In today’s contemporary society where technology has taken precedence, the good habit of reading has witnessed a setback. Reading is a prolific activity because as one reads the thought process keeps developing. Reading is important, because it enables one to be at an advantage of learning numerous things such as; one can improve vocabulary skills, develop expertise in various fields, mental ability is fostered, reading helps one to relax and it is the best way to be stress free. Reading gives a lot of exposure to life experiences it aids one in understanding people, and things. Above all one can create a good personality and can even make friends. This paper throws light on the reading habits of boys and girls which is a result of a detailed comparative study.