People ask me all the time, how do you read so many books? The answer, I read all the time. When there’s a minute of down time, that’s when I read a page or two. Here are 25 tips to help you read more.
1) Start your day reading one poem out of a book of poetry.
2) Try new-to-you genres. Maybe you’re reading the wrong thing.
3) Read a BIG variety of books.
4) Reading your Bible is a spiritual discipline – find the best time of day for you to read Scripture.
5) Try a Bible reading plan.
6) Find a group – online or among your friends – to read the Bible with you.
7) Save lists of books shared in blog posts or on Facebook. People don’t recommend books they don’t like.
8) Whether it’s a print book or your e-reader, carry it with you at all times.
9) Read in line at the post office, grocery store, airport, school pick up, etc.
10) Spend your lunch hour reading a chapter or two.
11) Listen to audio books on your daily commute.
12) When your young one is watching a cartoon, sit beside them, and read a book.
13) Turn the TV off.
14) Put your phone down.
15) Get a few pages read while you prepare dinner.
16) If there’s a topic you want to learn more about, find an illustrated kids’ book that covers it.
17) Read aloud with your kids.
18) Get a devotional book or even a chapter book on marriage, and read it with your spouse.
19) Go to bed ten minutes early so you can relax with a page or two in your book before lights out.
20) Look for anthology books (collection of short pieces) and read one article at a time right before bedtime.
21) Consider finding an essayist so you can read books one article at a time.
22) Start a book club with one or two of your friends.
23) Research books about your hobby. (ie. I enjoy cooking, and enjoy story-telling cookbooks).
24) Schedule visits to the library in your calendar.
25) Look for books that are releasing as movies, and set a goal to read the book before you watch the film.