Not sure about the stats. But if people are reading less, that's sad. There's so many amazing books and stories out there--all kinds of genres for anyone's interest. I LOVE to read! I have a Kindle and just read one novel after another. Check out Amazon's "Free" ebook section...you might have to search a bit, but there's lots of books out there for low to no cost. And go to the library too!
I am on a book series that is 21 books long. I have read all 21 and an on #5 of the second time through. Book 22 comes out in a couple of weeks so I should have these done by the time that one comes out. I have also read a couple of series that were 4 and 5 books long so I would say about 30 books this year.
Wow I didn't realize that people were reading less than usual. I love reading; it is my favorite hobby. I try to make sure I have a little "me time", after a hard days work of chores, and taking care of my precious little ones. After I put them to bed I spend my night cuddled up with a warm blanket and I start reading my books. I am a very fast reader and so I can say I have read quite a lot of books this year. I have read well into 70 at least and I am sure there are tons more. When my children are safe and tucked into their beds I get to experience a whole other world by immersing myself in a good book. Reading takes me to a whole other world and it helps all of my stresses melt away at that time. Of course when the chapter and/or the book is done those things come back, but they are lessened. I think it is important for us mommies to take some time out for ourselves even if it is just relaxing to a book or watching a movie. Hopefully the stats go up some; fingers crossed! :)
Not sure how many I've read--but according to my Kindle it's A LOT. Thankfully my son loves to read too--and we're both fans of actual books--although Kindle is great to bring along too.
Do kids books count? LOL!