[INFOGRAPHICS] New York City is the Most Popular Book Setting for American Books

Where are the most books set in every state?
Where are the most books set in every state?

American literature is big. It’s not easy to find your way around. So, Crossword-Solver used Goodreads data to build a new interactive tool for the armchair traveler: enter your zip code, and we’ll reveal the book set closest to you. Further down, we use the stats to discover the literary nature of each state and the towns where you’re most likely to find yourself in a book.

Key Findings
- New York City is the most common literary setting in the U.S., appearing prominently in 2,609 books.
- New York is also the most-seen state in literature, although California is number one if you discount both states’ top locations.
- Every novel set in Pearl Harbor is listed as ‘historical’ on Goodreads.
- 92.59% of all books set in Bloomington, Indiana, belong to the romance genre.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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