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5 Tips On How To

Hey Pals!! Today, I am here to share some tips on How To Read More Books. So, I did a really similar post like this a few months back, and I shared some 5 tips on this subject. Today, I will share 5 other tips.

Click here to check out my other post: 5 Tips on How to Read More

1: Create the atmosphere

Choose the quietest place at your home and sit on a comfy chair, just relax, make yourself comfortable and beautify your surroundings a bit so that they make you feel at ease and motivate you to read. Light a few candles, bring a mug of coffee, change the light settings, even click photos of your books and you will feel a sudden urge to read.

2: Watch and/or make Booktube Videos

Booktube is a big community out there on YouTube that uploads bookish content. These people have great videos up there that interest readers worldwide. From monthly TBRs to monthly wrap ups, from tags to challenges, from recommendations to least favourite books, they have bookish videos ranging from anything to everything. Watching their videos will be the biggest motivation you can get.

For a start, here are five cool and popular Booktubers to check out:

  1. Jessethereader (my absolute fav, bubbly and fun)
  2. Merphy Napier (great for writing tips)
  3. Hailey in Bookland (diverse book recommendations)
  4. A Clockwork Reader (honestly, her unpopular opinions are the best)
  5. PeruseProject (another one for good book recommendations)

3: Set a reading goal

This is actually one of the simplest and yet one of the most effective ways to ensure that you read more. Set reading goals for every month of the year or for the year as a whole. Knowing that you still have to read a number of books to finish the goal, you will constantly pick up books and it would become a habit. But make sure that goal is neither too short (otherwise it would be futile to set the goal in the first place) nor too long (otherwise reading would become forced and would cause stress).

4: Make your account on Goodreads

Goodreads is the app that every reader needs (well, not exactly, but it’s helpful). It helps you not only to keep a track of all the books that you have read but also to get personalized recommendations. There are millions of readers on Goodreads writing reviews and having book discussions and you could be one of them. People’s reviews about books will help you decide whether you should read a particular book or not, not to mention that you will be able to establish your own opinions of books. It will make sure that you complete the reading goal for the year by keeping a track of all the books that you want to read and such a motivating platform will definitely help you read more.

5: The art of DNFing Books

DNF stands for did-not-finish. This term is used when you don’t finish a book you are reading. If you are not enjoying a book that you are reading, there is practically no need to finish it. Put it down and pick another book. It would save a lot of time, energy and would allow you get to a book you might actually enjoy. And I know full well how hard it can be to DNF a book, but here is a quote that might help you: So many books, so little time.


JUST KIDDING, don’t do that. LOL!!

That’s it! I hope this helped you 😀. Do let me know how if benefitted you and tell me if you liked my tips and if you would suggest the same to a friend. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Adiós!!



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63 thoughts on “5 Tips On How To Read More #2

  1. Lovely post, thank you for sharing these MUCH-NEEDED tips, Nehal! Agreed, watching BookTube is a big motivation, though at times it is the best way to procrastinate reading as well. 😂 Ahh I really need to learn the art of DNF-ing books, I just feel so bad and always cannot resist the urge to find out what happens even if the book is boring haha… omg that last unofficial point… I… 😨.

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    1. Thanks a lot! 😃
      I know right! At times I used to watch booktube so much that it began cutting into my reading life 😑.
      Ah, we all struggle with that you know…even I do, but sometimes I’m like, who cares, let’s just DNF it 😂.
      I love that last unofficial point so much that I even have a bookmark for it 🤣.

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    1. Oh, I really like booktubers, they are fun! You should try em out.
      Wow, that’s…amazing 😲.
      I haven’t dnfed many either, but I HAVE dnfed quite a fine no. 😛
      Thanks a lot 🤗


  2. These are wonderful tips! Personally, what I find helpful is to actually invest some time and think about books you actually want to read and do a little research. Maybe write a list of books that you always wanted to read or that have been recommended to you. Don’t buy a book because it’s hyped and you feel like you’re missing out on something. I think DNFing books can be quite discouraging so choosing a book you’re actually excited to read is super helpful.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, you have a good point there. That can always increase our interest in books. And to me, I think dnfing can be a life saver as sometimes when I push myself to finish a book I’m not enjoying, I end up in a reading slump. And yeah, choosing the correct book is the best way!

      Thanks for sharing your views here 😃

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  3. I have just begun learning that dnfing a book is ok 🙏
    Also, something that helps me a lot is changing the books I’m reading. For example, if I’m reading “A” but for some reason I just stop and can’t get back to it and enter a reading slump, I’ll just take out my bookmark, put the book back on my shelves and begin another one I’m excited about. Hope it helps anyone 🙂

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    1. It is, it really helps preventing book slumps.
      Oh, I know right! I have done that a lot too, they help me with slumps, but sometimes I end up not reading the books I put down 😂.
      Thanks for visiting my blog Mélanie😄


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