Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mysteries Rock (Now With Research!)


Of course, we already knew that mysteries rock. But now there's research to support this: a recent NEA study showed that 54 percent of readers like mysteries best, with thrillers (mystery's fraternal twin who likes to wear running shoes) at 32.6 percent.

That's a combined 86.6 percent! It's probably statistically incorrect to just add those two numbers, but I'm doing it anyway. The reading public has spoken: mysteries and thrillers rock.

Check out the link on M.J Rose's blog Buzz, Balls & Hype, where I found this info.

4 comments:

  1. This is very evident at my library. There is a separate mystery new books sections and half of the books in the other section are thrillers or crime related in some way.

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  2. I'm hoping this will mean there will be more mysteries and thrillers in YA, too.

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  3. Great to know, but remind me not to hire you as a statistician.

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  4. But doesn't 86.6 percent sound great? :-)

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