Hey guys! I hope you all are doing well. We have reached the Episode 4 of #StartReadingWithT, finally! Sorry for the delay and I would like to blame it on exams! I was extremely excited about presenting this episode ever since it came to my mind. I have heard at least 20s of people saying that they are too lazy to read. Those who try to start reading often end up not finding a book that is perfect for them.
Every person is different and so are their interests. I feel it will be very unfair to recommend certain books to a person who doesn’t read any unless I know them personally. So, in this article I mention some tips that will help you understand what kind of books should you pick up that will grab your attention like anything!
What kind of web series do you enjoy watching?
So basically, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Take a moment and review what kind of movies and TV shows have you genuinely enjoyed watching in the past 6 months. Please do not include the ones that you have watched and completed just for the sake of matching up with the trends. Note down genre of the shows which gave you genuine rush and pleasure while watching. Books belonging to these genres are most probably going to excite you the most!
Celebrity crush or inspiration?
Okay, so we all have at least one famous personality that inspires us, right? Be it their journey to success or the field they work in, we have different reasons. List down people who inspire you and google books about them. I hope you will find books related to their life and it will definitely interest you. Take some tips from their journey and know about their personal life struggles also! Learn from it. Get more inspired.
For eg, I get so enchanted by Steven Frayne a.k.a. Dynamo. I googled and got to know that he has authored the book ‘Dynamo: Magician Impossible’ and I ordered it right away. And omg, his story was so so heart warming 🙂
Read book that is set in your country (or city!)
Now, this is no surprise that reading a book set in your country or city will definitely grab your attention. It is better if its set in your own city because more you sense the familiarity in a book, more will be your attentiveness. Usually beginner/non reader find it hard to get started with a book. Familiar places will make this process easier.
Read a book based upon your field of interest!
Not only non-fiction, but you may end up finding a fiction novel that revolves around/talk about your field of interest. If you genuinely are interested in a certain profession or field, picking up a book about it will help you get started with reading.
What phase of life are you currently in?
Okay, just think why do you love sharing memes? Why do they seem funny? Because they are relatable, right? If anything is not relatable, anyone will have a harder time getting into it (do not worry, it happens even with the most ardent reader!). So, it is better to start your reading journey with a book with characters that you find relatable. Are you an engineering student, or a new mom, or a new bride, or an entrepreneur, or a a person in mid-thirties? You can find numerous books with relatable characters and that will make sure you complete reading the book with full enthusiasm.
Do you have a short attention span?
In case you struggle with reading long novels, you better start off with poetry books, graphic novels, short story collection and then novellas! Now, keeping the above mentioned pointers in mind, select the perfect book for you in any of these four genre of books.
I hope that these tips will help you find a book that will drive you into reading more books and increase your love for it. I hope all my friends find out about at least one book that they end up reading. My major goal in this article was to give you little help in understanding what you want to read because no one knows you better than you, right?
This was the last episode in the series of #StartReadingWithT. I hope you all enjoyed this series and found it helpful. I tried to cover all the important points in these 4 episodes but if you think I forgot something, do comment it down. I will bring up book recommendations from next episode that will not be the part of series but maybe just another series.