2. Keep a track of your reading progress. - Deepstash
2. Keep a track of your reading progress.

2. Keep a track of your reading progress.

If you're training for a marathon, you usually keep track of how many miles you're accumulating, and how much time you're spending pounding the pavement. If you want to read more, the same type of documentation can help.

I use Goodreads  to keep track of my reading adventures. Its website and app let you update your progress as you make your way through a book, and log the books you've finished.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 11 tips and tricks to make yourself read more

1. Never leave home without a book

If you don’t have a book on hand, it’s hard to read a book. So take one with you wherever you go. This may be inconvenient if you don’t carry a bag or purse around all the time, it is recommended an e-reader such as the Kindle and its associated apps.

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9. Don‘t read a bunch of books at one time.

Multitasking is great for some things, but when it comes to books, not so much. It takes away from the momentum you feel when making your way straight through one story or nonfiction narrative.

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4. Only read books that interests you

Life is too short. If it doesn’t feel worth it to you and you’re not having fun with it, there’s absolutely no shame in not finishing a book. You are not reading books for your curriculum.

It's okay if you prefer classics over productivity books. A book that interests you is good for your own cognitive development. Don't let people harsh your buzz about something you like.

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11. Couple it with something you love

Lastly, make reading an enjoyable process. Couple with something you love like a cup of hot tea or even some whiskey.

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10. Read in a quiet place

Finding a quiet place to read can increase concentration. The best place to read obviously a library but making a nice cost place in your room also helps a lot.

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8. Get close to a book nerd

People who love books really love hooking up other people with reading recommendations. They live for it, in fact, and are often quick to loan out their own fast-thumbed copies. When a book delights you or makes you feel something significant, you generally want to spread that to others.

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3. Join a book club

It sounds obvious, but it works. If you have a deadline set to finish a book, you’ll make sure you find the time in your days and nights to finish the book on time. It creates a healthy deadline that will do ultimate good to you. Book club meetings are a great place to be engaged in apart from your work meetings.

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5. Knock out a few pages whenever and wherever you can

There are a lot of times during the day when we can read a nice little chunk of narrative. Use your lunch break or bathroom break. You’ll be surprised how many reading opportunities there are in a given day, once you go looking for them.

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7. Read before bed

Creating a routine where you read everyday before bed will help you achieve your bookworm goals. Use books to replace the unhealthy pre-bed screen time. The books that you read at night also have an influence on your subconscious mind so read meaningful books for impact.

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6. Read while you exercise

Make good use of audiobooks while you exercise. It is good time to listen to the fictions.

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Where‘s time..?

We stack books with full intent to read them all, but then time escapes us while our To Be Read pile grows ever taller. Luckily, there are ways we can make time for reading.

Reading for pure enjoyment has been on a sad decline for a while now, with reports saying 24% of Americans haven’t read at all for pleasure this last year.

Life gets busy; books don’t get prioritized. Pew Research Center states the average American is still likely to read around 12 books a year.

But with over a million books being published each year, the undeniable fact is: we need to find more time to read.

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Tsundoku

Many of us have a desire to read. We buy books, but then the demands of work and family catch up with us, and we never get round to reading the books. The Japanese calls it tsundoku.

A US survey found that more than one-third of adults report a desire to read more books. If you're one of these people, even though you love books, reading them is the least important thing in your life. You may do it at the end of the day, or perhaps when you're on holiday.

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Reading is a habit of compounding growth. Learn more and you’ll generate ideas and enthusiasm for making other changes.

Reading books, not just random online articles, is especially helpful. when you read a book, you’re getting more concentrated thinking on a topic than shorter essays.

Books, however, are also harder to read. They require patience and attention that is often in short supply. As a result, I think it makes sense to single out some specific strategies for increasing the amount of books you read.

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