Reading is one of the bets hobbies you could have. It’s relaxing, entertaining, makes you smarter, and can transport you to different world without having to go anywhere. Summer is a great time to relax outside and crack open a book, but it is very common to fall off the reading bandwagon.
Walt Chantry is an avid historian who enjoys researching and reading about the American Civil War. He also loves to read and collect antique books. Today he shares his tips for getting out of a reading slump.
- If you have a favorite author, try to find what other authors inspired them to write their books, and read those.
- Get a library card if you don’t have one. The library is an incredible free resource and you can find books about absolutely anything.
- Ask friends to give you book recommendations. You can also ask your local librarian or book store employee for recommendations – they are sure to have plenty.
- If you are trying to decide what book to read, read the first 5 pages of a few different ones before you commit.
- Join a book club. This is a great way to try books you might not have otherwise read. Plus, it keeps you accountable to reading the book. Then you get to discuss the plot and characters with people and make new friends who also love to read.
- Try audiobooks. No longer do you have to carve out time to sit down and focus on a book. If you are busy with other mindless tasks like dishes, cleaning, or driving to work, then pop on an audiobook.