A survey by The Jenkins Group, an independent publishing services firm, has shown that millions of Americans never read another book after leaving school.
Check out the stats:
33% of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42% of college graduates never read another book after college.
80% of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57% of new books are not read to completion.
While these statistics are obviously troubling, I don’t think any of us can honestly say we’re that surprised.
But what I’m intrigued by is not the people who neglect to read books, but rather, the ones who continue to do so.
I’ve noticed a unique trend among my friends who’ve thrived in their 20’s and 30’s...