Reading is an activity that we hold dear at Calaméo. In addition to being beneficial to your creativity and vocabulary, reading allows you to escape and relax. What more could you ask for? However, according to statistics, 27% of adults in the US didn’t read a book in 2018. If this is the case for you, you may not have enough time or motivation. Because we’re big readers, and we like to promote reading, here are our 6 best tips on how to read more.
1. Read in the morning and/or the evening
The first moment that you can find time to read is in your bed. In the morning or the evening, set a goal of reading one chapter. It will be easy to find 5 to 10 minutes at this time each day, and you can increase your reading time gradually.
2. Read on public transportation
Another time when it’s easy to read is on public transportation. If you take the subway (or bus or tram or train, etc.) 30 minutes a day, that is 30 minutes of possible reading time. That’s not insignificant! And if you feel uncomfortable at first about reading in public, take a paperback in your bag every day to the office anyway, there will come a time when you’ll be comfortable!
3. Read instead of scrolling endlessly on the web
Every day we spend several hours on our screens scrolling aimlessly, often on social media. The past few years, we have been spending more time than ever on the Internet. All this time roaming the Internet for no real reason could be spent alternatively: reading! And if you like to spend time in front of your screens, you can always decide to read publications on Calaméo (more on that below.)
4. Reread your favorite books
There’s no harm in reading your favorite books several times. You are in familiar territory: you already know that you like them and that they won’t disappoint you. These rereads may even give you a renewed interest in reading in general. After rereading your favorite books, we recommend reading books in the same genre or by the same author to keep you motivated.
5. Read your favorite genres and authors
To get motivated to read again, there’s nothing better than tackling the latest book by your favorite author. Or maybe a newly released manga, if that’s a genre that you particularly like. Clearly, it’s easier to read genres and writing styles that you already know and appreciate.
6. Read excerpts on Calaméo
Finally, both to optimize your time and to motivate yourself: read excerpts on Calaméo. On the one hand, you will have the opportunity to read excerpts from books from a wide variety of genres. On the other hand, you will be able to find what does or doesn’t interest you, and that will help you on your journey to reading more.