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12-Year-Old Breaks Book Reading Record

Books12-year-old Zagreb resident Laura Lesjak has broken a 8-year Croatian record for the reading the most amount of books from the National Library..

Lesjak broke a record set in 2007 when it was announced this week that she had taken out 239 books, more than 4 per week, from Zagreb’s National Library.

“I can not imagine not reading everyday, it has become part of my daily routine,” said the Primary School student, who besides reading a large number of books, also finds time to play volleyball, be part of her school’s drama class and learn four languages – Italian, English, Russian and Chinese.

Lesjak, whose favourites are fantasy books, broke the 2007 record which stood at 225 books in one year.

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