The average American reads eight books a month, which is almost 100 books total per year.
A new survey by ThriftBooks and OnePoll of 2,000 revealed that 67% prefer to read books that have been adapted into movies or TV series.
80% also admitted that they read books just because of their appearance.
Respondents said they don’t like books that have a cover that is too plain (61%) or illustration that doesn’t match the genre (52%).
In fact, 57% of Americans have purchased a book based on its cover alone.
Respondents shared the covers of their favorite books, including “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, “Misery” by Stephen King, “Harry Potter” by JK Rowling, the “Twilight” series ” by Stephanie Meyer, “Fifty Shades of Gray” by EL James and books by Danielle Steel.
The survey also found that 53% love books so much that they regularly give them as gifts during the holidays.
The top genres Americans like to give are romance (47%), fantasy (45%), comedy (40%), science fiction (39%), and history (39%).
“Books make great holiday gifts,” a ThriftBooks spokesperson said. “There are so many books to choose from, which can make it easier to find something for your loved ones this holiday season.”