All of which just makes me just a typical traveller as our friends at TUI Blue have revealed in a survey of their customers.
One in five of us only read when we go on holiday getting through an average of 1.9 books each time
Mystery and thrillers top the poolside reading list, romance novels are the nation’s guilty holiday reading pleasure
8% of us admit to reading things whilst away we’d be too embarrassed to pick up in front of friends and family at home
We’re happy to be personal lending libraries with 91% willing to pass on our reads.
And all of that is a trend which TUI Blue is celebrating with the announcement of its TUI Blue Book Swap Scheme at hotels this summer the research also revealed our top poolside reads and guilty holiday reading pleasure.
We read an average of 1.9 books on our annual holiday with favourite genres including romance (45%), mysteries (41%) and thrillers (37%).
And they say women are more avid holiday readers compared to me (probably our scintillating conversation).
But across the board 30 per cent of us admit to changing it up and reading different types of books on holiday.
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We’re also avid book lenders and borrowers with 91% per cent happy to donate a book they have read and loved for someone else to enjoy.
And 73% per cent happy to hit up friends and family for some fresh reads before they go away on holiday.
And so the book swap scheme is encouraging readers to pick up a pre-loved book and share a few words of recommendation – or warning.
With a personal note saying why you loved or hated your read.
The TUI Blue Book Swap will be operating in selected hotels across Europe this summer.