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Creating Your Reading List

Creating Your Reading List

There are many benefits of reading in your adult life. Reading slows the progress of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, reduces stress and relaxes you, improves focus and concentration, can reduce depressive thoughts, make you more empathetic, improves your general knowledge, boosts sleep quality, and more! There are so many books to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start, or which ones you’ll enjoy. As you’re making your reading list, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Add Variety

Creating a good list means incorporating a variety of topics and genres. Try to incorporate both fiction and non-fiction, self-improvement, world topics, mysteries, adventures, and as many other genres as you can find. Librarians are a great source to help you find books you will enjoy in every genre.

Search the Web

Look at “best books of all time” or “books everyone should read” lists from social media and web searches. You’ll find a mixture of classics and modern, fiction and nonfiction, and books for all reading levels – so you’ll be sure to find a few things that spark your interest.

Get Inspiration From Others

See what those you respect are reading. Many celebrities have “book clubs” such as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Emma Watson. You can also ask any of your friends or family members that enjoy reading, what they would recommend to you. They’re sure to have at least a few book suggestions that they would love to share.

Book Club

Start or join a neighborhood or online book club. Many libraries have book club programs that allow you to check out multiple copies of a book for a month at a time. This is a great way to have accountability for reading and also gain new perspectives about the books you read together .

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