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Leading book genres in the U.S. 2015 The graph shows leading book genres in the United States as of July 2015. During a survey, 27 percent of respondents stated they had read a romance in the year leading up to the survey. The most popular genre was mystery, thriller and crime books, which 47 percent of respondents had admitted to reading in the past year. A similar trend can be seen amongst e-book readers, as 50 percent of respondents in a recent survey stated that mystery/thriller books were their favorite genre of e-books. The genre which has experienced the largest sales growth in the last few years is the romantic comedy genre, which has recorded sales growth of 357 percent.
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The graph shows leading book genres in the United States as of July 2015. During a survey, 27 percent of respondents stated they had read a romance in the year leading up to the survey. The most popular genre was mystery, thriller and crime books, which 47 percent of respondents had admitted to reading in the past year. A similar trend can be seen amongst e-book readers, as 50 percent of respondents in a recent survey stated that mystery/thriller books were their favorite genre of e-books. The genre which has experienced the largest sales growth in the last few years is the romantic comedy genre, which has recorded sales growth of 357 percent.
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Release date
October 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 15 to 20, 2015
Number of respondents
2,273 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online panel
Supplementary notes
Multiple answers were possible.

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