I recently did a poll on my twitter with this question and I wasn’t overly surprised with the result to be honest (see below)
I know a fair few people who like to juggle a few books at once, some who like to have two on the go (of different genres) and I also know a lot of people who like to only read one book at a time and will only pick up another once they’ve finished.
I’m not surprised that 51% of people (131 people) said they only read one at a time. This is where I used to firmly sit and most of the time, unless I have a buddy read or a blog tour on… I’ll usually stay here. Sometimes I’ll flirt with reading two of different genre’s (again unless I have a tour or a buddy read on).
18 people out of the 258 said they typically read four or more at a time. This to me actually seems quite lot.
I have periods of time where I read six for example, due to a stacking up of buddy reads, blog tours or that I simply have no self-control BUT I wouldn’t say this is typical.
I’d find it hard to sustain reading four or more books frequently. I find I have to start taking notes when I go about 3 books, especially if the genre’s are similar (or storylines could potentially blur, with names for example).
Drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts… I’m genuinely interested in other peoples reading habits.