10 Infographics on Books and Reading

Sssssh.

In some parts of the country, going back to school has been fraught with turbulent debates. Luckily, there are supplemental educational tools lying all around — and they’re free, if you have a library card. Take a quick look at these ten infographics, and then snuggle in a corner or a carrel with your latest novel.

Most Targeted Books: The Catcher in the Rye is just one of a list of books that librarians and parents have found objectionable over the years.

Orwell Vs. Huxley: Huxley’s depressing dystopian future seems a bit more accurate than Orwell’s.

The DNA of a Successful Book: Surprisingly, books with a female protagonist are more likely to be successful.

Teaching Us to Read Again: E-readers may be our ticket back to a literate public.

Ray Bradbury Predictions Fulfilled: Science fiction’s predictive powers are truly amazing.

Battle of the Bookworms: In this digital age, e-readers might be overpowering traditional readers.

Do Self-Published Authors Make Money?: A lot more than we thought.

The Top 10 Most Read Books In the World: Over the last 50 years, Harry Potter has outpaced Anne Frank.

Plot Lines: This interesting infographic traces the elements of every successful novel.

What Should You Read This Summer?: Maybe you won’t be luxuriating in a book poolside, but there are still plenty of hours to get some reading done.

Image: the pale side of insomnia

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