Make reading a habit
The reason this article isn’t title something like ‘Becoming an avid reader’ is because a section of us are yet to imbibe the virtues of reading. Until we do, apply this four-point method to identify and awaken the reader in you.
Discover the type of reader you are
There are those who read for the enjoyment and those who read to fulfill a need like education, learning or awareness. If your reading is limited to fulfilling needs, pick up a book and start reading.
Find your first read
It depends on what genre interests you most. Science, technology, history, art, nature, self-help, romance, mystery? Once you’ve chosen the genre, pick a book that you’re most likely to finish, like a book that’s not too long or complicated. Speak to friends and colleagues who are avid readers, and find out what books they started with. Ask on social media and watch the suggestions flow. Don’t feel shy about your choice of book. The title you pick is a means, not the end itself.
Still not sure what read? Here’s a quick tip. If you like a movie based on a book, make the book your first read.