Top Ten Lists for Books

It appears readers choices are changing as far as favorite reading genres for fiction. Keep in mind the figures below include online sales. In print books, Crime thrillers and Romance are still the King and Queen.

Here are the latest most popular genres compiled by Querytracker, an agenting site, as compared to the earlier post seven years ago.

Top 10 Most Popular Fiction Genres 2019

1 Young Adult

2 Fantasy

3 Children’s

4 Literary Fiction

5 Science Fiction

6 Thrillers/Suspense

7 Middle Grade

8 Romance

9 Picture Book

10 Historical

 
The Top 10 Most Popular Fiction genres  2012

1 Young Adult

2 Fantasy

3 Literary Fiction

4 Thrillers/Suspense

5 Romance

6 Children’s

7 Middle Grade

8 Women’s Fiction

9 Commercial Fiction

10 Historical Fiction

Top 10 Most Popular Non-Fiction Genres 2012

1 Biography & Memoirs
2 Narrative
3 Religion & Spirituality
4 Self-Help
5 Humor & Gift Books
6 True Adventure & True Crime
7 Medical, Health & Fitness
8 History & Military
9 Cultural/Social Issues
10 How To

 Top 10 Most Requested By Agents Fiction Genres 2012

1 Young Adult
2 Fantasy
3 Literary Fiction
4 Thrillers/Suspense
5 Middle Grade
6 Women’s Fiction
7 Romance
8 Commercial Fiction
9 Mystery
10 Historical Fiction

Top 10 Most Requested By Agents Non-Fiction Genres 2012

1 Biography & Memoirs
2 Narrative
3 History & Military
4 Medical, Health & Fitness
5 Religion & Spirituality
6 Humor & Gift Books
7 How To
8 Self-Help
9 Psychology
10 Cookbooks

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