Daily News Talks: Start Boasting How Well-Read You Are If You Finished Six Books In 2012: Start Boasting How Well-Read You Are If You Finished Six Books In 2012, The Pew Research Center has unveiled its stats on the United States’ reading habits in 2012, revealing that 75 percent of Americans aged 16 and above read at least one book this year. That figure includes printed books, audio books and e-books, an increasingly popular medium.
Readers polished off an average 15 books apiece, a number that was clearly bumped up by voracious bookworms because the median number of books consumed was six. (In other words, half of all readers finished more than six books, and the other half read fewer than six). There’s still time left in the year to squeeze in a few more tomes and bump up your tally – we just hope you’re a fast reader.
Hat tip to Beth Feyden.