Millennials and #Reading – you may be surprised


Wikipedia defines the term Millennials as:

Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years.

If you want to learn more about the surprising reading habits of Millennials, here’s a fun infographic from The Expert Editor, an Australian editing and proofreading company.

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Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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21 Responses to Millennials and #Reading – you may be surprised

  1. What a lovely infographic! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Fascinating! Another millennial reader here 😉 and it’s really reassuring to see that some of the trends I’ve noticed in my own reading/social circles are borne out across the broader population. I was pleasantly surprised to see we’re using libraries more – how great is that?! Hopefully, it will translated into better funding for these public services down the line. ❤️

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  3. What an interesting infographic! I’m a millennial myself, and I find that a lot of this is very true to me. I read a lot, definitely more than the older generations in my family. And price promotions get me every time. xD

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    • My children are millennials. I’m a sucker for price promotions too. In fact I downloaded two Kindle books this morning from Amazon. Total expenditure? $ 1.99 not bad for two reads.

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      • Ha, right? If I’m on the fence about a book, a well-timed $1.99 means I automatically buy it. I’ll even buy books that I was intending to get from the library if I catch them for $0.99 to $1.99, because honestly, I can totally afford that price and am happy to support the author directly (ish?).

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  4. Amazing post, Lynne. You always do an amazing job with your graphics. Gees, so we have to grab the millennials in less than 9 seconds, huh? Scary. but the ebook stat, print more popular? they’d put down their cell phones to read a print book? hmmm

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    • Ha Ha. I found that one a bit suspect too. LOL

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    • Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

      Hahaha well, as one of the millennial readers, I’m happy to confirm that literally every millennial I know reads print books. The only e-book readers I know, or people who read on their phones, are 50+ years old. Probably a biased sample, but still? 🤷‍♀️😅❤️

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  5. This is so fun, Lynne! I’m so glad they are reading! ♥️

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  6. Gosh this was fascinating and also terrifying in parts (like the fact that millennials have a worse attention span than goldfish). I’m glad to hear millennials use libraries more though!

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  8. So interesting, my parents and I were just talking about this yesterday. All three of my kids are at the very end of the millennial spectrum two of them read and one of them doesn’t.

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  9. stargazer says:

    Shorter attention span than a goldfish… Sounds about right 😉

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  10. Wow, very interesting and informational. Mind if I share this? I’m a millennial (1987) myself, so most of these facts lined up for me personally.

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  11. Quite a shock, Lynne. I never would have guessed the library participation.

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  12. Very interesting! I would like to have seen some more comparisons with the older generation, because those were interesting when they were there.

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