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View Poll Results: What types of books do you like to read?
Non-fiction 60 51.28%
Humour 47 40.17%
Horror 35 29.91%
Indie 23 19.66%
Lifestyle & Home 3 2.56%
Mystery & Thriller 92 78.63%
Religion 10 8.55%
Romance 32 27.35%
Self Help 8 6.84%
Travel 18 15.38%
Science Fiction & Fantasy 95 81.20%
Sports 6 5.13%
How to 14 11.97%
Biographies & Memoirs 47 40.17%
Education 12 10.26%
History 47 40.17%
Parenting 2 1.71%
Politics 13 11.11%
Technical 18 15.38%
Computers 17 14.53%
Comics & Graphic Novels 26 22.22%
Cookbooks 28 23.93%
Historical Fiction 57 48.72%
Religion & Spirituality 17 14.53%
Young Adult 41 35.04%
Travel 18 15.38%
Other (please explain) 19 16.24%
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:48 AM   #16
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I mostly read urban fantasy (so Science fiction and fantasy), non-romance-focused young adult + middle grade fantasy/adventure (Young Adult) & mysteries, largely cosies but not exclusively (so Mystery and Thriller).

I like books that are funny but not "humour" as such - rather just books of other genres that make me smile/grin/laugh out loud.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #17
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Add science, especially astronomy, physics and biology (i.e., evolution) to my list.
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Literary fiction is missing, so that's my "other".

I'm surprised at the low number of romance readers in the poll, given the popularity of their bargain thread. Perhaps they don't read this section of the forum.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #19
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Great poll. While I read a little of everything, 80% of what I read falls into 4 categories, which I selected!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #20
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A great poll!
I missed literature, which makes up a great part of my reading, besides mystery and fantasy. Travel is mentioned twice.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #21
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A great poll!
I missed literature, which makes up a great part of my reading, besides mystery and fantasy. Travel is mentioned twice.
Forgive me, it's my first poll. I was bound to mess at least 2 things up .
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #22
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I checked, among others, both Mystery & Thriller and Science Fiction & Fantasy although I don't particularly like pure Thrillers and rarely read Fantasy. I read "Mystery/Detective/Crime" and "Hard Science Science Fiction".
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Mostly Sci-fi, Horror, General fiction, Young adult books, Fantasy, Historical fiction, Classics and some indies ...
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My picks were:

Non-fiction
Horror
Lifestyle & Home
Mystery & Thriller
Romance
Science Fiction & Fantasy
History
Comics & Graphic Novels (in my case though it's Manga I read not Comics & Graphic Novels)
Historical Fiction
Religion & Spirituality
Young Adult
Other (like gardening, poetry, etc.)
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #25
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I read pretty well anything if it sounds interesting. I have even read and enjoyed Juvenile and Chick-Lit.

Just curious though, is Indie really considered a genre?

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Much better poll than I could have done I am sure
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #26
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I checked everything except horror, lifestyle, comics, young adult, and other.

I probably shouldn't have checked indie. That's not a genre, but a business strategy. While I think publishers add value, if the reviews are good, I don't care who is the publisher. Pearl S. Buck was published by her husband's tiny company, and, eventually, they didn't publish much else than her books, so maybe that counts as liking indie.

Probably I like to read young adult; I just don't do it much.

Lifestyle and home - I didn't know what that was. I do look at gardening books.

Other - I should have checked that because I read science books once in a while. Mostly history of science, but sometime popularized physics, and sometimes books on animals. There was a good one a few years ago on how locusts have, thankfully, disappeared from North American.

Horror - Now there's a genre I detest. Although I will read about real-life historical horrors.
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Definitely an improvement on the previous poll, thanks, though the missing category "Literature" is a bit of a hole in the voting...


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I read pretty well anything if it sounds interesting. I have even read and enjoyed Juvenile and Chick-Lit.

Just curious though, is Indie really considered a genre?

Helen

Much better poll than I could have done I am sure
I just copied Indie from the previous poll (I don't think it's a genre, but I would like to know how many people read indie books compared to ones by big publishers). I tried to keep it as close to the original.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #29
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Lifestyle and home - I didn't know what that was. I do look at gardening books.
Here's Amazons findings for Lifestyle and Home http://www.amazon.com/Lifestyle-Home...d_i=2237633011
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Not to nitpick becuase I kow it would be impossible to list every genre and subgenre, but any such poll really should have literature choices, i.e. "Classic Lit" and "Modern/Contemporary Lit".
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