Super Depressing Stats About the Most-Highlighted Kindle Passages

Joseph Stromberg:

Of the top 25 most-highlighted passages ever, a ridiculous 19 come from one of the books in the Hunger Games trilogy, including numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Additionally, the three books rank as 3, 8, and 13 in the list of most-highlighted books of all time.

It might not be a huge shock that the Bible is the single most highlighted Kindle book of all time. But it may be a surprise that it's also number 4, 6, 11, 16, and 18 — because different versions of it are listed separately. In addition to the six Bible versions, there are five other Christianity-oriented books in the top 25 most-highlighted books of all time.

When you take away The Hunger Games, the top 50 most-highlighted books include just eight novels written since the start of the 20th century.

So basically, as a nation, we’re reading below grade level, about God, and we really, really want to just be told how to be happy and/or successful.