Do you prefer reading books in bed, before you go to sleep or reading a good book, curled up on your sofa, underneath a warm blanket? If you’re curious about other individuals book habits and whether or not they differ from you’re on, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading in order to discover a few stats on home book habits, from a recent survey on book readership.
If you assume that most individuals read in an arm chair or on a sofa, you’re wrong. The most popular spot to read in a home, is in bed. In fact, 40.7% of the survey respondents agreed that their favorite place to read in their home was their own bed.
The second most popular spot to read at home is on a sofa:
37.8% of survey respondents chose their sofa as their favorite place to read a good book.
The third most popular spot to read at home was curled up in a large armchair:
In third place, 21.5% of survey respondents chose their armchair as their favorite spot to read in their homes. One reason why armchairs are a popular reading spot is that arm chairs are known for being cozy, places to relax.
Reading books in a bath isn’t as popular as you may think:
Few respondents owned up to reading books in bed. One reason for this may be that as modern life is so fast paced, most individuals don’t think they have the chance to enjoy a hot bath and choose to take quick showers instead.
Most individuals prefer reading a few chapters of a gripping book before bedtime:
Most individuals revealed that their favorite time to read a book was just before bed time. Which isn’t surprising as many people find that reading is a great way to unwind and relax after a long, hard day.
Reading is still a popular pastime on rainy days:
Can you fondly recall reading books as a kid, when it was raining outside and you couldn’t go outside and play? The same survey found that reading on rainy days is still a popular pastime and a great way to kill time, when it’s too cold, wet and rainy to spend time outdoors.
A large number of individuals still choose to read on their holidays:
A large number of individuals still choose to pack a thick book, to read on their holidays. As while everyday life offers little time to rest, unwind and relax, there’s plenty of time on holiday to read. As examples, you may enjoy reading on trains and planes and reading by a hotel pool. Or at the beach.
Only 1-2 individuals in 100 read during their lunch breaks:
Reading at lunch time has become a thing of the past as only 1.7% of survey respondents answered that they enjoy reading during their work breaks. Which may be surprising as 20 years ago it would be normal to see a lot of individuals reading at their work desk or at a park, during their lunch breaks.
Hopefully you found all of the statistics about reading which are listed above interesting. Especially if you’re a self confessed book worm and find reading relaxing.