Judging a City by Its Book Covers

After collecting data from 13,000 bookstores, websites and non-traditional book-selling stores, the Daily Beast has rounded up the top reads within 16 U.S. cities. While fiction picks seemed to waver between Dan Brown, Kathryn Stockett, James Patterson and John Grisham, the non-fiction reads offered some surprises. Why are Red Socks-centric Bostonites loving Joe Torre’s The Yankee Years? Who knew funny man Steve Harvey’s relationship advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man would be taken so seriously? And yes, we’re also extremely irritated with Houston, Cleveland, and Seattle (?!) — all spots where Going Rogue was number 1.

See how your city’s non-fiction picks fared after the jump.

New York City
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. The Yankee Years, Joe Torre
3. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell

Los Angeles
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin

Chicago
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Have A Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom

Philadelphia
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Have A Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom

SF-SJ-OAK, California
1. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
3. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey

Boston
1. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin

Dallas
1. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey

Detroit
1. Have A Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
2. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin

Washington, D.C.
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin

Houston
1. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
2. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin

Cleveland
1. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
3. Have A Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom

Atlanta
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World, David Jeremiah
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin

Minneapolis
1. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Have A Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom

Tampa
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Get Motivated!: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal, and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA, Tamara Lowe

Seattle
1. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin

Miami
1. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin

What do you make of this list? How does your hometown pan out? Sound off in the comments, and check out the full list here.