This is the most popular book in your state, because it’s time for some shelf-awareness

Friday, March 2nd, is National Read Across America Day, and we hope you’re ready to celebrate. If you have yet to choose a book to start for the holiday-of-sorts (which coincides with Dr. Seuss’s actual birthday), Scribd might be able to help you out. The digital library, e-book, and audiobook subscription service put together a map showing the current most popular book in each state.

So if you’re still scrambling for a good read, hop on the bandwagon and see what readers in your state are raving about.

For example, Californians and Texans are gobbling up The Power of Habit by Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg. In his self-help book, Duhigg explores the reason why humans get into habits and how we can break them. Duhigg proves that “habits aren’t destiny,” as stated in the book’s Scribd summary, and science suggests that the right ones can greatly improve our way of life.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is currently the top read in Massachusetts, Utah, and Oklahoma. Backman’s feel-good story about an old curmudgeon who has a run-in with the new family next door will remind you of the impact one has on the lives of others. Your heart will grow three sizes after reading.

And it’s no surprise that Margaret Atwood’s best-selling dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is at the top in several states, including Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.


Other top books across the fifty states include Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, and Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10.

If you’d like to sink your teeth into any of the books listed on Scribd’s popular books map, we recommend you sign up for Scribd’s promotional 60-day free trial, which is being offered in celebration of Read Across America Day. After your 60 days are up, you’ll only have to pay $8.99 per month to keep the literature flowing.

It’s like Netflix for books — which is something we can totally get behind.

We hope you thoroughly enjoy your Read Across America Day and continue to keep up the habit of daily reading throughout the year. Because as Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Amen, Dr. Seuss. Amen.

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