So, Bookstr wrote an article about “the 6 types of bookish friends we all know and love“. The 6 types of readers according to Bookstr are:
- The humble reader: this is the quiet person reading in the corner. They’re so into their book, you don’t even know they are there.
- The bragger: the kind of people who are always further in the book or reading more of them than you.
- The speed reader: well, the name says it all, doesn’t it? Very focused readers who finish books quickly.
- The all-night page-turner: again, quite obvious, readers who get so engrossed in a book, that they read all night.
- The open book: these are the readers who love talking about what they are reading, what they just read, what other people are reading, …
- The one who’s never on the same page: they read what they want, when they want and how they want and don’t mind switching between books. Mostly annoying for book clubs or people who want to read the same book together.
But personally, I see these book types a little differently. These are my definitions:
- The humble reader: people who read but don’t feel like telling everyone about it. They don’t brag about reading, about what they’ve read and they don’t go about telling everyone their opinion about certain books.
- The bragger: according to me, this is the opposite of the humble reader. Someone who’s constantly bragging about everything they’ve read. They love to namedrop and brag about their bookish knowledge. They also have huge bookshelves where they display everything they’ve read (or claim to have read).
- The speed reader: I agree, someone who reads quickly
- The all-night reader: yes, I agree! I’ve done this myself quite a few times, so engrossed in a story that you forget about everything, including the time and, you know, sleep.
- The open book: yup, agreed! People who love to talk about books. But not in a bragging way as in “look how smart I am and how much I’ve read”. More in a “this is a book I love and I want to share it with you”-way. I’m like that. When I stumble upon people who like reading, who are into a certain genre or who love a similar book to the book I want to talk about. Then I love sharing my love of a few specific books.
- And finally, I don’t get this kind of reader. But then again, I’m not in any book clubs… I like reading at my own pace.
So, what kind of a reader are you? And which type of readers do you identify with? Be sure to let me know in the comments!