Reading Inspiration For 2018


Many times we find ourselves wanting to read a lot of books but end up getting through 1-2, and boom, the year goes by…

I consider myself one of those people, but 2018 will be the year I change that. Here are some great tips to help us read the amount we always wished to.


1. Be realistic and set a realistic goal.



A great app to help with that is ‘Goodreads’. The app gives you an option to set the amount of books you would like to read. Don’t be tempted to set a high amount just because your friends are reading 30 books a year. Start with twelve books (1 per month). If you see yourself reading at a faster rate, you can always re-adjust your goal.



2. Make a goal of how many pages to read per day, or a specific amount of time reading per day.



So either 30 minutes / 1-hour sessions, or 20 pages / 2 chapters a day. Don’t overdue it and set an amount that isn’t realistic. That type of approach might be too much and could eventually backfire.



3. Decide what time of day would be most comfortable for you.



Usually the best time to read would be in the morning with your cup of coffee. Another good time would be on the bus or subway on the way to and from work. At first it might feel like a personal objective but eventually you will most likely enjoy it and actually look forward to it 🙂



4. Start carrying a book with you wherever you go.



If you suddenly have some spare time, you could skip a cigarette or staring at your phone and just enjoy a quick read.



5. Consider downloading some ebooks to your phone or device. 



Even in the case that you might forget your book, you will still have a way to read. If you want to be extreme and make sure your gonna actually read, delete distracting apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Candy Crush 😉



6. Download audio-books for times like driving or walking.



This also helps if reading is not your best trait, or if you consider yourself more of an audio learner than a visual learner.



7. Enjoy the book before the movie.



It’s the beginning of 2018 and lots of new movies will be coming out, many of them based on books.
Try reading a book before the movie comes out, you can then compare which you enjoyed more 🙂