What's the most popular book set in your state?

Check out this list of the most popular books set in each US state, and get ready to be transported across the country, from the forests of Oregon, to the bayous of Louisiana, and more.

Methodology: The ProofreadingServices.com team pored over thousands of book descriptions, sorted them by state based on the main setting of the book (not where it was written or where it had the highest sales), and then sorted those results by their number of Amazon reviews, using reviews as a proxy for popularity. By "popularity," we mean not how loved the book is but how often it's read, though the two are frequently highly correlated. The result is one book set in each state.

State Title Author Year Published Genre
Alabama To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 1960 fiction, thriller
Alaska Into the Wild Jon Krakauer 1996 biography
Arizona The Host Stephenie Meyer 2008 science fiction, thriller
Arkansas I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou 1969 autobiography
California East of Eden John Steinbeck 1952 fiction, romance
Colorado The Shining Stephen King 1977 fiction, horror
Connecticut The Stepford Wives Ira Levin 1972 science fiction, thriller
Delaware Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk 1996 fiction, satire
Florida Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 1937 psychological fiction
Georgia Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 1936 historical fiction
Hawaii The Descendants Kaui Hart Hemmings 2007 domestic fiction
Idaho The Stand Stephen King 1978 science fiction, horror
Illinois Divergent Veronica Roth 2011 science fiction
Indiana The Fault in Our Stars John Green 2012 fiction, romance
Iowa A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley 1991 fiction, allegory
Kansas The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 1900 fantasy, children's literature
Kentucky Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe 1852 fiction, serial
Louisiana Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) Charlaine Harris 2001 fiction, fantasy
Maine Carrie Stephen King 1974 fiction, horror
Maryland The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares 2001 young adult fiction
Massachusetts Walden Henry David Thoreau 1854 autobiography
Michigan Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides 2002 domestic fiction
Minnesota Main Street Sinclair Lewis 1920 domestic fiction
Mississippi The Help Kathryn Stockett 2009 historical fiction
Missouri The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain 1876 historical fiction, children's literature
Montana A River Runs through It and Other Stories Norman Maclean 1976 domestic fiction, autobiography
Nebraska Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell 2012 fiction, romance
Nevada Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson 1971 fictional autobiography
New Hampshire The Hotel New Hampshire John Irving 1981 fiction, romance
New Jersey Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Judy Blume 1970 young adult fiction
New Mexico Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932 science fiction, dystopian
New York The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 psychological fiction
North Carolina A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks 1999 romance, drama
North Dakota The Round House Louise Erdrich 2012 fiction, suspense
Ohio Beloved Toni Morrison 1987 historical fiction
Oklahoma The Outsiders S.E. Hinton 1967 young adult fiction
Oregon Wild Cheryl Strayed 2012 autobiography, biography
Pennsylvania The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 2002 psychological fiction
Rhode Island My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult 2003 domestic fiction
South Carolina The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd 2001 domestic fiction
South Dakota 61 Hours Lee Child 2010 fiction, thriller
Tennessee The Client John Grisham 1993 fiction, mystery
Texas No Country for Old Men Cormac McCarthy 2005 psychological fiction, thriller
Utah Under the Banner of Heaven Jon Krakauer 2003 true crime
Vermont Pollyanna Eleanor H. Porter 1913 fiction, children's literature
Virginia Flowers in the Attic V.C. Andrews 1979 fiction, horror
Washington Twilight Stephenie Meyer 2005 young adult fiction, romance
West Virginia Freedom Jonathan Franzen 2010 domestic fiction
Wisconsin Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder 1932 fiction, children's literature
Wyoming Brokeback Mountain Annie Proulx 1997 western fiction
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