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Let’s Talk | How I Read 10+ Books a Month

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Hello and welcome to a little post where I list a few ways that help me personally read 10+ books a month. Now, this is just my personal experience, but I figured maybe sharing might give some ideas to those who might read this or even maybe get you into the reading mood!


First and foremost, audiobooks! I listen to audiobooks on a few platforms, the one I use the most is free through my library, I use libby. I use this to borrow audiobook (& ebooks), because honestly audiobooks are expensive and I can’t keep up financially with the amount I listen to each month. In second place is scribd, which is a small fee each month that give you access to audiobooks (& ebooks).  Lastly, is libro.fm which is an independent bookstore alternative to audible for a monthly fee. I listen to audiobooks when I am cleaning, crocheting, or when my hands are busy, but my mind is not really engaged.

The next thing that helps me is reading before bed each night. A few months ago I wrote a post called, Challenge | One Week Reading Before Bed. Following this challenge, I actually ended up changing up my nighttime routine. I loved my experience so much I kept it as part of my nightly routine. It is really calming for me and helps me wind down after the stress of the day.

Now, this is a bit of an odd one to mention but, I stopped reading books just because of the hype. I realized a lot of the books I was reading I picked up because of the hype. Well, since I realized hyped books I am meh about tend to be  slow paced and have little enjoyment, I should just leave them behind. Now I just read books I am really interested in and feel drawn to picking up. Since this switch happened I have read more because I want to pick up my current read more often and for longer periods of time.

Lastly, I am a huge supporter of DNFing books. Now, this is something that I have really embraced over the last few years. I used to have serious feelings of FOMO when I was reading a book I was not liking. I was convinced that there would be a huge turning point and I would see why everyone was loving a book. Well, nine times out of ten, that turning point never really happened. Now, if I don’t like a book after 50-100 pages, depending on the length, I DNF it. For me personally, I have found there is no point in pushing myself to read something I am not enjoying. Not only does it slow down my reading, I could be reading something I am really enjoying.

Well, those are a few ways that help set me up to read 10+ books a month. 


What are ways you work reading into your day?

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10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk | How I Read 10+ Books a Month

  1. I love audiobooks! Once I started listening to audiobooks the amount of reading I did each month increased so much haha!
    And I always read before bed, I love it! I feel like my mind rests more when I read before bed instead of being on my phone!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  2. Most of my reading is done between 7 and 10 pm because I usually start getting ready for bed around 10. I need to get better at reading anytime during the day. I usually waste my days away on YouTube. Also I totally agree with you on audiobooks. They have helped me to up the amount of books I read and I love it.

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  3. Great tips. I agree on DNFing books and reading before the bed. After all the chaos of a day, it is such a pleasure to relax with a book in bed, and DNFing should never be stigmatised (as it sometimes is). Only by starting reading a book and getting at least half way through one may realise that the book is not for that person – there should never be something wrong with it.

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