It turns out we’re a nation hooked on crime and thrillers, with over a third of Brits reading these genres regularly. Mystery and drama follow in third and fourth position, with 34.9% and 32.9% of the population selecting these as their favoured genres.
Both autobiographies and biographies also made the top ten, suggesting life stories to be real page turners.
Do book lovers’ favourite genres change depending on where in the UK they live?
Our survey revealed that people in Southampton are romantics at heart, with locals most likely to be found reading a romantic novel, while Glaswegians prefer something with a political edge. People from Cardiff and Newcastle are seemingly most likely to be found reading to their children, with the Welsh capital favouring children’s books and Geordies selecting fairy tales.
Whilst there’s nothing better than getting into bed and curling up with a book, UK cities have differing opinions when it comes to the best place to catch up on their latest read.
Perhaps unsurprisingly Brighton locals are most likely to be found reading on the beach, whether that be their local beach, or somewhere hot and sunny abroad. In comparison, people from Norwich can be found reading on their daily commute or out in nature, whilst Bristolians favour their sofa or their desks.
And don’t forget Newcastle locals, who are most likely to be found on the toilet, reading fairy tales!
In a digital age, where audiobook sales are on the rise, our survey revealed that Brits still favour physical books, both new and second hand, over e-readers and audiobooks.
Do you come from a city of bookworms, or are your fellow locals a little book shy?