How to read more

My answer to the question "I would like to read more, do you have any tips on how to take more time for reading and find a healthy routine?" Ask me your own questions on Curiouscat!

Last update: 2022-07-07


The question: I would like to read more, do you have any tips on how to take more time for reading and find a healthy routine?

A first note on performance The most important thing is that reading isn't a goal in itself. If you don't like a book, don't read it. If you think you're going to like a book, but the beginning disappoints you, don't finish it. If you read slowly, good for you, you can soak in more and it's a great experience too! If everyone says a book is good but you don't like it, don't read it. Audiobooks are books, comics are books, mangas are books. Don't be a snob - reading is reading. Now, completely on the other side, I've always enjoyed tracking my reading, so if you like seeing the little counter go up, it can be nice to download an app like The Storygraph and use it. Sharing your readings with other people is also a nice way to get recommendations and talk about books you enjoyed. (If you want to know more on "how to find books to read" I'm happy to share that too!)

My method A few years ago, I really didn't read much. Things that have helped me & some of my friends read more are:

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