If you’ve ever found yourself lost in the maze of the habit of reading books, then you’ve come to the right place. This is your ultimate guide — a comprehensive compass designed to navigate you through your journey.
Cultivating a reading habit might seem like a formidable task. I hear from readers ALL THE TIME who are struggling to do so. However, reading is a powerful habit that can transform our minds, cultivate empathy, and broaden our understanding of the world and beyond. And it’s easier than you think.
This ultimate guide is brimming with practical tips, motivational quotes, and habit-forming strategies to nurture your love for reading. It compiles ALL of my top posts on reading habits for you to follow step-by-step and become a better reader.
Let’s embark on this extraordinary journey of reading better together!
Next, discover the truth about the changes in reading habits of adults in the United States, some of which may surprise you! It’s not just intriguing what my research revealed — it’s also impactful, especially as to younger generations.
Believe it or not, reading habits currently aren’t that great in America. In order to understand how we got here (and how we can hopefully improve), it’s important to first look at changes in reading habits.
Then, learn about good reading for adults, students, and college students to develop here. These are the habits of good readers that you can copy to actually make a difference in your own reading life.
Explore more closely the types of good reading habits that avid readers regularly do, like reading multiple books at once.
Further, if you’re looking to broaden your horizons through reading, stop reading the wrong way! Don’t let yourself get bogged down by these bad reading habits, like getting distracted by social media! Learn how to overcome your poor reading habits and become an avid reader who enjoys all the benefits of reading.
Most importantly, learn how to develop a reading habit quickly and easily to enjoy all the life-changing benefits of reading, from learning new things to improving your communication, reducing stress, helping you sleep better, increasing your empathy, helping you solve problems, expanding your worldview, helping you focus better, and even entertaining yourself.
These teachings are primarily based on my experiences as an avid adult reader of 100+ books per year, as well as the daily reading habits I have noticed in others who have succeeded in developing a reading habit.
I’m also going to inject some of the principles of the renowned “habits” guru, James Clear, who is the author of the massively bestselling book, Atomic Habits.
In developing your reading habit, explore more closely the teachings of habits guru, James Clear, author of the massively bestselling book, Atomic Habits.
Clear describes “atomic habits” as “a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do, but also the source of incredible power.” Clear’s advice isn’t to overwhelm yourself, but rather it’s based on the belief that “[g]etting 1 percent better every day counts for a lot in the long-run.” Clear also believes in setting up systems to make it obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying to do your desired habit.
Learn exactly how to do just that to improve your habit of reading books.
Finally, find the best books to start a reading habit for adults that gets you into reading books for the long term. Start reading these new books for your personal development or your book clubs!
As a book blogger and reader of 100+ books per year, I help you find books specifically for YOU to both start your reading habits and turn them into permanent habits of reading.
To further help you along your personal journey of growing your reading habits, you can also download a printable PDF to create your own unique list of the best books to start reading now.
The habit of reading books is a lifelong journey filled with countless plot twists and memorable characters. It’s one that promises newfound knowledge and so much more. So, keep turning the pages and building your reading habit. Here’s to the countless literary adventures that await you.
I'm the founder and president of The Literary Lifestyle, an authentic community that helps busy women relax, learn, and embrace a very cozy way of life.
I'm a reader of 100+ books per year, I studied English literature, and I've been on The Today Show's Read with Jenna Book Club, Read with Jenna Book Club, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, Esquire, Mashable, The Everygirl, Glamour, and more. My essay was published in the book But I'm a Gilmore!