According to the World Culture Score Index, in 2016 India was the country where more hours were devoted to reading. In that country, each person spends an average of 10 hours per week reading. Thailand is in the second place, with a reading average of 9 hours per week and China completes the podium with 8 hours. Spanish readers are in the range between 4 and 6 hours a week, with 5:48 hours of average per week.
To accompany these reading hours, we propose a musical selection with a variety of songs that will blend perfectly with the pages of your books. It’s almost 5 hours of music with around seventy songs, of different styles and origins.
Apart from instrumental themes, there are also proposals in English, Catalan, Portuguese, or even Icelandic, as is the case of “Starálfur” by Sigur Rós.
On the list there are also several classics, but interpreted by other singers. This is the case of Nina Simone with her version of “I Put A Spell On You”, the french Carla Bruni re-performing “Enjoy The Silence”, a Depeche Mode classic, or Diana Krall with “I’m Not In Love “.
But you can also listen to a selection of versions that some groups and artists have made of their own songs. This is the case of, for example, Sia that interprets a version of “Chandelier”. As well as the mythical band of the 80s, the Norwegians a-ha, who reinterpret one of their biggest hits in acoustic version of “Take On Me.”
Some of the songs have been used to form part of the soundtrack of a movie or television series. And now, they can also be the soundtrack of your readings. But speaking of series, one of the most enveloping proposals is that of the British band The Cinematic Orchestra with “To Build A Man”. Surely it will sound familiar to you!