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Why Reading Your Favorite Book Again Can Be the Perfect Remedy to Stress

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

These past few weeks of school have been the most stressful that I have had in a while. Midterm season hit hard this semester. Whether you had tests on tests or essays on end like me, taking a break from studying is something that is essential. Personally, to get out of my head I tend to get into someone else’s, i.e. reading. 

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My all-time favorite book is Everything I Never Told You. I first read this book my junior year of high school and the heart-breaking story hit me really hard. When I am struggling with mental health I tend to lean on that book for support. Rereading this book for the 100th time during midterms was different though. Even though the book is overall very sad, reading it when I’m in a good mindset allowed me to take that in even more.
To take your mind off exams or anything that is straining you, I really do recommend reading a book that hits hard. It tends to ground you in all of the human experiences that you are feeling. 

If you’re feeling more stressed out than usual, the best thing to do is take a break and immerse yourself in a good book. Maybe it’s your childhood favorite. Maybe something new. I promise it’ll be well worth it.

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Emma is a junior at Boston University majoring in English and minoring in Women and Gender Studies, in the College of Arts and Sciences. When not in class you can find the New York native writing/reading with a chai in hand.
Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.