With more free time on your hands, this is the ideal time to get lost in a book. It’s the perfect way to escape from the worrying news headlines and the anxiety-inducing sprawl of social media. Reading is a productive use of your time with a wealth of benefits, including strengthening your brain function, building your vocabulary, and improving your mental health. Not to mention the joy of being engrossed in a gripping story and following the exploits of your favourite characters.
But if you struggle to find the motivation to pick up a book, or are unable to concentrate when you do, don’t be disheartened. Training yourself to read more is like exercise; it requires persistence and practice. Whether you’re a bibliophile who wants to consume more books or a reading novice who wants to start, these handy tips will help you get more enjoyment from the written word.
Read what you love
If you want to read more, it helps to get excited by the book you are reading. Whether you prefer an exciting adventure tale, a weighty Booker-Prize winning tome, or a detailed history of World War Two, start by reading whatever appeals to you most. If yo