Want to read more books? It can be hard to fit reading into a busy schedule, but these seven tricks can help you squeeze a little more reading in if you’re wondering how to read more!
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “how do I find time to read more books?”
Sadly, I have no magic wand to give you extra time, and I know EXACTLY what those questioners mean.
With four children, a home, this blog, plus London Littles, it’s definitely become increasingly challenging to fit in my own reading.
It’s easier for me to fit in reading with my children – we read picture books on a daily basis and my littler girls are board book obsessed.
We get through a bunch of audiobooks together in the car and I read aloud to them most nights before bed from our current chapter book.
But these seven tricks have really helped me fit in more reading than I might otherwise.
How to Read More Books
Some days, you want something light and fluffy, while some evenings you want to settle in with some non-fiction.
3. Read first thing.
6. Keep a book in your bag.
My daily backpack has a pocket that PERFECTLY fits my Kindle, so I always have something to read if I end up at school pick up a few minutes early or even a long line at the grocery store. I also have the Kindle app on my phone, and when I pick up my phone, I try to remind myself to read instead of open social media apps.
7. Get in bed ten minutes earlier.
I find it so hard to get myself to go to bed at a reasonable time because those evening hours with my children in bed and the house quiet are SO precious. But if I get to read in bed before I go to sleep, getting ready for bed feels more like a treat than a chore. Plus, with even ten minutes a day, you can get through a surprisingly large amount of reading.
If you have other tricks for how to read more books as a busy adult, I’d love to hear them!