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Most Read by Facebookers in 2012

If you've got a Facebook profile, you may have noticed a new link: "See Your 2012 Year in Review." The roundup goes beyond your own pictures, new friends, and how many pages you liked, though. Facebook Trends from 2012 includes quite an interesting feature revealing the books that were most read by Facebook users in 2012. And, unlike our own Best Books of the Year list (which focuses on books published in 2012), this list ranges from an entire modern series to decades-old classics.

Topping the list in positions 1, 2, and 3 is Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy in sequential order. At least among Facebook users, the beginning of the Harry Potter saga continues to attract new readers and re-readers. Classics To Kill a Mockingbird (which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year)and The Great Gatsby (soon to star Leonardo DiCaprio in the big screen remake) add a little canon to the mix, while Fifty Shades of Grey stands out as an R-rated anomaly on an otherwise PG-13 list.

Here, in order, is what Facebook users read in 2012:

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire Mockingjay

50 Shades of GreyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone The Help

Twilight To Kill a Mockingbird Great Gatsby Water for Elephants

 

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Probably by using the Goodreads app.

How does Facebook know what we've read? Is there a page that people track their reads on?

I'm not surprised to see half of the titles on that list. Seeing a couple of classics make the cut isn't something I expected. A pleasant surprise to me.

I think I read 5 of those this year. Mostly the cheesy ones.

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