With just slightly over 100 titles read in 2017, I consider myself to be an avid reader. I know that some book bloggers read WAY more books than that, but still… I consider myself an avid reader. My husband thinks I’m nuts. If he read ONE book a year it would be worth shouting about!
So… I thought I’d see if I really WAS an avid reader. To do this I started to research reading statistics. What I discovered may well shock and, in some cases, even appall you.
Since I live in Canada, I thought I’d start there. Here is a short report entitled “Canadian Readers by the numbers“. The report states that 88% of Canadians have read at least one book a year, with the number slightly less for Americans at 76%. At this point I’m starting to believe that my husband is the norm.
The following graph depicts the frequency of reading books in selected countries worldwide in 2017. During the survey, 30 percent of respondents from the United States stated that they read every day or most days.
Here is an infographic from 2016 which may interest you.And… how about these numbers for the United States?