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The 10 Most Read Books in the World

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Happy 2013!!!  Today is the first day of Lucky 13.  Are you excited?  I can’t hardly wait!

I thought this would be a good time to start out the new year with a super fun infographic from Business Insider, The Top Ten Most Read Books in the World:

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Top 10 Most Read Books Infographic, via Business Insider

I’ve read at least part of every book on this list except for Mao’s little red book (and I think it’s fairly safe to assume I can continue on just fine without reading that little Communism handbook).  2 things struck me about this list:

1.  These books are dramatically different.  This is great as it means that there’s lots of room at the top!  As a reading public, we aren’t stuck inside any one genre — we read lots of different things.

2.  Some of these books are relatively recent, which means that this list is ever-changing.  In a few years, your book could be on the list!

Have you read any of these “most read” books?  Which were your favorites?

P.S. Speaking of the new year, there’s a great new year’s resolutions post over at bottledworder.

A YA Book for Every State!

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I saw this infographic on Short Librarian’s Blog, and I also thought it was pretty amazing.  I had to share.  You can also find the original post at EpicReads.  Each state on this map is represented by a book that takes place in that state.

This map reminds me how many deserving YA books are still out there that I have yet to read — and also how many YA novels I’ve forgotten about that merit a second look.  I’ve read a chunk of these books, but this definitely adds a few to my list.  I remember reading Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves years ago and becoming immersed in the Alaskan setting.  More recently, Veronica Roth’s Divergent took me a to a completely different world and made it real for me.  I love discovering new reads!  Not only do they make us better writers, but they’re so much fun to read!  Have you read the book for your state?

YA Books Map -- Novel Conclusions -- writing blog

Courtesy of epicreads.com

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