Research finds reading books has surged in lockdown #3dchicks

Survey of 1,000 people reports time spent with books has almost doubled, with thrillers and crime the favoured genres

‘An escape from the crisis’ …
 ‘An escape from the crisis’ … Photograph: Lina Moiseienko/Alamy

A new survey has revealed that people in the UK have almost doubled the amount of time they spend reading books since lockdown began, but instead of dystopian fiction readers are turning to the “comfort” of crime and thrillers.

Nielsen Book’s research found that 41% of people said they were reading more books since Boris Johnson imposed the measures on 23 March. According to the nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults, surveyed from 29 April to 1 May, the nation has also increased the amount of time it spends reading books from around 3.5 hours per week, to six. Just 10% of adults said they were reading less.

read more https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/15/research-reading-books-surged-lockdown-thrillers-crime

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