Romantic, classic and poetic pop list of the most popular books in the world
- The study carried out by a Swiss company has created a map that shows the most popular book genres in each country.
- Romance books dominated and outsold fantasy, classics, poetry, adventure books, and every other genre.
Romance, classic and poetry are the most popular among readers around the world, according to a recent study. The study carried out by a Swiss company has created a map that shows the most popular book genres in each country.
According to them, romance books dominated and outsold fantasy, classics, poetry, adventure books and all other genres. Romance has been so successful, the study notes, that they achieved unit sales of 5.3 billion shillings ($47 million) in 2021, a 24% increase from the previous year.
He looked at Google search volume for each book genre in different countries, both in English and in their native language. “One could very easily assume the French preference for romance novels given their sobriquet of ‘city of love’.
Besides its stunning beauty and very romantic lifestyle, some of the best love stories in the world have come from here. It’s also interesting to note that readers in Venezuela read both romance and horror books at roughly the same level,” the study notes.
You’re much more likely to find classic books in homes in English-speaking countries, the study noted, which attributes this to English’s passion for its cultural heritage and respect for books that have stood the test of time. times such as ‘Pride and Prejudice‘, a book by Jane Austen, ‘David Copperfield‘ by Charles Dickens, and ‘Moby-Dick‘ by Herman Melville.
In the United States, classic books also reigned supreme, followed closely by novels and poetry books. This is followed by manga and historical fiction, crime and fantasy, which have almost similar readership. In Europe, fantasy has ranked popular, based on the belief that historically most fantasy stories focused only on European-inspired locations, making them appealing to readers of all ages.
Fantasy books include Hobbitthe Harry Potter seriesand the the Lord of the Rings trilogy, all of which take place in Europe. Horror books are the most popular book genre in Latin countries, Asians and Canadians have searched the internet for “poetry books” more than any other book genre.
The thriller genre reigns supreme in Dutch-speaking countries, while Norwegian readers prefer detective novels to other genres.