Bengaluru beats Delhi and Mumbai to Become the most Well-Read City in India

Thanks to all the readers. Bengaluru, the Garden City of India is now the most Well-Read city in India leaving Delhi and Mumbai behind in the list. This is in reference to a survey conducted by Amazon India’s Annual Reading Trends Report in 2017.

This has not come as a surprise. Bengaluru is a hub for the number of schools and colleges and so, exam preparation books were the most preferred ones, followed by books by Indian authors. The city that houses extensive Book events, Literature festivals, Story-telling sessions and poetry festivals definitely deserves this title.


Coming to the survey, Exam preparation books top the list followed by books by Indian authors with Literature and fiction, personal development and self-help, and romance categories ranking in third, fourth, and fifth positions respectively.

Well-Read City in India
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Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India, said, “We are very excited with this year’s Reading Trends Report and are thrilled to see Indian writers among the most read authors for the fifth consecutive year! We are truly committed to helping our customers enjoy their passion for reading by offering them a wide selection of books with unique choices across languages, genres, and authors,”

The survey also made a list of most-read books under categories including Business, Hindi, non-fiction, romance, and children’s books.



  • Indian Polity (5th Edition) – Ranked as the top-selling books across the Country.
  • Sita – Warrior of Mithilia – Highest Selling Fiction book of 2017
  • Chetan Bhagat’s ‘One Indian Girl’ – Ranked among the Top 10 Best Sellers, holding the sixth spot.
  • ‘This is not your Story’ by Savitha Sharma – Reader’s Choice Most Popular Book of 2017
  • Sita – Warrior of Mithila – Second Popular Book of 2017 (Reader’s Choice) followed by ‘Origin’ by Dan Brown.
  • ‘I Do What I Do’ by Raghu Ram Rajan – Winner under the Business Category.
  • ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway’ by Jeff Kinney – Winner under Children’s Book Category.
  • ‘India’s Most Fearless: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes’ by Shiv Aroor – Winner in Romance Category.
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