Most popular book in the UK named, and it’s not the Bible or Harry Potter

Whether we say we're too busy, that books are too expensive, or we just simply don't know what to read, we can always think of an excuse for why we don't prioritise reading over our other to-do's.

But according to a study, a considerable number of Brits have made an exception for one book.

By analysing their internal sales from the last three years, OnBuy.com – one of the fastest growing shopping marketplaces – revealed which book Brit's can't get enough of, and it's not Harry Potter or The Bible.

From 2016 OnBuy surveyed 3,000 of its customers to gain an insight into their reading habits and found that one in three adults, 35 percent, have not read an entire book in the last five years.


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Whilst two in three Brits, 67 percent, admit they'd like to read more.

They also researched which genres are most popular amongst adults, concluding that crime and thriller books being 44 percent of the UK's favourite, and 28 percent regularly opting for romance books.


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The least popular genre was poetry, drama and criticism books, which two percent of people chose.

But, the book which came out on top as the UK's most popular book is Kamini Thomas’s Modern Kama Sutra.

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, came in close second followed by Seth Matlins & Eve Epstein's Scratch & Sniff Book Of Weed.


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The top ten most popular books in the UK are:

Cas Paton, founder of OnBuy.com said: "Our research suggests the majority of adults would like to read more, so hopefully our list inspires some members of the public to pick up a book!

"It was also fascinating to see what books are the most popular in the UK, with the top ten including both classics and modern favourites – a great starting list for any new reader!"

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