Skip to content

Books by State™ – 2021

See what books ThriftBooks customers read the most

For the sixth year in a row, it's time to see what your state was reading last year! Some highlights: 2021 was the year of birdwatching, with three states overcome by the craze. Dune is enjoying its first year on the list over in California, no doubt inspired by the recent movie. Fahrenheit 451 is on its sixth straight year on the list, the only book to make the list every year! Conversely, for the first time The Great Gatsby did not make the list—maybe officially everyone's read it?

To figure out what book might have taken Gatsby's place, take a look at last year's map to see how they compare, or go even further with the lists for 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 for a more comprehensive look at how reading has changed.

1.

Alabama

Redeeming Love Book Cover
Redeeming Love
from $4.09
2.

Alaska

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story Book Cover
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
from $3.99
3.

Arizona

A Minute to Midnight Book Cover
A Minute to Midnight
from $3.59
5.

California

Dune Book Cover
Dune
from $8.09
6.

Colorado

The Tao of Pooh Book Cover
The Tao of Pooh
from $3.99
7.

Connecticut

The Couple Next Door Book Cover
The Couple Next Door
from $3.99
9.

Florida

Where the Crawdads Sing Book Cover
Where the Crawdads Sing
from $3.59
10.

Georgia

Dog Man Book Cover
Dog Man
from $4.29
11.

Hawaii

Brave New World Book Cover
Brave New World
from $3.99
13.

Illinois

Speak Book Cover
Speak
from $3.59
15.

Iowa

Before We Were Yours Book Cover
Before We Were Yours
from $4.59
16.

Kansas

Fahrenheit 451 Book Cover
Fahrenheit 451
from $4.09
17.
18.

Louisiana

The Lightning Thief Book Cover
The Lightning Thief
from $3.59
20.

Maryland

Becoming Book Cover
Becoming
from $3.99
22.

Michigan

Birds of Michigan Field Guide Book Cover
Birds of Michigan Field Guide
from $5.09
23.

Minnesota

All the Light We Cannot See Book Cover
All the Light We Cannot See
from $6.19
24.

Mississippi

The Reckoning Book Cover
The Reckoning
from $3.59
25.

Missouri

Four: A Divergent Collection Book Cover
Four: A Divergent Collection
from $4.49
26.

Montana

Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology Series) Book Cover
Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology Series)
from $5.69
27.

Nebraska

The Duke and I Book Cover
The Duke and I
from $3.99
28.

Nevada

The Handmaid
The Handmaid's Tale
from $4.09
29.

New Hampshire

In a Dark, Dark Wood Book Cover
In a Dark, Dark Wood
from $3.99
30.

New Jersey

The Book Thief Book Cover
The Book Thief
from $3.99
31.

New Mexico

Atlas Shrugged Book Cover
Atlas Shrugged
from $3.99
32.

New York

The Goldfinch Book Cover
The Goldfinch
from $4.29
33.

North Carolina

Every Breath Book Cover
Every Breath
from $4.19
34.

North Dakota

The Woman in Cabin 10 Book Cover
The Woman in Cabin 10
from $4.19
35.

Ohio

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Cover
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
from $3.99
38.

Pennsylvania

The Husband
The Husband's Secret
from $3.99
39.

Rhode Island

The Woman in the Window Book Cover
The Woman in the Window
from $3.69
41.
42.

Tennessee

The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Cover
The Mysterious Benedict Society
from $4.19
43.

Texas

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Cover
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
from $3.59
49.

Wisconsin

Birds of Wisconsin Field Guide Book Cover
Birds of Wisconsin Field Guide
from $4.79
50.

Wyoming

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Book Cover
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
from $3.59
Copyright © 2023 Thriftbooks.com Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell/Share My Personal Information | Cookie Policy | Cookie Preferences | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured