Sometimes it’s easy to forget that reading doesn’t always have to be you, a book and a comfy seat. More so than ever before, people are listening to their literature on laptops, on smartphones, and on the go. Audible is the best option for this, as it’s available across plenty of devices with a wide range of titles.
Audible has released a map that takes a look at 2019 listening data to see which titles were “more uniquely popular in some states compared to the rest of the country”. Our map below shows each state’s top Audible titles from 2019.
The shortest route across the US in a car would take four days or ninety-six hours. Forget about your killer soundtrack and instead, think about how many audiobooks you could get through in that time! If you wanted to do it properly, you could go state-by-state and take on each state’s favorite audiobook as you move. Luckily, Audible and Bookstr are here to help. The above infographic shows us which audiobook has been most popular (i.e. listened to more than any other) in each US state.
Let’s take a closer look.
One thing is for sure, self-help is popular country-wide, with many states learning how to Stay Sexy, set Atomic Habits and Not Give a F*ck. George R.R. Martin reigns in several states, proving himself King of The North(east). Fiction and non-fiction are popular all over the country, with fantasy and celebrity novels not contained to any one region.
Now that you have all you need for a literary road trip across the United States, fill up the tank, download Audible and get moving. Happy listening!
Here are the titles by state:
Maine The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
Maryland The Woman in The Window by A.J. Finn
New Hampshire The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Vermont City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Virginia Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis, Bing West
Massachusetts Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
New York Principles by Ray Dalio
Pennsylvania The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Connecticut Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Delaware Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Ohio Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Rhode Island Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Kentucky Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
West Virginia Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Tennessee The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron, Suzanne Stabile
Indiana Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg
Illinois Life Will Be the Death of Me by Chelsea Handler
Iowa Take Control of Your Life by Mel Robbins
Missouri The Institute by Stephen King
Oklahoma Killers of The Flower Moon by David Grann
Kansas A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Nebraska #IMOMSOHARD by Kristen Hensley, Jen Smedley
South Dakota Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Wyoming Wolf Pack by C.J. Box
Colorado Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Utah Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Nevada Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
Arkansas Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Mississippi Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
Alabama It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst
Florida How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Georgia 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
North Carolina Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Michigan A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
Wisconsin Heads Will Roll by Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne
North Dakota Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Montana The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Washington Dune by Frank Herbert
Oregon Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgarrif, Georgia Hardstark
California Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss
Arizona The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
New Mexico Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light by Stan Lee, Kat Rosenfield
Hawaii Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
South Carolina The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Minnesota Neon Prey by John Sandford
Idaho Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Texas Atomic Habits by James Clear
Alaska Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Louisiana A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
New Jersey Unfreedom of The Press by Mark R. Levin
District of Colombia Becoming by Michelle Obama
You can explore it even closer below:
Created by Parisha Patel, who you can find here and here.
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