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Book map of Armenia | February

Mar 11, 2024 News Book Map of Armenia


On International Writers Day, let's see which writers are most read in Armenian libraries. Hovhannes Tumanyan is the undisputed leader in the list of the most popular books in public libraries in Armenia. February is truly the month of the Great Armenian Poet. Most of the requests last month were books of poems, poems, quatrains, and fairy tales by Tumanyan. In second place is The Silent Patient by contemporary British writer Alex Michaelides. Readers are also lining up to read his novels The Maidens, and The Fury, which was published in Armenian in January.

The third is Ashot Aghababyan, a modern popular writer, the author of 9 novels and a collection of essays, articles, and stories, whose novel Lord of Secrets, as well as two books Black Panther about the Artsakh wars, are extremely popular in Yerevan libraries.The ten most popular books included the historical novels Samvel by Raffi and Gevorg Marzpetuni by Muratsan, The Quiet Bell Tower by Paruyr Sevak, and the book 13 Kilometers from the Tunnel by the modern Armenian writer Ruben Yesayan.

The top ten books by foreign authors also included A Taste of Lead by Maris Berzins, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, and Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Let's see how things were in the region and what readers chose there in February.

Tumanyan turned out to be the most-read author in Armavir, Gegharkunik, Lori, Syunik, and Vayots Dzor regions. The most-read book in Armavir was also The Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. Remarque's novel The Arc de Triomphe was in greatest demand in the Shirak Regional Library. The people of Tavush read Samvel by Raffi a lot.

Armenian Essays by Vardges Petrosyan are leaders in the writer’s native region of Aragatsotn. The most popular book in the Ararat and Kotayk regions was the horror novel 13 Kilometers from the Tunnel by Ruben Yesayan. Yerevan residents preferred the book Lord of Secrets by Ashot Aghababyan.