A new study in the UK has found that a large portion of British readers return to their favorite books again and again. According to a recent story in the Guardian, “77% of UK readers revisit books they’ve enjoyed on first reading.”
Some other findings from the survey:
* 59% of readers never tire of their favorite characters.
* 34% of readers (or rereaders, rather) find they learn something new from each reading.
* The top three reread authors in England are JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien and Jane Austen.
Read the rest of Richard Lea’s story here, along with the list of the top 20 books to be pulled from the shelves more than once.