'Potter' books most re-read in the UK

  November 8, 2007 at 11:22 PM ET
  Geri     BBC
  harry potter books, potter books, hp books

A survey of 2,034 people in the UK found that 77% of readers re-read books, with the Harry Potter series takingopens in new window the top spot.

The survey conducted by Costa Book Awardsopens in new window also found that 43% of readers admitted to deciding whether they will finish a book after only reading the first chapter.

The top 10 re-visited reads:

1. The Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
5. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
6. 1984 - George Orwell
7. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
8. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
9. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller