New York, September 10 – Do you know which book is the most loved one in the Facebook community? It is the Harry Potter series. This is the result of a meme that floats in your Facebook news feed where your friends list “10 books that have stayed with them in some way”.
Facebook researchers including an Indian-origin Pinkesh Patel have crunched the numbers on over 130,000 of such statuses. At 21 per cent, the Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling holds the title of “Most Influential Book on Facebook”.
At second place is Pulitzer prize winner “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee while “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien holds the third place, media reports said.
Several children’s books appear in the top 20 on the list. “We tend to read these books at a very impressionable age. Favourite books from those early years are likely to lodge themselves deeply in our memories,” Patel said.