I try to catch up on my reading in the summer months. Whether I’m hanging out in my backyard or at the beach or pool, I always like to have a book with me. To me, there’s still nothing like reading a printed book (even though I inevitably end up with a collection of books and no place to store them, lol).

If you love to read, do you prefer to read e-books, printed books, or listen to audiobooks?

Benefits of reading

There are so many good things about reading. It’s a wonderful habit that can enhance your knowledge and vocabulary, improve your health and well-being, open you up to new worlds and perspectives, and so much more.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of reading as shared on Bibliolifestyle.com:


  • Helps improve memory and concentration
  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety
  • Helps improve sleep quality
  • Makes you more well-rounded and knowledgeable
  • Teaches you new things
  • Gives you a new perspective on life
  • Increases your vocabulary
  • Improves your mental well-being
  • Gives you something to look forward to
  • Provides a sense of accomplishment

And much more!

Where to begin

If you’re not an avid reader and want to start, try setting aside a dedicated time each day for reading. Exploring different genres and authors can peek your interest, too. Joining a book club or an online reading community can also introduce you to a new perspective on reading if you’re having trouble getting started. Designate a quiet and comfortable place to read where you’ll have minimal disruptions. Finally, never pressure yourself to finish a book within a certain timeframe. Make reading enjoyable!

Let us know if you have any tips you’d like to share or if you’re reading a really good book this summer!

Panel members: Most books have UPC barcodes. If you buy a book, whether from a physical store or online, please remember to scan the UPC barcode to report the purchase.

Happy reading,

Relaxing in hammock and reading

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