Those who had around 80 books at home tended to have average scores for literacy—defined as “the ability to read effectively to participate in society and achieve personal goals”—while owning fewer than 80 books was associated with below-average literacy. Literacy continued to improve as the number of books increased to about 350, at which point the literacy rates remained steady.
So many questions and concerns with this study to consider, but, it’s a nice reminder that books in homes matters.
SO excited to be working with @E_Roths for my FIRST ADULT ROM-COM! It's not out for a little while, but you guyssss, I LOVE these characters and this story! (Two dating experts go head-to-head with their apps/companies!!) pic.twitter.com/I0foMLJqE9
— Sandhya/Lily Menon (@smenonbooks) October 10, 2018
Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture. Below is American Horror Story star Kathy Bates’s list.
I love how many of Kathy Bates’s favorite books are children’s books (it IS worth noting, though, that they’re pretty white).