I was curious and switched the genre for my story Perfectly Aligned to see how the rankings would change depending on the genre. At the time I have 20 reads and my story was published on the 2nd of October.
I only kept the change long enough to take a screenshot of the results so I don’t think it effected my reads (in fact I’m still at 20) and the only one that actually ended up in the top 100 was #54 for Horror.
I found it fascinating! For one it shows how (easy??) much more likely it is to get a story in trending for sections like horror, thriller, comedy, and adventure, but it also shows how difficult trending in romance and drama is. Fantasy is another one though that I was ranked high in (in terms of the actual number) which was something I was a bit surprised about.
Do these results surprise you?