How to Start Reading More

If you’re anything like me, you have a super long reading list but you can’t find the time to read or maybe you are a slow reader. This year I set a goal of taking time to read more.

Want to read more, but you just don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas to knocking out your reading list this year!

Read Just One Page

That seems kind of silly and maybe you don’t feel like it’s really moving you towards your goal of reading more, but it’s all about creating a good habit. Making the commitment to read just one page is a goal you can easily achieve and feel good about. And if you feel like reading a little more than a page that’s just an added bonus! The key take away is creating a good habit and eventually reading will be second nature. 

Listen to Audiobooks

I spend a lot of time behind the wheel driving to and from work and sometimes it just makes more sense to listen to a book rather than turning pages at home. This isn’t cheating, audiobooks can help you to get through so many more books per year – you can listen anywhere. 

Carry A Book With You

Many readers like to carry a book with them wherever they go. This is a great idea, especially if you find yourself waiting around for an appointment or maybe you need a break from work, you can take a quiet moment to read.

Reading Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

If money is holding you back from reading, here are a few ways to budget for your reading list. Sometimes Kindle offers $.99 deals, Half Price Book Stores and garage sales are a few places to check out for a good deal on your next read.

Do you have your library card? Stopping by your local library and check out your next book on your list – it does more than you know. I’ve included a fun infographic below that will tell you why it’s important to support your local library!  Also, many local libraries offer free continuing education courses, so be sure and check that out while you are there too! Happy Reading!


credit to University of Southern California


  1. Blair
    February 11, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    I almost always have a book in my purse! And I am love with my local library lately.

    • Jennifer
      February 11, 2020 / 10:47 pm

      I think it’s easy to forget about the wonderful community libraries!

  2. June 23, 2020 / 5:46 pm

    Love your ideas here! As a writer and editor, I’m always thrilled when bloggers mention how to read more. Also wanted to mention to your readers that if you are a resident of the great state of Texas, you can get a library card from the Harris County Library system and check out thousands of books and audiobooks digitally! I do not live in Houston, but check out all my books digitally from HCPL. Enjoy!

    • Jennifer
      June 30, 2020 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you for sharing Sharon, I think it’s important to continue to read and utilize resources such as the Harris County Library system. I will definitely check it out, thank you for the tip!

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