5 Helpful Tips That Will Make You Read More Books

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"I want to read more books this year!"

We always hear this line from book lovers from all around the world.

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.
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Most, if not all, even set goals for themselves and use apps - like Goodreads and LibraryThing - to track their progress. Some may succeed, but others just end up frustrated.

Of course, we all know that one of the things that prevent us from reading more books is the insufferable reading slump. 

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. That someone is going to be me.

Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.


1. Read only books that you are interested in.

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.
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If you have friends who love recommending books to read, know that you don’t always have to follow their advice. Before investing time in a certain book, you need to be sure that you really want to read that title.

Don’t read a book for the sake of reading, rather, read because you are - in all honesty - curious and interested in a specific book. If you read a book based on the number of positive reviews it got, you may end up wasting money and time on a book about vampires, werewolves, and a teenage girl that is filled with some cringe-worthy triple-cheesy moments.

2. Read multiple books at a time.

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.
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Identify your favorite genre and pick up two to three books that you can take shifts in reading. Doing so will improve your concentration because jumping from one story to another would won’t get you bored easily. It’s like watching several different TV shows at a time.


3. Establish a reading routine.

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.
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If you have a busy schedule and you’re worried that you haven’t been reading that many books lately, you can set aside a certain time of the day and dedicate it solely to reading. It can be any time of your choosing, just make sure that it is a time when you can get away from distractions. 

The best time is during the night, right before you go to bed. You will not only be free from work responsibilities, you will also help yourself transition into a peaceful slumber.


4. Always bring your books with you.

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.
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No matter where you go or what you do, it’s always a good idea to stuff your knapsack with books. Whenever you are commuting, waiting for someone, or are simply not doing something important, you can always pull out your book and go through a few pages. Idle moments need not be wasted and reading is a great way to spend precious time.

5. When shopping, ask yourself: Why would I buy this book?

If you do find yourself in a reading slump and feel that you’ve left your concentration in some backwater part of your mind, then someone needs to remind you that there are things you can do to bring your reading game back up. Here are some tips you can use to read faster and, ultimately, read more books at the end of the year.
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A lot of book lovers have the tendency to go overboard when buying books, especially when they find it in a thrift store or a book sale. Before you pay for it, ask yourself the reason why you would buy such books. Are you interested in the story? Are you a fan of the genre? Does it have information that is relevant to your career?

If you don’t have a good reason, don’t buy it. You will just end up reading the first few pages and leaving it at the back of your closet. Also, the time you spent reading those first few pages could have been spent reading something you actually liked and would finish.


Don’t allow your excuses to get in the way of reading more books. If you follow these tips, I guarantee that you’ll always be motivated and develop reading like a natural reflex. You’ll stay ahead of your Goodreads reading challenge for sure.


Do you have any more tips that could help our fellow #awesomenerds read more? Share them in the comments!


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23 comments:

  1. I definitely want to try read more than one book at a time and scheduling time to read! Thank you for sharing! Cute pictures

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  2. Awesome tips and yes, I agree a lot with not always take on people's recommendation. I also noticed I have been more productive when I schedule some time to read.

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  3. A lot of good point. I know I don't just schedule time for myself to read. I will need to try to do that.

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  4. Great tips! I love reading and do read multiple books at a time.

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  5. These are great tips, I always leave my book on the bedside table so when I get into bed I have the reminder to read it. I also read first thing in the morning too! Reading a few books at the same time is a great idea, I’m going to start going that ��

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  6. I never thought of reading more than one book at a time... great tip! I am starting that this evening! Thanks for the helpful tips :)

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  7. I've never set myself a reading goal because I am terrible at finding the time but I do like the advice you've given here and I do need to read more box. I am currently reading a book for the sake of it, I'm not enjoying it and so probably less tempted to read.. think I'll take the advice of reading something I actually want to read!

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  8. Loved these tips! I've never really thought about reading multiple books at the same time, maybe I should give it a try.

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  9. I always have a book in my bag at all times :) Picking pocket sized books is a great idea in general because general rule, they cost less and have an economical size as well, that way they fit in almost any bag and don't really still much of your space :) Loved your writing btw! keep up the good work

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  10. These are really good tips and I want to read more as well. I am so busy ALL THE TIME, that I never really have the chance too. But it is definitely a work in progress!

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  11. Establishing a reading routine is huge! I need to turn off the TV.

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  12. I wanted to read more books this year too. Actually my goal was to get through three books a month. At first, I was accomplishing it but now it seems like my time is getting a little bit more limited. But, I am going to try to get more reading in over the next few weeks; at least before the end of the year.

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  13. Great tips! I've tried reading more than one book at a time. I take a looooong time to get through a book!

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  14. I used to read often, these days though with four kids and work, I don't have much time for myself anymore. It's good to bring the book with you at all times so you can spend time reading when you're waiting or when you're not doing anything at all.

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  15. These are some great tips, I’ll be sure to follow them as I’m always wanting to make more time to read.

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  16. These are all great tips. I do really love reading books. I read book before I go to sleep and if I'm not busy at work. Since I was a high school I really love to read books about inspiration and motivation until now.

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  17. I would've never thought that reading several books at once would help with concentration! I definitely need to try that.

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  18. Nice tips, very useful. I love reading, but only books that I am interested in.

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  19. I really needed this! I have the hardest time sitting down and reading a good book.

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  20. I had set myself for a challenge of reading 25 books this year, and so far I have read 44. I abide by all your tips here :)

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  21. Such nice and practical tips. I need to carry my book with me wherever I go, sometimes I do have to wait outside my kids classes where I usually check out my phone or the magazines out there. Also, I need to work on establishing a reading routine.

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  22. Great tips! I don't read nearly as much as I use to. My attention span is shot, thanks to the internet. Reading a few books at a time is a great idea for that!

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  23. I like reading books especially when on a trip. I don't have much time to read many books, these tips makes me want to try read more books.

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