100 Reasons to Read a Book

Need a reason to pick up a book? If you want some inspiration to spark your reading habits, try these.

Here’s my list of 100 Reasons to Read a Book:

  1. Fun
  2. Learn something new
  3. Reduce stress
  4. Gain empathy
  5. Entertainment
  6. Connect with friends
  7. Less TV time
  8. Relaxation
  9. Explore new worlds
  10. Learn new words
  11. Discover new cultures
  12. Relive movie adaptations
  13. Connect to community
  14. Prevent mental decline
  15. Break from social media
  16. Increase language skills
  17. Enjoy cover art
  18. Explore new interests
  19. Feel smarter
  20. Live longer
  21. Learn to solve problems
  22. Improve memory
  23. Succeed in class
  24. Improve physical health
  25. Take an adventure
  26. Make exercise easier
  27. Be like your ancestors
  28. Ignite imagination
  29. Inspire writing
  30. Improve focus
  31. Pass the time
  32. Distraction
  33. Have a favorite book
  34. Meet new people
  35. Challenge yourself
  36. Helps sleep
  37. Live 1000 lives
  38. Support authors
  39. Support local bookshops
  40. Excuse to drink coffee/tea
  41. Appreciate history
  42. Impress others with quotes
  43. Better conversations
  44. Understand social cues
  45. Look cool
  46. Reduce anxiety
  47. Free
  48. Escape from reality
  49. Boost confidence
  50. Build good habits
  51. Learn a new language
  52. Understand new ideas
  53. Gain motivation
  54. Start reading book blogs
  55. Make new friends
  56. Avoid conversation
  57. Make commute feel shorter
  58. Improve reading speed
  59. Increase reading comprehension
  60. Appreciate the arts
  61. Build a Little Free Library
  62. Discover fanfiction
  63. Discover fanart
  64. Allow a good cry
  65. Self-educate
  66. Find real-life heroes
  67. Ignite curiosity
  68. Slow down reality
  69. Excuse to stay inside
  70. Bragging rights
  71. Change home decor
  72. Buy cool bookmarks
  73. Books smell good
  74. Have a favorite author
  75. Avoid toxic habits
  76. Connect to new age groups
  77. Donate finished books to charity
  78. Support local public library
  79. Lower blood pressure
  80. Explore emotions
  81. Have a favorite genre
  82. Exercise the brain
  83. Improve self-esteem
  84. Set an example
  85. Get connected on Goodreads.com
  86. Have an answer to ‘if you had one book on a deserted island…’
  87. Great gift idea
  88. Start a new hobby
  89. Join a book club
  90. Set goals
  91. Learn beyond school curriculum
  92. Rebel against authority
  93. Discover poetry
  94. Relieve boredom
  95. Improve speaking skills
  96. Get addicted to a series
  97. Create a book journal
  98. Stay up-to-date on new releases
  99. Discover the public library’s other programs
  100. Be happy

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