I used to read so much when I was younger, and I absolutely loved it. Life tends to get in the way, and we get busy then forget to make time for the things we used to love. I’ve recently resubmerged myself into the world of reading for pleasure and found that my love for reading still exists, and it may for you as well! I would suggest starting with books and stories you already know and love and reread them. This will help jumpstart your reading process and allow your brain not to work as hard when you’re reading.
It can seem hard to find time to read with your already busy schedule, and that’s okay. It doesn’t have to be an everyday thing. Instead of spending time (possibly hours) on your phone, you could read. I have found that reading a chapter or two before bed has helped me fall asleep faster and get a better night’s rest, especially in comparison to watching tv or scrolling on my phone.
I also use reading as an excuse to go lay out in the sun for at least 20 minutes and soak in the warmth. Reading for pleasure can provide a good brain break and still make you feel productive and fulfilled in your day. In case you need a few ideas of series to reread or to read for the first time, here’s my personal list of books I’m reading:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
(The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, Titans Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian)
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
(Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant)
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
(The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, The Serpent’s Shadow)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mocking Jay)