The books from the Harry Potter series are among the 15th most read books during the British summer, according to the market research company OnePoll. The survey, requested by eBay, was done with about two thousand adults.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone is in the thirds place, behind The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, part of Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S Lewis, and The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.

After that, the books written by J.K. Rowling are interrupted only by Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, and 1984, by George Orwell.

Despite not having any book on the list, the writer Stephen King (It) was chosen by 24% of the interviewed as the best author. On the second place was Charles Dickens (Christmas Carol), with 18%.

Also according to the survey, each British has, on average, ten books on the to-be-read list. However, 42 % of the interviewed audience declared to consider themselves too busy to read as much as they would like to.

Check out the list of the most read books

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
  2. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
  3. The Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
  5. The Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
  6. Goblet Fire, by J. K. Rowling
  7. The Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
  8. The Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
  9. 1984, by George Orwell
  10. The Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
  11. The Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
  12. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. The Wind and the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
  14. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  15. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
  16. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
  17. The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  18. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  19. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
  20. Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding

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Translated into English by Caroline Dorigon
Edited by Aline Michel