Who reads what where

I’m a sucker for a clever infographic, especially if it pertains to books or reading. The graphic above shows which reading genres are most popular in 36 countries around the world.

To collect the data, the folks at Study In Switzerland blog used the Google web search volume for each book genre in different countries.

Here are some of the significant discoveries :

▸ In Dutch-speaking countries, the thriller novel genre dominates, whereas in Norway, crime fiction dominates.

▸ Romance, classic, and poetry books are among the most popular books among readers worldwide.

▸ Fantasy books are the most popular in Europe, while horror books are most read in Latin countries.

▸ You are more likely to find classic books in the homes of people who speak English as their first language.

▸ In Asia poetry is more popular than any other reading genre.

Studying in Switzerland is a guide that tries to give international students a full idea of what it’s like to study, live, and pay for their new academic Swiss lives.


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2 Responses to Who reads what where

  1. Shaharee says:

    Poor anglo-saxon writers: they only find their readers when their book becomes a classic.

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