Brits’ favourite books to read on holiday at home – Sally Rooney tops the list | Entertainment

John Boyne’s “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” came in sixth, followed by Richard Osman’s “Murder Thursday Club” and “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

Other top 10 hits were “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult and “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

The study, commissioned by the national holiday cottage company Original Cottages, also found that travellers read five books during a typical holiday.

60% of people spend more time reading in their vacation week than the average work week.

Nearly six in 10 (58%) prefer to read on the go because they can relax – and 59% of them believe buying a new book is a key part of travel preparation.

It also emerged that romanticism was considered the top genre to read at home, while others favored mystery, history, and literary fiction.

However, two in five (39%) are not trying new things, sticking with the type they know they enjoy and keep reading at home.

Nearly three-quarters (72%) think reading is a great way to escape and close – however, more than a third (37%) find it difficult to find the right book while on holiday in the UK.

Sonia Holman from Original Cottages said: “Holidays are all about escapism and nothing helps you break away from work and relax like getting lost in a good book.

“We hope our summer reading list will help Britons get inspired when packing for their next UK trip.”

The study also found that 60% of adults still prefer to read physical books on the go, rather than on a tablet or Kindle.

On a typical stay-at-home vacation, vacationers spend most of their reading time in the garden (23%), the beach (16%) and in bed (16%).

Aside from clothing essentials, books (59%) are the top item for travellers on holiday in the UK – ahead of other items such as magazines (30%), board games (29%) and sports equipment (26%).

Nearly two-thirds (62%) believe reading is an integral part of the holiday experience.

Sonia Holman from Original Cottages added: “For 54% of Brits who are frustrated if they forget to bring something to read, our local team of experts are on hand to advise you on where to find it. Tips and advice on the best local novels..”

The ultimate summer reading list:

  1. Beautiful world where are you Sally Rooney
  2. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  4. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
  6. John Boyne boy in striped pajamas
  7. Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club
  8. Anne Frank’s Diary
  9. “Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult
  10. The Hunger Games by Susan Collins
  11. John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars”
  12. Lee Child and Andrew Child are better off
  13. Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Presidential Daughter
  14. “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer
  15. David Attenborough, “Life on Our Planet”
  16. The Goodnight Pre-Murder of Richard Coles
  17. Jeffrey Archer on my body
  18. Mark Billingham’s Murder Book
  19. Sally Rooney’s Ordinary People
  20. Become Molly-Mae by Molly-Mae Hague
  21. Jeremy Clarkson’s Lazy Squat
  22. MJ Arlidge’s Tom and Jerry
  23. it ends with us colleen hoover
  24. The Lion by Conn Eagledon
  25. Stephen King’s Billy Summers

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