According to Pew Research Center, in 2013 25% of Americans didn’t read a single book. Reading statistics from www.statisticbrain.com say that 33% of high school graduates will never read another book in their life!
I’m not really going to tell you how to master the mechanics of reading. I want to encourage you to learn to enjoy reading. You don’t have to enjoy it for the sake of reading but enjoy it because it gives you an opportunity to learn something new. Whether it is a self-help, cooking, biography or even fiction book, you can always learn something from a book. Even if it is what you don’t like about this book.
Did you know that you can read one million words in a year just by committing to reading 15 minutes a day?
I am taking the 2017 Reading Challenge. You can read more about it here. It has 4 different reading challenges from Light (13 books) to Obsessed (104 books!). I am choosing the Light Reader so I am committing to reading 13 books from different genres. Some of the genres are biography, classic novel, a book more that 100 years old. I have some good ideas for some of these. I am reading a book about Smith Wigglesworth for the biography.
This challenge is helping me expand my reading. I read a lot of self-help and business books. I love historical novels. If they are well researched, you can learn a lot about a specific period of history from them.
I also have a stack of books I want to read this year that doesn’t fall into any of the reading challenge’s categories. My personal goal this year is to read 48 books. That’s meaty but I think I can do it!
Would you join me?
What books would you recommend?