How to Turn Reading Into a Hobby

Feb 19, 2022 | Just Be

How to Turn Reading Into a Hobby

Books are a gateway to different worlds. When we read, we imagine different scenarios and situations that tickle our fancy. But when can you turn this into a hobby? 

How Can You Make Reading Fun? 

Reading every day feels like a chore, but if you know how to turn reading into a hobby, It will revolutionize your life [1]. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Choose the right book.

Sometimes reading can be tedious, especially when the plot of the story is a slow burn. Some classical books, romance novels, and biographies are slow rollers that may never hit the climax you intended. If you prefer fantasy or thriller genres, then go for it. Finding the right kind of book will make you look forward to reading it.

Sticking to the genres that you enjoy reading is the key to keeping on reading. Find out what makes you want these books. Is it the character? The plot of the stories? Though yes, it may be fiction, if it sparks your curiosity, then that’s all that matters.

If you want to try new genres, pick something almost similar to your favorite genre but also different. Take graphic novels and comic books, for example. These are some unique genres that might keep your interests going. 

2. Find time to read.

We are busy people, but if you love what you are doing, you will surely make time to read! Whether you read before going to bed or on your lunch breaks, giving time for reading is good. Now, to make this reading time not dull, why not turn it into an event?

Find a good spot to read, grab your favorite snack and drink, get comfy and relax. You can even add candles to change the mood! Reading is a relaxing way to refresh your mind. You might as well make the most of it. 

3. Become a member of your local library.

Your local library is one particular place if you know what book you want. Get your membership ASAP. Libraries give you access to unlimited books. This place is the best location to discover your love for books and read with no expense.

Joining your local library also helps you save money from buying books. You can even become a member of your local book club! So, take advantage of this while you can. 

4. Audiobooks are great too.

Another way to turn reading into a hobby is by listening to audiobooks. If you struggle with reading, listening to it also works. Audiobooks are great options if you do not have the actual time to read. The upside of this is that you have access to thousands of books from your favorite audiobook apps, and you can do other things all at once.

Listening to audiobooks is also an excellent way to get acquainted with all kinds of genres. You have power and access to these genres with a few scrolls; how great is that? 

5. Set your goals.

You don’t have to read every day, but you can set your goals and see if you can meet them. This goal could be the number of books you can read in a year or the number of pages you can read in a week.

Another is picking a book you’ve always wanted to read and making it your goal to finish it in a year. Setting goals will not only help you but will also make reading fun. 

Turn Those Pages!

Turning reading into a hobby can be accomplished plus it takes you time off from being on social media all the time. But to do that, you must have a plan and purpose for doing so. If you want to stimulate your mind and imagination, keep reading! Hopefully, these tips can get you started with that, enjoy!