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The Ultimate Book Bucket List Survey

September 11, 2018

The Ultimate Book Bucket List Survey

There is nothing more British than curling up on a sofa with a cup of tea and a good book as the cold weather settles in. As any avid book reader can tell you, immersing yourself in a great book is a favourite past-time, and with thousands of books published every year, book lovers around the world are spoilt for choice. 

Autumn is arguably a great time to catch up on some much needed reading, and in Britain, rainy days make a good book a necessity. Here at Wordery, we wanted to discover which books and authors are the nation’s favourite, and which cities are the biggest bookworms, so we spoke to over 2,000 people across the country to find out:

Glasgow is the UK’s Bookworm Capital, with people reading on average 4 hours and 20 minutes per week, with Brighton taking second spot (4 hours and 16 minutes per week) and the Welsh capital Cardiff coming in third place (3 hours and 57 minutes per week).

Harry Potter reigns supreme as the series by J.K Rowling is still one of the most popular books to read, with The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R Tolkien and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown taking up the remaining spots in the top three.  

As well as taking the top spot for one of the UK’s favourite books, J.K Rowling was also chosen as one of the UK’s favourite authors (17.8%). 

There is a disparity when it comes to gender with women preferring J.K Rowling (24 %) and men picking Stephen King (13.1%) as one of their favourite authors. 

View the full infographic below to find out more:

The Ultimate Book Bucket List Survey - Infographic

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