Hi everyone! I hope y’all have been doing well and staying safe! I was looking online for some interesting ideas on what to post when I came across this website that had sixty-seven amazing suggestions! Thank you!!! So, as y’all can tell, today I will be sharing some tips on how to read more! Yay, let’s begin!!! (I just realized that this whole paragraph is comprised with sentences that end in exclamation marks. 🤦♀️)
Tip #1: Go to the library! I absolutely love libraries and once I’m there, I can’t help but search through the endless shelves of books! Also, I’ve noticed that I never leave a library empty-handed. So, if you are going somewhere and your local library is in the way, then make a quick stop to check out some novels! You won’t regret it!
Tip #2: Read before bed! By keeping a book on your nightstand, it will remind you to read for a while before you sleep! I LOVE reading in bed! Surrounded by blankets and pillows and stuffed animals—it’s so comfy and relaxing! Also, I’ve found out that if I read before bed, I tend to fall asleep faster because my brain is still immersed in the novel. I love mulling over characters, what I think will happen next, and just other bookish thoughts! So even if you read for just ten minutes a day before you sleep, it will still be better than none! 😴😴
Tip #3: Join/make a book club! By participating in a book club, you will read more because… well…you kind of have to! However, make sure that you and your other book club members are committed, because I tried making a book club with my friends once and it didn’t last very long! 😄 I think book clubs are so much fun! Not only will you get to read more, but you will have the opportunity to make new friends and be surrounded by fellow book lovers!
Tip #4: Surround yourself with book lovers! Speaking of book lovers… try to surround yourself with them! Whenever my friend tells me about a great book she’s read recently, it makes me want to check it out and read it as well! I really enjoy talking about books with my friends, and arguing over who the protagonist should end up with! So by spending time with your bookish friends, you will want to read more!
Tip #5: Buy books! I’ve never really tried this one before and I’m not sure if it’s going to be helpful, but by buying books, you will probably feel more inclined to read because you spent your money on them! Personally, I don’t really spend my money on books unless I have a gift-card, I’ve read it before and I want it for my bookshelf, or I’ve heard that it’s REALLY good, but you do you! If buying books will motivate you to read, then go for it! 😜
Tip #6: Check to see if your favorite movies/shows have corresponding books to go along with them! If you love watching Netflix (like me!), then check to see if any of your favorite TV shows or movies have books to go along with them! Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Anne with an “E”, Thirteen Reasons Why, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before… almost all shows/movies have corresponding novels! A lot of them were inspired from the books, but I know that lately, some TV shows are being made into novels, like Riverdale. I think that this is a great tip for Netflix/Disney+ lovers, because once I find out that a show I’ve been watching actually originated from a book series, I always look to see if my local library has it! I actually tried reading the Pretty Little Liars books, and though I didn’t get very far, I thought it was cool to see the difference between the show and the novels!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope these tips helped you! —Rishika 😋
Citations for pictures:
- “A Library Is like an Island in the Middle of a Vast Sea of Ignorance .” Facebook, m.facebook.com/wallingfordlibrary/posts/10156542500896435.
- “Gossip Girl: The Complete Collection (Paperback) (Gossip Girl).” Amazon , 2002, http://www.amazon.com/Gossip-Girl-Complete-Collection-Paperback/dp/B0095H7JWG.