It’s entertaining and innocent fun to participate in book challenges with fellow bookworm buddies, such as who can read the most books by the end of the year, and who can fit in the most reading time. However, on a global scale, where does your country measure up? Here’s what the recent stats have to say:

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Source: Icy Tales

 

Finland! In terms of literary achievements through testing and the like, the winter wonderland country takes the cake.

When Focused On Reading Assessment Alone, The Order Of Countries Would Be As Follows:

Singapore

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Source: Giphy

South Korea

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Source: Find The Data

Japan

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Source: SWAP

China

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Source: Feel Grafix

The U.S. and U.K. were reported as being among the countries that read below the universal average, (which is reading a little over five hours a week).

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Source: Indy 100

In terms of reading strictly for the love of reading, not due to anything academically related, India comes out on top, followed by Thailand and China.

Though statistics such as these are interesting to read and converse about, there’s one thing that’s amazing about our world as a whole: it’s full of bookworms (or dragons if you prefer) who absolutely can never get enough of a beautifully told story and always try to find the time to indulge in their quality reading time.

If you ask me, no amount of stats can beat that.

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Featured image via Planet Kibi

h/t Indy 100

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