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The Lord of the Rings one of the world’s most popular books

According to Facebook, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have both ranked as two of the most popular books by users (behind the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.

In analysing the Facebook statuses of over 130,000 people around the world, Facebook discovered Tolkien’s enduring popularity as his two most well-known books occupy positions 3 and 4 of the top 100 books. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams came seventh, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis came tenth, and A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin came 79th; five of the top 10 were books of fantasy literature.

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About the Author: The Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society is an educational charity and worldwide membership organisation devoted to promoting research into, and educating the public in, the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Society organises regular events (such as Oxonmoot and Tolkien Reading Day), publishes regular books and journal (such as Amon Hen and Mallorn), and is working towards a permanent home to Tolkien in the UK.