Book listsMost Popular Romance Novels in the U.S by State

Most Popular Romance Novels in the U.S by State

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These days, it’s tough to find true love. Luckily, there’s a place you can turn to for a happy ending outside of a dating app – within the pages of a book. That being said, it’s not always the happy endings that make the best stories. In fact, a new study by Shane Co. shows that many of the most popular romance novels are actually tear-jerkers. Take a look for yourself:

Most Searched Romance Novels in the US

#1 Normal People by Sally Rooney. This was the favorite in 14 states. Sally Rooney’s coming-of-age story “Normal People” was the most searched in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. This could also be because it was turned into a TV series!

# 2 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare was a favorite in four states: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A story with romance does not make a happy ending make!

# 3 A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. “A Walk to Remember” was loved by Alabama, Nebraska, and Missouri.

# 4 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell; Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters; and Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell was a favorite in Arkansas and Maine, and Georgia and Texas lovedTipping the Velvet”By Sarah Waters. Rounding out the most popular, Emily Giffin’s “Something Borrowed ” was the favorite in Nevada and Wisconsin.

Popular Romance Novels

Some other states did celebrate happy endings with their Popular Romance Novels, like Kentucky’s favorite, Twilight and Oregon’s favorite, Anna and the French Kiss. Whether you prefer a heart-wrenching love story, or a more lighthearted romance might just depend on where you call home!

In order to find these insights by state, the team at Shane Co. compiled a list of search terms and then used Google Trends data to find the search volume for each.

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