June 24, 2016

The 7 Types of Readers

As much as I love my fellow book nerds, I’ve realized that we are not all the same. I was having a conversation recently with a good friend swapping book recommendations and I realized that we’re very different readers. This is not a bad thing, it’s just that though we can both be considered voracious readers, our style is quite distinctive.

the 7 types of readers

This got me to thinking and of course, me being me, I started to make a list. In the end, I came up with what I believe to be the 7 types of readers.

Literary Snobs 

Everyone knows at least one person like this. They are only interested in “sophisticated” literature. Do not bring them a copy of a romance, YA, or chick lit novel if you value your life.

Series fanatics 

Series fanatics might be the closest thing to binge readers. They like to stick with a particular family or group of friends and follow them for multiple books. While I’m not a definite series fanatic, I do love my fair share of them. There is something to be said about growing with the book characters. One thing that I do not like, however, is having to wait months or years on end for the next installment to be released.

If you can’t stomach the idea of a standalone novel then it’s pretty safe to say that you’re a series fanatic.

The Book Juggler

I have another good friend who is definitely a book juggler. She simply cannot read one book at a time. It both annoys and fascinates me. Ask her what book she’s reading and she’ll name off at least 3 books that she’s reading simultaneously.

The “physical books only” reader

I sympathize with this reader even though the loyalists tend to take it a bit too far. As much as I appreciate my beloved Kindle, there’s something to be said about the physical books. I have a couple hundred books in my possession to prove my point. When it comes to non-fiction books especially, I’ve found that I retain the information better this way.

Non-Fiction Enthusiasts 

Speaking of non-fiction books, the readers who absolute love these books are those who prefer real facts and stories. These are the readers who love biographies and historical pieces. Real life < fiction.

The Re-Readers

I’m a re-reader, I will freely admit that. When I love a book, really love a book, I’ll re-read it any chance I get. I tend to re-read my favorite books to the point where I can memorize the dialogue and plot down to the most minute detail.

Fiction lovers

Ok, if I had to absolutely choose the type of reader I am, it would be a fiction lover. I LOVE fiction. Over 70% of the books in my collection is fiction. There is something about getting lost in someone else’s story, for better or worse, if only for a couple of hours or days that I love. I definitely appreciate non-fiction and read quite a bit of it, however, my imagination is able to run wild when it comes to fiction.

 

What type of reader are you?

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Natalya

Natalya is an Account Manager by day and an editor and author's assistant to passionate creatives by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is catching up on her favorite television shows.

Natalya is the author of All The Things I Never Said, a soul-stirring collection of short stories, prose and love letters for the soulful wanderers, the brokenhearted and the hopeless romantics.

You can follow her rantings and occasional sparks of brilliance on Twitter @NatalyaMuncuff.
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