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Bestselling books by state for the past 20 years

Guess what beat Fifty Shades AND The Hunger Games in certain states?

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Most people who follow cultural news could probably guess which book covers the majority of Amazon’s list of top-selling books per state over the past 20 years: Does something about shades and the color grey ring a bell? But what’s surprising about this list isn’t the outsized presence of Fifty Shades (and The Hunger Games): It’s the two books that outsold both of those in three rebellious states. Check out the complete list of best-sellers below (and scroll down for the TL;DR version).

Alaska: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Alabama: Fifty Shades of Grey

Arkansas: Fifty Shades of Grey

Arizona: Fifty Shades of Grey

California: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Colorado: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Connecticut: Fifty Shades of Grey

Delaware: Fifty Shades of Grey

Florida: Fifty Shades of Grey

Georgia: Fifty Shades of Grey

Hawaii: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Iowa: Fifty Shades of Grey

Idaho: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Illinois: Fifty Shades of Grey

Indiana: Fifty Shades of Grey

Kansas: Fifty Shades of Grey

Kentucky: Fifty Shades of Grey

Louisiana: Fifty Shades of Grey

Massachusetts: Fifty Shades of Grey

Maryland: Fifty Shades of Grey

Maine: Fifty Shades of Grey

Michigan: Fifty Shades of Grey

Minnesota: StrengthsFinder 2.0

Missouri: Fifty Shades of Grey

Mississippi: Fifty Shades of Grey

Montana: Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time

North Carolina: Fifty Shades of Grey

North Dakota: Fifty Shades of Grey

Nebraska: StrengthsFinder 2.0

New Hampshire: Fifty Shades of Grey

New Jersey: Fifty Shades of Grey

New Mexico: Fifty Shades of Grey

Nevada: Fifty Shades of Grey

New York: Fifty Shades of Grey

Ohio: Fifty Shades of Grey

Oklahoma: Fifty Shades of Grey

Oregon: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Pennsylvania: Fifty Shades of Grey

Rhode Island: Fifty Shades of Grey

South Carolina: Fifty Shades of Grey

South Dakota: Fifty Shades of Grey

Tennessee: Fifty Shades of Grey

Texas: Fifty Shades of Grey

Utah: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Virginia: Fifty Shades of Grey

Vermont: Fifty Shades of Grey

Washington: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Wisconsin: Fifty Shades of Grey

West Virginia: Fifty Shades of Grey

Wyoming: The Hunger Games (Book 1)

TL;DR?

38 states: Fifty Shades of Grey

9 states: The Hunger Games

2 states: StrengthsFinder 2.0

1 state: Three Cups of Tea

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