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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: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.