Here is a list of 100 books that conservatives like to read. As we discuss in our article, these lists were derived by identifying readers on Goodreads as either conservative or liberal based on whether they positively rated a highly partisan book from a select list (titles like James Carville’s It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! or Paul Krugman’s End This Depression Now! on the left and Glenn Beck’s CowardsAnn Coulter’s Demonic, or Pat Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower on the right).

The books are ranked by the increased odds that they are read by a Conservative reader compared to a Liberal reader. We also include the total number of bookshelves that this book appeared on in our sample.

We also identified the top 100 books that liberals prefer as well as those books that showed no statistical difference between groups.

Title Bookshelves Odds Ratio
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp; #1) 782 6.52
Left Behind (Left Behind; #1) 1057 4.86
Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe; #1) 826 3.58
Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe; #2) 1341 3.18
Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe; #6) 1080 3.17
The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan Universe; #7) 861 2.96
Red Storm Rising 1041 2.76
The Testament 971 2.55
The Runaway Jury 1411 2.50
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross; #1) 985 2.49
The Client 1798 2.36
The Rainmaker 1233 2.32
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher; #1) 1222 2.32
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe; #4) 2127 2.23
The Chamber 1037 2.23
The Host (The Host; #1) 1044 2.19
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross; #2) 981 2.15
The Notebook (The Notebook; #1) 1511 2.15
Anthem 1598 2.14
The Pelican Brief 1820 2.11
The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia; #6) 1342 2.08
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia; #2) 1240 2.07
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia; #5) 1100 2.06
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia; #7) 1081 2.03
The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia; #4) 1036 2.01
The Firm 2657 2.01
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne; #1) 1656 1.92
Eclipse (Twilight; #3) 1885 1.91
Breaking Dawn (Twilight; #4) 1844 1.89
A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance; #1) 2595 1.88
New Moon (Twilight; #2) 1992 1.85
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia; #3) 1385 1.84
Timeline 1426 1.82
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum; #1) 1081 1.81
Congo 1203 1.77
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner; #1) 1041 1.76
Sphere 1220 1.73
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller; #1; Harry Bosch World; #16) 1033 1.73
Deception Point 1671 1.72
The Lion; the Witch; and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia; #1) 3697 1.72
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians; #1) 1576 1.67
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle; #1) 1565 1.64
Digital Fortress 1486 1.63
Treasure Island 2034 1.63
Twilight (Twilight; #1) 3549 1.62
Where the Red Fern Grows 1321 1.59
The Andromeda Strain 1542 1.59
Allegiant (Divergent; #3) 1407 1.58
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades; #1) 1706 1.58
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon; #3) 2616 1.56
Insurgent (Divergent; #2) 1696 1.55
The Thorn Birds 1080 1.54
Gone with the Wind 2775 1.53
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park; #1) 2612 1.51
Divergent (Divergent; #1) 2818 1.49
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables; #1) 1581 1.48
Robinson Crusoe 1297 1.47
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon; #1) 4768 1.46
Les Mis̩rables 2422 1.46
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time; #1) 1127 1.44
Pet Sematary 1378 1.43
A Christmas Carol 2518 1.41
The Count of Monte Cristo 2769 1.40
Misery 1417 1.39
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games; #2) 6206 1.39
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games; #3) 5961 1.38
The Godfather 1486 1.37
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy; #1) 1176 1.37
Inferno (Robert Langdon; #4) 2091 1.36
The Red Badge of Courage 1160 1.35
The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth; #1) 2247 1.33
It 1757 1.30
Sarah’s Key 1347 1.29
The Three Musketeers 1280 1.28
The Time Machine 1947 1.27
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings; #1) 4941 1.27
The Help 4460 1.27
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn; #1) 2689 1.27
Under the Dome 1324 1.26
Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1391 1.26
The Shining (The Shining; #1) 2806 1.25
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings; #3) 2828 1.24
My Sister’s Keeper 1531 1.24
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings; #2) 2883 1.23
The Stand 2773 1.23
Little Women (Little Women; #1) 2997 1.23
Oliver Twist 1392 1.23
The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter; #2) 1399 1.23
Carrie 1512 1.22
The Secret Garden 1830 1.21
Charlotte’s Web 2847 1.21
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1232 1.21
The Hobbit 6984 1.20
Holes (Holes; #1) 1328 1.20
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon; #2) 6460 1.20
Outlander (Outlander; #1) 1416 1.20
The Princess Bride 1729 1.20
The Call of the Wild 1827 1.20
Starship Troopers 1534 1.19

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