth in shambles.

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28. Nevada: Scandal Becomes Her by Shirlee Busbee

Zebra / Via shirlee-busbee.com

Nell’s fiancé recently left her, saying she would never marry. Julian is fresh out of a divorce. When he decides to chase down his stepsister, a nasty storm hits and he must find refuge in the nearest cottage, which happens to be Nell’s. The love story is passionate and scandalous.

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29. New Hampshire: Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Harper Perennial / Via goodreads.com

This hilarious fiction novel follows the life of Dan Underwood, a computer programmer at Microsoft in the ’90s. Dan and his six co-workers decide to move in together and create their own startup company, Oop!, which takes them on an unexpected journey. Witty, endearing, and clever, Microserfs is a must-read for anyone who has ever wanted to pave their own path on the long road of corporations.

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30. New Jersey: When We Meet Again by Victoria Alexander

In this romance novel, playboy Prince Alexei meets Pamela at a party. When Pamela leaves, she thanks the stars she will never see him again. To her surprise, Prince Alexei has occupied her house, and they must deal with each other much more than she could have ever wanted.

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31. New Mexico: Murder on a Girls’ Night Out by Anne George

Avon / Via goodreads.com

This scary mystery novel is about two women in Alabama who head out for what they think will be a pleasant evening. When they stumble upon a dead body, they find themselves wrapped up in a homicide investigation…and the killer isn’t happy they’re involved.

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

Harper Perennial / Via amazon.com

Comedian Sarah Silverman’s humorous memoir tells stories about her childhood and the trials of growing up.

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33. North Carolina: Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

Avon / Via jodipicoult.com

Something changes inside 7-year-old Faith after her parents get a divorce. The young girl starts hearing divine voices and gains the power of healing, and the custody battle intensifies when the media barges into their lives.

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34. North Dakota: The Mental Floss History of the United States by Erik Sass, Will Pearson, and Mangesh Hattikudur

William Morrow Paperbacks / Via theoligarchkings.wordpress.com

This hilarious historical overview is presented by the editors at MentalFloss.com and is guaranteed to make you enjoy learning once again.

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35. Ohio: Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica

Harper Perennial / Via childofalibrarian.blogspot.com

Steve Dublanica’s Waiter Rant hysterically recounts frustrating, difficult, and impossible customer experiences. Anyone who has worked in the food industry will find this book to be painfully accurate.

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36. Oklahoma: Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline

HarperTorch / Via cozyintexas.blogspot.com

In this suspenseful thriller, hardworking Mary DiNunzio is trying to move up in her law firm when she starts receiving strange phone calls. Soon Mary learns she has a sinister stalker, and her whole world is about to change.

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37. Oregon: Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters

The Emersons’ search for ancient Egyptian treasures is interrupted when they are trapped by a villainous gang. The family must fight to protect one another and put an end to an evil plot that could majorly impact the region’s stability.

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38. Pennsylvania: Stuck in Downward Dog by Chantel Guertin

Key Porter Books / Via amazon.com

Mara’s life is seemingly falling apart — her boyfriend broke up with her, she hates her job, and her apartment is a wreck. Determined to have a fresh start, she looks to plastic surgery, fitness, and fancy meals to reform her tattered life.

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39. Rhode Island: Raylan: A Novel by Elmore Leonard

William Morrow Paperbacks / Via criticsatlarge.ca

Elmore Leonard’s knockout novel about a U.S. Marshal is the inspiration behind the TV hit Justified. Raylan: A Novel tells the stories of one man’s battle to uphold justice in a town plagued with drugs, violence, and corruption.

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40. South Carolina: The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

William Morrow Paperbacks / Via eyardsale.wordpress.com

JoJo Harvey is a top literary agent who gets ahead by being tenacious (sleeping with her boss doesn’t hurt, either). Author Lily Wright steals her best friend Gemma’s boyfriend and now has to struggle with a shattered friendship and her new success. This heartwarming novel tells the story of three smart women who must overcome personal and professional challenges.

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41. South Dakota: Heart of a Warrior by Johanna Lindsey

Avon / Via amazon.com

Brittany Callaghan finds herself in a dilemma when a striking Viking named Dalden appears before her. This romance novel tells the story of an independent woman and an overcontrolling man who must find a compromise if they want to make their relationship work.

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42. Tennessee: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max

Citadel / Via amazon.com

In this humorous book, self-proclaimed asshole Tucker Max spills the details on his many sexual and drinking adventures.

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43. Texas: Murder in the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

HarperCollins / Via nevertravelled.wordpress.com

In her popular suspense novel, Agatha Christie tells the story of a murder on a fancy express train and the detective who must stop the ominous killer.

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44. Utah: Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo

Thomas Nelson / Via mountzion.com.sg

Heaven Is for Real tells the true story of pastor Todd Burpo’s 4-year-old son who claimed he went to heaven during a surgical procedure. The story is heart-wrenching and adorable.

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45. Vermont: The Family Vault by Charlotte MacLeod

Sarah Kelling’s great-uncle Frederick refuses to be buried in the family vault, demanding to be laid to rest inside an ancient tomb. When the Kellings inspect the family vault, they find the corpse of burlesque performer, which reopens a murder investigation.

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46. Virginia: Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant by Dyan Cannon

It Books / Via washingtontimes.com

Actress Dyan Cannon tells the story behind her relationship with Cary Grant, which was filled with both happy and devastating twists. Funny, romantic, and at times heartbreaking, this memoir is sure to evoke a myriad of emotions.

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47. Washington: Galactic Corps by Ian Douglas

Harper Voyager / Via amazon.com

This science fiction novel takes place in the year 2886, and an intergalactic war is in full force between the Star Marines and the evil Xul. Earth’s population doesn’t remember that Xul conquered the planet centuries ago, and it is up to the Marines to protect them now that Xul is planning another horrific attack.

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48. West Virginia: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

HarperCollins / Via bookfever.com

In the first book of Lemony Snicket’s famous series, three orphaned children must live with their cousin Count Olaf. This dark fiction novel is filled with intrigue, suspense, and numerous surprises.

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49. Wisconsin: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew’s simple life is forever changed when he finds a battered girl left defenseless on the ground in London. Thrown into another world, Mayhew must navigate two distinct realities.

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50. Wyoming: Wishes in the Wind by Andrea Kane

Pocket / Via bookstrand.com

Nicole Aldridge must protect her father, a notorious jockey, from troves of ill-willed racing fans. In order to provide for them, she disguises herself as a boy and enters the Epsom Derby. When she meets love interest Dustin, her life becomes even more complicated.

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