I came across this hilarious article on The Atlantic Wire‘s website. It was posted back in August and was inspired from a blog post on The New Yorker‘s Page-Turner blog. In this article, Jen Doll lists a number of possible book reader types along with suggested reading for each.
I identified with them all. For each one I read, I kept saying, “Oh my gosh! That’s so me!” I began to despair that I am just too weird a reader to be able to find a description that totally matches my reading personality. For this reason, it’s good that I’m reading Doll’s article a few weeks late because at the end of the first article, I saw a link to a second one which lists additional book reader personalities.
I was finally able to find my match, at the end:
The “It’s Complicated” Reader.
You are a combination of many of these things and yet completely different, too. Each book means a new type of reader exists in your soul; you refuse to be defined or categorized. You are a freeform, wild, woolly entity. You do whatever you want. You’re probably a Pisces. You’re definitely a reader.
Suggested “it’s complicated” reads: We dare not to go there.
Yes, I am definitely an “It’s Complicated” Reader and it’s true, I am a Pisces; thus my inability to go strictly with any one type. Anyways, you should check out both articles and see which ones you identify with. Let me know when you find your match!
Here are the links to the articles by Jen Doll: