America’s reading habits: an infographic

Wondering What Everyone Else Is Reading?

The Most Popular Book Across the US Is…

Are you the type who’s used to craning your neck so you can make out the cover titles of your fellow subway commuters’ books?  Can’t wait to get your hands on the next great read, before you’ve even finished the book you’re on now?

You’re not alone.

According to Global English Editing’s 2017 infographic on America’s reading habits, at least 59% of Americans are reading the same – if not more – than we did last year.

In today’s market, American authors make up 73% of the world’s highest paid authors, with J.K. Rowling and James Patterson topping the list at $95 and $87 million respectively.

With stats like these, it’s clear that reading is still one of America’s favorite pastimes.

But what are Americans reading?

According to Global English Editing’s infographic, which includes data from the subscription-based book service Scribd, our favorite reads have a vast range:

From Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir What Happened, to Mark Manson’s self-help book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck, all the way to Stephen King’s horror story It.

So which book is the most popular read across all the states?

Check out Global English Editing’s infographic below to find out, and learn more about America’s reading habits.

This guest post was composed by Sierra Delarosa

Content Manager, Global English Editing & The Expert Editor

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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13 Responses to America’s reading habits: an infographic

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  2. jilljemmett says:

    Wow, those are very interesting stats. People are always asking me if there won’t be print books anymore since there are ebooks, but print books are still selling better than ebooks.

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  3. skyecaitlin says:

    This is very interesting!

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  4. Annie says:

    What I love is that young people read more :O I did’t expect it!

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    This is great. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  6. Love this infographic, interesting to see the high percentage of readers across all ages but most especially the youngest group. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. This was so interesting to read!! I love that young people are reading more tbh 🙂

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  9. madbooklove says:

    I love these kinds of statistics in visual format. Interesting that so many of the top 10 Most Anticipated reads are YA. I’d love to see a top 10 by genre.

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  10. Martie says:

    I really enjoy seeing your Christmas blog side panels.

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  11. One of the things I find so disheartening about the e-reader is that it is so much more difficult to have a quick peek at what fellow commuters are reading. So frustrating!

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