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## How many books does the average person read in a year?

The average number of books each person read over the course of a year was 12…but that number is inflated by the most avid readers. The most frequently reported number was 4 books per year.

## How many books does the average American read in a lifetime?

At an average of a book a day for 73 years (365 * 73), an ordinary human can read 26,645 books. Because most of our classmates, coworkers and neighbors don’t read (most Americans don’t even reach 200 books in a lifetime), we start to see their actions as normal.

## How many books does the average CEO read in a year?

A recent survey by Fast Company suggests that the answer could be a well-lined bookshelf. In fact, the average number of books read by a CEO is 60 books per year, or five books each month.

## How many books does the average British person read a year?

According to a YouGov survey, the mean number of books read for pleasure by adults in the UK is around 10 each year, and the median is around 4. I haven’t seen good figures for children’s reading (how do you count a ten page picture book?), but I would expect significantly higher numbers than for adults.