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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy National Read a Book Day

As a book author myself, I thought I'd share the results of a recent survey on National Read a Book Day. Personally, I'm still more into dead tree books than digital ones. What about you?

It may be 2017, but 73% of Americans still prefer physical books.

To conduct the NationalToday.com Read a Book Day Survey, the researchers at National Today —America’s favorite online destination to commemorate quirky and fun holidays—asked 1,000 Americans about their reading habits.

*** NATIONALTODAY.COM READ A BOOK DAY SURVEY ***

(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted on August 15, 2017)


83% OF AMERICANS LOVE TO READ
Only 17% of Americans say they read zero books a year. 47% read 1-5 books a year, 17% read 6-12, and 19% read more than 13!

ONLY 19% OF AMERICANS LIKE DIGITAL BOOKS73% of Americans like to read physical books, while 19% prefer ebooks. Audiobook listeners are in the minority—only 8% say they're their favorite.

AMERICA’S TOP 5 PLACES TO READ BOOKS
#1: In bed (39%)
#2: In my favorite armchair (18%)
#3: When I'm waiting for an appointment (14%)
#4: At the library (10%)
#5: In the airplane (7%)

AMERICA’S TOP 5 FAVORITE GENRES OF BOOKS 
#1: Mystery (17%)
#2: Fantasy (13%)
#3: Young adult fiction (11%)
#4: History (10%)
#5: Biography (7%)

To learn more about National Read a Book Day, you can visit https://nationaltoday.com/us/national-read-book-day/. While there, you can also read about other fun holidays, including Beer Lover's Day and National Pepperoni Pizza Day.

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