Facts about Reading 10 Things You Might Not Know About Reading 123456789101 Reading is fun! 2 More than half of young people (54%) in the UK, aged 8 – 18, read for fun “quite a lot.” 3 Most people read: 75% of adults have read at least one book in the last year. 4 Reading regularly is proven to improve your vocabulary – so you sound like a genius. 5 Reading also helps develop your spelling, your memory and even your Maths skills! 6 The more you read, the better your chances of getting a highly paid job. 7 Reading is relaxing – a daily dose of just six minutes of reading can reduce your stress levels by 68%. 8 Research shows that you learn more from reading than you do from your parents! 9 The three most popular books for 8 – 18 year olds are: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight.’ You’ll find all of these books in our school library. 10 Even reading for pleasure at home just once a week is enough to improve your grades in a range of subjects.