“Are You Listening Mumbaikars & Delhites”
You know that feeling,” she said, “When you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.― Cassandra Clare
Recently, Amazon India’s Annual Reading Trends Reports for 2017 has revealed the name of the city which on the top of the list. And, you will be really surprised to know this city has left Mumbai and Delhi behind! Shocking? What are Mumbaikar and Delhiites doing?
Well, as per the ranking exam preparation books were the most readable, then books of Indian author. Literature and fiction, personal development and self-help, and romance categories were ranked on third, fourth and fifth position respectively.
According to the survey, “‘I Do What I Do’ by Raghuram Rajan got the title of the most read under the Business category while under the category of children ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway’ by Jeff Kinney won maximum hearts. Under Hindi books, ‘Hera Pheri’ by Surender Mohan Pathak topped the poll.”
“In the non-fiction category ‘India’s Most Fearless: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes’ by Shiv Aroor won the readers hearts while in the romance book category ‘Our Story Needs No Filter’ by Sudeep Nagarkar topped the poll. ‘How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life’ by Lilly Singh was voted as the winner under the self-help category.”
Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India told to TOI:
“We are very excited with this year’s Reading Trends Report and are thrilled to see Indian writers among the most read authors for the fifth consecutive year! We are truly committed to helping our customers enjoy their passion for reading by offering them a wide selection of books with unique choices across languages, genres and authors.”
However, Bengaluru Is 2017’s Most Well-Read City In Amazon India’s Annual Reading Trends Reports.
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