Book-to-Screen Adaptations Influence the Most Popular Book Genre in American States

A recent Gallup poll found that Americans are reading fewer books than ever before, with the average American reading only around 12 books per year. 

So what exactly are Americans reading when they crack open a book for their solitary monthly read? 

Well, a new study by the online tutoring site Typing analyzed the Google Trends data in each of the 50 states to identify which book genres are the most interesting to its residents. 

With book-to-screen adaptations like The Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones, and Shadow and Bone captivating audiences everywhere, it should come as no surprise that fantasy is one of the most popular genres in the country, with it coming in at the top of the list for eleven different states. 

Not to be outdone, thrillers and horror fiction are a close second and third, ranking as the top genre in ten and nine states, respectively. 

This makes sense when you consider legendary authors like Stephen King and James Patterson. They consistently put out new books, some of which launch massive audience drawing adaptations. 

While people may have their qualms about the sheer number of book-to-screen adaptations getting greenlit in recent years, that's a good thing if it gets people interested in reading. 

Looking closer at Typing’s analysis of that data, there is a direct correlation with these adaptations fueling additional Google searches and interest in the source material. 

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