When it comes to Canadian bookworms, Calgarians are leading the pack.

Online bookstore and retailer Amazon.ca revealed its second-annual list of the most well-read cities in Canada, and Calgary has jumped a spot since last year to earn the top ranking in the country.

Amazon compiled sales data of all Amazon.ca book sales in print and Kindle formats from May 2013 to May 2014 for cities with more than 100,000 residents.

"Whether it's a sci-fi thriller or a love story, this year's data shows a nation of passionate readers with a hunger for a variety of genres," said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca, in a press release.

Western Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Regina, Saskatoon and Edmonton, rounded out the top five book-buying spots, with readers in Vancouver purchasing the most print books and readers in Calgary ordering the most e-books.

Saskatonians purchased the most novels written by Canadian authors, while Calgarians selected plenty of titles from the sci-fi and self-help genres.

And while readers scooped up plenty of new titles in the past year, the timeless favourite The Very Hungry Caterpillar was the most purchased children's book.

How does your city rank? Check out the top 20

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  • 20. Hamilton, Ont.

  • 19. Halifax, N.S.

  • 18. Brampton, Ont.

  • 17. Surrey, B.C.

  • 16. Markham, Ont.

  • 15. Richmond, B.C.

  • 14. Windsor, Ont.

  • 13. Gatineau, Que.

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  • 12. Mississauga, Ont.

  • 11. Burnaby, B.C.

  • 10. Kitchener, Ont.

  • 9. Ottawa, Ont.

  • 8. Winnipeg, M.B.

  • 7. Toronto, Ont.

  • 6. London, Ont.

  • 5. Edmonton, Alta.

  • 4. Regina, Sask.

  • 3. Saskatoon, Sask.

  • 2. Vancouver, B.C.

  • 1. Calgary, Alta.

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  • 'The One & Only: A Novel' by Emily Giffin

    A small town Texas girl must suddenly face some facts of life in this smart novel about the choices women make

  • 'And the Mountains Echoed' by Khaled Hosseini

    From Lahore to Paris and places in between, the master of the modern middle eastern epic is at the top of his form

  • 'The Matchmaker: A Novel' by Elin Hilderbrand

    A classic beach read about a woman who knows what's best for everyone around her -- except for herself

  • 'One Plus One' by Jojo Moyes

    A very smart take on the "opposites atract" theme, with real wit and understanding of social class and the real world.

  • 'I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller' by Terry Hayes

    Screenwriter Terry (Road Warrior, Dead Calm) Hayes’s first novel is a furious race from New York to the middle east to save the world.

  • 'All Fall Down: A Novel' by Jennifer Weiner

    On the outside, she’s got it all: money, a beautiful family, and a nice house. But an addiction to prescription pills could erase the lovely picture.

  • 'Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery' by Robert Kolker

    A true-crime whodunit about five online escorts found murdered and strewn across Long Island

  • 'The Blessings' by Elise Juska

    A quietly moving novel about an Irish American family in Philadelphia

  • 'The Vacationers: A Novel' by Emma Straub

    Family has issues and problems. Family goes on vacation together. Issues and problems surface. Enough said.

  • 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green

    The modern classic. Two sick kids have a very emotionally healthy relationship that's neither obvious nor cloying

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