Nashville ranks among most ‘well-read’ cities in US

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Amazon revealed its annual list of the top 20 most well-read cities with Nashville coming in at No. 16.

Amazon ranks cities of more than half-a-million people based on purchases of books, magazines and newspapers in both downloaded and print format.

Seattle, the home of Amazon’s headquarters, came in first for the second year in a row.

News 2 checked with the Nashville Public Library to find out what were the most read books in Music City.

For the past year, “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” was the most requested book for adults.

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins was a close second.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” was the most checked out kids book while “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” is the most requested kids book of all time through the Nashville Public Library.

The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:

  1. Seattle, Wash.
  2. Portland, Ore.
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. San Francisco, Calif.
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Las Vegas, Nev.
  7. Tucson, Ariz.
  8. Denver, Colo.
  9. Albuquerque, N.M.
  10. San Diego, Calif.
  11. Baltimore, Md.
  12. Charlotte, N.C.
  13. Louisville, Ky.
  14. San Jose, Calif.
  15. Houston, Texas
  16. Nashville, Tenn.
  17. Chicago, Ill.
  18. Indianapolis, Ind.
  19. Dallas, Texas
  20. San Antonio, Texas

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