The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has been voted Britain’s favourite book according to new research by eye health supplement ICaps.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell share joint second place.
Brits top three series of books include Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Millennium Trilogy.
When people read a good book, they don’t just read it once. The research revealed that A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh is the nation’s most re-read book with an average of four reads per person.
Battle of the classics
When it comes to our favourite books, men prefer a modern classic rating Nineteen Eighty-Four as their favourite, whilst women choose a traditional classic putting Jane Eyre in top place. Men and women also don’t agree on their best series of books with men rating The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as their number one, while women prefer the Harry Potter books.
Brits spend more time reading blogs than books, newspapers or online articles
Britons spend well over an hour and a half (102 minutes) a day reading a book, however it’s not just novels our eyes are fixated on. We’ve become a nation of ‘blogger readers’ with people spending nearly two hours (112 minutes) a day reading blogs than books or newspapers. In comparison, we spend just a little over an hour a day (72 minutes) reading online articles.
Whilst blogs and online sites dominate our reading habits, men haven’t forgotten about their love for newspapers, spending nearly twice as long reading a paper than women (41 minutes a day vs 22 minutes respectively).
A generation gap
Magazines are still a favourite for 18-34 olds who crawl through them for 44 minutes a day compared with the over 35s who spend just 12 minutes engrossed in a magazine.
Sight is the most valued sense
Reading is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and with nine in 10 adults saying sight is the sense they most fear losing, it’s important we take care of our eyes now, so we can continue to enjoy reading for years to come. To help maintain healthy eyes, consider taking a supplement such as ICaps®, which contains antioxidant vitamins, minerals and carotenoids which are important to vision and ocular health.