Reading Goes A Long Way: Learn How To Enjoy It


Freshman Abbey Trousdell reads one of her assigned English books in the Healey Gymnasium lobby. Reflecting step 2 of this guide, Trousdell has found a comfortable place to read. Photo by Amanda Duguay

It can be beneficial and fun to read a book. However, it could appear difficult to certain people. Don’t worry if you find it difficult to enjoy reading. These are some steps to make it more enjoyable.

Step 1: Pick the appropriate book. Choosing the correct book is the first step to enjoying reading.

Think about your taste and interests. Which do you like more, fiction or non-fiction? Do you have a favorite genre such as romance or mystery? Take into account referrals from friends or relatives. You can also read reviews or summaries of the book online to acquire a better understanding of its subject matter and writing style.

Step 2: Locate a cozy reading area.

Find a place to read that is comfortable for you after selecting your book. This might be your bed, a comfortable chair, or a park seat. Make sure there is good lighting and few distractions. If you’d like, you can even do your chores or go for a walk while listening to an audiobook.

Step 3: Reserve specific reading time.

You must make time for when you want to give all your attention to the book. This can happen just before going to sleep or during your community block. To make reading books a habit, think about including reading in your daily schedule.

Step 4: Interact with the information.

It’s important to interact with a book’s content in order to properly appreciate it. Think about asking questions regarding the story, the characters, and the concepts. Imagine the setting and people in your head. To further your knowledge of the text, you can also write down your thoughts or take notes.

Step 5: Take breaks.

While dedicating time to reading is crucial, taking pauses is also important. Long reading sessions may cause eye strain or mental tiredness. Every 30 minutes or so, take a break to stretch or do something else. You’ll feel renewed and focused when you return to the book after doing this.

Step 6: Join a book club.

Participating in a book club or discussion group might enhance your reading experience. You can talk about the book with others, share your thoughts, and see others’ points of view on the book. These clubs can also direct you toward new authors and books.