The Reading Journal
How reading make us happy in 2022 — and what we would change
Four qualities stood out among readers most satisfied with their reading in 2022: Flexibility with reading goals. Confidence in personal reading preferences. Willingness to give up on a book. And reading out of desire, not obligation.
Who did we read with in 2022?
What’s better than falling in love with a book? Having someone to talk to about it! Here we dive into book clubs, introverted readers, and how readers found community in 2022.
How we kept track of books we read in 2022
Nearly all respondents recorded their reading in 2022 through official book tracker apps, custom tools, social media platforms - or a combination of all three.
How did we read in 2022?
Respondents didn’t limit themselves to a single reading format: nearly all mixed hard copies, e-books, and audiobooks to meet different needs.
How we found books to read — and where we bought them — in 2022
Recommendations were the most common - and beloved! - form of book discovery. (Spoiler alert: Personal suggestions were far more effective than algorithm-driven ones.)
The reasons why we read books in 2022
There are many things respondents loved about reading, but one motivation rose to the top: To immerse myself in a story.
Reading vs. watching TV — how to make the trade and why
Making this decision was, for me, one that was not about the number of books I could read if I gave up TV. Instead, it was about doing something great for my brain and building a healthy habit.