It's not a surprise to any of you that I believe reading is a magical experience that happens any time you get lost in a story. However, this doesn't always happen easily for every reader.. Whether you're reading all the time or not at all currently, I see each of you as a reader. Be open to the wonderfully wide variety of stories out there. Be adventurous in your explorations of information and stories. Make a conscious effort avoid labeling yourself with any sort of negative identities (i.e. someone who hates reading or only does when forced). Even if you weren't a reader yesterday, you have a choice to change that any time you read something new whether it's a comic, article, book, audiobook, blog post, manga, etc!
With all of this in mind, here are some suggestions that might hopefully start you off on a reading adventure! If you have anything to add to my list, please drop it in the comments section below!
If you have suggestions for books, comics or resources your peers might enjoy drop them in the comments below!
5In this season of being mostly indoors, I'm finding myself so tied to screens. It's been a huge relief to set up dedicated moments for audiobooks. Don't have any audiobooks? Feel free to reach out to me in the comments below, or start here with Audible's free collection. Here are a couple of ways you might consider adding audiobooks to your routines!
4. Every FREE book available on SimonTeen's Riveted Lit page. There are some absolute treasures available here. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare has a delightfully cringy movie and CW TV show that you could pai with your reading. If you're a fantasy reader, definitely go for Alanna: The First Adventure. It's fiercely feminist, classic high fantasy.
5. Do you love personality quizzes? Try this personality and book matching quiz at Penguin's Underlined. I got the Lucky Ones!