As a life-long bookworm, I’ve often wondered how to read more books, because I’ve learned that I am at my best during the seasons of life when I read the most. Reading reduces stress, improves your brain, lets you explore the world and so much more more, so here’s a look at what I’m reading, and tips for how to read more books.
I’d love to hear your suggestions of the best books to read, so please leave your ideas in the comments below!
(If you’re an author and you’d like me to review your book, you can contact me here.)
If you want to know what I’ve been reading lately, my Goodreads page is the place to be!
How to Read More
(1) Find a reading challenge! These will encourage you to step out of your reading comfort zone pick up new books. You can find loads of different reading challenges on Pinterest.
(2) Join a book club! Whether it’s in person or virtually having people to discuss books with after you finish is incredibly helpful.
(3) Watch less tv! If you’re wondering how to read more, you’ll need to spend less time doing other things…and tv is a great thing to decrease.
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Best Books to Read: Literary Travel
I often view books and travel through the same lens. I call it my literary travel lens. What books can I read before I visit a place to learn before I go? What books can I read that will transport me through the pages when I can’t actually visit a place? My dream is to someday host literary travel adventures exploring the many settings of the books we love. You can find all my Literary Travel posts HERE.
Best Books to Read: Kids
As a teacher I am passionate about helping kids fall in love with reading from an early age! For your 8-12 year old reader, head over to my Middle Grades Books page for tips and ideas. Here are a few tips for encouraging early reading…
(1) Get a library card. The interests of kids can change frequently and the cost of always buying new books can quickly add up. Instead, get a library card and regularly visit to get new books to read and explore.
(2) Model reading. The more parents I talk with the more I realize that kids who read often have parents in read because it’s regularly being modeled for them. If you only pick up a book once or twice a year, than kids are not likely to see reading as a valuable way to spend time.
(3) Let them choose books that interest them. Graphic novels may not seem like classic literature but they have a lot of value so be open in the type of book and genre that your kids choose.