9 types of readers we all know exist, because we’re not all the same y’all

As professional book nerds we all know that there’s not only one way to be a reader. We’re a diverse bunch and we all read and treat books in different ways.

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You’ll probably come across at least one of each of these in your reading life:

1. The Dog-Ear Reader


These are the kinds of readers that make us MP!ers flinch a little every time we think about it. USE A BOOKMARK! A train ticket! Or even a spoon!

2. The Bath Reader

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We salute your bravery, reader. Wanting to read so much that you risk submitting a book to a watery death is something to aspire to. And if you venture into the bath with a Kindle or a hardback, well, good luck to you, friends. We’re in awe.

3. The “I will not bend the spine” Reader

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AKA us here at MP… We often get comments that nothing on our bookshelves look read and it makes us glow with pride. We like beautiful, shiny books, what more can we say?

4. The “I can read everything at the same time” Reader


We all know that reader who’s reading an e-book, a paperback, an audiobook and a hardback all at the same time. In fact, it might just be us…

5. The Marathon Reader

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We definitely know a few of these! They’re often spotted in a cosy corner with a full series piled beside them and then when you walk past an hour later, they’re still there, but they’re two books down…

6. The Book Club Reader

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They’re in YA book club, a classics book club and a literary book club. Oh, and don’t forget the readathons and readalongs they do with their friends online. We feel a bit exhausted even writing that…

7. The Literary Snob Reader

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 “Oh, you read YA? Do you ever read real books?”
These readers give us rage. We don’t talk to them.

8. The Fickle Reader

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We know all about these readers. They start reading every new book as soon as they get it, only to abandon it for the next one. Eventually they end up reading 15 books at once and have a bit of a breakdown. Not that that’s ever happened to us, of course…

9. The Re-Reader


Re-reading is the ultimate comforting treat. A good re-read is the equal of a warm hug, and some people just like to re-read their favourites on a loop.

Which type of reader are you? Let us know at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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