Book reader in the US

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Is studying changing into a luxurious pastime?

Work, youngsters, checking your telephone. However studying a guide? It simply does not occur as a lot because it used to.

A brand new survey, although, suggests greater than two-thirds of Brits want they’d extra time to learn.

The survey of two,000 UK adults by The Reading Agency discovered that 67% want to learn extra, however practically half (48%) admit they’re too busy.

And greater than 35% mentioned they battle to seek out guide they actually like.

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Many individuals say they’ve learn The Lord of the Rings once they have solely seen the movie


Listing of books we’re most certainly to assert we have learn, after we’ve really solely seen the movie, so as of recognition:

  1. James Bond books, Ian Fleming
  2. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
  4. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  5. The Starvation Video games, Suzanne Collins
  6. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  7. The Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum
  8. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
  9. The Woman with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  10. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  12. Gone Woman, Gillian Flynn
  13. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Maybe as a result of we do not learn as a lot as we might like, as a result of two out of 5 of us (41%) are pleased to stretch the reality with regards to what or how a lot we have learn.

Millennials are the technology most certainly to lie about their studying habits, with 64% of 18- to 24-year-olds fibbing in regards to the variety of books, or the sorts of books, they’ve learn.

One quarter of 18-24 12 months olds (25%) admit to having lied about studying JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, once they have in reality simply watched the Peter Jackson movies.

The survey was commissioned forward of World Book Night on 23 April, which calls on guide lovers throughout the nation to present a great guide to somebody who does not learn typically.


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