After the last post on reading trends analysis, I forgot to share a chart of a subject which is close to my heart.
Whenever I walked around the library for inspiration, I looked for novels with exotic country settings to read.
Travel books are one of my favourite reading genre, therefore you’ll see an odd category called “The World” which are really journalist or travelling authors sharing their round-the-world travelling experiences, notably as Tony and Maureen Wheeler of The Lonely Planet Story, Jim Rogers of Adventure Capitalist, Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray and Love etc.
I also love books with Middle East theme. There are abundance of Chinese and Indian authors who offers a delectable tales too.
This year exploring Spainish – Moorish culture was a conscious choice as I read three of Jason Webster’s true tales of living in Spain, two of Tahir Shah’s life in Morocco, and a book that win Dublin IMPAC award by Tahar Ben Jelloun, a Moroccan writer.
The other books on exotic settings were stumbled by serendipity. There are 25 variety of settings in total.
I hope to emulate the same trend for this year.