The most popular book genres in 36 countries around the world (infographic)

Studying in Switzerland blog has released an infographic that shows which book genres are most popular in 36 countries around the world. 

To collect the data, they used the Google web search volume for each book genre in different countries.

Here are the key findings:

▸ 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.

▸ People living in Asia are interested in poetry more than any other book 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.

Click on the infographic to enlarge, and make sure to visit the original source material.

Source: What People Read Around the World – Studying in Switzerland

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