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Stats are in!

That loud grinding noise you’ve been hearing is Librarian June Hesler compiling statistics from this summer’s Adult Reading Challenge. We gave out 291 New York State of Mind reading maps which resulted in 76 raffle entries. Congratulations are due to the five stalwarts who read a book from all six regions.

Fiction barely nosed out non-fiction as the most popular genre. Below is the list of regions by popularity and the book most read in each region:

  1. New York City – 14 persons read Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow.
  2. Long Island – 13 people read The Vineyard by Louisa Hargrave.
  3. The Adirondacks had 13 readers of Trout Lake, by Ann Metcalfe.
  4. Catskills/Hudson Valley saw 12 people go through We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver.
  5. New York as a whole had 12 people declare for The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell.
  6. Central and Western New York leaned on it’s most popular tourist attraction as 10 people read Inventing Niagara, by Ginger Strand.

See you next summer.