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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Source

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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