Reading habits of Millennials that you may find surprising

A defining trait of Millennials is their ability to absorb technology into their daily lives. After all, it’s common to see a teen or young adult engrossed on their phones. They haven’t been dubbed “phone addicts” for nothing.

However, what do you think their doing on their phones? Scrolling through their social media feeds? Watching a video on YouTube?

Chances are they actually could be reading a book.

New research shows that Millennials are voracious readers. They are the most well-read generation, surpassing the Silent Generation (1928-1945), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), and Generation X (1965-1980). Yes, Millennials read more than their parents and their grandparents.

Research shows that 80% of Millennials have read a book in any format for the last 12 months. An average American millennial read at least 5 books per year.

Maybe that’s why the book publishing industry continues to grow, despite the struggles of bricks and mortar retailers. If you want to learn more fun and surprising facts about the reading habits of Millennials, check out this great new infographic from The Expert Editor:

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