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Connecticut’s Most Popular Book: Have You Read It?

What are you reading right now? Is it the book Scribd deemed “most read by Nutmeggers?”

Credit: goXunuReviews, via flickr creative commons
Credit: goXunuReviews, via flickr creative commons

Connecticut has its fair share of famous authors who call (or once called) the Nutmeg state home: Mark Twain, Flannery O’Connor, Elizabeth Gilbert, Luanne Rice, Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins…

But it’s a book by author Faye Kellerman that’s deemed most popular in Connecticut, according to Scribd, a digital library launched in 2007. Scribd is like Netflix, only for e-books.

Connecticut’s most well-read book is “Prayers for the Dead,” a Decker/Lazarus novel. Fictional character Peter Decker is a lieutenant and his wife, Rina Lazarus, helps solve crimes.

Scribd’s data is based on how many times the book was completed, not how many times it was downloaded or purchased, according to Caitlin Dewey’s Washington Post blog.

So... what are you reading?

Have you read “Prayers for the Dead” yet? How was it?

We want to know what you’re reading! I recently finished Jeanette Winterson’s “Lighthousekeeping” and highly recommend it.

For the Scribd list of the most popular books by state, check out this Parade article.

Paula H. March 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM
There's also a few of them right around the Yankee Candle area in MA. Great day trip idea. Relay Bookhouse in Bethel is another great one
Jaimie Cura March 10, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, Paula! I've been to the bookstores in Bethel but will have to check out the ones in Massachusetts!
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Karoline Barrett April 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM
I live in Southington and my debut novel, The Art of Being Rebekkah came out in December 2013. It's available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. Doing a book signing at the Mark Twain House 4/27 with other authors. Please visit my website for more information on me and my book! karolinebarrett.com
Alana Joli Abbott April 17, 2014 at 07:53 AM
Congratulations on your publication Karoline!

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