How many books does the average person read a year?

The average person reads four books a year.

72% of adults read at least one book in the past year (this is down from 79% in 2011).

The average person reads up to 50,000 words every day including books, the internet, and other sources such as magazines, signs, correspondence, etc.

Who has read the most books?  No one knows for sure, but Louise Brown, 91, from Great Britain has read 12 books a week on average for over 60 years and has read every book in her library.  Ms. Brown, who is partially blind, has read over 25,000 books from the library and has never paid a late charge.

Several studies have shown that reading decreases the cognitive decline and dementia that can occur with aging.


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