In honor of National Reading Month, we find books as they exist in the wild. by Megan Murray
Oprah would be proud. The average American read five books last year, about the same as years past, according to Pew Research Center. (It’s OK, we won’t snitch if you didn’t.) But our reading habits are shifting: 42 percent of adults ages 30 to 49 read at least one e-book in 2013, up from 25 percent in 2011, according to the study. But print isn’t dead as 87 percent of e-book users also read a traditional book in the past 12 months. In honor of National Reading Month, we found bibliophiles of all types to see what books mean to them.