Notice all the people reading around you? Does your best friend never stop gushing about fictional characters? Would you also like to join the reading brigade?
But, wait, you don’t know how and where to begin? Well, we are always ready to help! Reading might seem difficult, but it really isn’t once you give it a shot! And how to start trying? Here are some tips to get you started:
- Reading Diary
You know how you keep track of all your assignments and meetings on your phone? Well, do the same for books! Maintain a diary for reading, whether it’s the books on your wish list or quotes from the ones you’re reading currently! See how brilliantly it works!
- Get Inspired
All those friends of yours whose noses are buried in books all the time? Take some inspiration from them! We suggest asking them if you can have a silent reading party. Even if you feel like talking, they won’t let you!
- The Goodreads Challenge
Goodreads is basically every reader’s favourite social networking platform! And the best part? You can have a personal reading challenge on it and track your reading progress! Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Decide your yearly target today!
- Keep Your Phone Away
The one thing that will always distract you: your smartphone! So while you sit down with a book, make sure you switch off your phone, and have a wonderful reading session! You won’t even realize when you finish your book!
- Start Small
We know how scary big books can be! The key is to start small, like read an article online or a short story or a novella! Start with smaller reads so that you can eventually tackle a huge novel, maybe even a 600 page one!
- Try Audiobooks
Can’t lug books around? Can’t afford buy books? Do you have headphones? Of course you do! Then what you should do is listen to audiobooks! Listen to a book on the way to work and you will finish one in no time! So simple, right?
- Daily Exercise
Do you workout daily? Do you go to work daily? Do you eat daily? Yes, right? Then make it a point to read daily too! Once you practice it regularly, you will no longer have to force yourself to read!
- The Right One
Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling says, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” And we definitely agree! Look for books that match your interests and find one you like the most! You never know, you might just fall in love with it!
- Spare Some Time
Nothing in the world is possible without commitment! Same goes for reading! Don’t make excuses, you just have to spare an hour or so to begin your reading journey! Easy peasy? So why don’t you start right now?
Wondering what books to start with? Here are some handpicked recommendations!