©Arlene Taylor PhD

Individuals tend to gravitate to somewhat predictable reading choices based on innate giftedness unless they were taught to make different choices, had a limited selection of books, or learned to avoid reading for a variety of reasons (e.g., have reading difficulties, shamed for ability or for subject matter).

In general, introverts are more likely to be voracious readers. Extreme extroverts tend to read when they are interested in the subject matter, or are reading to obtain needed stimulation.

Left Frontal Lobe

  • Scientific books
  • Research journals
  • Crime reports
  • Stories about war, heroes, or great leaders
  • Stocks, bonds, investments
  • Doctrine or theology (if affiliated with religion)

Right Frontal Lobe

  • Adventure, fantasy, or sci-fi books
  • Crime fiction
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Philosophy
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Personal growth, how to be more successful
  • Sacred writings for new ideas/future vision


Left Posterior Lobes

  • How-to books or procedure manuals
  • Biographies
  • Histories
  • Stories about team sports or great team players
  • Sacred writings to learn the rules and how to do it right (if affiliated with religion)

Right Posterior Lobes

  • Biographies
  • Romances
  • Animal stories
  • Nonfiction nature books
  • Books that tell stories about people and that evoke emotions and feelings
  • Sacred writings for stories about people and to discover a spiritual connection