What People Read

Regular visitors to TBTP are well aware that I am way too fond of clever infographics. I’m especially kean on the ones that examine reading habits around the world. The graphic above, which was created by Studying in Switzerland used international Google search numbers to determine the most popular book genres in countries where data was available. According to search trends, American readers prefer the classics to other popular categories. Book lovers in New Zealand and Ireland are also searching for older books that tend to be taught in literature classes.

In South and Central America, horror and romance are the most popular genres. Scary books dominate in Mexico and Argentina, and romance books are big sellers in Brazil.

I was surprised to see Fantasy topping the charts in Italy, Germany, and Poland. India, home to the world’s most voracious readers, gravitates toward poetry over the other genres on the map. Poetry is also surprisingly popular in Canada.



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