There are many different reasons for wanting to read more leisure books. Maybe you have heard about some of the benefits of reading, like its ability to reduce stress, or its positive effects on sleep. Maybe you used to love reading, and want to rekindle your enjoyment. Maybe #BookTok has you curious about popular titles. Regardless of the reason, if you would like to read more this year but aren't sure how to start, review these tips for getting started.
Shelf Indulgence is open to faculty and staff as an opportunity read books on a theme and connect with colleagues. Read books along a theme and meet to discuss. For a list of themes, meeting places, and other details, check out our Shelf Indulgence guide.
St. Kate's, public libraries and other local organizations host author series or book discussions. Check out some of the following:
One way to make reading more fun is to join a reading challenge. This can be a personal goal that you set for yourself, or you can join in one of the following challenges from around the web!
Many reading challenges have similar prompts. The library recommendations below are grouped by genre to help you accomplish prompts from different reading challenges. There is specific focus given to books by and about BIPOC people, LGBTQ+ people, and disabled people. If you're not ready to take on a reading challenge, these titles are also great options to expand your reading habit in the new year.
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