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Blinkist’s Year in Blinks: Discover 2023’s Top Learning Trends

Explore Blinkist's “Year in Blinks” 2023 and discover this year's top learning trends, most popular summaries, and Blinkist's record-breaking community!
by The Blinkist Team | Dec 6 2023

The Year in Blinks is finally here

Welcome, dear readers, to our very own Blinkist cosmos! As the sun sets on 2023, we’re excited to take a stroll down memory lane with you. We are taking you on a journey through a year filled with pages turning, minds expanding, and records being shattered.

From the comforting hum of audiobook summaries in the background to the thrill of discovering a new favorite Blink, 2023 has been a year where our Blinkist community turned every moment into an opportunity for growth.

And you, you’ve been more than just readers; you’ve been explorers. Whether it was squeezing in a quick read during your commute or unwinding with a deep dive into unknown subjects, each of you played a part in making this year a memorable chapter in the Blinkist story.

Now, we’re about to review our 2023, woven with your tales, achievements, and the common passion for learning that brings us all together at Blinkist. Ready to take a peek at what made this year truly special?

Here’s a snapshot of what we achieved together:

Our Year in Blinks — the Numbers

  • Total Days Spent on Blinkist

    Our community collectively spent a staggering 517,069 days on Blinkist. That’s over 1,416 years of continuous learning!

    Year in Blinks -Blinkist-Magazine - Days spent
  • Content Engagement

    A whopping 85% of our content was listened to, highlighting the love for audiobooks and the convenience of learning on the go.

  • Book Completion Rate

    Showing a strong commitment to learning, 72% of started books were fully completed, a testament to the captivating nature of our summaries and the dedication of our readers.

    Year in Blinks -Blinkist-Magazine - Completion rate

And these numbers aren’t just digits; they represent the endless curiosity and the desire to grow that define each one of you. It’s the early morning reads, the late-night learning sessions, and every stolen moment in between spent absorbing the best book summaries in 2023.

As we look at these impressive statistics, we’re filled with gratitude and excitement. Gratitude for your constant support of our book summary app and excitement for the limitless potential of what we can achieve together in the coming years.


Blinkist’s Major Trends and Events

2023 was a year when our community not only read but also interactively engaged with us and with each other. Let’s journey through some of these standout moments and reading highlights of this year.

Love for books and beyond …

On Valentine’s Day, the Blinkist universe witnessed a unique kind of love story. Our users created over 2,000 shared Spaces, celebrating their love for books and shared learning. It was a day when literary affection was in the air, and our community showed that the love for knowledge knows no bounds.

And amidst this celebration of literary love, a particular favorite emerged: The Love Prescription by John and Julie Gottman. Dive into this insightful exploration of love and relationships:


And now let’s go global …

The country that shone the brightest in 2023 was Morocco, where the average person listened to an incredible 95 Blinks during their subscription. This outstanding engagement makes Morocco a great example of how global our love for learning is.

Year in Blinks -Blinkist-Magazine - Most listened country

These trends and events are the heartbeat of our Blinkist community. Our users from all over the world show that our learning environment is not only fascinating but also richly diverse in its interactions. And we at Blinkist are dedicated to making Planet Blinkist not just a destination for book summaries but a hub of interactive and lifelong learning.

It’s time to meet our record breaker …

One user in Germany made history by opening the Blinkist app for 296 consecutive days. This unbelievable streak is not just a number; it’s a testament to the power of daily learning and the impact it can have on personal growth.


The Trending Title on Blinkist

Barbie and Oppenheimer weren’t the only releases that dominated the headlines! Blinkist had a few trending productions of our own. Titles like “Atomic Habits” resonated deeply with our audience, guiding them in building better habits and enhancing productivity. These books didn’t just top our charts; they changed lives. Take a quick look and see why this one was so famous:


And also some not-so-favourites titles! Based on the 1-star ratings from the users, the most unlikable Blink was  “The 40-day sugar fast”. We can safely assume Blinkist users never skip dessert!

Curiosity killed the cat — but our Blinks brought it back. And as we start on a new year full of possibilities, we invite you to satisfy your curiosity with an irresistible offer that’s too good to miss.

For those of you who dare to be curious, we’re offering an incredible 60% discount on our Premium subscription. It’s your chance to dive deeper into a sea of knowledge of more than 6,500 titles with the best deal of the year.

Why Premium? Our Premium membership unlocks a world where learning knows no bounds. Enjoy unlimited access to all summaries, exclusive content, and the luxury of listening and reading offline. Transform every idle moment into a learning opportunity. And the best part, you can share your Premium account with your loved ones, and get 2 for 1.

We invite you to be a part of our 2024 journey, where we promise more books, more insights, and more unforgettable learning experiences. Let’s turn each day into an opportunity for growth and discovery.
Thank you for being an integral part of the Blinkist universe and our Year of Blinks. Together, let’s make 2024 a year of even greater achievements, deeper learning, and endless curiosity. Happy reading, and see you in the Blinkist world!

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